Here are some of my personal favorites that are attractive, easy to care for, and make the perfect addition to a bookshelf.

1. Succulents and cacti.

Check out more details here: https://simplysucculents.com/plant-care-information/

Photo by Amy Oberholtzer

Both types of plants don't mind an erratic watering schedule and prefer to dry out. Most of them thrive in full sun, but certain ones can tolerate indirect light (either an eastern facing, bright window or in the interior of a room that receives full light from a southern or western facing window). Although cacti can stand a bit more neglect than succulents, they don't like to be over-watered. Another great thing about succulents is that they can easily be propagated from a single leaf!

2. Philodendrons.

Check out more details here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/philodendron/caring-for-philodendrons.htm

Photo by Amy Oberholtzer

Philodendrons are fast-growing plants who will thrive in almost any space. They can even survive in water. They will quickly start to drape down the sides of pots, and if you don't like that, you can trim it off and start a whole new plant with it!

3. Peperomias.

Check out a guide to most peperomias here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/peperomia/growing-peperomia-houseplants.htm

Photo by Amy Oberholtzer

With its striking lime color, Peperomia pixie plants prefer lower light (perfect for places with no direct sunlight) and humidity. These little guys don't get bigger than 30 cm in diameter, so it won't outgrow its pot in a year. Its lush look will definitely add some beautiful color to your space.

4. Sanseveria or snake plants.

Check out more details here: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/snake-plant-our-best-tips-for-caring-for-sansevieria-235792

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These plants are an alive decoration that can definitely add height and width to your home. They can survive in lower light conditions, but cannot survive if you over-water them.

5. Spider plants

Check out more details here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spider-plant/spider-plant-care-gardening-tips-for-spider-plants.htm

Photo by Amy Oberholtzer

Spider plants are a common houseplant that can also live in a variety of conditions, including low light. If the lighting and watering schedule are just right, it will create little spiderettes that you can separate and repot to expand your plant collection.

6. Pothos.

Check out more details: https://www.gardenista.com/posts/gardening-101-pothos/

Photo by Amy Oberholtzer

Also known as the devil's ivy because of how it can survive in a multitude of conditions where there is not a lot of light. This one pictured is called a marble queen, and there are many variegated kinds available. They can be quickly propagated to expand your plant collection.

7. Aloe vera.

Check out more details here: https://www.almanac.com/plant/aloe-vera

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Aloe vera is a houseplant that actually has a medicinal purpose if you have a minor burn or scrape. They grow very quickly and like indirect, bright light.

8. Dracaenas.

Check out more details here: https://www.proflowers.com/blog/dracaena-care

Photo by Amy Oberholtzer

The one pictured here is a Dracaena Marginata and can survive in lower light conditions. The only thing slightly tricky is that it is sensitive to the type of water you use to water it.

9. Chinese evergreens.

The photo link also has care tips!

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Chinese evergreens can survive in low light conditions, and have many beautiful varieties to choose from! Check out more details here.

10. ZZ plants.

The link on this photo is a link to buy the plant; you can find much cheaper ones at Lowe's and Home Depot!

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ZZ Plants are by far the easiest plants. They survive in almost every light condition and do not need a lot of water, thanks to their succulent-like stems and leaves. Check out more details here.

Make sure that you not only research the houseplants beforehand, but make sure you can provide the care that they need (like the correct light requirements, watering schedule, etc.) for the plants you want to purchase! Happy plant shopping!