Choose one of our five no-fuss favorites, from a classic jade to a ponytail palm.
What It Looks Like
Tough, grasslike, bright green leaves arching out from a thick, trunklike base resemble a head of hair, giving ponytail palm (Nolina recurvata) its common name. Over many years, the plants can reach 4 feet tall.
What It Needs
Bright, indirect light all year; little water (let soil dry out between waterings – a mature plant can store water in its bulbous base). Flourishes in a warm, dry place.
How to Use
Looks best in a spot that shows off its graceful silhouette. Small plants (4-in. pot size) are perfect for console tables. Given the right conditions, can eventually exceed houseplant size.
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