Are You a New Plant Parent? Here are the Best Plants for Beginners

In 2018, the US plant and flower industry experienced revenue numbers of around $14 billion.

With numbers like that, it's clear that people love buying plants.


You may want to get a plant of your own, but you might not know how to choose a plant that's right for you. You might wonder which plant is best suited to your abilities. You may also have questions about where you should buy your plants.

This post will help you learn about the best plants for beginners. Read on, and you'll discover the plants you should buy if you want to convince your friends you're a gifted gardener.

Spider Plant


If you have a fear of spiders, the name of this plant might not sound that enticing. However, it's hard to deny that a spider plant is an excellent option for beginners.

This plant is a great option for hanging baskets, as the leaves tend to stretch out and form impressive 'arches.' Because the plant is quite hardy, it'll do well in both an indoor and outdoor setting.

English Ivy


English Ivy is another hardy plant that tends to do well in a variety of conditions. When planting English Ivy, use a shallow plant pot, as this is ideal for the root system of this plant.

You may also want to place something in the pot, to give the Ivy some structure. For instance, you could place a branch in the pot, so that the Ivy can grow around it. In doing so, you'll end up with a plant pot that looks organized and not something that resembles a messy pile of leaves.



Succulents are growing in popularity and you could even suggest that they have a somewhat cult following.

There are many different types of succulents, as they vary in color but also in shape. This wide variety means it's easy for you to create a pot of succulents that has a unique design.

Keep in mind that different succulents are suited to different kinds of environments. So, if you want to place your succulents in your garden, make sure you find a variety that's suited to outdoor life.

Another great thing about succulents is that they're fairly small.

This means that you're able to buy them from online retailers, as it's easy to transport them. Thus, if you find that your local garden store doesn't have any succulents in stock, consider checking out an online store.

It's worth noting that online retailers tend to stock more plant varieties than a standard garden center. So, if you struggle to find some of the other outdoor or indoor plants mentioned in this post, consider checking online.

Do You Know About the Best Plants for Beginners?

Now that you've completed this post, you should know some of the best plants for beginners.

If you're new to owning plants, the options in this post should help you develop your skills. Once you learn to take care of these plants, you can then move onto varieties that require a bit more attention.

Now, you'll probably lose a few plants before you can consider yourself a plant pro. But if you learn from your mistakes, you'll soon be in a position where you can take care of any plant put in front of you.

Do you have any tips when it comes to plants for beginners? If so, please share your thoughts in the comments below!

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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