26 easy-care indoor plants for beginners


Are you out of luck with houseplants? Then choose plants for which you do not necessarily need a green thumb. real Indoor plants for beginners, such as these 26 houseplants.



The green lily is a plant that you really can't do anything wrong with. It is not even demanding when choosing a location. It grows well both in the shade and in the sun. This also applies to the temperature. She doesn't care whether it's warm or cool in the room.



The bow hemp, with the botanical name Sansevieria, belongs to the asparagus family and is sometimes referred to as the mother-in-law's tongue. It is as easy to care for as cacti and can withstand dry periods very well. So you don't need to be afraid that the plant will shrink if you haven't watered it for a long time.



The elephant foot is also called the bottle tree and bears its name because its trunk is very similar to an elephant foot. It is thick and tapers towards the top. At the end of the stem are the long, bent leaves. This plant is also as easy to care for as cacti and does not require a lot of water.



The palm fern is one of the few plants left from prehistoric times. So it's a fossil among the plants. On the whole, the palm fern is easy to care for. However, it insists on a bright, full sun location and does not like it when it is changed.


Dragon tree

With its palm-like growth, the dragon tree is one of the most popular houseplants. Not only because he doesn't care where he stands, but also because he forgives his owner if he forgets to water it. A perfect plant for all those who do not have a green thumb.



With its leaves, the ivy mute is a real eye-catcher in the house. These are mostly silver, light green, yellow or almost white spotted and loop around a stem. But the Efeutute also has a special feature: it takes pollutants out of the air through the stomata in the leaves and absorbs them. So it can improve the quality of indoor air. This makes it perfect for offices.



The birch fig is also a very easy-care journeyman. There are both small-leaved species that do not grow as tall as large-leaved plants that can grow up to several meters high. In itself, the houseplant is very easy to care for. She particularly likes high humidity, which is why she is ideal for the bathroom.


Members cactus

When thinking of a cactus, many people always think of a plant with spines. But there are also cacti that don't have any. This includes e.g. the jointed cactus, also called Christmas cactus. It blooms white, pink, red, orange, yellow or violet during the Christmas season. Link cactus, on the other hand, is called it because its fleshy leaves line up like links in a chain.



The rubber tree is particularly popular because of its deep green, shiny leaves. It grows both in cooler and warmer, in lighter and in darker rooms. The rubber tree also helps to improve the indoor air. You do not need to take any major care measures with this plant. You only have to wipe the large leaves every now and then with a damp sponge and thus remove dust. Reading tip: Clean rubber tree leaves - this is how it works best.


Kranz loop

As the name suggests, the wreath loop is a climbing plant. The leaves are shiny and tapered. The flowers, however, are waxy and smell very strong from late spring to late summer.



Mimosa is a fine plant that looks very interesting, especially because of the flowers. These are downy, spherical and appear from May to September. Anyone who touches it will see something very fascinating. The plant folds its feathery leaves in a matter of seconds when touched, shaken and other external influences occur. After about half an hour, these will open again.


Cheese Plant

In addition to the rubber tree, the window leaf is one of the most popular houseplants. No wonder, because the window leaf has beautiful leaves, can be very old and also forgives maintenance errors. It is only important that the plant has a lot of space. It can get very big.


Yucca palm

Even if the plant is called a yucca palm, it is still not a palm. It belongs to the asparagus family. The name probably comes from the fact that the plant looks very similar to a palm tree. It can also have an enormous size like palm trees. If you do not cut the Yucca palm and keep it small, it can reach a height of up to five meters. And without much care. Even beginners can't go wrong here.



It needs little light, hardly any water and still thrives - we are talking about the Zamioculcas. No wonder that it is one of the most popular houseplants, because you can't go wrong with the Zamioculcas. The sturdy houseplant just doesn't like waterlogging.


King wine

Climbing plants also look good in the room. The shoots can be several meters long. So you can let the royal wine grow up on a stick or even on a trellis on the wall. In order for it to grow so splendidly, you need to water it regularly from spring to autumn. Let the soil dry slightly before the next watering. Otherwise the plant does not need more care.



If you want an easy-care houseplant with flowers, the Klivie is a good choice. It is indestructible and undemanding. Even changing temperatures and changing locations don't bother her at all. And as if that weren't perfect enough, the plant also forms lush and colorful flower umbels every year. It doesn't get any better than that, can it? Recommended reading: Klivien - How to make Klivien bloom.


Money tree

Now we come to a different plant - the money tree. It is a very decorative plant. The money tree really looks like a small tree. The special highlight, however, is the fleshy leaves, which give the plant a certain something. Even if you don't get rich from the money tree, you will enjoy the tree for a long time because it is very easy to care for and robust.



If you want to bring an easy-care plant into your home, you usually don't go wrong with a cactus. I find particularly decorative e.g. the gold ball cactus. It originally comes from Mexico and is an eye-catcher not only because of its spherical shape, but also because of the decorative ribs and the golden yellow spines. On top of that, it is also very easy to care for.



The ray aralia takes its name from the seven pointed oval leaves that radiate from a common stem. The radiation aralia absorbs pollutants via these and releases oxygen into the room air. So it serves as an air freshener.



Here is an easy-care houseplant with beautiful flowers. The amaryllis is a colorful eye-catcher that is very undemanding. It only needs a bright location and only a little water every now and then.


Busy Lizzie

Here is another beautiful flowering plant: what is meant is the hardworking Lieschen. It lives up to its name, because new flowers are formed all year round. And without much care. Regular watering is enough for the plant. However, there should be no waterlogging.


Peace lily

Some know it under the name Friedenslilie and others under the name Einblatt. It is a houseplant that forms bulb-shaped inflorescences in white. It regularly needs water and a darker location. Otherwise you do not have to take any further care measures for the plant.



The colored nettle is really a little eye catcher. Because although it forms small flowers in summer, it is rather the leaves that make the colored nettle a real eye-catcher. These come in the most beautiful color combinations. A little tip: the lighter and sunnier the location, the more beautifully the leaves are colored.


Lucky bamboo

Lucky bamboo is often sold in stores on New Year's Eve. After all, it should bring good luck for the new year. In addition to the attributed good luck effects, the lucky bamboo is also a decorative houseplant that thrives best in the kitchen or bathroom. The lucky bamboo comes from tropical areas, which is why he likes it when the air is a bit humid.


Lemon Tree

If you like it Mediterranean, you should bring a lemon tree into the apartment. The little tree smells wonderful and on top of that the fruits also look very decorative. To thrive so well, it only needs a sunny location. Reading tip: watering citrus plants - 4 important tips.


Elephant ear

The elephant ear is a South African amaryllis plant that is very popular as a houseplant due to its robustness and low maintenance requirements. It only needs the brightest possible location and has to be watered regularly. If you keep that in mind, you will enjoy the elephant ear.