Some people aren’t born with a green thumb—like me. To be honest, I’ve lost count of all the outdoor plants I’ve accidentally killed in our backyard garden. It’s usually because high maintenance plants catch my attention more (the flowers are pretty, don’t blame me) which is a pretty bad idea for people who have hectic schedules.
That’s why discovering succulents and various other indoor plants were a lifesaver. I mean, I don’t need to water them a lot, and they also adapt to indoor environments easily because of their ability to thrive in dry air and warm temperatures.
If you’re planning to start life as a plant parent (or if you just want to add more to your collection), here are some of our plant recommendations. We’re also making your search easier by sharing shops where you can order them from online—especially if you’re on a budget.
Peperomia hope from Plant Story PH
How much: P450
The semi-succulent peperomia hope thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Its beautiful foliage makes it really eye-catching, and to maintain its vibrant color, this plant requires medium to bright light.
Dumbcane from Lief Plants
How much: P569 (medium)
Dumbcane thrives in warm and humid environments. You only need to trim its old leaves every one to three months as well. Among its benefits include taking toxins out of the air, but be careful not to ingest this plant because it may cause your throat to swell.
Heartleaf philodendron from Shopleaf
How much: P749 (small) and P999 (medium)
Heartleaf philodendron is a trailing plant that removes formaldehyde from the air. It is also among the most popular house plants because of how easy it is to raise, even if you don’t have a green thumb.
Aside from this plant famous for its heart-shaped leaves, Shopleaf also offers numerous other plants. Check out their entire catalog on their official website.
Melocactus from Nest Plant Studio
How much: P450
Of course, you can’t have a list of low maintenance plants perfect for beginners without cacti. Melocactus is among the smallest of cactus plants and they thrive in places with bright sunlight.
Plant bundles from Tiffany Blooms Garden
How much: depends on plant bundle
Tiffany Blooms Garden often offers plant bundles that mostly cost below P1,000, just like this aristo anthurium and lucky bamboo which you can get together for P900 only. If you love the process of “mine” and “mine next,” this is also the store for you.
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Writer: YANN MAGCAMIT