13 Indoor Plants That Are Easy To Grow (Beginner Friendly)

If you are a beginner houseplant grower and need some easy indoor plants to get started with, you’ve come to the right place!

These easy to care for indoor plants have several characteristics that make them perfect for a new gardener.

Several of these plants are drought tolerant, meaning they can withstand a little neglect.

A handful of them do very well in low light, making them perfect for bathrooms, dimly lit living rooms, and bedrooms.

Best of all, these houseplants have needs that are easy to understand and are not high maintenance. Even the novice indoor gardener can grow them successfully.

Let’s dive in so you can start growing gorgeous houseplants without worrying about killing them!

13 Easy To Grow Indoor Plants

My favorite easy going houseplants that add charm without too much fuss:

Snake Plants

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Also known as Mother-in-law’s Tounge, snake plants are one of the easiest indoor plants to grow!

These drought-tolerant plants actually thrive on neglect. You may be tempted to over-water them, but don’t worry- you can learn all about how and when to water snake plants here. (Hint- completely let the soil dry out before watering!).

Snake plants are also remarkably tolerant of low light.

Learn about the best hanging plant for bathrooms here!

Peace Lily

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Featuring elegant, lush foliage and gorgeous white blooms, Peace Lily are aesthetically pleasing and easy to please.

In order to keep your peace lily happy, give them bright indirect light and keep their soil evenly moist.

If you go too long between watering, the leaves will droop. But once you give your plant a deep drink, it should perk right back up!

Learn how to care for peace lily so they bloom here.

ZZ Plants

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With oval shaped leaves on arched stems, ZZ plants are one of our favorites for adding easy style to the home.

Luckily, these fancy-looking plants don’t need a lot of care—they are so easy to maintain that even those with black thumbs can manage them!

Give ZZ plants a bright but indirect light source and let the soil dry out between watering. These plants need average humidity and temperature levels.

Spider Plants

Spider plants, also known as airplane plants, are oh-so-easy to care for and are one of the easiest plants to propagate.
Give spider plants a bright light source and water when the top inch or so of soil is dry- about once a week.

Learn how + when to repot spider plants here.

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Air Plants

Air plants are so easygoing- they don’t even need soil to grow! As epiphytes, these funky plants naturally grow off of the decaying matter of other plants and trees in the wild.

In your home, they can be placed on a bookshelf, tabletop, or even glued to a shell!
Most air plants love bright indirect light, but some will thrive in direct sunlight. Learn the difference between the two varieties and how to care for them here.


Pothos plants are very low maintenance, making them the perfect plant for beginner houseplant enthusiasts.

Available in a wide range of colors, you can find pothos in neon green, dark green, and marbled shades of white, yellow and cream.

Give pothos bright, indirect light and water when the top two inches of soil is dry.

Cebu Blue Pothos

Cebu Blue Pothos may look fancy, but I speak from experience when I tell you these plants are so easy to grow!
They do not need natural light to thrive- my plant is growing like crazy in bathroom light.
Avoid direct sun rays and give your plant a deep soak when the top two inches of soil are dry. Cebu Blue like to climb or sprawl, so give your plant plenty of space to grow and consider providing a moss pole for climbing.


If you are looking for a lush plant with vibrant heart-shaped leaves, peperomia is your plant!

Also known as baby rubber plants, they are incredibly resilient indoor plants that need a loose, well-draining potting soil and bright light.

These plants need watered just once every 10-14 days, and are resilient enough to take a little bit of neglect.

String Of Turtles

String of Turtles are a unique peperomia variety that actually resembles tiny turtles cascading down a vine!

This low-maintenance plant offers a ton of charm. Water it when the soil starts to dry and give it a small container where it is slightly root-bound.

Learn more about String Of Turtles here.

English Ivy

English Ivy is a popular houseplant known for tolerating low-light conditions.
Cascading with charm, these vibrant green plants are perfect for a cottage-styled home.

English Ivy thrives in indirect light and craves relatively high humidity, making them an ideal bathroom companion.

Christmas Cactus (Or Thanksgiving Cactus)

Christmas cactus are all the rave in the plant world, and for good reason. Their vibrant blooms burst to life during the holiday season, just when we all crave a dose of bright color.

Though these impressive plants may seem intimidating, they are easy to grow.
Give them bright, indirect light and well-draining soil and don’t water until the top inch of soil is dry!

Learn how to grow Thanksgiving cactus here.

Ponytail Palm

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Ponytail Palms remind me of a plant from a Dr. Seuss novel. These fun and funky houseplants add a lot of visual interest to the home and are easy to maintain.

Aloe Vera

Famous for it’s medicinal properties, aloe vera is one of our favorite indoor plants. With their subdued green hues they bring a peaceful beauty to the home- without much maintenance!

These hardy succulents crave direct sunlight and are drought-tolerant. Simply place them in a sunny window and water when the soil is dry!

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