Choose one of our five no-fuss favorites, from a classic jade to a ponytail palm.
What It Looks Like
Large, oval leaves give a rubber tree (Ficus elastica) a decidedly tropical look. Indoors, some varieties grow to about 4 feet tall. Foliage comes in several colors, from deep green to burgundy.
What It Needs
Takes any but the lowest level of light. Let the soil get fairly dry between waterings.
How to Use
Large plants in 10-inch containers look good on the floor next to a sofa or as a focal point in a corner. Set pots on glazed or plastic saucers to protect flooring or carpet.
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