Rubber tree. This house plant can grow to be eight feet tall! It's shiny, dark green leaves add nice color to any room. Because of its size, it can stand alone in a corner or at an entryway. Trying to declutter without sacrificing decor? The rubber tree may be your answer. They thrive in room temperature, with moderate to bright light, and soil that's allowed to dry between waterings.
Diffenbachia. This plant can grow six feet high, so it can also serve as a room's focal point. It's tropical appearance is great for vacation homes or homes with beachy, coastal themes. Low-medium lighting and evenly moist soil is best. The Areca Palm is also great for a tropical feel. While it can reach seven feet, it can stay smaller if contained in a smaller pot. Use indirect light and somewhat dry soil.
Snake Plant. Snake plants are extremely easy to care for, as they do not require specific lighting or temperatures to survive. The air and soil should be somewhat dry, however. These plants are smaller and may look nice potted in a row--some have yellow or white edges to add variety.
Heart-Leaf Philodendron. This plant trails, meaning its heart-shaped dark green leaves are meant to stem down from mantles and bookshelves. It does well in room temperate with indirect light and soil that dries between waterings. English ivy also trails down furniture. It's a smaller, elegant plant that responds best to moist soil and cooler room temperatures (to about 70 degrees).
Shamrock Plant. If you're looking for an easy, indoor, flowing plant, look into the shamrock plant. It has bright green leaves resembling shamrocks and feature white flowers on tall stems. Water this plant thoroughly once a week, and keep in bright (but indirect or filtered) light.
Orchid. Orchids come in a variety of colors and designs, bringing elegance and class into any room. It's a clean cut plant that looks great anywhere and everywhere. Orchids come in different sizes and can be placed in flower pots. Because they don't need constant attention, they often survive trips and even extended vacations. Watch the video below for a brief tutorial on orchid care:
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