The best indoor plants to brighten up your home

Oct 20, 2019
Caring for house plants is a calming and productive hobby to take up in your spare time! Source: Getty.

Adding a bit of greenery to a room can improve it tenfold, so it’s no surprise people are starting to fall in love with indoor plants all over again. Whether they’re big and leafy or small and delicate, these handy decorative pieces are becoming a hot commodity in the interior design world as they never fail to breathe new life into a space, no matter how dreary it was to begin with.

But decoration isn’t the only thing these plants are good for – in fact having an indoor garden can even improve your wellbeing! Maintaining plants is a beloved hobby for many people and can help to boost your mood and productivity as well as give you fresh, clean air in your home and living space all year round.

Here are some of the best indoor plants to kick off your indoor gardening journey!

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

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This plant has quickly gained popularity over the years thanks to how low-maintenance and easy to re-grow it is. With just a weekly watering, this plant will be off and thriving just like the one above! And to get even more of these to fill your home, all you have to do is repot a cutting and you’re good to go!

Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)

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Everyone loves this plant because of its luscious greenery mixed with dashes of bright and darkness on every leaf. These droopy vines make for a fantastic hanging plant that will allow you to spread the plant life all the way up to the ceiling!

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

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This beautiful plant will brighten not only your house but also your mood with its delightful white leaf that sits fittingly at the top. And those who aren’t convinced by the appearance alone should know that NASA scientifically proved the Peace Lily’s air purification abilities – which means the longer this plant sits in your house, the cleaner your air will be!

Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)

Swiss Cheese Plant
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These sturdy plants show off their cool leaves that naturally miss pieces to create a funky pattern that give it its unique name! And while they’re fairly easy to maintain and thrive with regular watering, these plants can definitely survive a missed water here and there.

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

Fiddle Leaf Fig plant
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If you’re someone that is into the more trendy houseplants, than this one is for you as absolutely everyone is going crazy for this beautiful specimen! With its wide and grand leaf-span you’re best to give it regular wipes with a cloth or sprays of water to make sure they don’t collect dust.

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)

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The fitting (for some!) name is linked to the sharp point at the end of each leaf that resembles that of a mother-in-law. However, this strong plant has been known to survive droughts and is pretty tough to kill, making it perfect for those who holiday often.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zanzibar)

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These fresh, tall plants are some of the best for low-maintenance care. Not only will their dark green leaves look good with very little attention, but they’re also known to represent friendship and prosperity making them a great gift for a plant-loving friend!

Aloe Vera

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The only thing better than a plant on its own is a plant with dual purpose, and we all know how helpful aloe vera can be around the house! Having your own endless supply of the healing and soothing plant can be great for calming down aggravated sunburn as well as treating other skin irritations.

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