So many plants. So many names. Let’s get a run down of some popular (& easy) indoor houseplants for you to have in your home!
The Rubber plant also known as Ficus Elastica is a very popular houseplant. It’s an easy plant to care for and can grow up to 10 ft. tall. The key to a good rubber plant is good light (a brightly lit spot without direct sunlight) and to not over-water it. The rubber plant is however toxic to cats and dogs so if you want to keep your little loves alive this plant probably isn’t something you want to put on your living room floor.
There are several varieties of the Calathea plant but they all look pretty much the same and have the same care requirements. It’s not the easiest plant to take care of but not super-duper hard either, and the hard work will pay off in the end with vibrant colorful leaves. The trickiest part is giving it enough water. This plant demands to be moist at all times, but not “wet” or sitting in water. Which means regular small amounts of water during the growing seasons as soon as the surface starts to dry up.
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is my favorite! It’s a little harder to care for than the rubber plant but it is in no way impossible. The good news is that it is a though plant that adapts easily to conditions so most growers will be fine. It needs a brightly lit spot (not direct sunlight) and a temperature between 60-75ºF to thrive. The worst thing you can do is over-water it!
The Split Leafed Philodendron (cheese plant) is known for its tropical oversized leaves with what appears to be cuts within them. It is known to be a low maintenance houseplant that grows rapidly and often has leaves that are up to 3 ft. long and 2 ft. wide. This is the perfect big, tropical, low maintenance plant! Be aware tho, all Philodendron plants are very poisonous and should be kept away from children and pets.
What’s your favorite indoor houseplant? Let me know!!