No-fail plants for hopeless gardeners

7 images

Here’s our pick of the easiest plants to grow for those who lack green fingers. They need little upkeep and can thrive even under a beginner’s care. You might not have the time and resources to devote to regular, ongoing plant maintenance, but that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in your love for lush greenery in your home and garden.

A good beginner plant, the Pothos is an ideal plant for bathrooms or offices because they can tolerate low light. This indoor plant has an air-purifying quality that can absorb and strip toxins like formaldehyde from household materials. Although the names might not be particularly appealing, the Spider Plant and Snake Plant are other hardy indoor types that are practically foolproof. Succulents do well in dry conditions, just remember to keep them out of direct sunlight, and don’t drown them in water.

Visit the Ideal Home garden shop

Love your garden? Take advantage of our special offers on plants at the Ideal Home garden shop. Our curated collection of beautiful flowers and shrubs is guaranteed to add colour and charm to your outdoor space.

Ideal Home loves...

Children's room with blackboard wardrobes | Country children's room design ideas | Children's room | PHOTO GALLERY | Style at Home |

8 super simple DIY hacks for your child’s bedroom

Conservatory and glass extension ideas

Conservatory and glass extension ideas

Dotty runner | Hallway runner ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors |

Why every home should have a hallway runner

Organised home office | Home office design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors |

Home office design solutions for corners and alcoves

Budget kitchen sinks | Update your kitchen on a budget | Budget kitchens | PHOTO GALLERY |

Update your kitchen on a budget

Craft room ideas

Craft room ideas for creative days