7 Super-Easy Houseplants You'll Love

English ivy

This delicate leaf plant is ideal for hanging baskets or containers. It's one of the greatest houseplants for topiary and groundcovering bigger plants. Plant English ivy (Hedera helix) on a mantel or shelf with hanging stems.

Aloe

Easy-care succulent Aloe (Aloe spp.) features vase-shaped, elongated leaves. Try smaller Aloe vera plants in a sunny kitchen window. Aloes suit dish gardens and Southwestern design.

Dracaena

Popular foliage plants Dracaena (Dracaena spp.) have long, straplike leaves with white, cream, or scarlet variegation. Use young plants on tables. Floor space is needed for larger plants to stand out

Asparagus fern

This subtropical asparagus cousin, not a fern, has delicate needlelike leaves. The asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus) is a wonderful hanging basket plant because its stems grow

Peace lily

Low humidity and light are OK for the easy-care peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii). The primary flower spikes are surrounded by glossy, lance-shaped leaves on arching stalks.

Peperomia

Peperomia's leaves are especially remarkable since they vary in form (heart shape to narrow), texture (waxy to wafflelike), and color (green, reddish, or silvery gray). Plants may generate rat-tail-shaped flower spikes.

Dieffenbachia

A canelike stem supports arching, pointed leaves up to 12 inches long, generally marbled white or cream. The big leaves of dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia spp.) provide tropical flair to a mixed foliage arrangement.