20 Mar 10 Best Plants for an Indoor Garden

With warmer temperatures come new blooms of every size and color. However, gardening can be a tolling task for the elderly. To help get the senior in your life into the “spring spirit”, create an indoor garden!

An indoor garden will be much easier for them to keep up with, and indoor plants also help clean the environment around them.

Here are 10 hardy indoor house plants that anyone can keep alive and thriving:

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Aloe

This succulent’s leaves has great medicinal properties that many people use for burns or skin irritations. It grows great in small, sunny indoor spaces and doesn’t have to be watered often.

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Spider Plant

These unique-looking plants come in a number of varieties and work well as hanging plants. Spider Plants do well in either medium or bright lighting, making them versatile.

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English Ivy

Ivy has a great way of adding a decorative touch to any room with the way it trails down furniture or walls. And not needing much sun, it can be placed almost anywhere in a room.

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Jade Plant

Jade Plants are long living, lush plants. They grow slowly and do well in a pot without much water.

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Rubber Tree

This fun indoor plant can grow up to eight feet high and offers a nice touch of green for any room. This mini-tree is comfortable in a range of light and doesn’t need to be watered often.

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Peace Lily

This iconic house plant offer exactly what their name implies. With their beautiful white blooms and dark leaves, a Peace Lily will brighten any space. Because it prefers low light, this plant grows just about anywhere.

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Snake Plant

It doesn’t get much easier than this indoor house plant—also sometimes known as mother-in-law’s tongue! Snake Plants grow well in a whole range of lighting conditions and the soil should be dry.

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Ficus

This indoor tree has shiny leaves to add cheer to any indoor space. It likes full sun, or at least bright filtered light. Most varieties prefer several days of dry soil in between thorough watering.

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Heart-Leaf Philodendron

This is a trailing indoor house plant that loves to make its way down from mantles or bookshelves. Its perky, dark green leaves come to a heart shape where they meet the stems. It thrives in a range of lighting conditions from low to sunny, preferring indirect light.

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Peperomia

A whole array of small indoor house plants with textured, shiny, often colorful leaves fit into this category. Peperomias favor medium or low lighting conditions. The surface of the soil should dry out between watering.

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