Hardy House Plants

From a Huffington Post Article

  • Pothos Plant: Pothos is one of the most popular houseplants out there. It does well in indoor temperatures and needs to be watered about once a week. Pothos will also look out for you, as it absorbs indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene.
  • Lucky Bamboo: While lucky bamboo is not actually bamboo, it does bear a resemblance, and lucky for you, it is one of the easiest plants to maintain indoors. It should be kept away from direct sunlight, and it enjoys moderate temperatures. Though it can grow in soil, it’s often sold with its roots immersed in water. The water should be changed out every couple of weeks.
  • Spider Plant: The Spider plant will flourish in natural light and does well with infrequent waterings. If it really needs water, it will let you know by getting a little droopy. Like Pothos, it can also clear the air of pollutants.
  • Aloe Plant: Commonly used for medicinal purposes, aloe is also a cute plant you can easily grow in your own home. It does well in a room with bright light and only needs to be watered every two to three weeks. What’s more, you can break open its plump leaves and use the gel inside to help heal burns and wounds.
  • African Violet: The African violet thrives in room temperature, and is small enough to look nice sitting on a desk or counter. Water it with room temperature water every four or five days, and avoid getting water on the leaves. It’s a little more high maintenance than some of these other plants, but for a plant that blooms violets, it’s not asking a lot.
  • Snake Plant: Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, the snake plant can survive in both higher and lower temperatures. It can also survive in high and low light. Basically, it’s indestructible.
  • Dragon Tree Plant: The dragon tree just needs some moderate light and moderate watering. Even if it wilts a little, it will come back to life once you water it.
  • Cast Iron Plant: The cast iron plant is just as durable as its name implies. It can withstand both heat and cold and enjoys dimly-lit spots.
  • Christmas Cactus: Place the Christmas cactus in a sunny spot, and one good watering a week will do the trick. Getting it to bloom is a little more difficult, but relatively simple compared to some plants.
  • Jade Plant:The jade plant is delightfully plump and delightfully low maintenance. Just give it some moderate lighting and water when the soil dries out completely.
  • ZZ Plant: The ZZ plant can live off very little water because it stores water well, and it also doesn’t need much light. Basically, it’s just asking to be left alone.