Plants That are Easy to Grow

Gardenerdy Staff Nov 17, 2018
Looking for plants that won't require a lot of labor and beautify your garden? Here are cover names of some of these plants that are easy to grow and prove to be a delight for a novice gardener.
Have you decided to try your hand in gardening, but do not have the time or patience for it? There are plenty of plants that you can select from for your garden. Or if you are teaching your kid about the importance and technique of gardening, you may want to choose a plant which grows easily.
As kid are easily discouraged, you should make this experience enjoyable for them. We will help you with names of some plants that brighten up your gardens, living rooms, or even your aquarium.

How to Select an Easy to Grow Plant

If you are new to the field of gardening, then you need to look for a robust plant that does not mind a bit of neglect and fair amount of care from the gardener. You should look for the following characteristics when looking for plants that can be grown easily.
  • These plants should be able to tolerate a bit of neglect, like watering after a gap.
  • They should tolerate low light or shade for some time period.
  • Make sure that they are resistant to diseases and pests.
  • They should require less or no pruning, pinching, or primping.
  • They can survive in dry climates.
  • In case of flowering plants, they should not require special care to help them bloom.
Most of these plants grow in almost any condition. They can grow in moderate to low light and even in any type of soil. You can either grow these plants in outdoor gardening setups, or even grow them on your kitchen window. So, depending on the space available, most of these plants survive jubilantly.
Apart from ornamental plants, you may also grow some fruits and vegetables. You can try growing courgette, radish, carrots, beet roots, Swiss chard, spinach, potatoes, runner beans, etc. in your little vegetable garden. Or you may even fill your living room with the sweet natural fragrance of flowering plants.

List of Plants that Can be Grown Easily

It is not very difficult to grow houseplants if you follow some basic guidelines related to water, light, fertilizer, and getting a suitable pot for container gardening. Following are a few plants that need just a little bit of care and they will even survive nicely.

Firecracker

Grape hyacinths

Azolla caroliniana

Elodea

Wandering jew

Pothos(Devil's ivy)

Chrysanthemum

Cigar plant

Elephant ear plants

Spindle tree(Burning bush)

Rhododendrons

Ponytail palms

Peace lily

Dumb cane

Aloe vera

Black eye susan

Cornflower

Lettuce

Marigold

Catnip

Gloriosa daisy

Sunflowers

Sweet peas

Pholodendrons

Nasturtiums

Parsley

Venus flytrap

Garlic

Basil

Parlor palm

Jade plant

Dieffenbachia(Dumb cane)

Prayer plant

African violet

Chinese evergreen

Oregano

Canada anemone

Ivy

Wax plant

Cactus

English ivy

Bromeliads

Arrowhead vine

Fiddleleaf fig

Rubber tree

Java moss

Amazon sword

Hornwort

Flame nettle

Peonies

Ferns

Lamb's ears(Silver carpet)

Christmas cactus

Spider plants

Tomato

Yarrow

Strawberry

'Stella de Oro' daylily

Arugula

Ornamental grasses

Green beans

Sweet alyssum

Cosmos

Snake plants(Mother-in-Law's Tongue)

  • Cast iron plants
  • Frikart's aster
  • Bamboo plant
  • Dwarf anubias
  • Dwarf hygrophila
  • Thai onion plant
  • Christmas moss
  • Windelov
  • Pellia
  • Aponogeton crispus
  • Pogostemon helferi
  • Voodoo Lily
  • Threadleaf blue star
  • Dwarf blue star 
These are some plants that you may try planting in your free time. Although, these are easy to grow, they do need some care and attention from your side. Make sure you follow regular watering, fertilization, and pruning to keep your plants healthy and vibrant.