I am looking for a plant which :

  • Is small, growing to atmost 1.5 feet (the smaller, the better)
  • Requires minimal sunlight (at most, 1-2 hours of direct sunlight per day)
  • Low risk of attracting pests
  • Does not release pollen into the air (basically doesnt affect pollen allergies)
  • Can survive from 4 degrees C to 48 degrees C

I am in India, so any suggestions for plants that I have a reasonable chance of finding here would be great.

Also, I am not looking for cacti, or anything with needles.

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    A plant that can survive to 4 degrees Celsius excludes most tropical plants that are houseplants. Are you sure you do not heat the indoor area?
    – kevinskio
    Jul 7, 2013 at 15:02
  • @kevinsky Of course, I do :) But, the heating isn't on when I am not physically present. Plus, the cold spurt lasts a week or two at most. I am not entirely sure if indoor temperatures drop that low, they certainly do go below 10.
    – asheeshr
    Jul 7, 2013 at 15:37

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Common and successful one is Lucky Bamboo, you can get this at any gift shop or malls or at any plant store.

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Image Courtesy Wikipedia

You can also check more plants here.


I suggest you hatiora salicornioides. It's a very interesting succulent plant, easy to grow and gives a lot of satisfaction!

Wikipedia - Hatiora Salicornioides

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