Selecting, caring for, and appreciating indoor plants is easy and gratifying. Start with this beginner's guide:
Consider the room's illumination (bright, indirect, or low) before placing the plants. Assess your space and choose plants that fit your home's style.
Snake plants, pothos, spider plants, and peace lilies are easy-to-grow indoor plants for beginners.
Be realistic about plant care time. Some plants need extra care.
Research the plants' water, sunshine, and humidity needs.
Place plants by light preference. Some indoor plants may withstand low light, but most prefer bright, indirect light.
Common mistake: overwatering. Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering. Waterlogging can be avoided with a well-draining potting mix and drainage holes.
Some plants like humidity. To humidify the microclimate, mist the leaves or set a tray of water near the plants.