Growing indoor plants is easy, and just as fun as having an outdoor garden. The right houseplant acts as a gorgeous decoration helping to filter the air and can even de-stress the immediate area. Some well-placed plants also help in creating a more restful, soothing ambiance in the room.
I’ve been gardening for a few months now and learned so much about different types of plants and how to take care of them. All of these take up minimal space, require little sun and can survive pretty much without you (just like your ex… sorry.)
That’s why I’ve assembled a list of 10 beautiful houseplants that you can keep in your bedroom, living room or office space for a little balmy dose of zen!
- Aloe Vera
With an indoor aloe vera plant, you’ll instantly have a much more lively and rustic interior decor pattern. This stoic, spiky plant works best for your study table or living room.
The aloe gel is 96% water, which enables the plant to survive in arid regions which also means you won’t come back to a wilted aloe plant after a long vacation!
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe and is widely used in skincare products and detoxifying beverages.
- Chinese Money Plant
This unusual plant is a treat for the eyes. The Chinese Money Plant or Pilea Pepermioides, is famous for its lure of bringing good juju, wealth, and abundance to its owner.
It is also called the pancake plant because of the unique shape and texture of its leaves. This plant works best for living rooms as it stands out against bright white walls.
Pilea like bright spots, but don’t like to sit in direct light as it can scorch the plant’s leaves.
- Weeping Fig
The Weeping Fig falls under the Ficus Benjamina plant family with large curvy branches and long pointed leaves.
Ficus are popular indoor plants and also named the best plants for offices and workspaces. You can pair weeping figs with vintage decor like plates, metal/copper mugs.
These plants look best in white pots and will definitely add a bright pop of color to your studio/office!
A ficus prefers bright, indirect light, moist soil and occasional misting.
Cacti and Succulents are probably the easiest plants to maintain. I absolutely love their whimsical shapes and spiny textures!
Both Cacti and Succulents thrive in natural light and only have to be watered once a week. A happy cactus may even surprise you with vibrant blooms!
Instead of buying one big cactus, buy a variety of small ones and plant them together in a colorful terrarium to create a simple centerpiece.
- Snake Plant
Snake Plant (Sansevieria) is known as mother-in-law’s tongue and is easily available at any nursery or gardening center.
Snake plant’s many-hued leaves have splashes of yellow or white and add a distinctive quirky look to your room with its upright, strap-like leaves.
Indirect light is ideal for these plants, along with light watering.
- String of Pearls
String of Pearls is an interesting houseplant that undoubtedly provides a unique focal point in the home. It gives an eccentric “spilling over” the edges effect off of containers or hanging baskets.
You’ll quickly have long luscious strands of pearls by leaving the plant in bright, indirect light with enough water to keep the soil moderately moist.
Turn a simple wooden/plastic bowl into a hanging display that allows the plant to cascade over the sides. Wrap jute ropes around the bowl for an aesthetic effect!
- Split Leaf Philodendrons
Split-leaf philodendron is commonly grown as a foliage houseplant but provides a captivating jungle-like aura and tropical lushness in your home!
This highly enchanting plant is surprisingly easy to please indoors. B
- Jade Plant
Jade plant looks like a fun-size tree with its thick, lush leaves and visually interesting branches. Many people enjoy growing jade plants in their offices since they are considered to be symbols of good luck!
These plants require medium light for a few hours every day and watering every few days after the soil has completely dried.
Jade plants make great housewarming gifts!
- Peace Lilies
The peace lily offers grace and sophistication and makes sure everyone notices it! It is a rather common indoor houseplant since it has such attractive, curving white blooms and dark leaves!
It prefers bright, indirect light and needs to be watered when the top of the soil is dry.
This ornamental plant looks great for rooms with few windows!
Chrysanthemums, or mums, make lovely houseplants with bright, cheerful blooms – beautiful flowers crowning a mass of dark-green foliage.
These flowers were brought to Japan by Buddhist Monks and are a very important part of Japanese culture to this day.
You can decorate your home by putting the flowers in a bowl of water along with some floating candles! Play around with aromatherapy oils and recreate a spa environment in your home!
The right houseplant can enhance your surroundings drastically – not just beauty, but healthier, purified air and a bit of Zen decor!
Most of these plants are suitable for novice gardeners – start with a snake plant or an aloe vera if you haven’t grown anything before. Pick one, and as you feel confident taking care of these little fellas, you can start adding more plants to your home and workspace!
Post By: Sakshi Deswal / Appy Bistro
Categories: Appy Blog