Lemon Tree to Ficus: Top 5 Beginner Plants
With the holiday season upon us (and consistent winter weather, too!), indoor plants, gift picks and the like are in the spotlight. But although we welcome the transition from the outdoors to inside, at least for a couple of seasons, plant care can still be daunting. Luckily, whether you’re buying a Lemon Tree or one of our Ficuses, you’ll have it pretty easy.
After all, our top five plants for beginners are lush, luxuriant and best of all, low-maintenance, no matter where they grow.
So, why is the Lemon Tree, and more specifically our Meyer, perfect for beginners? For starters, the Meyer Lemon Tree has remarkable cold and heat tolerance so anyone in the country can grow it. Basically, if your winters get cold, simply bring your Meyer Lemon Tree indoors. Since our trees max out at around 8 feet, you don’t have to worry about them out-growing your space.
And they’re already at a heavy fruiting size, with well-developed branching structures. Some of these trees have been grown for up to 4 to 5 years and have fruited for several seasons already, making them a staple amongst those without a green thumb.
A mature height of 6 to 10 feet means effortless drama and volume in any space. Plus, the Fiddle-Leaf Fig fits in perfectly with the natural, indirect light of your home.
All you have to do is pay attention to its leaves’ overall hue for your Fiddle-Leaf’s health. If your tree doesn’t get enough water, its new leaves will turn brown and drop, while overwatering will cause the oldest leaves (near the base) to turn brown and fall as well. But proper watering and sun mean elegant ease.
Home-grown avocados, no matter where you live – with the strong Cold Hardy Avocado Tree, it’s easy. Especially since this tough tree withstands frigid temperatures as low as 20 degrees, living up to its name.
Simply plant yours in a container and bring it inside during the winter months, where it will continue to grow. You’ll get an abundant yield of fruit, year after year, with proper care. Just place it in front of a sunny window, water weekly and watch the ravishing results.
Aptly named for its strength, the Cast Iron Plant is the perfect house plant, especially for those who travel or those who simply don’t have a green thumb. Because it doesn’t require a lot of attention, and unlike most plants, doesn’t need much light, it adds a trendy touch to your interior without the fuss.
Plus, because it’s an evergreen variety, it will impress season after season. And due to its robust nature, growers have reported their plants surviving even freezing temperatures with no damage.
It’s the most popular plant in interior design for a reason: The Benjamina Ficus Tree, also known as the Weeping Fig, is synonymous with chic. Boasting glossy, deep green leaves, which are dense and can be shaped into various forms, the Benjamina is able to be simply sheared or sculpted to your desired shape.
And since we meticulously braid the trunk, it’s ready to shine in the ground or in your favorite container. We’ve done all the work, so when you receive this plant…minimal care and fuss means instant luxe.
Plants for beginners don’t have to be dull or boring – from our Lemon Tree to our Braided Benjamina, we’ve covered the bases on hassle-free yet heightened looks. You don’t have to have a green thumb to purchase these plush plants. Even better? We have an array full of effortless trees and plants. Elevate your home, porch, patio and beyond!