Indoor plants are a great way to brighten up a living area, however many people have trouble keeping indoor plants alive. The biggest cause is usually a poor selection of plants to begin with.
Most plants need sunlight to grow well; few are suited to the low light conditions indoors, particularly flowering plants. Some of the better choices of flowering indoor plants are Spathiphyllum (Madonna Lily or Peace Lily) and Phalaenopsis Orchids (Moth Orchid, pictured below). These plants do well in a bright room, as close to a window as possible so that they can receive as much sunlight as they can. The Spathaphyllum do not like to dry out between watering – depending on local conditions they will typically need watering every other day.
Twice a week the Phalaenopsis Orchids need to be given a lot of water and then be allowed to drain. The flowers on the Phalaenopsis Orchid will last for months on the plant, when they have finished blooming just cut off the flowering stem above the first node to encourage more flowering spikes.
Terrariums are another popular, low maintenance option for indoor plants. Keep the terrarium near a window so that they can get get plenty of late and give them a good spray from a water bottle every other day. Just be sure to not over-water.