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9 Beginner Friendly Houseplants that Shine in the Fall

9 Beginner Friendly Houseplants that Shine in the Fall

Fall is a magical season filled with warm colors, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything. While we start to move indoors to enjoy cooler weather its a great time to bring plants into your space so you can enjoy the benefits of being around plants from the comfort of your home or workplace. Luckily there are plenty of easygoing house plants that love the Fall time just as much as we do!

Here are just a few of our favorite Fall forward plants you can bring into your collection to bring the joy of seeing that new leaf unfurl into the cooler seasons ahead.

1. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum):

Pothos, also known as Devil's Ivy or Money Vine, is a fantastic choice for beginner plant collectors in general. This low-maintenance trailing or climbing plant doesn't require much attention and thrives in moderate to low light conditions. During the Fall, your its pointed to heart-shaped leaves are more likely to develop stunning marbling patterns because of the change in light and temperature around them!

2. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata):

The snake plant, with its upright sword-like leaves that come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, is practically indestructible. It can withstand low to high light and infrequent watering, making it a top pick for beginners or infrequent caregivers in general. In the Fall you may be able to see new pups growing as your snake plant pushes out new growth before its Winter slow down.

3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum):

Spider plants are renowned for their air-purifying qualities and adaptability. They are tolerant to a range of lighting conditions and are minimally sensitive to thermal changes. They produce arching, green or green and white striped leaves that look even more vibrant in the fall due to the color of light changing outside. Did you know that the natural sunlight will change colors throughout the season? This is one of the mechanisms plants use to trigger growth and reproductive cycles.

4. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum):

Peace lilies are known for their bold and graceful white blooms and glossy, dark green leaves. While they're capable of blooming year-round, they often produce  flowers most readily in the fall! This is also a result of the light and temperature changes that accompany the Fall season.

5. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica):

Rubber plants are robust and known for their large, glossy leaves. They grow well in medium to bright indirect light and are relatively low-maintenance. In the fall, their leaves can become more glossy and deepen in color, showcasing their impressive foliage!

6. Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana):

If you're looking for a little pop of Fall color, the Kalanchoe is an ideal choice. This group of succulent and succulent adjacent plants produce clusters of vibrant flowers in shades of red, orange, pink, and yellow during the fall. It's a charming addition to any windowsill or tabletop. They'll do best in medium to bright indirect light but are tolerant to a wider range of exposures - plus they don't need much water because of their plump water storing leaves!

7. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia):

The ZZ plant is a hardy and drought-tolerant option for beginners or anyone who doesn't want to take on a regular watering routine. During the fall, the ZZ plant maintains its striking appearance, continues to produce new leaves and requires even less frequent care than they do in the Spring and Summer months making it a Fall super star! 

8. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata):

The Boston fern is a classic choice. Its delicate, feathery fronds create a lush and vibrant display. Boston fern thrive in diffused light and cooler temps so they are big fans of the cooler weather and drizzly NW fall weather. Keep the humidity high with a micro mister, or humidifier and it will reward you with its best growth during the Fall!

9. Living Stone (Lithops):

Lithops are a highly unique succulent that normally grows almost entirely underground except for small rounded lobes that stuck up above ground, giving them the perfect camouflage as a stone or pebble. Lithops' coloring is at its most vibrant in the fall, making it a perfect addition to your Autumn all stars!

As a beginner plant collector, choosing houseplants that thrive during the fall can be both rewarding and visually stunning. The options listed above are not only beginner-friendly but also offer unique characteristics that make them ideal for autumn decor. Whether you prefer the easygoing Pothos or the flowering Kalanchoe, there's a perfect fall houseplant waiting to add warmth and beauty to your home this season. So, roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, and let your indoor garden flourish in the cozy ambiance of fall! Happy planting!

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