Indoor Plants Ideal for the Small-Space Gardener

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ALOE PLANT

LEVEL OF CARE: EASY

LIGHT / WATER: Aloe loves the sun water once a week. Allowing to soil to dry out completely in between .

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ASPARAGUS FERN

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Indirect light is best. Give them plenty of water, being careful not to over-saturate the soil.

Display Idea: Hang the pot from a modern macrame holder.

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SNAKE PLANT

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Indirect light is ideal for the snake plant, along with light waterings.

Display Idea: Place in an elevated planter to add interest to an empty spot in your hall.

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ENGLISH IVY

Level of Care: Easy to Moderate

Light/Water: Four hours of direct sunlight (and indirect during the rest of the time) and steady moisture is key to keep your ivy happy.

Display Idea: Train around a sculptural form.

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FIDDLE LEAF FIG

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Bright, indirect light is ideal. Only water when the top inch of the soil is dry.

Display Idea: Place it in a corner to create a dramatic focal point, like in this apartment over at Design*Sponge.

 

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STAGHORN FERN

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Low-to-medium light and moderate moisture will keep your staghorn looking its best.

Display Idea: These plants belong on the wall!

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GOLDEN POTHOS

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Care for the pothos with bright, indirect light and moderate waterings (never allowing the soil to become water-logged).

Display Idea: Blogger Little White Whale upgraded a standard terra cotta pot into a charming sculpture, which brings more impact to the leafy plant.

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SPIDER PLANTS

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Bright, indirect light and occasional waterings make the spider plant one of the easiest to care for.

Display Idea: Show off the curved leaves with a hanging planter.

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STRING OF PEARLS PLANT

Level of Care: Easy to Moderate

Light/Water: You’ll quickly have lengthy strands of pearls by leaving the plant in bright, indirect light with enough water to keep the soil steadily moist.

Display Idea: A Home Full of Color turned a simple wood bowl into a hanging display that allows the plant to beautifully cascade over the sides.

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RUBBER PLANT

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Like most of the other plants on this list, the rubber plant requires bright, indirect light. You should only water it when the soil is dry.

Display Idea: Rubber plants have the added benefit of being one of the best natural air-cleaners out there. Place them near your favorite seating area, like The Blackbird did, to enjoy fresh air.

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SPLIT LEAF PHILODENDRON

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Bright, indirect light and even moisture allows this plant to thrive.

Display Idea: The Brick House dipped a planter in neon paint, which brings out the gorgeous green color of the leaves.

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PADDLE PLANT

Level of Care: Easy

Light/Water: Give the paddle plant full-to-partial sun and water only when the top two inches of the soil are dry.

Display Idea: Place in a petite pot that emphasizes the plant’s unique shape.