We don't have cats, dogs, hamsters, or birds. We have plants. 14 indoor plant friends to be precise, all of them loved and cared for by myself. And since every time I show the inside of my house people ask and comment on my plant collection, I wanted to share what indoor plants we have and how I care for them.
A List of Our Indoor Plants
- 2 Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
- 2 Rubber Plants
- 1 Snake Plant
- 1 aloe vera plant
- 3 succulents
- 1 cactus
- 1 ponytail palm
- 1 prayer plant
- 1 jade plant
- 1 Golden Pothos
Fiddle Leaf Fig Care & Maintenance
We have two fiddle leaf fig trees. One I've had since graduating college – 6 years now! – the other we've had about 2 1/2 years now. My 6 year old one is well and thriving.I keep him in an Eastern facing window with sheer curtains and give him about 2 cups of water every week in the summer.
Our big fiddle tree has been dying the moment we brought it home (made worse by a bad bit of root rot at the beginning.) He's about 7 feet tall and sits near our Southwest sliding glass door. I water him about 4 cups every week and wipe down his leaves with a damp rag every 2 weeks.
During the summer I also like to mist their leaves with a little spray bottle to simulate the jungle environment they're native to.
Rubber Plants Care & Maintenance
I absolutely love the deep green leaves of the rubber plants and they are known for their amazing ability to purify the air. Our huge rubber plant was a dumpster rescue at our old apartment. Someone was about to throw it out thinking it was dead but now he's made a full recovery and tripled in size.
I keep both sitting in indirect light in our dining room and water 2 cups for the big guy and let our little one dry out in between full waterings.
Favorite Indoor Pots & Planters
These little ones are known to grow and they love to hang. Their leaves are toxic to animals so if you have a cat or dog in the house you'll want to keep this out of reach.
I keep ours on top of the refrigerator and let the leaves cascade down one side. They're also known to be pretty hardy and I tend to water him infrequently in the winter and once per week in the summer and peak growing time.