If you’re looking for a simple way to bring the outdoors in at Summit Creek, why not refresh your space with some new plants? Thanks to their aesthetic appeal and health benefits, plants are a simple yet fun way to spruce up your surroundings. From large plants that can serve as centerpieces in your living room to tabletop plants that can add a pint-sized pop of color, here are five of the best indoor plants for beginners.
Characterized by stiff, spiky shoots, snake plants can function as a striking tabletop centerpiece in any room of the house. Capable of surviving for weeks without water, they are the perfect choice for someone looking for a low-maintenance plant.
Birds of Paradise
If you’re in search of a large indoor plant that will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation, consider purchasing a birds of paradise plant. Capable of growing over six feet tall with proper care, birds of paradise are a bold, fun addition to any room.
Known for being unfussy and easy to grow, philodendrons are another solid choice. Because they’re a vining plant, you can hang them from the ceiling or let them unfurl down a bookcase.
Native to East Africa, the ZZ Plant has been called “the king of indestructible plants” because of its ability to withstand low light, low humidity, and drought. Consequently, it’s a great option for someone who is new to plant parenthood.
This broadleaf evergreen tree is another popular indoor choice. Thin leaves sprout from the thick cane center, giving the plant a palm tree-like appearance that has led to it being nicknamed a “false palm.”
If you’re up for a challenge, you might want to purchase a fern, croton or string-of-pearls plant. These plants are typically a little tougher to take care of, but they can be a fun challenge for someone with a budding green thumb. Not quite sure which plants are right for you? Visit area nurseries—such as Sunshine Greenhouses or Olson’s Garden Shoppe—to peruse a myriad of plants in person and get some expert advice on which ones to add to your plant collection.