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10 Happy Plants so easy to care for.

Pothos Plants (Epipremnum Aureum)

Gorgeous Golden Pothos plant on table

A pothos plant is a great choice for almost any space. They’re beautiful and oh so easy to care for.

It’s almost impossible to kill. The perfect plant for a BLACK THUMB!!

Pothos have an elegant look and can be grown in potting soil or in water. There are many varieties of pothos plants. Below are only a few of the varieties available.

  • The most common variety is the Golden Pothos plant. The leaves are a brilliant green with a slightly variegated golden hue.
  • The Jade Pothos plant has solid green leaves.
  • The Marble Queen Pothos is my favorite. I love the green leaves variegated with white.
  • There’s the Neon Pothos plant. It has solid neon green leaves.

Golden Pothos house plant

Golden Pothos

Jade Pothos plant

Jade Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos plant for office

Marble Queen Pothos

Neon Green pothos hanging plant

Neon Pothos

Light: Pothos will grow in a variety of light conditions. They tolerate low light areas very well and enjoy bright indirect light too. Pothos shouldn’t be placed in direct sunlight.

Water: If you happen to neglect the pothos plant – don’t worry. Pothos are happier when their soil dries out between watering. Only water when the top inch of soil has dried out.

Poisonous: Toxic to cats and dogs.

Zebra Plants (Haworthia Fasciata)

Zebra Plants (Haworthia Fasciata)

Perfect on a window sill where it can soak up the morning sun a few hours each day.

Zebra Plants are beautiful plants. You’ve probably seen these plants in a succulent garden. These succulents have dark green thick leaves with white stripes. They make a great indoor plant. Not difficult to grow – at all. Zebra plants will tolerate different light conditions but will grow best with about four hours of the morning sun. Too much sun will cause the Zebra plants to turn a deep red color – showing it’s stressed. Best to avoid direct sunlight and too much shade.

They’re small in size, very slow-growing, and are native to South Africa. The thick leaves of the Zebra plant can hold water. So if you neglect to water this plant – not a problem. They’re very forgiving.

Like most plants – the Haworthia Fasciata Zebra Plant needs proper drainage. When choosing a container choose one with at least one drainage hole in the bottom. This allows the excess water to drain.

Light: Likes indirect sunlight. Tolerates low light which makes it easy to grow. Avoid direct sun as the sun can burn the plant.

Water: The Zebra Plant likes dry soil. When watering the Zebra Plant avoid getting water in the rosette of the Plant. Getting water in the rosette can cause the plant to rot in cooler temperatures. Water your succulent then let the soil dry out before watering again. Over-watering will cause your Zebra Plant to rot.

Poisonous: Non-toxic

Heart-Shaped Philodendron (Philodendron bipennifolium)

Very easy to grow. Requires little attention and grows pretty heart-shaped leaves.

Heart-Shapen Philodendron plants are very popular as they are one of the easiest plants to grow. This plant is also known as a Sweetheart plant. The Sweetheart plant is a climber and will grow stems four feet or longer. It makes a great hanging plant or let the long stems drape down a table or bookcase.

The Philodendron plant can get thin though. It may look a little lanky if you don’t prune it. If you don’t want a long lanky look prune the leaves back as needed for a much fuller look. Prune where the leaf is attached to the stem. Pruning promotes new growth.

Light: Much like a pothos plant, the Heart-Shaped Philodendron will grow in a variety of light conditions but should avoid direct sunlight. They’ll flourish in medium indirect light.

Water: Don’t over-water. Only water when the top inch of soil has dried out.

Poisonous: Toxic to cats and dogs.

Marginata (Dracaena Marginata)

The Dracaena Marginata has long narrow sword-like green leaves. The leaves are edged in a dark red color.

The Marginata, also known as a Dragon Tree, a Dragon Plant, or a Madagascar Dragon Tree is often seen indoors in homes or offices. The Dracaena Marginata should be planted in well-draining soil.

Light: The Marginata does well in a variety of light conditions. Low light to high light – even Sunlight. The Marginata will grow best in high indirect light. Plants placed in lower light conditions grow slower and need less water.

Remember to turn your plant a third of a circle each time you water. Plants grow toward the light. Turning your plant will help it stay balanced.

Water: Only water when the top two inches of soil has dried out. With drought-tolerant plants, it’s easy to over-water. Be careful not to over-water.

