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4 Easy Care Houseplants to Love for New Plant Owners

It’s that time of the year when most of my plants need repotting so I decided to give you a houseplant tour in the process. I’m going to show you just about every plant I own and tell you a little about how I care for it.

When it comes to plant care my style is very laid back. I don’t like plants that require a a lot of maintenance. The most I desire to do is water them every one to two weeks and feed them monthly.

My Basic Plant Care Routine

I deep water my larger plants once ever two weeks or when the top inch of soil is dry.

The smaller plants I water about every week since they dry out quicker.

The Plants I Own

I don’t consider myself a plant mama because that term just seems disrespectful to me as a mom. I am a mom of four amazing children with purpose, unique gifts and potential. They get my heart, soul, and prayers so I would never place a plant or pet in the same category with them. I consider myself just someone who loves plants because God created them for me to enjoy. With that being said, let’s jump into the ones I own.

Fiddle leaf Fig

This is my first and only Fiddle Leaf plant. Low Maintenance Houseplants for NewbiesI’ve had it about five months now and keep it in my office directly in front of the window. I water it in the kitchen sink with the sprayer until the water runs out of the drainage holes. I let it drain for about 10 minutes then put it back in its spot. It’s been growing extremely well as long as I water it deeply and expose it to hours of indoor sunlight.

Every couple of weeks I insert Jobes plant spikes into the soil and it continues to flourish. I buy the spikes in bulk here.

These plants are super popular and usually sell out fast when they are in stock. I’ll link to a few different sizes $26 or under. Option 1. Option 2. Option 3.

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

Pothos

The Pothos is probably my easiest growing plant. This vining plant grows extremely fast when watered bi-weekly and kept in indirect sunlight. It grows so fast that I’ve had to propagate them many times. Low Maintenance Houseplants for NewbiesI keep once on top of my bookshelf and another on a hook. Once they reach the floor I clip the fronds and create new plants. I have a tutorial on that at the link below.

How I Propagate My Pothos

 

I have three of these and two different varieties. It’s a plant I’d recommend to anyone just getting started with houseplants.

 

Croton

This tri colored beauty is a Croton. It has that jungle vibe I love and just beautiful colors. I’ve had mine for about three years now and I can’t wait until it becomes a mature sized plant. This plant loves full indoor sunlight but will tolerate indirect light. Low Maintenance Houseplants for NewbiesIt seems I can’t overwater this plant because even when I do it thrives. I keep it in a container with no drainage and it’s done just fine. I plan to get it repotted this weekend and look forward to seeing if it will grow faster.

Dracaena

I’ve had this Dracaena for about 15 years. It was one of the first houseplants I ever bought. It grows pretty well in clay soil I collected from my yard.Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

This is the last pot I put it in, but even now it needs a larger pot. Usually when the top of my plant is wider than the base I repot. To care for it, I water it once every two weeks, fertilize it monthly and as the older bottom leaves brown I trim them off.

My Smaller Houseplants

These are the small potted plants on my dining room cart, in my living room and kitchen. I bought this multipurpose cart locally but I will link here to alternate option. I love the cart because it can easily be rolled to the kitchen sink when I want to water my plants. I like to water my plants outdoors or in the sink so I can drench the soil and wet the leaves.

For times sake I won’t go through naming each of these plants since there are multiple plants in the images. I will just show you what I have so you can use the images when shopping for yours.

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

Kitchen Herbs

The plants in the kitchen windowsill are all herbs. The week I took this photo I had small pots of mint, basil, lavender & thyme. I have since moved my herbs to the raised planter on my deck. I have a tutorial and tour for that coming soon so make sure you subscribe to my blog.

Low Maintenance Houseplants for Newbies

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