Hi there! A few days ago I collated a blog post on ways you can use plants to decorate your home. Today I thought I’d share an image I put together on some indoor plants for beginners. These would be my favourite plants and I have a few myself.

The Mother-in-law’s Tongue (or snake plant) and the Zanzibar Gem are probably the easiest to look after. They will survive in low-light and don’t need a lot of watering. I have not killed one of these yet!

I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs with the Fiddle Leaf Fig. You can read a couple of posts on them here (how to care for them) and here (resurrection of a dead one). I currently have 3 surviving Fiddle’s in my home.

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You can grow your own Yuccas – just grab a baby pup off the side of an existing one and put it in some water until it grows roots and then put it back in to the ground. They look great as a feature in a vase while the roots are forming. I wrote a post about how to bring the outside in and included a DIY terraruim. It includes using Yuccas in a vase.

I have lots of the succulents. They are easy to look after and you can grow these from cuttings. I wrote a post on how often you should water succulents here. I also have a Jade plant inside my front door. It’s known as a money plant. If you’re in to Feng Shui, then this plant is a good one to have around!

I haven’t had a lot of success with the ferns. I don’t have a lot of light inside my home (where I would usually place a plant), so they would be best suited to an area of your house with lots of sunlight.

So there we go! A handy list for you when you’re next visiting the nursery.

Have you got indoor plants? Which ones work best for you?