I don't have any houseplants 'cause I'm too busy taking care of five acres of trees and plants! But for those of you who appreciate them, here's a list of 11 plants that are easy to care of. (The webpage mentions brown thumbs, but that's too harsh.) Link: Forgiving Houseplants : Landscaping : Home & Garden Television
The list includes the jade plant, snake plant, and aloe. (I think those are all succulents.) Hmm. It doesn't include hen and chickens, which I've always wanted--outside. It does include the umbrella tree (Hawaiin schefflera) and the iron plant or aspidistra. This has been a popular house plant for decades and is often mentioned in early English fiction books (30s/40s). The Saint would make up poems about it.