Beginner’s Guide To Houseplants: Houseplant Growing Tips For Newbies

Variety Of Indoor House Plants
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Houseplants are a fantastic addition to any home. They clean your air, brighten your mood, and help you cultivate your green thumb, even if you don’t have any outdoor space. Nearly any plant can be grown indoors, but there are some tried and true varieties that have earned their spot as the most popular houseplants out there.

In this Beginner’s Guide to Houseplants, you’ll find info on good plants to start with, as well as how to care for your houseplants, and diagnose and treat common problems.

Basic Houseplant Growing Tips

Light Requirements for Indoor Growing

Watering and Feeding Houseplants

Common Houseplants for Beginners

Indoor Gardening Ideas

Dealing with Houseplant Problems

Common Houseplant Pests

Liz Baessler
Senior Editor

The only child of a horticulturist and an English teacher, Liz Baessler was destined to become a gardening editor. She has been with Gardening Know how since 2015, and a Senior Editor since 2020. She holds a BA in English from Brandeis University and an MA in English from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After years of gardening in containers and community garden plots, she finally has a backyard of her own, which she is systematically filling with vegetables and flowers.