Top 10 Easy Care Houseplants

Published On: February 17th, 2020


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Easy Care Houseplants

Houseplants are enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity. Apartment and condominium living are on the rise with young people just starting out on their own and older folks downsizing. Houseplants, which have been shown to improve mood and productivity as well as improve interior air quality, are a natural addition to these living spaces.

Visit us to find a wide selection of houseplants, including knowledgeable plant experts who will provide advice and help on care and maintenance. For those just getting started with houseplants, or for those with challenging interior growing conditions, we have compiled here also a list of Easy Care Houseplants. These are plants that are especially tolerant of neglect, including low light and irregular watering.

Chinese Evergreen

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Agloanema

  • Light: Tolerant to low light. Avoid direct sun.
  • Care: Tolerant of neglect. Always looks pristine, even under less-than-ideal conditions.
  • Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate.
  • Toxicity: Mildly Toxic if Ingested. Contains calcium oxalate crystals that can cause irritation of the mouth, lips, and tongue.

Spider Plant

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Chlorophytum

  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid full sun.
  • Care: Sends out long stems with baby plants at the ends that can easily be rooted. A great choice for beginning plant lovers!
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast. Remove shoots if new plants are not desired.
  • Toxicity: Non-Toxic.

Jade

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Crassula

  • Light: Prefers bright light.
  • Care: Extremely forgiving and tolerant of neglect. Water-storing succulent foliage allows it to survive periods of drought. Avoid overwatering.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate. Trim/prune to retain compact habit. Cuttings can be rooted to create new plants. Jade plants have become cherished family heirlooms, with pieces shared within families and passed down through generations.
  • Toxicity: Toxic if ingested.

Dragon Tree

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Dracaena

  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sun.
  • Care: Very forgiving plant. Tolerant of neglect. It is normal for lower leaves to dry & drop as the plant matures.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • Toxicity: Mildly toxic. Contain saponins, which cause gastrointestinal distress.

Pothos/Devil’s Ivy

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Epipremnum

  • Light: Tolerant to low light. Variegated forms require more light.
  • Care: An easy-care houseplant! Tolerant of neglect.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast. Trim runners to keep the plant bushy and full. Cuttings can be rooted in water or vermiculite to start new plants.
  • Toxicity: Toxic if ingested. Leaves contain insoluble calcium oxalate crystals that irritate the mouth & throat.

Rubber Plant

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Ficus elastica

  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Will tolerate low light.
  • Care: Avoid overwatering. Keep leaves clean by occasionally wiping with a moist cloth.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • Toxicity: Toxic if ingested.

Wax Plant

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Hoya

  • Light: Prefer bright light.
  • Care: Prefers soil on the dry side.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate. Vining/trailing habit. Can be trained to climb.
  • Toxicity: Non-Toxic.

Heartleaf Philodendron

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Philodendron scadens

  • Light: Tolerant to low light.
  • Care: An easy-care houseplant! Tolerant of neglect.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast. Trim to maintain a compact habit. Runners can be rooted to produce new plants.
  • Toxicity: Toxic if ingested. Leaves contain insoluble calcium oxalate crystals that irritate the mouth & throat.

Snake Plant

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Sansevieria

  • Light: Tolerant to a range of light conditions.
  • Care: Thrives on neglect. Prefers dry soil. Tolerant of low light.
  • Growth Rate: Slow.
  • Toxicity: Toxic if Ingested. Contains saponins that can cause gastrointestinal upset.

ZZ Plant

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Zamioculcas

  • Light: Tolerant to low light.
  • Care: Tolerant of neglect. Water infrequently and allow the soil to dry thoroughly between waterings.
  • Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate.
  • Toxicity: Toxic if ingested. Contains calcium oxalate, which irritates the mouth, tongue, lips & throat.