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When choosing the best indoor plants, we have got you covered. You can liven up your living space with color with a low-maintenance plant.
One thing is for sure most indoor plants thrive in low to medium light, and others thrive in a humid environment, but they will make your home come alive.
Great idea, right? While gardening outdoors is excellent, you might enjoy the indoor garden better. Furthermore, taking care of indoor plants has loads of health benefits.
So to help you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite indoor plants that can live in low-light environments, dark rooms, humid rooms, and bright locations.
Some are simple, while others are striking, but one thing is sure: they’ll make your bare space alive.
Benefits of Indoor Plants
Plants have loads of benefits, more so when they’re kept indoors. They are not only meant to fill empty spaces. Multiple studies prove that house plants keep you happy and healthy.
Plants Improve Air Quality
Different indoor plants absorb all the toxic substances in your living space. For example, they gulp formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene, known as off-gas pollutants.
NASA even did experiments using houseplants to discover the benefits of cleaning the air.
They showed that certain plants are good at doing it. So stay longer, as you may find an air-purifying indoor plant on the list.
Indoor Plants Increase Humidity
Why invest in a humidifier? Growing plants indoors will make your place look gorgeous and improve the air quality. While improving the air quality, the water vapor released increases the moisture to help improve skin health and respiratory conditions.
Indoor plants help improve mood, reduce fatigue, lower stress, minimize headaches, and ease dry skin. So are you ready to add some plants to your home? Then check out the following indoor plants to add to your collection.
Foliage Indoors Increases Humidity
Why invest in a humidifier if you can place some gorgeous houseplants around the home? While improving the air quality, the water vapor released increases the moisture to help improve skin health and respiratory conditions.
Houseplants Have Therapeutic Effects
Indoor plants help improve your mood, reduce fatigue, lower stress, minimize headaches, and ease dry skin. So are you ready to add some plants to your home? Then check out the following indoor plants to add to your collection.
Best Indoor Plants to Add to Your Home
So, are there any good indoor plants to add to your living space? Of course, we have covered some of the best indoor plants to add to your home.
Okay, you say you do not have a green thumb. Then, you will have no problem with snake plants. You find this plant in different varieties. It is a cheery succulent that grows straight up, suitable for small spaces. The indoor plant also purifies the air.
It has tough foliage that survives in most environments and tolerates low light. Yet, it prefers medium to bright light with occasional watering. It would be best to allow the soil to dry between waterings. The plant thrives in temperatures between 60° to 85°F (16 to 29oC).
The snake plant is almost indestructible, and we would be impressed if you managed to kill it. You can group a few near the bedroom window to bring some greenery to your sleeping place.
So, what do you think 🤔 will you love having this plant then? Ensure to check our article 35 Varieties of Snake Plants You Can Add To Your Collection for varieties of snake plants to choose from.
Another easy-growing indoor plant is the Pothos. It’s an evergreen climber you can place in a hanging basket as it thrives in different lighting conditions. It is another air-purifying plant that can remove toxins from your home.
The greenery has heart-shaped leaves that grow like vines to fill your place. It is an undemanding species suitable for beginner gardeners and is called the cubicle plant. It finds its way around your living space, even in low-light environments with dry air.
The only concern is that it is not pet-friendly, but it will be an ideal plant for air purification.
Still, if you decide on this gorgeous plant, check out the Pothos care guide here: Jessenia Pothos Plant Care, Neon Pothos Pant Care, Pearls And Jade Pothos Plant Care, or you may also check this article Pothos Varieties: Best Indoor Pothos to Grow for varieties of pothos you can choose to grow.
Rubber Tree Plant
The rubber tree is suitable for those plant parents who tend to forget about their houseplants. We get that you’re busy and luckily, these species suit you. This ficus species is very tolerant of many things to a degree. It can even handle under-watering.
All that your rubber tree needs is bright indirect light and can handle some shade. You will need some space for it to grow comfortably, but it is not pet-friendly. So get this less finicky plant.
