There’s no better way to bring freshness into your home than by adding flowers, plants and indoor trees. Plants can introduce the same effects as textiles by bringing another layer of decorative life to a room. Not to mention they’re creating oxygen for you and have a reputation for making people happier in their home!
While this particular plant is growing outdoors, it is one of the more common plants found indoors all over the world. As interior design continues to evolve and incorporate many different styles, even the plant life indoors can be trendy and exciting.
Many plants thrive indoors and can offer homeowners a lush indoor paradise. And better yet, some plants can even increase the air quality inside your home! Here are some of the plants that can be great additions to your home!
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Check out these resources from joyusgarden and RHS for how to make these simple but gorgeous indoor cactus gardens, to bring a little bit of the desert indoors. Planting is the perfect weekend project to keep you and your loved ones entertained!
If you want to refresh your kitchen window, try this idea for growing a small indoor herb garden. Using tea tins, mason jars or small ceramic pots, you can grow a large variety of herbs successfully and always have fresh seasonings to cook with! The best herbs to start with are the ones you use the most such as basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley or mint. Here’s a great resource from WikiHow for learning how to plant and care for your indoor garden.
Do you have a table or bookshelf that gets a lot of sunlight? We love this mini greenhouse from IKEA to keep all of our sun loving plants together. Discover some ideas for which sun loving plant would look great in your space with this resource from The Spruce
String of Pearls, a succulent with attractive cascading strings of spherical leaves, does well indoors and is low maintenance. Try planting this beauty in a container on a high placed shelf or niche and allow space for its unique leaves to drape below. Learn how to get started caring for your string of pearls with this resource from The Spruce!
Did you know that most citrus trees are available in miniature form? Indoors, they don’t always produce fruit, but these little beauties have a refreshing scent, especially when in bloom. On average dwarf lemon, orange and tangelo trees can grow to about 6-5 feet tall, but can be trimmed back to the height you desire. Here’s a great resource from Lowes for caring for a variety of dwarf citrus trees.
Whether inside or as part of your outdoor living space, a splash of greenery can brighten up any area. We know not everyone has a green thumb, so we’ve also put together a list of some easy-to-manage plants that have staying power (even for the most dedicated of plant killers). Print or Pin this chart to plan your next indoor garden.
Discover more ideas below for how to spruce up your home with our additional indoor plant recommendations.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
One of the most popular and stylish indoor houseplants is the fiddle leaf fig tree, known for its lush, leafy branches. It can grow very tall, and thrives in indirect sunlight.
The ZZ plant is an ideal beginner plant, as it is considered almost indestructible, requiring little water and light to survive.
Put this popular plant by your bedside, as it releases oxygen at night and could improve your sleep. Snake plants can grow in any light condition, and require infrequent watering.
This trendy floor plant has leaves like swiss-cheese, and grows large and fast. Place it in your living room with medium indirect light for that instant pop of character.
Pothos grows fast, and serves as a good hanging plant with vines that cascade downward, adding charm to any dining room.
The peace lily could be considered a filter for air pollutants, and is also easy to care for.
The adaptable spider plant can grow in many environments, may be effective in purifying the air and is easy to propagate.
Calatheas come in “medallion” or “rattlesnake” varieties, and their beautiful green and maroon leaf colors add visual variety to any desk or countertop.
The bamboo palm adds a tropical flair to your home, and may be effective in helping to clear out pollutants.
The attractive heart-shaped leaves of this variety of philodendron can grow as decorative vines, and may be good at absorbing toxins.
Certain types of red-edged dracaena can grow very tall to fill up a corner of your room, and may be found to remove some chemical compounds from the air.
Not only is aloe known for its healing properties, but its leaves may also absorb toxins. As with any succulent, aloe requires infrequent watering and lots of sunlight.
Baby Rubber Plant
Unlike the rubber plant, the baby rubber plant is non-toxic, and sports an attractive leaf patterning to brighten up your kitchen windowsill.
This beautiful red flowering plant may be perfect for your home office as it might help to increase your focus, energy, and productivity, while decreasing stress levels.
The large leaves of the dieffenbachia help release moisture in the air and increase humidity, making it beneficial during dry winter months.