1. Pothos

pothosWhy? This indoor plant absorbs and strips toxins like formaldehyde from materials in the home such as carpet.

How? Pothos can produce long stems, so cut them when they get too long. It can thrive in a variety of different temperatures and lighting conditions. However, low light can decrease the leaves’ variegation. Allow soil to dry between each watering.


2. Aloe

can-aloe-vera-be-grown-indoorsWhy?  Aloe’s medicinal properties are well known. The plant can grow three feet high for large indoor spaces. The popular aloe vera works great in small, sunny indoor spaces.

How? Aloe likes room temperatures around 70 degrees and plenty of sunlight. They prefers dry soil, so for the best result, water sparingly.




3. Spider Plant

spider plantWhy? These interesting-looking plants give your room character and they never got out of style. Spider plants are also known to be popular hanging plants as well.

How? Spider plants require evenly moist soil and bright or medium lighting conditions in temperatures between 60 to 75 degrees.


4. Jade Plant

jade-plants1-400x533Why? Jade plants are succulents that are easily paired with plants of their type. They also have a long lifespan.

How? Jade plants like their soil somewhat dry and do not require much water. They prefer bright light and average room temperatures.






5. Rubber Tree

rubber treeWhy? This tree is not only easy-to-grow, but also is generous in its size. Prune any long stems into a shrub shape if your prefer a smaller plant.

How? Let the surface of soil to dry out in between waterings. It thrives best in lighting conditions from medium to bright, and a range of room temperatures from about 60 and 80 degrees.






6. Diffenbachia

Diffenbachia1Why? The leaves of Diffenbachia can grow to be a foot long and give a tropical-looking accent to home decor. Because of its considerable size, it can provide an interesting focal point to a room.

How? Normal room temperatures for Diffenbachia are sufficient. Evenly moist soil and medium to low lighting conditions for the best result.






7. Peace Lily

Peace-Lily-6Why? This attractive plant blooms white with vastly dark leaves and is easy to grow.

How? This house plant is great for rooms with few windows because low humidity and low light are preferred. Rooms should be at a standard temperature to about 85 degrees and it prefers moist soil throughout the pot.






8. Snake Plant

Snake_plantWhy? Snake Plants have variegated leaves that grow upwards. Some of its leaves have yellow or white edges and small white flowers bloom sparingly.

How? This plant grows well in a variety of lighting conditions and at average room temperatures. The air and soil should be somewhat dry.






9. Ficus

ficus1Why you want it: This indoor tree has shiny leaves and its stems can be braided for a sleek look.

How to care for it: This tree likes bright filtered light. There are 800 types but most varieties require several days of dry soil in between thorough watering. Room temperatures should be between 65 to 75 degrees.






10. Shamrock Plant

shamrockWhy you want it: This cheery indoor house plant has bright green leaves that look like shamrocks in addition to white flowers on tall stems.

How to care for it: This house plant needs bright but indirect or filtered light. Water thoroughly about once per week but allow the soil to dry for a time in between.