Dracaena Gold Star
Are you always on the move? Then you need a plant like the Dracaena that is easy-going. The plant adapts to different lighting conditions and does not enjoy the direct sun. Your plant will handle season changes to indoor temperatures well.
It is one of the best indoor plants to purify the air. So for your high-maintenance life, this plant is sure to survive the ordeal. The only concern is that you have to keep your pets away from it as it is poisonous.
Catch some Zs with this gorgeous plant. The best thing about it is that you only need to water this popular indoor plant once a month during the growing season. Neither does it need loads of light as it can even fit comfortably into a low-light space.
It is a conversation starter that gets all smitten, especially for apartment dwellers. You can keep it standalone or group it with your other plants in the bathroom or kitchen. Another notable thing is many cultures say that the Raven ZZ plant signifies prosperity and friendship.
The good thing about spider plants is that they will not hold a grudge against you. The plant is air-cleaning, self-propagating, and pretty. The foliage can tolerate low light but prefers bright indirect light.
You also get an instant jungle feel with this greenery which is super straightforward to care for. The best place for this little plant is in front of a huge window but not on the windowsill. The fun thing is that it grows spiderettes that propagate by themselves. Another highlight is the plant is pet-friendly.
Aloe Vera Plants
Get instant medication with aloe vera that treats burns and scrapes. The healer plant has loads of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Plus, it is one funky indoor decoration for your living room or kitchen. You can brighten up your living space with aloe vera.
You only need to water sparingly, leaving the top of the soil to dry between watering. Placed in a bright yet sunny spot, we are sure you will keep it alive. Sadly, this fun plant is not pet-friendly.
So, take care to keep it up high if you do have pets in the home. If you are interested in this house plant, check it out in our shop, and you can also receive a full care guide when you check our aloe article, Aloe Vera Plants And Growing Guide.
Birds Nest Fern
Do you want a pet-friendly and instant conversation starter in your home? The bird’s nest fern provides you with both. The glossy green ripple-edged fronds look fabulous to score many excellent points from visitors.
You can place it in hanging baskets to brighten up any space. The plant flourishes in medium to indirect light and loves the humid indoor environment. You can put it in your bathroom but make sure there is a window to provide natural light.
Also, ensure it has enough space to grow as the plant can reach up to one to four feet tall. For more information on this exotic plant.
Although the peace lily is not as undemanding as the other houseplants, they are still a staple in the houseplant collection. Peace lilies need more attention by keeping wet but not overwatered.
It needs a bright to partial shade spot, but remember, it has pollen when it flowers. If you do not struggle with allergies, place it in your bedroom, as it will help provide oxygen during the night.
The peace lily makes for the best indoor plants for cleaning the air and can handle some moist soil.
The vining Philodendron with its heart-shaped leaves makes every interior stunning. Philodendron has many species that are equally beautiful but this one that has a creeping habit is simply exceptional.
So if you have some bare shelves needing a splash of color, place them in a hanging basket to trail their way across it. You can prune them for a compact shape, and it is the best indoor plants to have.
While it is not an air purifier, it comes with low maintenance, and no, it is not pet-friendly.
The lady’s palm fits comfortably into your bedroom or living room corner, where it can receive intense light. All it needs is regular watering and little pruning. It’s not prone to severe pest or disease problems either.
It has gorgeous palmate foliage that gives you the jungle vibe needed indoors. It is also an air purifier and is a very hardy palm that we are sure will not let die. Provide your palm with bright light, feeding, and watering, and it will be a happy plant.
Otherwise known as the baby rubber plant, this species has rich green leaves that need too much upkeep. Still, you can brighten up any space with this indoor plant. It takes up little space as it remains compact and pretty. The best part is it does not give you loads of trouble.
