Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Spider Plant

You may remember this from your grandmother's house; spider plants have been grown for years and are still popular today. Look for a number of varieties -- from types with plain green leaves to others that offer foliage marked with cream or white stripes. All make handsome hanging plants that develop plantlets at the ends of arching stems. These babies readily root in water or potting soil to start new plants.

Why We Love It: It offers tons of old-fashioned appeal and an easy-care nature.

Name: Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'

Growing Conditions: Medium to bright light; 60-75 degrees F.; keep the soil evenly moist

Size: To 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide