Garden & Outdoor

Indoor Plants for Beginners

Discover our favourite indoor plants for beginners

Indoor plants are a great addition to any room as they not only look appealing, they also improve air quality and make you feel more relaxed. Plus in a time when our lives have been mostly spent indoors, houseplants are great for helping us bring a little bit of the outside, in.

If you find yourself new to the whole houseplant trend, it’s a good idea to look for ones that are simple to grow and easy to keep alive.

To help you choose, we have put together this handy guide of easy-to-grow indoor plants for beginners that will get you started.

Be safe and smart

Before you decide on your indoor plants, we advise you read their attached care instructions and check they are suitable for your household. For example, some may not be safe for those with pets and children.

If you are unsure about anything, feel free to speak to one of our members of staff in store.

Spider plants

Spider plants are a popular and easy option for growing in a brightly lit room. They look great in a pot or can be hung in hanging baskets. They keep their colourful leaves all year round and they continuously produce baby plants that can be removed and re-potted. They’re best kept in bright but indirect sunlight, and can be moved to grow outdoors during the summer if desired.


The Dracaena is a true indoor plant classic. With its origins in Madagascar and other Indian ocean islands, the Dracaena thrives in a warm room with good, natural light. Its beautiful architectural canes are easy to care for and will give any room an exotic, luxury feel. No wonder they are one of the most popular indoor plant mixes in the UK.

Succulents & cacti

Arguably the easiest to care of them all – succulents and cacti. Both are particularly trendy right now as they come in a great range of colours and sizes. They’re perfect for people who have less time to take care of their plants as they stay attractive for a very long period of time with little to no maintenance.


These fantastic coloured beauties will brighten up any room with their boldly marked, upright leaves. Known as the ‘Shadow Plant’ they thrive in indirect sunlight and enjoy humidity as their natural climate.

They’re perfect for a bathroom environment and the Calathea’s beautiful foliage will give your space a new lease of life. They are also an air purifying plant, meaning they will really help to improve the air quality of your indoor living space.

Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)

Another indoor favourite, the Peace Lily, with its attractive flowers and deep green, glossy leaves is a simple plant to care for.

This tropical beauty thrives in areas that have a mix of light and shade, as direct sunlight will damage its leaves. If it gets too dry a Peace Lily will noticeably wilt, but keeping it well watered will ensure it perks right back up.

Now you’re all clued up on the best indoor plants for beginners, take a look at what we have on offer.



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