6. Chinese Evergreen Boasting green leaves streaked with white or yellow, the tropical Chinese evergreen is one of the most durable plants you can grow, and has even been described as ‘almost foolproof’! These plants thrive in medium to low light, or indirect sunlight. Although the Chinese evergreen prefers the warm temperatures and humid conditions of the bathroom, it’s flexible enough to tolerate other environments… [read more]
BOSTON FERN - The plant’s benefits go beyond the aesthetic: the Boston fern acts as a natural humidifier, absorbing common air pollutants and releasing water vapor. The best way to care for your fern is to simulate its native tropical woodland. Hang it by an east or north-facing window as ferns like moderate indirect light. Water very often and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Mist frond
Monstera Deliciosa Care Light: A fairly bright room or bright with plenty of shade is best. Direct sunlight will damage the leaves and not enough light can slow growth down. Watering: Between watering times allow the soil to become dry to the touch within the top couple of inches or so of soil. Soil: A peat based potting soil mix with perlite or sand is ideal. Soil that drains well is needed.
By far and away the best indoor palm is the Howea forsteriana or Kentia Palm. Howeas can survive in low light situations and stay a healthy, deep green color. Fairly resistant to low humidity, spider mites & mealy bugs. These palms are somewhat resistant to drought & will survive seemingly unaffected by the soil getting dry. However, this plant still performs best with plenty of light, water, humidity & air flow. One should not think it is ‘happy’ in a dismal indoor situation, just tolerant.
The ZZ plant, officially named zamioculcas zamiifolia, is native to East Africa but thrives anywhere. Walker affectionately calls it “the king of the indestructible plants.” The green tolerates the dangerous trifecta of plant-killers: drought, low light, and really low humidity, he says. A beautiful plant with dark green, shiny foliage, it grows to more than a foot tall, even indoors. “It doesn’t need much water because it’s got this succulent bulb the stem grows out of,” adds Mattson…
Parlor Palm (Neanthe Bella) Popular in Victorian times for its ability to tolerate dark , moody interiors, this plant remains a mainstay. It can withstand occasional drying out and low humidity. Though it tolerates low natural light, it looks its best under brighter conditions.