10 Easy to Grow Houseplants - Hassle-free Houseplants

These ten houseplants are easy to grow and care for. If you are just starting out in growing houseplants or you want hassle-free houseplants, these plants are perfect for you.

  1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria spp)
  2. Houseplant, Snake plant, Sanseveria spp

    If you are looking for a plant with a tough constitution look no further, Snake Plants are such plants. These plants are slow growing, low maintenance and extremely hardy (almost indestructible). Snake Plants can withstand low light, dry air, draughts and periods of dryness. The only drawback for these plants is root-rot which is promoted by waterlogging; these plants hate sitting in soggy soil. The sword shaped leaves gives Snake Plants an architectural look which making them suitable room dividers. Snake Plants have also been found to effective in cleaning indoor air of various indoor air pollutants.

  3. Pothos - Devil's Ivy (Scindapsus sp)
  4. Houseplant, Golden Pothos

    The Pothos Group of plants are easy to grow and propagate. They are very colorful and very versatile houseplants. This coupled with their air cleaning properties make these plants excellent choice for hassle-free houseplants. If kept away from draughts, direct sunlight and with moderate watering, these Pothos plants will thrive. A Pothos Plant can be treated as a trailer in a hanging basket or as a climber on a moss-stick, a trellis or a wall.

  5. Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens)

  6. Houseplant, Areca Palm

    Most Indoor Palms are popular houseplants that are easy to care for and add an unmatched exotic feel to any room. The Areca Palm is one of the most popular of the palms due to its beauty and ease of care. Its yellowish bamboo-like canes and beautiful foliage makes it to stand out. If you are looking for a plant to grow with, go for an Areca palm; it grows slowly and may take a few years to reach the average height of 3ft.

  7. Monstera - Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
  8. Houseplant, Monstera Plant, Swiss Cheese Plant

    Monstera deliciosa commonly called Swiss Cheese Plant is another popular houseplant that is easy to grow. Its large deeply cut perforated leaves are a sight to behold. Monstera is a suitable stand alone plant for occupying large empty spaces. Though it can adapt to various light requirements adequate light is needed to produce the large leaves. In low light Monstera produces small leaves and spindly leaf-stalks.

  9. Rubber Plants (Ficus elastica)
  10. Houseplant, Rubber Plant

    Rubber Plants are easy to care and easily adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. They are stately plants and are popular stand alone plants. The large shiny leaves clearly stand out and give any room a very exotic look. Rubber Plants have been found to be good indoor air cleaners where they get rid of formaldehyde from indoor air.

  11. Heartleaf Plants (Philodendron scandens)
  12. Houseplant, Heartleaf plant

    Heartleaf Plants also called Sweetheart Plants are popular houseplants due to their ease of care. Philodendron scadens is the smallest of the Philodendron group and is also the easiest to care for due to its ability to withstand neglect and poor conditions. The Heartleaf Plant has also been found to clean indoor air by removing trichloethylene.

  13. Corn Palms (Dracaena fragrans massangeana)
  14. Houseplant, Corn Palms

    Corn Palms are easy to care for but the leaves may die if exposed to direct sunlight. Light shade is the best position but it will grow in shade. It is a popular houseplant on account of the large yellow striped leaves which will brighten up even the dullest of places. According to a study carried out by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Corn Palm was found to clean indoor air of various pollutants like toulene, xylene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloethylene.

  15. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema sp)
  16. Houseplant, Chinese Evergreen, Aglaonema

    Chinese Evergreens are regarded as some of the most tolerant and reliable of houseplants. They are easy to grow and care for. Aglaonemas adapt well to varying light levels; they will even thrive in the poorly lit spots. However they will still thrive under bright light but away from direct sunlight. These plants are also a good air cleaners and remove benzene and formaldehyde from indoor air. The beauty of Aglaonemas emanates from their colorful large spear-shaped leaves which are borne on short stems.

  17. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
  18. Houseplant, Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum wallisii

    Peace Lily is one of the popular flowering houseplants. It easy to grow and care for and does not mind being neglected for short periods of time. With its dark green and glossy leaves, it will add life to any space through out the year. Apart from its beauty, Peace Lily is also a good air cleaner. Keep Peace Lily away from direct sunlight, protect it from cold draughts and it will thrive.

  19. Spider Plants  (Chlorophytum comosum)
  20. Houseplant, Spider Plant

    Spider Plants are popular houseplants for a hanging basket. They are fast growing and easy to care for and propagate and are good air cleaners. These plants are beautiful and extremely adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. Spider Plants will grow in hot or cool rooms, in sun or shade and will withstand dry air.

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