Indoor Plants: Best Houseplants to Bring the Outdoors In

How can something as simple as an indoor plant seamlessly tie a room together? Don’t you think it’s mind-blowing how indoor plants go perfectly with all home aesthetics?

Read on to familiarize yourself with the best houseplants, set up your mini indoor garden, and transform your space into a safe haven.

Why Indoor plants?

Indoor plants are known to purify the air, reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, increase productivity, lessen the severity of depression, and much more.

Adding indoor plants like the resilient Clusia plant is a cheap and easy way to elevate your home instantly; it not only freshens up your space but also makes it more inviting and cozy.

The Best Indoor Plants

Below is a list of easy-to-maintain plants to get you started.

1- String of Hearts

Get yourself a String of Hearts to drape over a bookshelf or a hanging planter beautifully. Place your plant in a bright spot and avoid direct sunlight. If you’re a fan of trailing houseplants, you can also look into getting the string of pearls, the spider plant, or the Devil’s Ivy.

2- Snake Plant

Fun fact, the Snake plant is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue. Although this uniquely-shaped plant grows faster with good lighting, it easily adapts to low light conditions. A snake plant in your home can boost your mental health and overall well-being.

3-Peace Lilly

Peace Lilly is a type of indoor flowering plants. The plant is easy to care for; To happily grow a Peace Lilly, you need low to medium light, depending on how you want your plant to look. Only water your Peace Lilly if the soil is dry; overwatering this plant can kill it. If you’re a fan of indoor flowering plants, you can also get the African Violet, Orchids, Jasmines, or Begonias. These are all easy to care for and can transform any space.

4- Succulents

Succulents and Yucca Plant Varieties – While succulents require watering once a week in the summer and once a month in the winter, diversifying your collection with different Yucca plant varieties can enhance the aesthetic and air quality of your home, all the while being just as easy to care for. Growing succulents in your home can improve the humidity of your home, improve your focus, and boost your memory.

5- Dracaena Massangeana

The Dracaena Massangeana is also known as the Happy Plant because it’s easy to care for. If your home is more on the dark side, don’t get a Dracaena Massangeana. If you have direct sunlight in your home, you need to add it to your indoor garden.

6- Cast Iron Plant

Do you tend to forget about or neglect your houseplants? A Cast Iron Plant is the answer. Can you believe that not even insects and diseases can threaten this plant’s life? It also works as a great air purifier.

7- Peperomia

This plant is known for its thick leaves, which make it more likely to tolerate tough living conditions. Peperomia plants are very petite and don’t take up a lot of space.

Which Indoor Plant Should You Get?

Indoor plants come in all shapes and sizes. There are hundreds of plants to choose from when shopping for decor and accessories for your home. Which indoor plant should you get? Your choice of houseplants should be compatible with your lifestyle. Avoid plants like Alovera and Devil’s Ivy if you have a pet. If you tend to kill your houseplants, opt for low-maintenance choices like Peace Lilly and Pothos Collection.

To make a confident choice and get the right plant with beautiful flowings, you need to answer some questions first:

1. Where in your home are you planning to display the plants?

2. Will you feel more comfortable with a low-maintenance plant?

3. What’s the plant lighting requirement? And can you offer this environment?

4. How big is your home?

5. Do you have a pet?

6. Do you have children?

Time To Set Up Your Mini Indoor Garden

Ready to set up your mini indoor garden? We can’t think of a more therapeutic and fruitful hobby to try. Remember to opt for plants that are compatible with your lifestyle to reap the most benefits and avoid the guilt.

Alison Moore

With an MSc in Plant Science from the University of Edinburgh and 15 years of experience in botanical research, Alison Moore has been contributing to our platform since 2020. Before joining us, she worked with the National Park Service, focusing on native plant preservation. Alison's articles are known for their depth and clarity, often drawing from her field experiences. Besides writing, she is an avid gardener, specializing in native and medicinal plants. She enjoys hiking and documenting rare plant species in her free time.

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