The 17 Most Popular Houseplants: How Many Do You Have?




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In addition to making any home more beautiful, the house plants they also have the incredible power to purify the air. And the best news? Even if you are not an experienced plant parent, some plants will thrive in normal indoor conditions with minimal care.

If you are looking for more resistant and difficult to kill species, check out these 17 plants that fit well in any room in the house. How many of them do you own?

1. Ficus lyrata



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Ficus lyrata is that reliable plant that will guarantee a fresh and modern touch to any decor, even in smaller spaces. Natural light is essential for large leaves to engage in photosynthesis, so it’s important to position it near a window that receives light. Let the soil dry out between waterings.

Light: A lot of light

Water: let it dry between waterings

2. Pilea peperomiodes



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THE Pilea peperomiodes combines with a minimalist and contemporary environment. Circular leaves are produced abundantly in common soil and indirect light.

Light: indirect light

Water: regular watering

3. Chlorophytum comosum



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Chlorophytum comosum has been a popular plant for decades, but this plant is still relevant in any environment for which you want a low-maintenance species that also purifies the air. The arched leaves make these plants great for pedestals or hanging baskets.

Light: indirect light

water: from gradually regulating

4. Peace lily



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The beautiful white flowers of the peace lily have long been bred on fake plants, but there’s no reason to fake it when the live species of Spathiphyllum wallisii are so easy to grow. These lilies do well in low light but need regular humidity. (See how to farm here!)

Light: low light

Water: damp

5. Tillandsia



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The genus Tillandsia has given new life to the terrarium hobby. Although these plants grow without soil, they still need plenty of light and weekly watering, which you can achieve with a strong spray from a spray bottle or by soaking the entire plant in water.

Light: shinning light

Water: weekly spray

6. Aloe Vera



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The gel from the cut leaves of aloe barbadensis is widely used in first aid medicines and cosmetics, adding function to the houseplant shape. Like most succulents, this plant prefers dry sandy soil and lots of light. Healthy plants will produce young to replace any leaves you may be harvesting.

Light: A lot of light

Water: little water

7. Jade



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There is no error with a crassula ovata in a bright room: it’s as beautiful as those impeccable fake plants, but the fake ones don’t continue to grow and become more majestic over time like real jade does. Water sparingly and add supplemental lighting if leaf fall occurs.

Light: A lot of light

Water: little water

8. African Violet



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Although referred to as a single specimen, the genus Saintpaulia covers about 20 species and many more hybrids to bring delicate flowers to your home or office. Use an organic compost to encourage good air circulation and water moderately at ground level to avoid leaf spotting.

Light: indirect light

Water: light and regular humidity

9. Sword of Saint George



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THE Sansevieria trifasciata it’s as close as you can get to a plant to “plant and forget”. It tolerates a wide range of moisture, soil and light conditions. You can find different types, and the plants also look great when grown in metal or concrete vases.

Light: from weak to strong

Water: little water

10. Bromeliad



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In their native habitat, the plants of the family bromeliaceae grow as epiphytes nesting in trees. This means two things: they like filtered light and good aeration around their roots. The orchid potting method works well with them. Fill its hard leaves with distilled water to even better reproduce what would happen in nature. (See all about bromeliads here!)

Light: filtered or indirect

Water: average

11. Lucky bamboo



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The ability to grow in water and flexible stems make the sanderiana dracaena a great piece of composition in any small space. Lucky bamboo, as the plant is also known, stops growing when you cut off its top, making it easy to manage, unlike bamboo that grows outdoors. It grows in low light or artificial light.

Light: low light

Water: a lot of water

12. ivy



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a container of hedera helix It can be a super addition to your kitchen, bathroom or any place where there is bright light and a little humidity. Cooler rooms that stay at or below 21°C also prolong the life of these plants native to northern Europe.

Light: medium to high

Water: medium watering

13. Dieffenbachia (Dumb canes)



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the elegant Diefenbachia displays large speckled and spotted leaves in damp areas with strong light. To grow it, it is important to provide moderate humidity and keep toxic leaves away from children and pets.

Light: medium to strong

Water: average

14. Basil



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Your favorite herb just became your favorite houseplant. Basil loves warm temperatures and lots of light. To keep the fragrant leaves coming out, remember to prune the flowers.

Light: strong

Water: keep the soil moist

15. Chinese Umbrella



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If you like tropical plants, check out the Schefflera arboricola, which can grow up to three meters tall in the jungles of Taiwan. You can check for this growth in pots, especially with slow-growing species like Gold Capella or Sunburst.

Light: strong

Water: medium watering

16. Croton



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The plants Codiaeum provide that colorful touch that neutral rooms need. Bright light is essential for good leaf color and plant health. Leaf shape varies from paddle-like to grass-like, but all have yellow, red, orange, or pink stripes or spots.

Light: strong

Water: medium watering

17. Philodendron or imbé



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Crawling from a basket or growing on a trellis, the Philodendron scandens is the classic low care houseplant that thrives in all light conditions. You can see the heart-shaped leaves growing to gigantic proportions outdoors in frost-free zones, but it’s just as happy as in your bedroom.

Light: from weak to strong

Water: medium watering

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