Q. What are your favorite unique plants for a non-greenhouse, non-grow light regular inside the house situation. I may or may not be willing to mist frequently and stay on top of watering.

That's a tough question - tough to narrow down a list of favorites! If you are looking for something different there are a number of choices for Low light situations you cannot go wrong with a ZZ Plant, any number of Philodendrons and other aroids (Monstera, Spathiphyllum, Agalonema), and even Sansevieria (snake plant). Odd ferns like stag horn ferns, Bear Paw Fern (Phlebodium) or a Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium).  For brighter light succulents offer an endless variety of options (Echeveria, Sansevieria, String of Hearts, Gasteria, Haworthia) for unusual growth habits I love Rhipsalis and related cacti for their sculptural looks. For larger tree like plants - Ficus neriifolia, Ficus elastica, and Dracaena offer some great options. The best thing to do is look at the amount of light you have, the amount of water and humidity you can provide, and space - and talk to your local houseplant supplier and they can help you choose the perfect plant for you and your location.


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