Looking for an easy-to-grow houseplant? Check out ZZ plant -- it's truly one of the toughest around, making it a perfect choice to add to your home or office. Whether you're able to give it steady care, travel a lot, or just get distracted by all the stresses of daily life, ZZ plant survives it all. Plus, it looks good: The plant features shiny, dark green leaves that look waxy (some people even think they're plastic).
Anthuriums are cheery, exotic flowering houseplants that offer glossy, green heart-shaped leaves topped by heart-shaped pink, red, or white long-lasting blooms. Happily, anthuriums bloom almost all year long if they get enough light, fertilizer, and moisture.
Bromeliads are bold, stylish houseplants that work especially well in contemporary, modern, and tropical decor styles. Bromeliads have colorful, long-lasting blooms (which last for weeks) that contrast beautifully against the strappy green leaves. You'll typically see them flower in shades of pink, red, orange, and yellow.
Rex begonia offers colorful foliage and is one of the most interesting indoor plants around. Despite its exotic looks, Rex begonia is actually easy to grow. Because it's a relatively short houseplant, Rex begonia is perfect for desks and tabletops where is wildly colorful, variegated foliage makes it a perfect contrast against other houseplants.
Dress up your Rex begonia by growing it in a container that complements colors in the foliage. Depending on the variety, that may mean purple, pink, red, silver, or black.
A perfect houseplant for beginners, pothos is one of the easiest you can grow -- and one of the most popular. This hardy indoor plant features dark green leaves splashed and marbled in shades of yellow, cream, or white. Pothos is wonderfully versatile in the home: You can grow it in hanging baskets to trail down, let it climb a totem or trellis, or grow horizontally along a tabletop or mantle.
Aloes are good indoor plants if you're busy and have a bright spot in your home. These houseplants have a bold texture that works particularly well with modern and contemporary decorating schemes, but they also fit in well if your tastes run more Mediterranean, eclectic, or exotic. Often grown for the soothing gel in its leaves, aloe vera grows has gray-green toothed leaves and thrives in a bright place indoors or out. It's a perennial outdoors in Zone 10.
If you're looking for an exotic indoor plant that's very easy to grow, take a look at wax plant. This unique houseplant is a vine (but don't worry; it's not a fast-growing one!) that has thick, waxy leaves and clusters of star-shaped waxy flowers. It's among the most tolerant of all houseplants.
Philodendron is a classic, and practically no-fail houseplant because it's so easy to grow. Happily, this makes it a pretty common indoor plant to find at your local garden center. The philodendron family is a pretty big one, too -- so you can find a variety of plants that grow in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Dracaenas are a group of houseplants you just can't go wrong with. Why? They're among the easiest and most common indoor plants around. Young plants are small and bushy, making them perfect residents of desks and tabletops. Older dracaenas develop woody stems and can become tree like. In fact, after years and years, many healthy dracaenas can reach 5 or 6 feet tall. They're ideal for adding a bold splash of texture to your indoor decor.
Corn plant, also sometimes called mass cane, is exceptionally easy to grow, making it one of the best houseplants for beginners. Corn plant bears a thick woody trunk topped by clusters of strappy dark green leaves highlighted by a lime-green stripe down the center. Corn plant's attractive appearance makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of decor styles, from country and rustic to modern and contemporary.
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema), is one of the best plants for beginners (or folks too busy to keep most houseplants alive). This sturdy plant is wonderfully easy to grow; it tolerates just about every indoor condition. While it's one of the toughest plants, it's also beautiful. Most varieties have rich green leaves attractively patterned with silver. It also has cute, calla-lily-like blooms in spots where it gets enough light.
Peperomia is a delightful, easy-to-grow houseplant that's been around for years and it's still popular. Part of the reason for peperomia's popularity is that it's such an easy indoor plant. Plus, it's one of the better small houseplants, so you don't need a lot of room to grow it!
A charming living Christmas tree you can grow all year long, Norfolk Island pine is a slow-growing houseplant that offers shiny, dark green needles and an attractive, architectural branching pattern. Grow Norfolk Island pine in a medium to bright spot in your home. The less less light it gets, the slower it will grow. But avoid very low-light situations. If it doesn't get enough light (natural or artificial), your Norfolk Island pine will be weak, spindly, and unattractive.
Generations of gardeners have called it a favorite because of how adaptable it is to a wide range of growing conditions. Most snake plant varieties have stiff, upright, sword-like leaves that may be banded or edged in gray, silver, or gold. Snake plant's architectural nature makes it a natural choice for modern and contemporary interior designs.
Ficus -- also called figs -- are among the most popular indoor plants, and for good reason. These are easy to grow houseplants and offer a lot of variety, from low groundcover types to tall trees. Ficus also offer a variety of textures, so there's one for practically everyone's personal style.
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Ferns are among the most beautiful houseplants. With lacy fronds and a classic texture, they work well in just about any interior design scheme, from country casual to formal. There's a wider variety of ferns available than most folks realize, so there's abundant opportunity to decorate with these houseplants.