Houseplants provide many benefits, including stress relief and improved air quality. National Indoor Plant Week (September 16-20) is a great time to see how much they can do for you.
If you’re new to houseplants, you might want to try some of these adaptable and easy-care varieties:
Dracaena species: Upright plants with long grassy leaves topping cane-like stems. Many varieties, some eventually becoming small trees. Includes Dragon Tree, Janet Craig, Song of India, and other types.
Fiddle Leaf Fig: Upright plant with very large bold leaves. May grow to become a small tree over time.
Snake Plant: Moderate sized upright plants with thick strappy leaves are pale green with darker horizontal bands. Some varieties may have yellow edges; others are cylindrical rather than flat blades.
ZZ Plant: Medium sized plants with an upright vase shape. Dark glossy leaves on green succulent stems, with a dense and attractive appearance.
Spider Plant: Quick growing hanging plant. Grassy clump of leaves send trailing runners that sport miniature plantlets. May be all green or may have white or cream stripes.
Pothos: Larger hanging plant. Heart-shaped leaves can be all green, or variously marked in white, cream or yellow.
Check out more houseplant categories on our House Plants page, HERE.