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The following are some of our favorite easy-care houseplants that even a novice gardener can grow.

Sansevieria (Snake Plant)

Sansevieria - Snake Plant

As one of the most popular and hardy houseplants, the Sansevieria (Snake Plant) is an easy to grow and care for houseplant. Almost indestructible, they thrive in bright light or very dark spots in your house. The Snake Plant's sword-like leaves vary in color and size, ranging from 6" to 8' tall with variegated green banding and yellow borders.

COMMON NAMESnake Plant
BOTANICAL NAMESansevieria
MATURE SIZE6" to over 8' tall.
LIGHTBright indirect to Shade.
SOILWell-drained potting mix.
WATERWater sparingly. Too much water can cause the plant to rot.
FERTILIZERFeed with a 1/2 strength succulent fertilizer during the growing season.
TOXICITYToxic to cats and dogs.

Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum - Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) is a popular, easy-to-care for houseplant with large glossy leaves and long flowering stems that produce beautiful white flowers. The Peace Lily thrives in bright filtered light but will also grow in low light to shade. It prefers a well-draining soil and average house temperatures.

COMMON NAMEPeace Lily
BOTANICAL NAMESpathiphyllum
MATURE SIZE1' to 3' tall
LIGHTFiltered light. No direct sunlight.
SOILWell-drained, organic potting mix.
WATERPrefers being underwatered. Water when it's dry  1" below the soil surface.
FERTILIZERFeed using a slow-release fertilizer in the summer.
TOXICITYToxic to cats, dogs and humans.

Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)

Aglaonema - Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema is an incredibly tough and easy to care for houseplant. It thrives in medium to low light conditions or filtered sunlight. Varieties include rich green leaves tinged with silver, white pink and red. If you're a beginner, this plant is for you.

COMMON NAMEChinese Evergreen
BOTANICAL NAMEAglaonema
MATURE SIZE1' to 2' tall by 1' to 2' wide
LIGHTPartial to full shade. Filtered light.
SOILWell-drained, organic potting mix.
WATERPrefers moderate watering. Let the soil dry out some between watering.
FERTILIZERFeed using a slow-release fertilizer twice a year.
TOXICITYToxic to cats, dogs and humans.

Epipremnum (Pothos)

Epipremnum (Pothos)

Extremely popular and easy to grow, Pothos tolerates low light and the occasional missed watering. It has a trailing, vining habit which makes it perfect for a shelf. If you're just starting out with houseplants, Pothos is an excellent choice.

COMMON NAMEPothos
BOTANICAL NAMEEpipremnum
MATURE SIZETrailing over 20'
LIGHTPartial to full shade. Filtered light.
SOILWell-drained, organic potting mix.
WATERPrefers to dry out between watering.
FERTILIZERFeed using a slow-release fertilizer twice a year.
TOXICITYToxic to cats and dogs.

Peperomia (Radiator plant)

Peperomia plants

With so many varieties to choose from, what's not to like about the Peperomia plant. With it's unique foliage available in various colors and textures, peperomias require very little attention. There are selections for both high and low light locations and all only need water when the soil is dry. They are also relatively pest and insect free.

COMMON NAMEPeperomia, Radiator plant
BOTANICAL NAMEPeperomia
MATURE SIZE6 to 12" tall and wide
LIGHTBright, indirect to full depending on variety.
SOILWell-drained, organic potting mix.
WATERPrefers to dry out between watering.
FERTILIZERFeed using a slow-release fertilizer once a year.
TOXICITYNon-Toxic

Zamioculcas (ZZ plant)

Zamioculcas (ZZ Plant)

Zamioculcas is an incredibly tough, easy-care and low-maintenance houseplant requiring very little care for the novice gardener. Don't worry if you forget to water the ZZ plant as it grows from rhizomes that store water under the soil. All they need is adequate light and a good watering every few weeks.

COMMON NAMEZZ Plant
BOTANICAL NAMEZamioculcas zamiifolia
MATURE SIZE3' to 4' tall
LIGHTLow, indirect to part shade
SOILWell-draining potting mix
WATERPrefers to dry out between watering.
FERTILIZERFeed using a slow-release fertilizer once a year in it's active growing season.
TOXICITYMildly toxic to cats, dogs, and humans

Succulents

Succulents

Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves, helping them to survive in arid climates. As such, this makes them an easy-care houseplant requiring only a bright location and very infrequent watering. With thousands of choices in various textures and colors, they will forgive the forgetful gardener and keep on keeping on.

COMMON NAMESucculents
BOTANICAL NAMESucculents
MATURE SIZEVaries based on type.
LIGHTBright light
SOILFast-draining succulent/cacti potting mix.
WATERAllow the soil to completely dry out before watering.
FERTILIZERFeed during the growing season with a succulent fertilizer.
TOXICITYMost Non-Toxic

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