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6 Easy Houseplants to Grow

I used to mainly grow indoor plants.  Most of my time, now, is spent with my perennials and vegetable garden, but I still have a love for houseplants that can be grown indoors.

They bring nature into your home and can be used to decorate, and even clean the air in your home.

These easy houseplants are a few of my favorites.

These six easy to grow houseplants are perfect for those who don't have a green thumb.

I’m not as good growing them as I used to be because I am just too busy and I tend to forget small details like watering!  But the fall and winter seasons are the perfect time for me to concentrate on what to grow inside. The weather is too cold to grow things outside but we still want some greenery to admire.

There are lots of plants that can be grown indoors.  Flowering houseplants can be a challenge and will need the right light conditions, but many houseplants are grown more for their foliage.

Easy Houseplants to Grow Even if you don’t have a Green Thumb.

Here is a group of easy to grow houseplants that even the brownest of thumbs can manage.  (With one exception:  The Zebra plant is a challenge for some climates, but it is worth trying if you live in temperate zones where they are easy to grow.)

I’ve written a “how to ” article on each of them.  Just click on the photos or links below the pictures and you’ll go to the original article for growing tips.Schefflera - Dwarf Umbrella Plant

Schefflera capella arboricola

This tropical plant is commonly known as a dwarf umbrella.  It is easy to grow and can reach quite a good size, even indoors.

See my tips for growing a variegated dwarf umbrella plant in a container.

Dracaena Fragrans - Corn Plant

Corn Plant. It is easy to see why Dracaena Fragrans gets the common name corn plant.  It looks very similar to fresh garden corn plants.  

See tips for growing Dracaena fragrans.

Gold Dust Dracena

Gold Dust Dracena. The yellow spotted leaves of Dracena Surculosa gives the plant its common name gold dust dracena. The plant is easy to grow and has outstanding foliage.

Find out how to grow Gold Dust Dracena.

Zebra plant

Aphelandra Squarrosa is commonly known as a zebra plant. It’s easy to see why, just looking at the brightly striped leaves.

 The plant is easy to grow, but a bit more of a challenge to get it to flower. See my tips for growing zebra plant here.

Syngonium - Also known as "Arrowhead Plant."

Syngonium. The arrowhead shape of the leaves of syngonium give the plant its common name. Syngonium podophyllum is also called Exotic Allusion.

It is an easy to grow plant with a lovely variegated leaf color. See growing tips for syngonium here.

Dieffenbachia - also known as "dumbcane."


Dieffenbachia is also known as the “dumb cane plant.” This is because all leaves of the plant are known to be poisonous, particularly to small children and pets.

It is a very common office plant. For best results, bright sunlight will keep its lovely leaf color.  

Check out this article for information on Dieffenbachia poisoning.

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What are some  of your favorite easy houseplants to grow? Do you have luck with indoor plants? Do you forget to water like I do, or are your plants in great condition? Please leave your comments below.

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Wednesday 14th of August 2013

Thanks so much for doing research on these plants. I have acquired them through funeral dish gardens over the past few years from various passing's --and inherited my dad's green-thumb -- with your article I will be able to take better care of them. Never knew before as the florist don't give you the care instructions but they all seem very healthy and growing without too many problems. Thanks again for posting a great post and for My Honey's Place for re-posting your page/post to hers.


Wednesday 14th of August 2013

Hi Sandy. I am glad you found my article helpful.


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