The 10 best houseplants for beginners as chosen by experts

The best houseplants for beginners are a perfect mix of shapes, styles and sizes. But what they all have in common is their ability to withstand even the most wilful periods of neglect. They’re hardy, can be forgotten about, and tend to still thrive. Not that we’re suggesting you shouldn’t care for them a little. It’s more that, if life gets in the way, they’ll survive.

Knowing which plant species are low maintenance and lovely – will get you on the right foot for growing more.