The 6 Best Potted Plants to Grow Indoors

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Plants are lovely to look at, and they do a lot to clean our air. But you don’t need to grow them outdoors to be able to enjoy them year-round. In fact, many indoor plants are easy to maintain and do well in low light. Here are six of the best potted plants to grow indoors, along with tips on how to care for them.

Spider plant
Not exactly known for your green thumb? One of the great things about spider plants is that they thrive with little maintenance. Their small size makes them great to place in kitchens and bathrooms, and they’re also safe for pets. Spider plants must be fertilized every two weeks during spring and summer. They need bright to moderate light, but avoid putting them in direct sun.

Snake plant
Snake plants add a unique look to décor with their upright, strap-like leaves. Caring for them is relatively easy: Water them at their base, and if they’re in a window, rotate them a quarter turn every week. They can tolerate low water and light environments, though they prefer bright, indirect light. Snake plants can even survive in fluorescent lighting.

Rubber tree
A relative of the ficus, these trees are generally disease-free – making them a good option for families with pets or children. They can grow up to 10 feet tall, so keep an eye on them. Rubber trees do well in bright, indirect to low light, and they need to be kept moist with a mister. They’re sensitive to temperature changes, doing best in temperatures between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus
Also known as a Thanksgiving or holiday cactus, this particular cactus’ fronds do not have stickers, so they’re safe for children and pets. Unlike other plants, they bloom from November through January – a great way to bring color to your home in the winter months. The Christmas cactus does well in low light, but will produce more blooms if exposed to brighter light. They prefer slightly moist soil, so be sure to water them weekly.

African violet
As its name suggests, these tropical plants are native to Africa. African violets require a little more maintenance, but their beautiful blooms are worth the effort. They prefer moderate to bright indirect light and soil that is moist to dry. It’s important to allow the soil around the roots to dry out between waterings to encourage blooming. Try not to get water on the leaves, as this can cause spotting damage. 

Lucky bamboo
Not only is this bamboo an ideal plant for darker areas needing greenery, it can also add a major sense of feng shui and Zen to your home. These natural air-purifiers thrive in dim, indirect sunlight. They’re typically sold as houseplants in water, not soil, so be sure to change their water every two to four weeks.

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