The easiest plants to take care of for beginners

June 17, 2022

Everybody loves the idea of taking care of plants. Indoor plants provide your home with a pop of natural colour and helps aid stress as it promotes therapeutic activities. However, despite the appeal, many plants require a lot of attention and care - from providing it the right amount of daily water, to providing it enough daily sunlight. These difficulties tend to discourage many beginner plant owners from partaking in the hobby. We at That Plant Shop, deliver indoor plants through Sydney via online channels, and want everybody to share the passion of taking care of indoor plants with everybody in Sydney. We have provided a list of the easiest beginner-friendly plants that will look great in your home, whilst being low-maintenance.


Often the first one people think of when they think of “low-maintenance plant”, cacti are part of the succulent family and can be treated as such. Often over-watered, cacti require to be watered once every one to two weeks - depending on the season. Cacti are used to a dryer environment, so over-watering them can be a common issue. Additionally, they need around 10 to 14 hours of sunlight a day. Housing a cactus is perfect for someone with not a lot of spare time on their hands to nurture a plant, as it requires minimal hands-on attention.


When people think of an indoor plant, they often think of something similar to the monstera. Monsteras are one of the most easy-going plants to take care of. They are incredibly resistant to different lighting and temperature conditions. They thrive in bright indirect light or low light and need to be watered weekly - misted regularly. Although monstera’s are a type of tropical plant, they are fairly drought tolerant- so definitely beginner friendly.


One of the most adaptable indoor plants in Sydney, the sansevieria can thrive in any lighting - from low to bright. Additionally, they do not need much water (roughly once a month) and are not sensitive to temperature changes. Beginners often struggle with routinely watering their plants and providing enough light- as such, a sansevieria is the perfect starting plant.


Chlorophytum or commonly known as the “spider plant” best develops in bright indirect sunlight, whilst also tolerating low light areas. These are extremely resilient and only require watering weekly. Like the plants listed previously, the spider plant is considered one of the most adaptable indoor house plants in Sydney. When homing a spider plant, make sure that you provide them with well drained soil, and allow for the soil to dry before watering again.

Where to buy?

We at That Plant Shop, provide the best indoor plants in Sydney, which can all be bought online. We are a family run plant nursery run online in Sydney and provide a wide range of rare indoor plants as well as beginner friendly plants. For more information on the products we provide, click here.