What Are Some Easy-Care Indoor Plants?


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The spider plant, mother-in-law’s tongue plant and dragon tree plant are some easy-to-grow houseplants. The Christmas cactus and cast iron plant are other low-maintenance options.

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The spider plant is a hard-to-kill houseplant that forms “babies” that can be cut off and planted in separate pots to start new plants. Most often, spider plants grow in hanging baskets, since they can grow to lengths of two to three feet. Because the roots of the spider plant often grow large enough to fill a pot, repotting is often required.

Mother-in-law’s tongue is a long-living plant that’s easy to grow, since it’s tolerant of low light and requires minimal waterings. In fact, it is only necessary to water the plant once or twice each winter. The dragon tree plant looks like a small palm tree, often reaching heights up to 10 feet that grows best in full sun and when allowed to dry out between waterings.

The Christmas tree cactus does its best when ignored. The plant can thrive in low-light conditions but flowers more often when placed in full sun. The cast iron plant grows in all varieties of conditions, even deep shade. It produces sword-liked pointed leaves that are up to two feet in length.

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