Suggestions for low maintainance house plants that don't need much sun

United States
July 19, 2007 7:06am CST
I really like having plants indie. They are soothing, make the air better and provide a splash of color....hoever I am horrible at tending them. Somehow my love just dosen't extend to my skill though and my plants always die or at least look pretty sickly. Rightnow I have a spider plant and sort of comes and goes....and a basil plant to use for herbs this summer. I am hoping that someone can suggest a house plant that is easy to take care of, and dosen't need a lot of sun. Something tall would be nice, but at this point the easy to take care of the better.
3 responses
@Zmugzy (773)
15 Jul 08
Apart from some already suggested, I would recommend spider plants or Christmas cactus. These are all very easy to grow and should survive even if you forget to water them for a week or so. I would not recommend Dracaenas as these can be quite tricky and need careful attention. An umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola)can grow quite tall but drinks a lot.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
25 Jul 07
i haven't seen your discussion since replying straight from email, so I'm gonna suggest Cactus! I'm sure you can get the taller variety too. I've seen some indoor plants that are very leafy and tall, people usually put them next to a window so at least one side gets some sun. Are you intending to put them at a corner where there's no window? how about money plants if you are looking for a trailing type of plant? it's got heart shape leaves and aerial roots. quite hardy.
19 Jul 07
An indoor rubber plant or a money plant, take a look online search through as there are many diffrent rubber plants available. I think the best one is the spider plant that you already have... I have a money plant and haven't done anything to it apart from watering it and it's growing big ....