What are the Best Indoor Plants
Houseplants to Love
If you want to find a houseplant that will survive in your environment you have your work cut out for you. Different plants have different needs. Some plants are high maintenance and others very fragile. You need to read up on the plant you choose, preferrably before you buy it or it may just be a "one week wonder" before it starts shrivelling away, much to your dismay.
However, there are some plants that will survive under almost every condition. These plants are the basis of a healthy indoor garden. give them a little light and some water and they will prosper.
These are a collection of healthy and beautiful houseplants that are thriving with minimal care and which I recommend as indoor plants.
If you want a showy flower and have a fairly sunny window, this plant can't be beat for showiness. The plant shown was purchased at Canadian Tire full of buds and was dry as a bone. Since then there have been some dry spells for it since it lives outside for the summer in a pot. It has truly been worthwhile since it has bloomed non-stop all summer!
This plant will be moved indoors for the winter behind the window where it now lives for the summer. I imagine it won't do as well over the winter season but I am hoping it will resume it's wonderful blooming again next spring!
I have two types of this houseplant and both are practically indestructible. The best known one is tall with swordlike leaves, the other is short with spiky leaves that form a rosette-like base. They don't require much light and they withstand being quite dry. Let the soil in this plant go dry in between watering.
They are quite showy even though they are just foliage plants.
I had a Peace Lily for years and finally decided I was bored of it and let it go. Immediately, I regetted the move and have since acquired a new one. This plant bears simple white flowers that turn green with age. The leaves are glossy and dark and again this is another great plant to have around.
A truly easy plant to grow. all it needs it tiny rocks that usually are in the pot you buy the plant in and keep the water level topped up at all times!
How easy is that...oh yes, the obvious...give the plant a nicy sunny location and you are good to go.
Having an Aloe Vera plantaround is like having a living medicine plant around. The gel in the stem when applied to minor burns prevents blistering...though I do know of at least one person who has an allergy to the plant.
You have to have the correct lighting or I should say the right window and this plant will produce offspring that can be replanted for friends. If you are really successful, the plant can grow quite large. It needs direct sunlight for a period of time each day.
More Easy Care Household Plants...
Several more easy grow plants are: Rubber Tree (these can grow to be large plants), Christmas Cactus, Umbrella Plant and finally Fiscus (but don't move it around much and keep out of drafts)