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Best plants to grow for aspiring plantitos and plantitas in the Philippines

Best plants to grow for aspiring plantitos and plantitas in the Philippines

Best plants for beginners

Many people I know are into plants nowadays—even my own boyfriend. It is undeniable that they can relieve stress and can make a place brighten up. Plants can improve the mood of a person.

That’s why I compiled a list of the best plants to grow for aspiring plantitos and plantitas.


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Bromeliads are one of the best tropical plants to grow at home. They are extremely adaptable, tolerating a variety of home environments. These beautiful and brightly colored plants can thrive and flower for years to come if you treat them well.


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A Rhapis can be used in groups to create a massing of plants as background or to make areas look more uniform. Also, you can trim the lower part so that only the top part is lush. Grow under partial shade or full sunlight.


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Santan or Ixora coccinea is a flowering shrub native to tropical countries like the Philippines. It doesn’t require much care at all, too—just grow under full sunlight and trim to control growth.


Kalachuchi is mainly grown in the Philippines as an ornamental plant. It can be described as small, growing up to 5 meters high, with a crooked trunk. Furthermore, it is smooth and has shining stems, succulent, with abundant sticky, milky latex.

Peanut Plant

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The Peanut plant can be used as a fast-growing ground cover or “rug” in unused areas. This is if you want it to look nice and uniform. It is in favor of sunlight so try to grow it in open spaces.

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