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Gardening: Gardening 101: Finding the perfect houseplants

Bring the outdoors inside with these easy-care houseplants!

     Everyone wants to improve their indoor living space—and what better way to do it than by bringing the outdoors in with some trendy houseplants. Kristina Lacayo from Green Acres Nursery and Supply gives California Bountiful TV host Tracy Sellers a look at some of the best bets.

     A couple of plant families that work well for those just starting out are the "snake" family and the Zamioculcas zamiifolia or "Z.Z." family. Both are great in low light and very forgiving when it comes to watering or lack thereof.

     "If you forget to water for a week, these plants will still be fine. They're extremely resilient when it comes to watering," Kristina said.

      Peperomia is another family of houseplants you might consider. They need lots of bright light to flourish, and although they don't need a ton of watering, Kristina says to keep an eye on them like any plant so they don't dry out.

      When it comes to houseplants, of course, you can't forget about succulents and ferns. Both are fairly easy to care for and two of the most eye-catching of houseplants. Ferns are susceptible to heat, so Kristina says they do best in medium to bright light, but shielded from direct sun, especially during the hotter part of the day.

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