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Grow by Leaps and Bounds: Easy Indoor Plants that Thrive

GROW BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS EASY INDOOR PLANTS THAT THRIVE EASY-CARE PLANTS POTHOS Epipremnum aureum More light will lead to color variation in leaves Poisonous if consumed, not for homes with pets or children Low to bright light, 60-75°F 8-feet-long trailing plants Keep soil moderately dry SPIDER PLANT Chlorophytum comosum Medium to bright light, 60-75°F Up to 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide Start a new plant by trimming off arching stem ends (called plantlets) to root in wate or Keep soil evenly moist potting soil Available in many different varieties ENGLISH IVY Hedera helix A quick rinse of the ivy will help prevent spider mites from Medium to bright light, 55-70°F attacking Start new plants from trimmings Keep soil evenly moist Climbs or trails up to 6+ feet RUBBER TREE Ficus elastica Medium to Sap may cause skin irritation bright light, 60-80°F of Can be kept short with regular pruning Soil surface should dry between watering Up to 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide DUMB CANE Dieffenbachia Low to medium light, 60-80°F Great for decks and patios Up to 6 feet tall Keep soil evenly moist and 3 feet wide FIDDLELEAF FIG Ficus lyrata Can be kept short with Medium to bright light, 65-75°F regular pruning Up to 15 feet tall and 5 feet wide Soil surface should dry between watering HEART-LEAF PHILODENDRON Philodendron hederaceum oxycardium Low to bright light, 60-80°F Poisonous if consumed, not for homes with Soil surface should dry between watering pets or children Often have stems trailing over tables or bookshelves Climbs or trails up to 8+ feet SNAKE PLANT Sansevieria trifasciata Low to bright light, 60-85°F Up to 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide Easy plant to maintain Soil surface should dry between watering Tolerates neglect very well JADE PLANT Crassula ovata Bright light, 65-75°F Grows slowly and can survive for decades Up to 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide Winter, 55°F Combines well with cacti and Keep soil moderately dry other succulents CAST-IRON PLANT Aspidistra elatior Low light, 45-85°F Can withstand: Neglect Low light Some have Low humidity white or yellow patches or spots on leaves Variety of temperatures Up to 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide Keep soil evenly moist during active growth, barely moist in fall and winter PEACE LILY Spathiphyllum wallisii Blooms Low light, 65-80°F consistently Up to 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide Easy plant to maintain Soil surface should dry between watering PONYTAIL PALM Beaucarnea recurvata Bright light, 65-75°F Up to 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide Winter, 50-55°F Start a new plant by trimming off arching stem ends (called plantlets) to root in water or Soil surface should dry between watering potting soil Whether or not you have a green thumb, houseplants freshen air, liven up a room, and ultimately thrive in every home. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: FIX .com bhg.com hgtvgardens.com

Grow by Leaps and Bounds: Easy Indoor Plants that Thrive

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Indoor plants are making a huge comeback, for their air-cleaning and emotional benefits. However, some people don’t know what to choose, and end up believing they are cursed with a black thumb. Than...

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