Agloenema Chinese Evergreen
This popular indoor plant has beautifully patterned leaves. It cleans the indoor air so you can sleep peacefully at night. You can quickly grow it in low-light conditions as a decorative ornamental plant. The evergreen plant needs moderate water, making it perfect if you forget to water it.
The lucky plant or the money tree is perfect for indoor growing. It’s not only for its aesthetic purpose but with for its luck-attracting features. It can survive standing in direct sunlight for a day.
The important thing is to provide this succulent with water every two weeks to keep it looking fresh. Then, when you notice dry or dying branches, please give it a snip.
So if you need a first friend in the plant kingdom, the jade plant can live up to five years
Chinese Money Plant
This adorable plant brings a welcome burst of green color into your home. With its pancake leaves, it looks excellent, standing by a white wall.
It is easy to grow, called the missionary plant, and flourishes in bright light without direct sunlight.
Like the other exotic plants, the soil must dry out between waterings. It also needs to be rotated every week to prevent lopsided growth. You can give it a regular shower to remove the dust from the leaves.
So, head to our shop to ensure one is available in your home.
The Yucca is sure to make a statement in your apartment with its sword-like green leaves standing atop sturdy canes. It is another low-maintenance plant that prefers bright indirect light. It can tolerate lower light but will grow slower.
The same applies to water, as the soil needs to be 50% dry before watering. The only downside is that it is a bit toxic for animals, so it is best to watch your pets.
These indoor plants are excellent climbers that cling to anything. The plant thrives in shady areas but remember; those vines can grow up to 50 feet long.
So if you have an unsightly spot on the patio or in your home, camouflage it with this plant. Another fantastic thing is it makes for excellent ground cover outdoors.
Watering is not a problem; it prefers moist soil to soggy soil.
One unique thing about the dragon tree is its sword-like leaves. The care requirements are a breeze as it needs less watering. The best part is that it is an air-purifying plant perfect for the home. You can place them on the ground or use a low-level stool to lift them.
The tree prefers medium to bright filtered light and loves water when the soil dries. The only concern is that it is not pet-friendly and can cause human allergies. So you can place it in a corner and leave it for up to three years before it needs repotting.
Add an exotic touch to your living space to bring the tropics to you with the Bromeliad. It has attractive textured foliage with colorful blooms. To provide them with water, you only need to fill the cup at the base of the leaves.
All the water collected in the container must be emptied weekly to prevent the roots from constantly submerging. Some plants grow as air plants attaching to logs, moss, or other organic items. So if you want to learn how to care for air plants, we recommend reading this detailed article here: Bromeliad: Exotic Tropical Plant Care.
The evergreen tropical vine is a beauty in the home—Monstera deliciosa’s natural-looking hole leaves are sure to start any conservation. Many refer to it as the Swiss Cheese Plant.
The species thrives in medium indirect sunlight and needs watering once or twice weekly. Unfortunately, you may face the same problem as the other plants on the list to grow indoors.
It is not pet-friendly.
So if you are still feeling that you cannot find a die-hard plant as you do not have a green thumb, think again. All of these plants provide you with loads of benefits, and the best part is killing them is not that easy.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Pothos remains a winner for low maintenance and light conditions, while the bambino dwarf-filled leaf fig is best to grow in medium light. For bright light, the Ninja Jewel alocasia will grow wonderfully indoors.
The highest ranking air purifying plant is the Florist’s chrysanthemums or “mums.” Not only do they eliminate toxins, but they remove ammonia as well.
The peepal tree is known to provide oxygen all day and night and is native to India. It is the country’s holy tree used to treat constipation and asthma.
The snake plant is another plant compared to the peepal tree that constantly releases oxygen. The plants are good indoors in your bedroom to enjoy peaceful zzzs.
Yes, you can sleep with plants in the room, as they are unlike flowers that use oxygen at night. Instead, they improve the air quality at night.
If you want the best indoor plants with a great smell, then gardenia comes to mind. The flowering plants make a beautiful centerpiece or net to the bed as a bedside companion.