Five Easiest Plants to Grow for Beginners

by Krystal Zheng

People always like to put a few plants to decorate windows or tables. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to grow plants, and their plants wilt within a few days after buying them home. If you are such a grower, you’d better try these kinds of plants.

1. Aloe
2. Cactus
3. Scindapsus
4. Dracaena Trifasciata
5. Peperomia Tetraphylla

Aloe

Why Choose It

Aloe is a very popular plant. Its drought resistance is extremely strong, and it can survive by rain and grow vigorously. Its leaves are like colorless "jelly", which has many uses. For example, Aloe contains multiple vitamins that have good nutrition, moisturizing and whitening effects on human skin. It can treat skin inflammation, and has a good curative effect on acne, freckles, burns, cuts, insect bites, and so on. It also can keep hair moist and smooth; can also be used as medicine to treat constipation, detoxification, etc.

How Do You Care For It

1. Selections of pots: Clay pots, Plastic pots, Porcelain pots, Ceramic pots
2. The soil should be dry at least 1-2 inches deep. Otherwise, it will rot its roots.
3. Aloe is not cold-resistant, so you need to move it indoors in winter, and you may use grow lights to supplement light energy to it.

 

Cactus

Why Choose It

Cactus may be the easiest plant to grow. It has strong vitality, heat resistance, drought resistance, barren resistance, and can survive even in the desert. Besides, planting cactus indoors can purify the air. Cactus can release carbon dioxide during the day and absorb carbon dioxide at night to release oxygen. It is beneficial to your sleeping. It also has the function of vacuuming, especially the hydroponic cactus, which can do cleaning and environmental protection by itself. What’s more, cactus is helpful for your skin, it contains a variety of phytonutrient, which can enhance skin immunity, increase skin elasticity and promote cell regeneration and repair.

How Do You Care For It

1. Selections of pots: Try to choose pots with good air permeability, such as purple sand pots or Ceramic pots.
2. The cactus is drought-resistant. Its sphere and stem store many nutrients and water, so it cannot be watered frequently. Under normal circumstances, it can be watered 1-2 times a month.
3. Cactus is a plant that originated from the desert,and it likes to bask. If there is no light, cactus will turn yellow, and become ugly as it grows. For large areas of cactus, you can use the grow light of WG-1000 or Q-1000. For a small area, you can use a CS-100.
4. The temperature of cactus growth is 20-30℃. In winter, the temperature should not be lower than 5 ℃, so as to avoid its poor growth.

Scindapsus

Why Choose It

Scindapsus is a shade plant with tenacious vitality, it is called “Flower of Live”. Whether it is potted plants or hydroponics, it can grow well. Also, Scindapsus is a very suitable plant for indoor cultivation. Many people like to plant it with hydroponics at home or in the office, which can eliminate eye fatigue, and also has the function of air purification.

How Do You Care For It

1. Water once every 2-3 days for soil culture, or water once every 3-5 days for hydroponic. If scindapsus grows slowly, you can use diluted rotten rice-washing water or aquarium water to water it. Then it can grow to 2 meters in two month.
2. The origin of scindapsus is in the forest shaded by towering trees. But in autumn and winter, in order to supplement the lack of temperature and photosynthesis, the light intensity should be increased. Put your scindapsus in a place with the best sunlight indoor, or move it to the sealed balcony to bask at noon. However, when the temperature is low, windows should be opened as little as possible, because the leaves maybe frostbitten.
3. In the north, if the room temperature is above 10℃, scindapsus can survive in winter safely; If the room temperature is above 20 ℃, it can grow normally. But, to avoid excessive temperature difference, you also pay attention to the plants not close to the heating equipment.

 

Dracaena Trifasciata

Why Choose It

The leaves of dracaena trifasciata are very slender, and the tiger stripes on the leaves add a lot of beauty. Dracaena trifasciata has strong adaptability to the environment. It likes warmth and humidity, and has drought-tolerance, shade-resistance, and low requirements for soil. It is a tough plant, and is widely cultivated and used. It also has the function of purifying the air and absorbing formaldehyde. So it is a suitable choice for decorating study rooms, living rooms, office spaces, etc.

How Do You Care For It

1. It should be watered less in winter(1-2 times a month). If the temperature is below 5 ℃, water it once a month. If you water too much at a low temperature, it will cause frostbite and root rot.
2. If your home is relatively dry, the tail of the leaves will become arid. You can wipe the leaves with a soft wet cloth. But, you should be careful not to drip water into the heart of the leaves. Besides, you should use clean water to scrub the dust on the leaves, and keep the leaves clean.
3. Dracaena trifasciata has strong adaptability. It does not have strict requirements on the soil. Even if the soil is full of pots, it can still grow. But generally, the pots should be changed every two years.
4. The requirement of light for dracaena trifasciata is not high, as long as there is relatively sufficient light.

 

Peperomia Tetraphylla

Why Choose It

The leaves of peperomia tetraphylla are green, moist and lovely. Many people like to keep them at home and in the office. Because the plant is green, when your eyes are tired, a glance can quickly relieve your fatigue and protect your vision. In addition, it is also the best plant for radiation protection. The radiation from computers and mobile phones can be absorbed quickly to maintain our health.

How Do You Care For It

1. Peperomia tetraphylla likes loose and breathable soil. You can mix 10% river sand or sawdust in the soil to make it have good drainage, and prevent ponding in the pot.
2. It needs more sunshine in spring and autumn than in winter, so, you can put it near the south-facing window in winter, and on the north-facing window in summer for proper shading.
3. Spring and autumn are the peak seasons for their growth and development, so the water should be sufficient. The weather of summer is hot, they need to be watered once every morning or evening. In winter, the temperature is low and it is dormant, so the potting soil should be dry.
4. When peperomia tetraphylla grows to about 10 cm, the topping should be trimmed to promote the germination of lateral branches and the grow of plants.

 


If you are a beginner, just choose a plant above in the beautiful pots and water them occasionally, then they will grow well. What do you think is the easiest plant to grow? Welcome to comment below and share with us!


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