I LOVE houseplants and I love having lots of them around. They bring so much life and color into my home and they just make me happy! People tell me all the time they’d love to keep house plants but they kill every plant they ever bring home. But if I am being really honest… I’ve killed my fair share of plants while trying to figure out how to take care of them. Some plants are definitely easier to care for than others, so knowing what plants make good starter plants is important.
All of the plants on this list are fairly easy to find at store like Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart or even Amazon and shouldn’t cost a fortune.
Pothos are one of the easiest plants to care for. They let you know when they need water by getting droopy, but don’t need to be watered too often. I water mine about once a month or whenever they are looking droopy or leaves start to curl. They thrive in all sorts of light conditions. I would expect to pay $10-20 for a medium sized pothos plant at a hardward store and usually more at a plant nursery.
2. Monstera Deliciosa
Okay, I have 5 monstera deliciosa plants in my house. They are my FAVORITE and I have a hard time passing on them when I see an extra pretty one. These plants are big, fast growers and become even more beautiful and interesting as they mature. They thrive next to a bright window, and love humidity. I water mine MAYBE once a month with a deep watering the leaves water flowing out of the drainage hole. I would expect to pay between $15-35 for a monstera deliciosa that has some leaves with splits and some leaves that don’t have slits.
3. Snake Plants
Snake Plants are great for lower light rooms and need very little maintenance. You want to let your snake plant soil dry out completely and I often wait for my leaves to start to seem a little less plump before I water my snake plants thuroughly. This is maybe every 4-6 weeks, but could be less or more depending on your plant. I would expect to pay $5-10 for little baby snake plants or $30-50+ for large, full ones.
4. Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle leaf figs are such a pretty plant! They used to be much more expensive, but since becoming increasingly popular, they are pretty easy to come by. FLFs thrive in bright, indirect light and are pretty hearty. I follow a rule someone with a beautiful fiddle leaf fig once told me, 1 cup of water a week per foot of plant. So you if you have a a 3 foot fig, water it 3 cups per week. You can expect to pay $20-50 for a medium sized plant, or much more for very large ones.
5. Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo is another very easy house plant. They thrive in low light and you can’t really over-water them since they prefer living in standing water. You can expect to pay anywhere between $5-30 at a hardware store.
Do you have any of these low-maintenance houseplants in your home? Am I missing anything from my list?