5 Starter Plants To Consider If You’re New To Gardening!

5 Starter Plants To Consider If You’re New To Gardening!

Taking care of your first plant can be intimidating. There are endless varieties of indoor and outdoor plants to choose from, you might feel stuck only because you can’t make up your mind. Besides that, some plants are much harder to care for and require a lot of attention, making your selection process a little bit more challenging. So, If you’re a new plant parent looking to spruce up your home with a bit of greenery here are 5 starter plants you should know, and how to keep them alive and happy.  

1. Air Plants

Show off your parenting skills with Air Plants! They are one of the most fun plants to own because you can display them in so many ways—on stands, in terrariums, or even in fridge magnets. Air Plants are super easy to care for since they absorb most of what they need from the air. If you’re thinking of putting them in place with high sunlight, mist them daily. But, my guess is you want to decorate your interiors with this beautiful plant, the ideal routine would be to soak them in a water bath once every 2-3 weeks (shake off excess water afterwards) and consider misting them twice a week.  

2. Succulents

Next on the list is a familiar sight. Commonly mentioned as the ‘cutest plant alive’, these succulents are the dream of every forgetful parent out there. Why? Because overwatering your succulents can cause them to rot! So if you are forgetful or busy, these super low-maintenance plant will make you look like a good parent. Our advice: Water them twice a month (at most!) and you’re good to go.  

3. Spider Plants

If you’re an office worker who ‘leaves’ a green or two on your work desk for productivity effects (it helps!), consider a spider plant. They can thrive in a windowless, fluorescent light-filled office because they have a strong tolerance for low light. Conversely, if your office has a bright, sunny spot in the corner, they can grow fast as well. Spider Plants will also forgive you if you missed a few waterings here and there, because of their ability to retain water. Talk about adaptability! Bonus: it produces babies that you can pot and give to friends!  

4. Snake Plants

Snake plants have always been the Audiences’ Choice: they’re incredibly hands-off and easy to care for. They can withstand full sun and handle low light. In fact, indirect sunlight is ideal for a snake plant. Snake Plants enjoy a dry soil composition, so make sure the soil is well-drained and avoid overwatering it.  

5. Wax Plant

Last on the list, are the waxy friends aka Hoya carnosa. Do you know how they got their names? Through their thick, waxy leaves of course! Give them plenty of light, and let the top inch or two of soil dry out between waterings, and you’re all set! We hope that these 5 plants would have narrowed down your choices of starter plants, making it easier for you to start planting and stop worrying! There are plenty of benefits to having a plant, so stay tuned because that one is coming next!   P.S. If you’re looking to purchase any of the plants above, head over to Soon Lee Nursery for the best prices in town.