Hibiscus produces beautiful flowers indoors if cared for properly.
Houseplants are excellent for the indoor gardener, allowing plants to grow year-round. Tall or large-leaved houseplants such as ficus can provide interesting focal points, while smaller varieties of houseplants such as herbs are commonly used to fill empty areas. Good indoor plants add to the ambiance of the house. Therefore, it is important to match the plant’s resources and growth requirements to its indoor environment. While there are several types of houseplants to choose from, some good indoor plants to start with include pothos, dracaena, philodendron, snake plant, spider plant, and fern. All are considered easy-to-grow plants.
Aloe vera plants are good to keep indoors.
With its white-spotted heart-shaped apple-green leaves, the pothos makes an attractive indoor plant. Closely related to the philodendron, the pothos adapts well to light and low light conditions. It also thrives with average indoor temperatures and moist, moist soil. Pothos can even be left to grow in water. Dracaena, also known as the corn plant, is also grown for its tall, attractive foliage, which resembles corn stalks, and has red edges. Dracaena is a good indoor plant for focal interests and is easy to care for.
Ferns require minimal maintenance.
The philodendron is one of the most cultivated indoor plants, with climbing varieties being quite popular. Philodendron is suitable for growing in a variety of conditions and handles occasional neglect with ease. This plant is great for adding height to hanging baskets or climbing poles. Another neglect-tolerant plant is the snake plant, or mother-in-law’s tongue. Its tough, sword-like leaves make an interesting accent to almost any home decor. The snake plant will even take root easily if a leaf breaks.
The spider plant is considered one of the easiest houseplants to grow. It is an extremely adaptable plant, growing in a wide variety of conditions. The small spiders, which hang from the mother plant, are its most attractive feature. While some might argue otherwise, growing fern plants indoors is relatively easy. With proper care, a fern will grow vigorously, providing textural interest with its feathery leaves. There are several types of ferns, so finding one that suits a variety of indoor environments shouldn’t be difficult.
There are several other good indoor plants for the house as well. However, their care may require a little more effort. Two plants worth mentioning here include the ever-popular Christmas cactus and hibiscus. The Christmas cactus is an excellent houseplant, but it requires moderate care. Given the right conditions, however, the Christmas cactus rewards indoor gardeners with attractive, brightly colored flowers. Hibiscus also produces abundant flowers when cared for properly, but it is highly sensitive and very demanding.