5 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners

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The best indoor plants bring beauty and life to your home, office, or apartment. They can purify the air and promote fresh oxygen in your space. Not to mention, they are easy to take care of and maintain. If you are a beginner gardener and want to begin your journey towards becoming a plant parent, check out these 5 perfect selections for your indoor planting success! Plus, we created a handy guide that you can print, save to your phone, and keep for an easy reference as you grow in your indoor plant knowledge!

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5 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners

Plant #1: SANSEVIERIA

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Sansevieria, also known as Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, is a popular indoor foliage option and a perfect choice for new plant parents! They are one of the easiest indoor plants to care for because they are forgiving and tough. They also are well known for their air purifying qualities.

Sansevieria absorbs carbon dioxide and cleans the air to remove toxins, like formaldehyde, while releasing fresh oxygen into your home. Sansevieria is a low-maintenance plant and does not need frequent watering. In fact, the soil should be allowed to dry between watering. They like bright, indirect light, but are a great choice for a low light indoor plant.

They provide gorgeous color and create a visually dynamic accent to your home. Sansevieria comes in many varieties and sizes so you can find the perfect plant for your indoor space.

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SANSEVIERIA QUICK TIPS & PLANTING INFO

  • BENEFITS: Sansevieria tolerates low light, it’s easy to maintain, and it helps purify the air in your home.
  • SOIL: Plant with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil.
  • WATER: Allow the soil to dry out between each watering as Sansevieria does not tolerate soggy soil. Feel about 2-3 inches into the potting soil to see if the soil is dry.
  • LIGHT: Sansevieria prefers indirect light to low-light areas of your home. They prefer warmer temperatures above 50 degrees. In the winter, keep away from drafty windows.
  • PLANT FOOD: Feed as directed with Calloway’s Premium Tropical Plant Food to keep your plant healthy and thriving.

 

Plant #2: SUCCULENTS & CACTI

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Succulents and Cacti are a great pair. Both varieties are extremely low maintenance. As desert-based plants, they require minimal watering and should only be watered when the soil is completely dry. Succulents and Cacti are gifted with the ability to store water when it is available and use it during the dry periods. The soil structure acts like a sponge and soaks up any necessary moisture.

Succulents and Cacti need bright, indirect light, even just for a few hours a day. If the stems seem straggly, give your plants some sunlight on your balcony or windowsill to perk your plant right up.

Succulents and Cacti will provide many colors and textures to your indoor space. Plant together or separately and get creative with unique or stylish containers. Adorn your desk, windowsill, or shelves with these beautiful selections.

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SUCCULENTS & CACTI QUICK TIPS & PLANTING INFO

  • BENEFITS: Succulents and Cacti are slow-growing and forgiving, especially if you forget to water.
  • SOIL: Plant with Black Gold® Cactus Mix for an ideal soil structure and drainage that these plants prefer.
  • WATER: Allow the soil to dry out completely between each watering these plants will not tolerate any standing water.
  • LIGHT: Succulents and Cacti can tolerate bright, indirect light to low-light areas throughout the day. Give your plants extra sunlight on your balcony or windowsill if they look leggy.
  • PLANT FOOD: Feed as directed with Calloway’s Premium Tropical Plant Food to keep your plant healthy and thriving.

 

Plant #3: PEACE LILY

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Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum, is a popular indoor plant because it is durable, easy to care for, and great for low light areas. Peace Lilies are beautiful indoor plants with their glossy, dark green leaves and charming white blooms. Peace Lilies prefer indirect light and are a great choice for a low light indoor plant. With enough light, they can continue to produce blooms throughout the year.

Watering is important to maintaining the health of Peace Lilies. They prefer a consistently moist soil, while they can tolerate short periods of dry soil. If the leaves start to brown or droop, water and sunlight will perk your plant back up! The resilience of Peace Lilies is one of the greatest benefits and makes it an excellent indoor plant for beginners.

Peace Lilies will also purify the air in your home! They are one of the best indoor plants when it comes to air purification. NASA discovered that Peace Lilies can help remove formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the surrounding air.

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PEACE LILIES QUICK TIPS & PLANTING INFO

  • BENEFITS: Peace Lilies can help purify the air in your home, removing toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide.
  • SOIL: Plant with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil.
  • WATER: Water often, keeping the soil moist. Make sure the water is draining out of the drain hole properly or add stones to the bottom of your container to encourage a better draining system.
  • LIGHT: Peace Lilies prefer areas with indirect light. Keep in temperatures above 60 degrees and keep away from cold, drafty windows.
  • PLANT FOOD: Feed as directed with Calloway’s Premium Tropical Plant Food to keep your plant healthy and thriving.

 

Plant #4: DRACAENA

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Dracaena is one the most common and best indoor plants around and an excellent choice for new plant parents. Dracaena is a shrubby species with over 40 different varieties and sizes which can work with all different spaces in your home or office.

Dracaena plants prefer bright, indirect light, but they can tolerate low light conditions. Watering is easy with Dracaena because it is drought tolerant. Simply, allow the soil to dry completely before watering again.

Dracaena plants are considered one of the best for removing benzene chemicals from the air which can be found in everyday products like paints, cleaning products, and plastics.

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DRACAENA QUICK TIPS & PLANTING INFO

  • BENEFITS: Dracaena removes benzene chemicals from the air in your home and requires minimal maintenance.
  • SOIL: Plant with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil.
  • WATER: Water when the soil is dry.
  • LIGHT: Dracaena prefers bright, indirect light and can tolerate low light conditions. Keep temperatures no less that 60 degrees and keep your plant away from cold, drafty windows.
  • PLANT FOOD: Feed as directed with Calloway’s Premium Tropical Plant Food to keep your plant healthy and thriving.

 

Plant #5: PALMS

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Palms bring a dynamic texture to any indoor space. They are a perfect choice for beginners and are a great option for a low light indoor plant. Palms come in many different varieties and sizes. Palms, like Parlor Palms, are considered low light indoor plants, but that does not mean they prefer “no light”. They do best in indirect light or with bright, filtered sunlight.

Palms can be sensitive to overwatering. They will not tolerate standing water and need a well-draining soil. Keep moisture even and water when the top 1-2 inches of the soil feels dry to the touch. As long as you do not overwater, this plant can be considered indestructible.

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PALMS QUICK TIPS & PLANTING INFO

  • BENEFITS: Palms are low-maintenance and require minimal attention.
  • SOIL: Plant with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil.
  • WATER: Water when the top 1-2 inches of the soil is dry.
  • LIGHT: Palms prefer indirect light and can tolerate low light conditions. Keep temperatures no less than 50 degrees and keep your plant away from cold, drafty windows.
  • PLANT FOOD: Feed as directed with Calloway’s Premium Tropical Plant Food to keep your plant healthy and thriving.

 

Helpful Guide for the Best Indoor Plants

For an easy reference, we created a helpful infographic with all the quick tips and plant care for so you can grow the best indoor plants possible. Print it out, save it to your phone, and become the plant parent you always knew you could be!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 5 PERFECT INDOOR PLANTS BEGINNER’S GUIDE!

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3 WAYS TO SHOP

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Become a plant parent today and garden with ease! At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have convenient ways to shop for your indoor plants! Our open-air stores are here for you to enjoy, shop online, or you can call our store nearest you and place an order over the phone for Curbside Pickup!

Questions about plant care, availability, or quantities of plants? Call our store nearest you! Our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals are here to help with your planting needs!

 

 

 

 

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