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Indoor Plants

1. Pothos
Pothos plant has an air-purifying quality and can absorb, strip toxins like formaldehyde from materials in the home like carpet. It is one of the long lasting indoor plants

This plant can produce stems that trail eight feet or longer, so just cut them back when they get too long and your plant will continue to look full and healthy. It can thrive in an array of lighting conditions, but low light may diminish the leaves' variegation. Allow soil to dry somewhat between watering. Very easy to care for and easy to reproduce by cuttings as long as it is not exposed to chilling temperatures.
2. Aloe
This plant has long pointed leaves with good medicinal properties. It can grow three feet high for big impact indoors. Smaller varieties like the popular Aloe Vera, work great in small, sunny indoor spaces.

It is best to place it near a window that gets a lot of sun; with room temperatures around 70 degrees. As you might expect for a succulent, this indoor house plant prefers dry soil, so avoid frequent watering for the best result.
3. Spider Plant
These unusual-looking indoor plants add visual interest to a room, and they haven't fallen out of fashion after years of popularity in the home. Spider plants come in a number of varieties, and work well as hanging plants.

This plant grows well with evenly moist soil and bright or medium lighting conditions. If possible, use distilled or rain water. Room temperatures of 60 to 75 degrees keep them thriving. You can put your spider plant in an east, west or north windowsill any time of the year.
4. English Ivy
Due to elegance of English ivy it become the best choice for indoor plants and it gels into furniture decor. Plus, it's super easy to start a new plant for yourself or a friend by cutting a section of the stem.

English Ivy likes moist soil and cooler room temperature conditions, ranging from the mid-50s to about 70. East, west and south windows all work fine, but if direct sunlight comes in the window, use a transparent curtain to filter it. Allow the top of an English ivy's soil to dry in between watering. Trim areas of the plant with long stems and few leaves the guard against red spider mites.
5. Jade Plant
People who love the looks of a succulent and ease of care, jade plant offers thick, lush leaves and visually interesting branches. Although it grows slowly and has the potential to live from your kids' birth until their high school graduations at least! It also looks great in a pretty pot when paired with other succulent varieties.

Jade plant does not require a lot of water, so keep soil somewhat dry. It prefers bright light and ordinary room temperatures. Jades don't do well in extreme temperatures. Over exposure to both high and low temperatures will affect your plant's health. Pests that you should watch out: Aphids and mealybugs are the most common offenders. One way to remove them is to dip a cotton swab in alcohol and wipe them away, repeating this process until they are no longer visible.
6. Rubber Tree
This easy-to-grow indoor house plant will grow into an eight-foot-tall tree for a major pop of greenery in a room. If you prefer a smaller plant, just make your rubber tree into a shrub shape by pruning any long stems. The attractive shine to dark green leaves have their own charm.

When taking care of a rubber tree, the balance of light and water is crucial. The plant needs to be kept moist during growing season. Wiping the leaves with a damp cloth maybe a good idea or else too much water will turn the leaves yellow. Whereas in dormant season, watering should be done only once or twice a month. The fertilizer should be water soluble and the plant should be fertilized every three to four weeks during growth period.
7. Diffenbachia
The leaves of this pretty indoor plant can grow to a foot long, and provide a tropical-looking accent to home decor. The whole plant can grow six feet high for a cheery room focal point.

Diffenbachia thrives in normal room temperature not colder than the mid-60s. Keep the soil evenly moist, You may also place a tray under the pot with water in it to help in keeping the plants soil moist at all times. Provide medium or low lighting conditions for the best result. Dieffenbachia contains a toxic sap thus giving the name Dumb Cane. So keep this out of reach of children or animals that may try and eat the plant.
8. Peace Lily
Surely you've seen this indoor house plant in many homes, since it has such a pretty, curving white blooms and dark leaves and at the same time it's super easy to grow.

Best care you can give this plant is by a heavy watering. When the potted soil is dry, add enough water to make it damp, but not so much as to have standing water. Mist the leaves several times a week with a spray bottle. Trim any unhealthy leaves of your plant regularly.
9. Snake Plant
This plant is also sometimes known as mother-in-law's tongue! It has variegated leaves that grow upright, and some varieties leaves have yellow or white edges. It has small white flowers that bloom only rarely.

This house plant is one of the hardest to kill and would grow over 4 years or later. This indoor plant grows well in a whole range of lighting conditions. The air should be somewhat dry, as should the soil. Any normal room temperature should suit it just fine.
10. Ficus
This indoor tree has shiny leaves to add cheer to any indoor space. It's stems can be braided for a tidy topiary effect we love.

Plant the Ficus in a well-draining potting mix. Use 3 parts loam 1 part peat and 1 part sand for a well-draining mixture. Place the Ficus near a window in a room that gets bright light in the summer with more moderate light in the winter. Turn the plant occasionally so all the growth does not occur on one side. Add water until it drains from the bottom of the pot.


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