Easy-Growing Indoor Plants

Keeping indoor houseplants is a great way to brighten up your home--even though it can be difficult to remember to take of the plants. Fortunately, there are a number of plants that grow well indoors with a little care and maintenance.

Peace Lily

The peace lily, or Spathiphyllum is an excellent plant for low-light areas. Peace lilies can thrive with nothing but fluorescent light. This durable plant produces vibrant, glossy green leaves and bright white blooms.Peace lilies also clean the air, removing indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzine and carbon monoxide. Peace lilies only need to be watered about once a week, and will start to droop when they get thirsty. Water your lily before it droops too severely, or you may damage the roots.

ZZ Plant

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia, or ZZ plant is another tough indoor grower. ZZ uses little water and does well with diffuse indoor light, although it prefers medium light. It has succulent rhizomes that store water and thick, glossy green leaves. A slow grower, this plant will survive on virtually no water, making it ideal for the neglectful plant owner.

Cast Iron Plant

Cast iron plant or Aspidistra elatior is named for its extremely tough constitution. According to Union County College it can survive in "low light conditions coupled with extremes of temperatures and irregular watering." It has long, green leaves that grow right to the soil where they meet stems, hidden below the soil surface. Like other tough indoor plants, it is a slow grower.

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