Houseplant, any plant adapted for growing indoors.
The most common are exotic plants native to warm, frost-free parts of the world that can be grown indoors in colder climates in portable containers or miniature gardens.
It’s no surprise that aloe plant tops the list of most popular houseplants, almost doubling number two in popularity. Not only does its spiky foliage add spunk to your space, but it doubles as a natural moisturizer. You’ve probably used aloe vera gel to soothe a painful sunburn and felt the relief as it soaked into your skin. Well, skip buying a bottle at the store and simply use the gel on aloe plant’s leaves as a moisturizer! This low-maintenance houseplant is a great fit for homes in every state.
Plants that give off “instant jungle vibes,” like the spider plant, are having a serious moment right now. And they’re super easy to care for. These plants need bright light, but no direct sun, so they’re perfect to put in a room with big windows. Just keep it away from the windowsill.
Snake plant simply gets its name from the thin, upright leaves with “irregular green banding” that look like you guessed it snakeskin. Besides looking cool, it’s a low-maintenance plant that’s known for surviving droughts, making it perfect for newbies living in almost any environment. Although the snake plant prefers bright light, it can survive lower light levels. Snake plants have also been shown to filter out nasty chemicals, like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene, so you can breathe easy having this in your home.
Ivy doesn’t just look great on the exterior of brick buildings: It can thrive in your home! English ivy brings dimension and color into your space with its long stems and variegated leaves. Take advantage of this sprawling sensation and place a pot on a shelf where the vines can trail down. Be sure to provide English ivy with medium light and you’ll enjoy cascading vines for months.
If you have a tendency to forget about your plants, get a rubber tree. They’re tolerant to some degree of neglect (phew) and handle under-watering better than over-watering. Just know that a rubber tree needs bright light and a good amount of space around for it to be happy, grow, and remove carbon dioxide from your home.
You can’t go wrong with peace lily. As one of the most classic houseplants, this stunner has stuck around for many reasons. Peace lilies grow white flowers, similar to a calla lily, and can span up to four feet tall. These plants can help care for you as well, as peace lilies are one of the best plants to improve air quality in your home. Striking beauty and health benefits we’re in!
These exotic plants have been the obsession of millennials for the past few years, dotting dorm rooms and apartment shelves. Succulents come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can easily find one that fits in every space. Better yet, once planted, they require practically zero maintenance! Some of the best succulents for indoors include burro’s tail, Christmas cactus, hens-and-chicks, jade plant, and panda plant.
If you live in a lower light environment, get a ZZ Plant because they’re drought tolerant and incredibly low maintenance. You might notice the ZZ has large potato like rhizomes under the surface of its surrounding potting mix. These rhizomes, store water and help the plant survive drought in its natural environment. That means they’ll also help it survive infrequent waterings in your space think once a month if your plant’s in medium indirect light. ZZ Plant symbolizes prosperity and friendship,making it a great housewarming gift.
If you live a high-maintenance life always on the go, out at all hours, you need an “easy going, low-maintenance plant, like the Dracaena. The Dracaena is great because it can easily adapt to different light environments, though it’s best to keep it away from direct sun. The hardiest of these group is Draacena Lisa. It can deal with indoor temperature and season changes better than others. When it comes to purifying the air, though, the Dracaena Marginata Plant is your best bet. It removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
In the right indoor conditions, the philodendron’s heart shaped leaves and trailing vines can grow to over 10 feet long, like the pothos. This makes it a great plant if you’ve got high shelves, or want to add a hanging planter to your home décor. Also like the pothos, it’s incredibly easy to prune and propagate, if you prefer a more compact shape. It’s also one of the easiest houseplants to grow. Though it’s not the most air-purifying plant out there, philodendrons do filter formaldehyde. Not too shabby for a low-maintenance plant that’s perfect for newbies.