Hoya, or wax plant, has waxy green leaves and waxy fragrant pink flowers. You can let the plant climb, train the stems onto a topiary, or allow them to trail in a hanging basket. Wax plant offers beautiful flowers (that are often powerfully fragrant). It's also a low-water plant, so it doesn't mind if you forget to water it from time to time. Medium to bright light; 55-75 degrees F.; allow the soil surface to dry between waterings Can climb or trail to 4 feet or more
Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) This succulent can take a beating. Stories abound about forgotten, dead-looking snake plants coming back to life upon watering. Long, pointed leaves grow with patterned markings reminiscent of a snake. You can leave this plant in a pot for many years, allowing the rhizomes to multiply into a thick clump.
Dracaena Don't confuse this plant with the vegetable of the same name. This beautiful houseplant offers variegated leaves and a single upright stem -- so it resembles a decorative corn stalk without the ears. Plant several together in a large container for a fuller appearance.
Boston fern's arching, lacy fronds make it well suited to hanging baskets or for display on a pedestal. Don't let its delicate appearance mislead you, though: This tough plant that will live for decades if you keep it moist and give it moderate light and enough humidity. The variety 'Dallas' is more compact and more tolerant of dry air. Name: Nephrolepis exaltata Growing Conditions: Medium to bright light; 60-75 degrees F.; keep evenly moist Size: To 4 feet tall and wide