To put it simply, the best indoor plants are shade loving plants, ferns are one of the best examples. However some are easier than others, and yes you can also buy a range of climbing indoor plants.
Some succulents are also an excellent choice as house plants.
Twelve of the Best (Easy) Indoor Plants
This is going to depend on your own preferences however over the years a few have proved themselves as winners. Most of these grow well in low light, and that is part of what makes them easier to grow than others.
- Birds Nest Ferns, these are easiest of all of the ferns for indoor plants. They thrive in low light and can be left without water for 2 – 3 weeks with no real problems.
- Haworthia, species such as H. cooperi and H.truncata are easy to grow indoors, they low low light and again do not require frequent watering.
They like the filtered light provided indoors and flower as well.
Again they grow well in filtered light and these require little care.
- Raphis Palms
These slow growing palm trees are widely used in shopping centres and offices.
- The ZZ plant
Zamioculcas zamiifolia, also known as Zanzibar Gem. It is as tough as old boots and will survive while you are on your holidays.
- Orchids and African Violets
These do take a little care, however the wonderful flowers make them real treasures. Orchids are great indoor plants, if you are really interested perhaps and Orchidarium is a good idea.
- Aspidistra elatior
The ‘Cast Iron Plant is Aspidistra elatior’, it is just so tough it deserves its name, it will almost grow in the dark with no water, easy as an indoor plant.
- Sansevieria trifasciata
Another tough indoor plant, one of the best.
- Increasingly popular is the Ficus lyrata or ‘Fiddle Leaf Fig’, a strong bold statement with large textured foliage
Given the right conditions Hippeastrum can be a spectacular indoor plant when in flower.
- Other Ferns
Maidehair ferns (Adiantum species) are a favourite, however many ferns including Tree Ferns and Elkhorns will grow well indoors.
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