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Top 10 Easy Indoor Plants

Updated on August 2, 2015

Easy House Plants for Beginners

The key to growing indoor plants is to find the perfect plant for your home and gardening capabilities. Easy indoor plants are better for beginners and those who don't have time to commit to watering, repotting and maintaining plants. Growing the right indoor plants for both your skill and your elements will insure a healthy plant that will surely add to your decor.

Finding easy indoor plants starts with knowing the elements you have to offer your plants. If you have a low lit area then you will need indoor plants that will thrive in low light. If you are wanting to add indoor plants to areas near windows and other bright light sources you will need to find a plant that will tolerate bright light. Here you will find the top 10 easy indoor plants and the elements required to keep them beautiful.

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Easy Indoor Plants #1

Crotons are a lovely indoor plant with a wide range colors. They provide abundant color with several hues of yellow, gold, red, orange and green. Crotons will do best near a sunny window and constantly moist soil. They are easy to grow and require very little maintenance. Crotons are also a great indoor plant for beginners.

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Golden Pothos

Easy Indoor Plants #2

Golden Pothos is another easy indoor plant that is great for beginners. Golden Pothos can be grown in hanging baskets, in pot with a trellis, or kept tidy and cut back in a planter. They grow in both bright and low light and require moist soil.

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Spider Plants

Easy Indoor Plants #3

Spider Plants are unique indoor plants that are easy to grow. They produce 'baby' plants called plantlets that grow from tendrils. The Spider Plant does well as an indoor plant because they can tolerate shade and indirect or diffused light. They prefer moist soil but will tolerate drought for short periods of time.

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Easy Indoor Plants #4

Another easy to grow indoor plant is Aglaonema. It's a beautiful foliage plants that requires low to moderate light and moist soil. In addition to being an easy indoor plant, Aglaonema is also great for the office since it thrives well in low light.

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Snake Plant

Easy Indoor Plants #5

Snake Plants, also called Mother-in-Laws Tongue, are an easy indoor plant that does well in very low light. It is great for creating height in corners and adding a focal point to boring walls.

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Heart -Shaped Philodendron

Easy Indoor Plants #6

Heart-Shaped Philodendron is another vining indoor plant that is easy to grow. It does well in hanging baskets or planters that are positions up high on counters, mantels and filing cabinets so that it's long stems can hang below. It also easy to drain around trellises, window frames and any other frame with dimensions. It prefers low to moderate light and partly dry soil.

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Corn Plant

Easy Indoor Plants #7

A common, easy indoor house plant is the Corn Plant. Like most dracaenas, the Corn Plant is very easy to grow, thrives in low light and can tolerate drought. Corn Plants are easy indoor plants for those who tend to forget watering.

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Rubber Plant

Easy Indoor Plants #8

Rubber Plants are beautiful, easy to grow, indoor plant that adds height to any room. Rubber Plant can be grown as a smaller foliage plant or allowed to grow into a smaller tree and become a focal point in a corner, hall or large wall. The Rubber Plant requires moist soil and indirect late.

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Easy Indoor Plants #9

Another easy indoor plant is Peperomia. There are several varieties of Peperomia on the market available with different characteristics including color, shape and height. Peperomia's are succulent plants and grow best in moist but not soggy soil. They do well in moderate light and tolerate very low levels of light making it perfect for offices.

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Peace Lily

Easy Indoor Plants #10

Peace Lilies are very common indoor plants. They are easy to grow and require little maintenance. Their tropical foliage adds to any décor and is easy to maintain. They prefer moist soil and low to moderate light. Their flowers consist of spathes that develop on long stems that usually shoot above the foliage.

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The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants

Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants is a great book for deciding on which plants would be best for you and your home. This book includes information on hundreds of indoor plants and provides you with great information on how to take care of them.

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      3 years ago

      Murphy favorite plants to grow and are easy least. The Creeping Charlie and the Colius. Both I have grown since a teenager. They like indirect light and can be shared as they reroot in water in no time. I highly recommend both.

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      Angela Hobbs 

      5 years ago from The TARDIS

      Nice Lens, thank you for the info!

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      Laura Hofman 

      5 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I love plants both indoors and out. We have many of the houseplants you featured here...good choices and low maintenance. We also love growing indoor fruit trees, indoor palm trees, and holiday cacti. Interesting lens with good tips!

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      sharadkgupta lm 

      5 years ago

      yes i like plans very much.They are beautiful gift of nature.

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      sharadkgupta lm 

      5 years ago

      yes i like plans very much.They are beautiful gift of nature.

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      6 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      I like plants indoors but it'soicking the right ones for your home and lighting conditions and making sure they are not over watered

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      6 years ago

      Wonderful Lens. I enjoy plants and growing them especially indoors. I have recently moved and wanted to find plants that I can bring in during the winter. The reason I love your lens is every plant you talk about my mom had when I was growing up. Talking back wonderful memories.. Thank you..

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      MissMissylue LM 

      6 years ago

      Great lens I had a houseplant that was given to me by a friend and unfortunately it died. Since that time, I have been searching for plants that would be easy to maintain. Thx I'm going to try the croton.

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      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Love any and all plants....nice lens!


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