6 Hardy Indoor Plants for Your Home

March 2011  | 

1.  Pothos:  Not only is this an attractive leafy plant, it’s a hardy plant that requires little care. For best results, keep in a medium indirect light and it only needs water when the soil feels dry to the touch.  Make sure to keep this plant away from kids and pets, as their leaves will not sit well with their stomachs.

2.  Spider Plant:  These long, narrow leaves may look thin, but this spider plant can tolerate neglect and can thrive in a wide range of conditions.  The spider plant is a perfect plant for beginners and have also been known to reduce indoor air pollution.

3.  ZZ Plant:  Also known as a Zanzibar Gem, this tropical perennial plant has smooth, shiny dark green leaves as well as a rhizome that stores water (in case you forget).  The ZZ plant also has small
yellow flowers, but be careful – this plant is poisonous if ingested!

4.  Peace Lily:  These gorgeous lilies can clean your air of many environmental contaminants and pollutants.  They thrive in the shade and don’t need excessive watering.  Talk about clean and simple.

5.  Chinese Evergreen:  This perennial plant, native to southeastern Asia, can tolerate a wide range of light, as well as neglect, and are relatively resistant to pests.

6.  Christmas Cactus: These catci are triggered into flowering when subjected to cooler temperatures, and prefer bright indirect light and moist soil.

Source: “Pothos, Spider Plant, ZZ Plant, Peace Lily, Chinese Evergreen, Christmas Catcus.” Wikipedia. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. <http://www.wikipedia.org/>.