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Plants 101: House Plants

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:29 PM

Add a Touch of Green to Your Space

Indoor gardening is a very popular practice and even surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. You do not have to know much about plants to successfully keep them alive and even help them thrive. 

This page outlines the benefits of houseplants in your space alongside some of the easiest plants to take care of.

Benefits of Indoor Gardening


"Living room houseplants" by GoodAfternoonan is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.


According to Time Magazine, indoor plants can help your physical and mental health in several ways.

  1. They may reduce anxiety and stress
  2. Plants can sharpen attention
  3. They could help patients heal faster
  4. They can increase happiness and life satisfaction
  5. They might make you more productive
  6. They can make indoor life a pleasure




an image of a pothos plant

"Golden Pothos" by elvisripley is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) are a popular, viney and heart shaped plant that can be sure to enliven a space. There are various types with different colors and patterns.

"Spider Plant" by madaise is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

Spider Plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are a very common dangling house that can usually be seen draped from a hook or high shelf. They can root in air and water.

an image of a blooming hoya plant

"Mangrove wax plant (Hoya verticillata)" by wildsingapore is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Hoya are another type of vine plant. However, they are very thirsty and in the right situation, they bloom incredibly beautiful, waxy flowers. There are various types with different colors and patterns.