Turn on dark theme
Turn on light theme

search on refresher

Tereza Šnajdrová
October 26, 2022, 11:00am
Reading time: 5:46

The 7 Best Indoor Plans That Look Good, Don't Cost Much, And Are Suitable For Beginners

Are you thinking about buying an indoor plant and don't know which one to choose? We bring you tips on the 8 best maids that look good, don't cost a lot of money and anyone can take care of them.

Tereza Šnajdrová
October 26, 2022, 11:00am
Reading time: 5:46
Share Share article
The 7 Best Indoor Plans That Look Good, Don't Cost Much, And Are Suitable For Beginners
Zdroj: Unsplash/vadim kaipov
Stay fresh and follow us:
REFRESHER refreshercom

Indoor plants at home not only look good, but also have beneficial effects - they humidify the air, absorb toxins and keep us in a better mood. But taking care of them is not as simple as it might seem. It can easily happen that you destroy your dream flower. That's why we've selected 8 maids that won't break your wallet, look good and even a beginner can take care of them.


Monstera deliciosa queen of indoor plants

Monstera deliciosa used to decorate almost every office, hospital or school. In recent years, however, it has also been popular as a home accessory, and you can see its large cut leaves in many homes. The reason is simple - monstera looks great and caring for it is not difficult at all.


The monster thrives best in a place where it does not get direct sunlight, but at the same time has enough light. A room temperature of 18 to 25 °C suits her best, but watch out for drafts. That one could hurt your roommate, as well as her spillage. Monstera only needs to be watered about once every two weeks, and before watering it again, reach into the substrate to see if it has already dried out. You don't have to meet any other special conditions for growing this beauty.

Attention: If your monstera's leaves dry up and turn brown, it means that you don't water it enough or that the air at home is too dry. If, on the other hand, its leaves turn yellow, you are watering the room or it is attacked by pests.


The price of the monster varies from 12 to 20 euro, but it always depends on its size.


Source: Unsplash/feey

Spotted Begonia maculata

Begonia maculata is characterized by green leaves with light dots, which are colored red on the underside. This is one of the most interesting houseplants, and if you take good care of it, it will reward you with beautiful white and pink flowers.


Begonia, unlike monstera, is suitable for a place near an east window, but it can also survive in a location where the sun does not shine directly on it. The colorful room plant is slightly prone to overwatering, so before you water it, check the substrate with your finger to see if it has dried sufficiently. Begonias only need to be watered approximately once every 14 days. Like its predecessor, the begonia enjoys a room temperature of 18 to 25 °C and does not like drafts.


Attention: If the leaves of your begonia curl and dry, it means that you have it in a too dry and warm place. Brown and falling leaves, on the other hand, mean that your plant is overflowing.

The price of a begonia depends on its size, but on average you can buy it for 6 to 25 euro.


Source: Unsplash/feey

Maranta fascinator tells you when to water it

Arrowroot is nicknamed praying mantis because its leaves are drooping during the day, but at night they are raised, almost like hands for prayer. Even this green beauty must not be missing in your household, because it is very undemanding, it is characterized by fast growth, it is water-loving and it tells itself when it wants to be watered. In addition, various patterns are created on its leaves, and each one is unique in its own way.


Maranta will love you for a place that will be sunny enough, but at the same time it will not shine directly on it. Its substrate should always be moist, so it is recommended to water it once every 10 days. As we have already mentioned, arrowroot is water-loving, but even it cannot tolerate permanent waterlogging. The ideal room temperature for growing this plant is 18 to 25 °C and it is necessary to ensure that it has a higher humidity in the room.


Attention: You can tell that your arrowroot is not doing well by the browning and drying of the leaves. Such a state means that the plant has a lack of moisture. If, on the other hand, it has brown spots on its leaves and loses its pattern, it means that it is getting too much light.

On average, you can buy a Maranta for 12 euro.


Source: Unsplash/feey

Cute Pilea peperomioides

Another popular and undemanding maid is the pilea. It is characterized by round leaves that form its rich crown, and thanks to the simple propagation that takes place without human intervention, the plant is very popular with all growers. Pilea disperses its own seeds, so it is likely that you will soon find many other small plants in the pot.


Find a place that has enough light for Pilea, but at the same time make sure the sun does not shine directly on it. It is easy to grow and it will be enough if you don't water it. So always water the flower only when its substrate is completely dry, which could be about once every two weeks. Pilee does well in a room where it is 18 to 25 °C and where the humidity is not low during the winter.


Attention: Just like any plant, you can suffer from bad care. If its leaves turn yellow and fall off, it means that the plant is overwatered. If its leaves start to curl, move it to a less lit place where there is not so much heat.

The price of this cute plant ranges from 4 to 25 euros.


Source: Unsplash/feey

Ficus Elastica Tineke will be your pride and glory

Ficuses are a constant in many households. If you too want this plant at home, reach for ficus tineke. Its leaves are not pure green, they have a beige tinge, which makes them more unique. In addition, caring for them is not at all complicated and anyone can grow a nice ficus tineke.

The ficus likes a place where it has sunlight, but at the same time it does not get direct sun. Water it about once every two weeks, and only when its substrate is dry. Ficus is recommended to be grown at a room temperature of 18 to 25 °C and watch out for drafts. All ficuses are very sensitive to it.


Attention: If your ficus has yellow leaves or brown spots on them and they are falling off, it is probably overwatering. You should also avoid moving it frequently, as the ficus hates frequent changes of habitat.

Ficus tineke looks luxurious, but its price is around 12 euros.


Source: Unsplash/Kolya Korzh

Immortal Zamiokulkas zamiifolia

Like mother-in-law's tongue, zamiokulkas is said to be almost immortal. This room plant has glossy, beautiful green leaves and is easy to care for. Zamiokulkas is resistant to diseases and pests and will survive even if you forget to water it for a long time.



However, if you want your zamio to thrive, place it in a location where there will be plenty of light. In case of emergency, your plant will survive even in a dark corner, but this can affect its condition. Zamio is recommended to be watered only when the substrate is dry, which can be once every two to three weeks. The ideal room temperature for him is from 18 to 25 °C.

Attention: If your zamiokulkas has pale leaves, too much sunlight is shining on it. If the plant is rotting and has yellow leaves, it means that you are watering it too much and you should reduce watering.

This plant is also affordable and you can buy it for 8 to 15 euros.


Source: Unsplash/feey

The Epipremnum aureum plant will brighten up any room

If you are a fan of climbing plants, then the climbing plant Epipremnum aureum cannot be missing in your home. It is a creeper, whose leaves are tinged yellow and have a heart shape. Climbing plants grow quickly and within a few months you can have a real jungle at home.

Glowing maid will do well in a place that is sunny or dark. Be careful not to expose it to direct sunlight. Although its cultivation is relatively undemanding, make sure that the climbing plant has regular watering, but at the same time it never stands in water. Therefore, before you water it, check whether it has a dry substrate. Like the other houseplants on our list, the creeper likes temperatures between 18 and 25°C.


Attention: Are there brown spots on the leaves of your climbing plants? You probably don't water it enough and the air in the room is too dry. If, on the other hand, the leaves turn yellow, fall off and its stems rot, the flower is over-watered.

You can buy an aureum climbing frame for 6 to 15 euros.


Source: Unsplash/Lucie Hošová
Report content. If you've found mistake or have any issues with article, please let us know.
Thumbnail: Unsplash/vadim kaipov
Share Share article
Most read