We’ve seen top 10 houseplant lists everywhere. Pothos, Sansevieria, Dracena to name a few. These plants are easy because they can handle various lighting conditions and some neglect. I’ve been collecting houseplants for a while now so I thought I’d share a slightly different list – plants I’ve found to be super easy but harder to come by, in no particular order. Read the captions to find out my sources!
1) Rhaphidophora tetrasperma. Also known as a “fake monstera.” Gorgeous tropical plant that grows like crazy – keep in mind you need room for it! This plant loves bright indirect light and slightly moist very well draining potting mix.
2) Pothos “cebu blue.” Such a gorgeous variety of Epipremnium aureum. I grew this one from cuttings that came from across the country and within months was already propagating more.
3) Monstera stiltepecana. Another one I grew from cuttings – easy to propagate and it did really well with the transfer. The leaves are captivating with their deep veins.
4) Rhipsalis. One of my all-time favorites. There are so many varieties – they are all easy as long as you give them lots of bright light. They can handle some direct sun. Let the soil dry between watering.
5) Pilea peperomioides. Happy foliage and lots of character. They even have babies that you can give your friends. Also known as the “friendship plant.” Give them bright light and try not to let the soil dry between watering. But if you do, don’t worry they’re fairly resilient! And thankfully somewhat easier to come by these days.
6) Hoya obovata. I’m a huge Hoya fan. They are semi-succulents so they appreciate lots of light, can handle some direct light, and dry soil between watering. I love the splashes of white on the Obovata leaves and the growth pattern is stunning.
7) Philodendron micans. The deep velvety leaves on this one speak for themselves. This is a trailing plant and mine is still fairly young.
8) Hoya kerrii. Their beautiful heart-shaped leaves are captivating. Give these lots and lots of light and let soil completely dry between watering.
9) Philodendron erubescens “pink princess.” Need I say more?
10) Sansevieria masoniana “whale fin.” These are such sculptural plants and can handle slightly lower lighting conditions. One of my all-time favorite Sansevierias! There are so many varieties of Sansevierias I encourage you to explore them if you haven’t already.
Bonus: Monstera adansonii. This is one of my very favorites for its gorgeous foliage and beautiful growth pattern. It tolerates slightly less than bright light. Don’t let the soil dry between watering. Very easy to propagate in water.
It was very hard to select just 10 (so I added a bonus! :)), but these are some of the most forgiving, easy to grow slightly rarer plants I’ve had the pleasure of caring for. Hope you enjoyed!