Houseplants are ornamental plants that are grown indoors, typically in homes and offices. They are often used for decorative purposes, but they can also have practical benefits.

There are many different types of houseplants to choose from. The most common types are tropical or semi-tropical. Including flowering plants, succulents or cacti. Some common indoor plants include the snake plant, spider plant, aloe vera and pothos.

Houseplants can be grown in pots, containers, or hanging baskets and placed on windowsills, tables, or shelves. They typically require indirect sunlight, water, and appropriate temperatures to thrive. While regular care and maintenance is important for their health and longevity.

Find all of the most popular houseplants here. Tips and growing requirements to keep your indoor plants thriving.

Snake Plant Care (Dracaena trifasciata) – GIY Plants

Two potted snake plants on table by window

The Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata; previously known as Sansevieria trifasciata) is an incredibly hardy plant. Known for its long (up to 3-4 ft. or 1 m. tall), succulent, sword-like leaves with bright yellow edges. Snake plants belong to the Asparagus family (Asparagaceae). Which includes recognizable relatives such as the asparagus, agave, hyacinths, yucca, and spider […]

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ZZ Plant Care (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) – GIY Plants

zz plant in pot sitting on table next to window

ZZ plant, scientifically known as Zamioculcas zamiifolia, is a popular indoor plant from East Africa, South Africa, Tanzania, and Kenya. The plant has tall upright stems with glossy green foliage and is a part of the aroid/arum plant family. The plant’s rhizomatous roots allow it to withstand temporary drought-like conditions, making it an extremely adaptable

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Colocasia Pharaoh’s Mask Plant Care – GIY Plants

Close up of a Colocasia Pharaoh’s Mask leaf

Colocasia Pharaoh’s Mask is an unusual tropical hybrid and part of the Araceae family. Because its leaves look similar to elephant ears, it is commonly nicknamed Elephant Ear Colocasia. Its leaf pattern also closely resembles that of an Egyptian pharaoh’s mask. The perennial displays large, green leaves with protruding dark-purple veins. The strong contrasting colors

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Peperomia Raindrop Care (Peperomia Polyborya) – GIY Plants

Sun shining on Peperomia Raindrop in clay pot

Peperomia Raindrop (Peperomia Polyborya) is an evergreen houseplant native to the rainforests of South America. It gets its common name from the small, pointed leaves that look like droplets of dew. As the plant grows, these leaves become more extensive and more sessile. The adult Raindrop Peperomia has a compact, bushy shape. Peperomia Raindrop Plant

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Hawaiian Pothos Care (Epipremnum aureum) – GIY Plants

Giant Hawaiian Pothos growing up a tree outside

Hawaiian pothos, also known as giant Hawaiian pothos, and Epipremnum Aureum Hawaiian. Is a plant that originates from French Polynesia. It is from the Araceae family and the Epipremnum genus. Giant pothos plants have green and yellow variegated coloring. Heart-shaped leaves and vining stems. They can grow 4′ long or more when grown indoors. Hawaiian

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