Best Plant for Low Light
ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): The ZZ plant is aptly named – it’s pretty relaxed and requires very little care! This little guy handles low-light conditions well and is very drought tolerant. Just make sure it doesn’t go too long with dry soil, and add some liquid fertilizer to it monthly to keep it happy. The one downside of the ZZ plant is that it’s toxic. This means it’s not pet-safe (or curious child-safe) and you should always wash your hands after handling it.
Best Plant Even You Can’t Kill
Snake plant: Snake plants are pretty hard to kill, as they’re very tolerant of neglect. Just make sure they get some indirect sunlight, are potted in soil with good drainage, and let them dry out a bit between waterings. You’ll probably find your snake plant needs to be watered less than monthly, making them the perfect plant child for your busy lifestyle!
Best Plant for Small Spaces
Peperomia plant: Peperomia plants are perfect for adding a bit of living decor to your desktop or other small space. They can last for a while in small pots with ample drainage and they don’t need frequent watering – in fact, it’s best to let them dry out a bit between waterings. They need medium to bright light, and do well with 12-16 hours of artificial light. Peperomia plants also come in a variety of looks, so you could have multiple plants that stay on relatively the same care schedule.
Best Plant for Tall Ceilings
Yucca plant: Tall yucca trees are perfect for adding a leafy green touch to any room with a high ceiling. They do best in full, bright sunlight. It’s better to neglect them than shower them with attention – this desert-adapted plant is more likely to suffer from overwatering than drought. Give them some well-draining soil and repot every other year, and this plant will be loyal to you and your home for years to come.
Best Plant for Bathrooms and High-Humidity Rooms
Chinese Evergreen: A Chinese evergreen plant would be right at home in your bathroom. They love warm and humid environments. Though they do need some sunlight (all plants do!) they’re pretty tolerant of shady and low-light conditions, which makes them perfect for bathrooms with smaller windows.
Best Plant if You Travel a Lot
Pothos plant: The pothos plant is another plant known for its air-purifying qualities. It’s fairly low-maintenance and needs only sporadic watering, and is tolerant of different types of soil. Place it near windows but not in direct light. The best part about pothos plants is that you don’t have to worry about them withering away during your next vacation – they’ll be perfectly happy while waiting for you to get back.
Best Nontoxic Plant for Pets
Cast-iron plant: Nobody wants their fur babies chewing on their house plants, mostly because some plants can make your pets really sick when ingested. You won’t have to worry about accidental illness with a cast-iron plant, as they’re totally non-toxic. These plants are also known for being practically indestructible. They’re very tolerant of low-light conditions and actually prefer the shade, as direct sunlight burns their leaves. They do best with infrequent watering.
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