If I am being completely honest with my readers, I love indoor plants WAY more than I like outdoor plants. Not only do they brighten up a home, but they are a great way to keep in touch with your green thumb during the winter months. These are my favorite indoor plants!
Indoor Plants For Low Light
Just because you don’t have great windows in your home doesn’t mean that you can’t grow some gorgeous indoor plants. Believe it or not, there are a whole host of indoor plants that prefer dark corners to bright ones. Here are a few that I recommend: Prayer plant (native to the forest floor, this one is used to low light) and ZZ Plant (the leaves on this beauty will scorch if left in direct sun). In fact, my ZZ Plant is in the darkest corner of my bedroom and it has grown a crazy amount. Additionally, just about any kind of fern does well in low light, you’ll just need to mist it so humidity levels stay right.
Indoor Plants: Air Purifying
The best part about houseplants is that almost every one of them has some kind of air purifying property. The plants here have all been proven by NASA to remove harsh chemicals like formaldehyde from the air. Plant one of these ASAP: money plant, Chinese Evergreen, Rubber plant, and Weeping Fig. Plant one of these next to your bed and you’ll REALLY sleep well!
Indoor Plants: For Health
It’s no surprise that some plants out there have some serious life-improving capabilities! Things like Aloe Vera (which also does well in low light) and Snake Plant (another low-light lover) both have air cleaning properties. Aloe, of course, can be used to treat mild burns as well! Plus, you can even use aloe in food or drinks, check out this incredible brownie recipe that I found here.
Indoor Plants For Pets
One of the things that often stops most people from buying houseplants is the fear that they aren’t pet safe. Fortunately, there’s a bunch of non-toxic houseplants totally safe for pets. Here are a few of my favorite: Prayer Plant, Polka-dotted plant (this begonia is rare), and almost any variety of Calathea. Bromeliads and Orchids also are pet safe and you’ll love the dramatic flair they add to your home.
Indoor Plants: Bedrooms
When it comes to picking indoor plants for the bedroom, you’ll want something that smells nice and doesn’t require much care. These are a few of my favorite: Lavender, Jasmine, and Peace Lily. Both the Lavender and the Jasmine are scented and you’ll find that their aroma releases in no time at all. For some other ideas try Fiddle Leaf Figs (though these LOVE the sun!) or any variety of Philodendron (photographed is a monstera).
Indoor Plants: For Allergies
Struggling with allergies? Consider adding one of these indoor plants to your home. You don’t have to worry about pollen with these babies because they clean the air instead. Here are a few options: Chinese Evergreens, Swedish Ivy, or a Janet Craig Dracena. If you’re looking for other ideas, check out some of the best here.
Indoor Plants: Living Room
It’s only fitting to put some of your most dramatic plants in the living room where they can be seen and enjoyed. If you are looking for some statement-making plants, try planting a Fiddle Leaf Fig or a variegated rubber tree. The unique leaves will have all of your guests talking. Additionally, I like to hang a few plants in my living room. The String of Pearls and the Rhipsalis are perfect for this.