Poisonous: Toxic to cats and dogs.

Cast Iron Plants (Aspidistra Elatior)

The Cast Iron Plant is a hearty plant with a very elegant look.

Common names for an Aspidistra are Cast Iron Plant, Bar Room Plant, and an Iron Plant. The Cast Iron plant thrives in temperatures from 60 F to 80 F. Doesn’t like extreme cold.

Light: Low to bright indirect light, but doesn’t tolerate direct sun. Grows well in low light conditions indoors.

Water: Water occasionally.

Poisonous: Non-toxic to cats and dogs

Janet Craig (Dracaena Deremensis)

The Dracaena Janet Craig is a popular plant. It’s beautiful and not hard to grow. It’s a green plant with long upright leaves similar to the Dracaena Mass Cane. You’ll see these plants as floor plants in homes and office settings.

There are many benefits to having plants in your home or office. Benefits range from improving the air quality, improving the focus in an office or school setting, and reducing stress.

Light: It grows well in low light areas and enjoys bright indirect light too. Avoid direct sunlight or the leaves will burn.

Water: Don’t water the Janet Craig plant too often. Allow 50% to 75% of the potting soil to dry out before watering.

Depending on the size of the plant and container, water no more than every 7 to 10 days. If your plant is in lower light it will grow slower and need less water. Over-watering will cause the Janet Craig plant to die.

Poisonous: Toxic to cats and dogs.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

The ZZ plant has wide dark green waxy leaves.  It’s a gorgeous plant.  ZZ plant care starts with a lack of care. It’s an ideal plant for a window-less office or a bathroom where it receives only small amounts of fluorescent light. If you have a black thumb – this is the indoor plant for you. Want to add a pop of color to a dark corner? Add a ZZ Plant in a decorative container.

Light: ZZ Plants love moderate to brighter levels of indirect light.  It grows well in lower levels of light also. 

Water:  In fact, ZZ plants will do better if you leave them alone.  Much like cacti, they need less rather than more water.  Water this plant only when the plant dries out.

The rare way you can kill this plant is to overwater it.   Overwatering will cause the ZZ plant to turn yellow.

Poisonous:   Toxic to cats and dogs.

Sansevieria (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

Sansevieria plants can withstand virtually any condition – except over-watering. The Sansevieria Plant is beautiful with sword-like long leaves. It’s a succulent plant and stores water in its long leaves. Common names for Sansevieria plants are Snake Plant, St. George’s Sword, and Mother-in-Law’s Tongue.   If you’re thinking of adding a new plant to your space the Snake Plant may be the plant for you. The Snake Plant prefers warm conditions.  A temperature range between 70 F and 90 F is best. It’ll thrive in warm weather. The soil you use for the Snake Plant is important also. As the plant is succulent the plant should be potted in soil for cactus and succulents.  Look for fast-draining soil. 

Light:  Will grow in a variety of light conditions. They tolerate low light areas very well and enjoy bright indirect light too. Low light to full sun.

Water:  Let the soil dry between watering.  During winter, reduce watering to monthly, or water when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil has dried out.  Be careful not to over-water.

Poisonous:   Toxic to cats and dogs.

Mass Cane (Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana)

Common names for this beautiful plant are Mass Cane and Corn Plant.  The Mass Cane is a tropical houseplant and a great accent piece in a home or office.  At maturity, the plant reaches about 6′ tall.  The leaves form a lovely canopy on top of the canes and resemble leaves on a field corn stalk.  The Mass Cane doesn’t like extreme cold.

Light:  The Mass Cane will grow in a variety of indoor light conditions.  It’s very tolerant of low light and thrives in bright indirect light.  The Mass Cane doesn’t tolerate direct sunlight.

Water:   In low light conditions water this plant every two to three weeks.  Over-watering will cause root rot.

Poisonous:   Toxic to cats and dogs.

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

The Chinese Evergreen doesn’t like extreme cold.  Cool temperatures will cause the plant to drop leaves.

Light:  The Chinese Evergreen tolerates low light well but thrives in bright indirect light.  Natural light isn’t needed to thrive — it does super in offices with fluorescent lighting.  Direct sunlight should be avoided.

Water:   Don’t over-water this plant.  Watering a small amount once a week is sufficient.

Poisonous:   Toxic to cats and dogs.

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