Indoor plants can make your home look beautiful, but a lot of people are worried about having to care for them. If you pick the rights ones, you’ll end up with a houseplant that’s easy to maintain and some cute decoration for your house. Here are thirteen indoor plants that are perfect for your home.
1. Aloe vera
Not only is the aloe vera plant attractive to look at, but it’s also very beneficial to have at the house. Did you accidentally burn yourself? Reach for the aloe vera plant. Want to keep your skin clear and hydrated? Get that aloe vera plant. Need something to help relieve your heartburn symptom? You already know your aloe vera plant can help with that! If you want a succulent indoor plant that’s pretty and beneficial, you should get the aloe vera plant!
2. Coffee plant
We promise that the coffee plant is one indoor plant that will bring beauty to your home. Not only that, but they’re also very easy to care for. Your coffee plant will want lots of water, rich soil, and a relatively cool place to stay. Also, coffee lovers might find another beneficial use for this indoor plant. If properly cared for, they will bear small berries that eventually darken into blackish pods. Those pods have two seeds, which turn into coffee beans that you can eventually use to brew coffee.
If you really want to beautify your home, a chrysanthemum will do just that. These colorful beauties will be sure to brighten up a dull area. Mums are also one of the best indoor plants that can purify the air around you. They’re great at fighting benzenes, which are carcinogens found in things like dyes, detergents, and pesticides. This beautiful indoor plant is also good for removing toxins found in house cleaners like formaldehyde, ammonia, and trichloroethylene. As long as you’re regularly watering your mum, you can expect it to be around for many months!
4. Spider plant
The spider plant is also another indoor plant that’s good for purifying the air around you. They’re fun, spikey plants that are relatively easy to care for, so it’ll make an ideal choice for first-time plant owners. In fact, these indoor plants are considered one of the most adaptable houseplants and are easy to grow. Spider plants will make any area of your house look pretty, and they can even be hung! If you want something that will make your home look pretty, purify your air, and won’t take much effort to care for, this is the plant for you!
5. Snake plant
The snake plant is one of the most popular indoor plants, and they’re also air purifying. A snake plant can remove over 100 air pollutants, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide, and chloroform. These plants are also tough, so it’s another ideal choice for non-gardeners or first-time plant owners. Pet owners should be aware that these indoor plants can be mildly toxic to cats and dogs. It’ll be best to try and keep your fur babies away from your snake plant!
6. Devil’s ivy
This indoor plant was given its name because it’s nearly impossible to kill, even if you try. So, if that’s your kind of plant, the devil’s ivy is perfect for you! This gorgeous vining plant is another popular houseplant because of how easy it is to care for and, of course, because of how beautiful it is. The devil’s ivy is ideal for hanging because their vines can grow to be up to 10 feet or even longer! Their heart-shaped leaves will also beautify your home even more.
7. Peace lily
Another low-maintenance indoor plat you’re going to love is the peace lily. These plants are pleasing to look at because of its white spathes, which stand out from the rest of the plant. They’re great for cleansing the air that we breathe, with NASA putting the peace lily on its Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants. Pet owners should also know that this indoor plant is also toxic to cats and dogs, so do your best to keep your pets away from this plant.
8. English ivy
The cool thing about English ivy plants is that they are both climbers and can act as ground cover. They can spread horizontally up to 8 inches and can climb up to 80 feet. Since the English ivy spreads quickly, if you’ll want them as indoor plants, it’ll be best to keep them in pots that allow their vines to hang down. That way, you’ll get to admire the beauty of your indoor plant without worrying about it growing out of control. They’ll make beautiful hanging decorations that you won’t be able to get enough of!
9. Dragon tree
You’ll be able to easily identify the dragon tree by its sword-like leaves with pops of red. They make the perfect indoor plant for first-time gardeners because of how easy they are to grow indoors. Dragon trees can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, which is why they are popular choices for homes. If kept outside, a dragon tree can produce tiny flowers and berries in the springtime.
10. Rubber plant
Rubber plants make striking indoor plants. They can grow to be impressive heights, but you can keep them in smaller pots if you’d rather not have it grow so tall. These are low-maintenance indoor plants, and you’re going to love how gorgeous they make your home look.
11. Chinese evergreen
Here is another indoor air purifying houseplant that we know you’re going to love! The Chinese evergreen is a durable, tropical foliage plant that is easy to care for and favored by many. When given the proper growing condition, these indoor plants require minimal effort. These cute little houseplants make lovely home decorations as well.
12. Parlor palm
The parlor plant has been used as an indoor plant for a long time. You may have seen this plant’s fronds used as floral arrangements, wreaths, and Palm Sunday decorations. You’ll get a tropical feel in your home if you get a parlor palm plant. These plants can tolerate lower temperatures and are sensitive to too much water, so make sure to handle with care!
13. Hanging ivy
These plants will surely beautify your home! These indoor plants are better suited for hanging baskets, hence its name. They do not require direct sunlight or much care, so they’ll thrive indoors. You could also keep them out by your outdoor seating areas.
Which of these indoor plants do you think is the prettiest? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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