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Houseplants for Dummies

Mark Ruibal of Ruibal’s shares six favorite houseplants that anyone can grow.
By D Home |
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*Pro Tip: “We include houseplants in every single space we design, as it’s the easiest way to add texture, soul, and energy to a room.” —Joslyn Taylor, Swoon, the Studio



1. SANSEVERIA

Known for air-purifying qualities and ease of growing. Medium light and water.

2. PHILODENDRON

A decorator’s favorite. Likes warm rooms and bright light.

3. ALOE

A great succulent with medicinal properties. Bright light and dry soil keep it happy.

4. RUBBER TREE

Trim to keep it small or let it grow to a nice-size tree for a medium-light room.

5. ZAMIOCULCAS ZAMIIFOLIA

Works best in bright light but will also grow well in lower light. Let it dry a bit before watering and leave it alone. Its medium size makes it great for a variety of rooms.

6. FIDDLE LEAF FIG



With lots of light and regular watering and feeding, they are a great larger plant.

Growth Opportunity


The Ladies of Oasis Plant Shop host workshops for your green thumb.




Hannah Street and Bethany Mieth, photographed by Elizabeth Lavin

Hannah Street and Bethany Mieth of Oasis Plant Shop want to “build a culture of plant lovers.” That’s why they host two workshops a month on topics from houseplants to herb and vegetable gardens to macramé pot holders. The classes are informative and fun—expect to partake in wine, food, and goodie bags.

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