Most of these plants are in fact evergreen and have large decorative leaves, often variegated or spotted with white, pink or red. These plants should be placed in a well-lit place, where they can enjoy the filtered light from a window for most of the day. They typically require containers of fairly small size, with soft, well-drained soil, which should be replaced when you notice the roots escaping from the vessels placed under the containers.
Place them so that the foliage is not subject to frequent shocks or blows from people passing by, or opening doors and windows, because these shocks leave indelible marks on the foliage. Bruised or damaged leaves must be removed using sharp scissors, to prevent the development of fungal diseases.
Since most of these plants come from places with very humid climates, to obtain lush and healthy foliage it is essential to spray the foliage often, in order to increase the humidity, which is usually very low in apartments. From time to time, remember to clean up the leaves, using a damp microfibre cloth, as the large leaves tend to accumulate dust, which can inhibit photosynthesis, and block the pores of the leaves.