ALOE VERA | This succulent plant is easy to take care of. You only need to water them once a week, allowing the soil to dry out completely in between. Place this plant in direct sunlight.
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SNAKE PLANT | The snake plant (also called viper’s bowstring hemp, mother-in-law’s tongue or Saint George’s sword) is placed best in indirect light. They do not need much water, light watering is enough. Mature leaves are dark green and have light grey-green cross-banding.
FIDDLE LEAF FIG TREE | For this plant, bright, indirect light is ideal. Only water when the top inch of the soil is dry, you could test this easily by sticking your finger into the soil and after a while you will figure out about how often you will need to water it (however this may fluctuate based on seasonal humidity). To keep it healthy and growing, fertilise this plant once a month during growing season (and not in the winter).
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STAGHORN FERN | These plants belong on the wall. Like air plants, stag horn ferns are epiphytic plants, which means that in natural growing environments they grow on other plants or trees . Low to medium light is all that is needed for this plant, as well as moderate moisture. If you want to know more about this plant, or how to take care of it, this site has great information on how much light, water and fertiliser the staghorn ferns need and also on how to remount it.
PEACE LILY | Peace lilies are very common houseplants because they are easy to grow and they produce beautiful white flowers in the beginning of summer that continue to bloom throughout the year. Only water when the top of the soil is dry, this plant needs to be kept moist without overwatering. Just like the Staghorn Fern this plants thrives in medium to low light.
GOLDEN POTHOS | The Golden Pothos needs low, indirect light and moderate, irregular watering to look its best. The leafy vine can grow very long, up to 10 feet, with smooth, leathery, heart shape leaves. It is one the most air purifying plants for indoor use.
SPIDER PLANTS | Caring for spider plants is easy. Bright indirect light and occasional waterings is all this plant needs. Water them well but do not allow the plants to become too soggy, which can lead to root rot, it is even good to let the plant dry out some between waterings. Spider plants are best displayed when hanging from the ceiling.
RUBBER TREE PLANT | Like most of the other plants listed, the Rubber Plant requires bright indirect light and should only be watered when the soil is dry. For more information on how to take care of this plant, check out this website. These plants are also one of the best natural air-cleaners out there.
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SPLIT LEAF PHILODENDRON | This my personal favourite, due to its bright colours and simple appearance. It is also known as the Swiss cheese plant, the leaves of this indoor plant become dissected with splits and perforated with oval shaped holes. Indirect light and medium moisture keeps this plant looking good.
CHINESE MONEY PLANT | This cute plant with unusual rounded leaves make it an interesting addition to a desk or even a bedside table. Also for this little plant bright, indirect sun is ideal. However pay attention with watering; this plant needs to be watered thoroughly (drenched) before letting the soil dry out completely. This in addition to weekly misting.