Choose one of our five no-fuss favorites, from a classic jade to a ponytail palm.
What It Looks Like
A trailing plant with leathery, glossy, heart-shaped leaves of bright green splashed with yellow. Related to philodendron, pothos can also be trained to climb.
What It Needs
Bright, filtered light (such as through a sheer curtain) and typical household temperature and humidity. Give it low water during winter, regular water and feeding during the growing season. Keep leaves clean by wiping with a damp cloth.
How to Use
Grow it as a hanging plant to cascade over the top of a tall bookcase or the side of a mantel. Pinch off growing tips to induce bushiness.