Snake Plant This carefree succulent plant tolerates neglect extremely well. If you've had no success with houseplants other than plastic ones, give snake plant a try. In addition to the tall form pictured here, shorter, bird's-nest forms are available. All types withstand low light but appreciate brighter conditions. The only problem likely to develop is root rot if you overwater the plant.
Rubber plant - great accent plant, but subject to 'gremlins' so watch the leaves undersides too. Don't over water, and never leave dried out or diseased leave in pot. Light is great - burning sun not so good!