Ten perennially popular indoor plants
Growing to a metre high, philodendrons (pictured above) are common indoor plants that are tolerant of low light levels. The distinctive foliage reveals their tropical origin. Water regularly, especially during warmer weather.
Learn more: Growing and propagating a philodendron plant
Better than a bunch of flowers, orchids attractive flowers come in a wide range of colours and can last three months from bud. Position in a bright area but not in direct sunlight. Water weekly making sure excess water can drain.
Growing to around 30cm high, the dark glossy foliage is complemented by delicate white flowers. The peace lily is suitable for low light positions; soil should be kept moist, so water thoroughly when it's dry to touch.
Learn more: How to grow and care for a peace lily
The fiddle-leaf-fig is a popular larger plant with violin-shaped leaves. Should be grown in a large pot in a well-lit area. Water regularly during growing season but allow the soil to dry out between drinks in cooler months.
Learn more: How to grow and care for a fiddle leaf fig
Decorative foliage with blooms in white, pink, or purple flowers during cooler months. Place cyclamens in well-lit areas but not direct sunlight. Water by filling a saucer under the pot to be drawn up by the plant.
Learn more: How to plant, grow and propagate cyclamen
Air plants foliage ranges from thin silvery wisps to fleshy leaves. They draw nutrients from moisture in the air so don't need soil, making them a great plant for terrariums. Place in a bright spot out of direct sunlight.
These distinctive and often curly stems can grow up to a metre high. Very hardy and requiring little maintenance, the lucky bamboo can be grown in low light in just a vase of water with occasional fertilising. It can also be grown in potting mix if desired.
Broad green leaves and large red flowers are the main features of the anthurium. Grow in a bright spot with free draining potting mix. Water only when soil is dry to touch.
Learn more: How to grow and care for anthurium
This is the ultimate low maintenance plant. Zanzibar gems tolerates low light levels and will go a long time without watering and still survive. It has long succulent stems and shiny, waxy leaves in a palm-like arrangement.
Long, thin, succulent leaves grow between 50 and 120cm tall. This structural plant does best in bright to mid-light areas. Be cautious when watering mother-in-law's tongue, especially during winter as it prefers soil that is a little dry.
Aspidistra is almost indestructible and can tolerate low light conditions. It has broad dark green leaves that grow to 50cm long. Water regularly during summer and spring but less so during winter.
This foliage plant looks fantastic all year round. Dragon trees tall thin stems are crowned with long slender leaves of various colours. Suitable for bright to mid-light positions, keep potting mix on the drier side but don't let it dry out completely.
Colourful patterned foliage of pale green with dark green spots and lines make the calathea a very attractive small indoor plant. It grows best in mid-light and should be kept moist with regular watering in summer months.
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