If you have a budding interest in gardening but feel you lack a green thumb, you’ll be pleased to know that there are some plants better suited for those, like you, venturing into this wonderful world. From the amount of light to watering frequency, there are numerous variables when it comes to plant care, and beginners often have many questions.

Below, we suggest a list of the 10 most suitable plants for beginners—plants that are resilient and require minimal care to stay green and flourishing.

1. Calathea makoyana Belonging to the Calathea genus, this plant requires high humidity, watering whenever the soil becomes dry, abundant indirect light, or direct sunlight in the morning or late afternoon. It does not tolerate cold drafts or temperatures below 15°C, making it perfect for indoor environments.

2. Pothos This popular trailing plant, available in various varieties, is known for its rapid growth and resilience. It needs care similar to Calathea but can tolerate lower light conditions and requires less water.

3. Sansevieria Undoubtedly one of the most resilient indoor plants, Sansevieria can go without water for an extended period, withstands both direct sunlight and low light, does not need high humidity, and comes in various varieties.

4. Spider Plant (Falangio) Noted for its extraordinary resilience, the Spider Plant has cascading leaves and can withstand heat and drafts but requires more water than Sansevieria.

5. Heartleaf Philodendron (Filodendro Cordato) and 6. Neon Pothos (Filodendro Cordato “Neon”) Similar to Pothos in appearance and care, Heartleaf Philodendron has a beautiful green color, while the “Neon” variety ranges from yellow to green. Water it when the leaves start to curl.

7. Rubber Plant (Fico del Caucciù) With a tree-like appearance, the Rubber Plant adapts well to both indoor and outdoor spaces. It needs humidity, ample light, and can tolerate direct sunlight for a few hours a day.

8. Monstera Deliciosa One of the most admired tropical plants globally, the Monstera has large, intensely green leaves with characteristic holes. It requires support to grow well, constant humidity, and indirect light.

9. Jade Plant (Albero di Giada) A succulent resembling a beautiful tree, often mistaken for a bonsai, the Jade Plant withstands direct sunlight, cold, and heat, requiring minimal water.

10. Tillandsia These unique plants don’t need soil to survive as they absorb nutrients from the air. Soak them in water for 15 minutes once a week and fertilize every 15 days. They prefer indirect light, and it’s a good idea to mist water directly onto the leaves, avoiding waterlogged conditions.

With these resilient and low-maintenance options, you can confidently embark on your gardening journey.