The indoor plant is a perfect way to add life and color to any space. As someone who loves indoor plants, I’m always on the lookout for new types of indoor plants that are easy to care for. Here are 25 indoor plants that you can grow.
I know these plants are all good as I have either grown them before or are growing them now. You will see that I have a lot of plants. In fact, if you check out the video below, you will see me setting up a new grow room in the back of my office.
Pothos is a great option for those looking to add some greenery to their home. They’re relatively easy to care for and don’t require much water or light.
Pothos plants have dark green, waxy leaves. The variegated ones have white or yellow accents on their leaves. Pothos will grow up to a few feet long and look great hanging from brackets or shelves or draping over walls.
My favorite part about pothos is their ability to grow new “cuttings” from the top of the plant that hangs down. Pothos is a beautiful plant to brighten up the dull corner.
Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
The Jade Plant is a succulent that has been used for centuries in Asian cultures. Originating in South Africa, It gets its name due to its jade-colored leaves.
Unlike most plants, they need very little water and thrives with neglect, which is why it’s often used as an ornamental plant indoors or outdoors to bring good luck. Their leaves are thick and fleshy.
They have green-gray stems, giving them their signature look. The jade plant prefers indirect sunlight but will still thrive under artificial light indoors – don’t forget to water it now and then! It does best if you.
Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus)
Asparagus fern is a perfect plant for those who love greenery but find themselves with little time to care for it. It’s the ideal indoor plant because, unlike most other plants, it thrives with neglect.
Asparagus Ferns do not have leaves. They have small flat branches called cladophylls. Over time these can become quite stiff like needles, so a pair of gloves may be required when handling mature plants.
Provide light, free-draining soil and dappled shade, and this plant will be pleased in most homes.
Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
The Chinese Money Plant, Also known as the UFO plant or Pancake plant, to name a few, is a popular indoor plant since it’s easy to care for.
They do best in direct sunlight during spring and winter as they love to soak up the light and warmth; however, in summer, provide them with some indirect light as the summer sun can scorch those beautiful leaves.
Water weekly after the soil has had a chance to dry out. Be mindful not to overwater, but underwatering can be just as bad. But don’t worry too much about this as this plant is tough.
The Yucca is a tough plant and easy to grow. Place near a south-facing window, and they will get all the light they require. It has such an interesting shape and texture. It also looks great when paired with other plants like cacti.
The Yucca is a perfect indoor plant because, unlike most other plants, it thrives with neglect. Water once a week but allow the soil to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.
These slow-growing plants are perfect for people who don’t want the fuss of pruning and worrying a plant will outgrow its location.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum homo sum)
Spider plants are tough, and I mean tough. It’s often said that you can not kill these plants no matter what you do to them.
They are perfect for people who wish to bring some living greenery into their homes but do not have the time to nurture more challenging plants.
They are straightforward to grow; just place them in indirect sunlight and water when the soil dries out. Spider plants can also be propagated by “babies,” which grow from the stem of spider plants – cut one off and place it into a small pot.
The spider plant is a great way to spruce up any dull room or office.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Peace lilies are not only beautiful and will brighten up your home or office, but they also purify the air you breathe. Dark green leaves and contrasting white flowers make a real statement and cannot be ignored.
Provide free-draining soil and water weekly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Feed every 2 weeks during summer, and this plant will give you plenty of flowers to enjoy.
The only other maintenance for this plant is to occasionally pot it into a larger pot as it grows and wipe its leaves’ dust. Otherwise, it’s extremely trouble-free to grow.
Aloe (Aloe Vera)
Aloe Vera is such a cool-looking succulent plant. It has medicinal qualities, and the juice from its leaves is perfect if you happen to burn yourself. Also very good for sunburn too.
With shortish thick fleshy stems, the aloe vera plant makes a statement in the home. Select a heavy container as wide as the plant to prevent this tipping over as it is a heavy plant when it gets bigger.
They require very free-draining soil. Use perlite, pebbles, LECA, or other clay balls to lighten the mix and provide drainage.
Water as the soil dries out, in spring and summer water weekly and during the cooler months water every 2 weeks. Place in an indirect but bright location for the plants to thrive
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
English Ivy is perfect for any bright location in your home. Near a south-facing window would be ideal. They need good light and will suffer in shaded areas, so ensure to give them good natural light or supplement the lighting.
They are easy to look after too. Give a free-draining soil and water weekly. The main thing with ivy is they need feeding every two weeks, especially if it’s a variegated variety.
Once a month, put the plant in the show and wash it off to remove all the dust. This aids the plant in photosynthesis.
Now, this plant is a touch harder to keep but is worth the effort. Calathea requires bright indirect light but needs a nice warm spot. Keep it from being too close to windows as usually, a draught will send this plant southwards.
During the growing season, the soil for this plant should remain moist, so staying on top of your watering regimen is paramount.
This plant would be no good for homes that use de-humidifiers as it requires a more humid location. Either use a misting machine as I have in the video above; you can see current prices for that on Amazon here. Or mist it every day to increase the humidity around the plant.
Besides the higher maintenance, this is a great plant and is stunning to brighten up an area in your home.
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Rubber plants make perfect houseplants. Not only do they look amazing, but they are ideally suited to the environment at home. With broad leaves, these plants really make a statement.
They prefer medium indirect light to thrive but can tolerate bright light for long periods. However, if inadequate light is available, they will sulk a little.
Like most houseplants, water weekly ensuring the plant has dried out before you water again. These plants can tolerate any sort of humidity, so whatever it is at home will be fine.
If you’re looking for something to fill space over time, this plant has been known to get to 30ft. But don’t worry, in the home, it will be much, much smaller. But 8ft examples are not unheard of.
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)
The Christmas cactus is the perfect plant to bring some color into the home during the winter months. It is straightforward to care for and propagates very easily too.
This plant is perfect for lower light level areas of the home; keep moist during spring and summer but allow it t dry out a little between waterings. Feed a houseplant fertilizer every two weeks.
Cut back on the watering around 8 weeks before you want it to bloom, and provide 12 to 14 hrs of darkness. This will force the plant into dormancy. So it is straightforward to plan it to flower for Christmas.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)
Another very easy to care for plant for busy people. The ZZ plant will work with you. It only requires medium lighting, water every two to three weeks and allows to dry out between.
Temps are no issue as long as your home is heated. And the humidity in your house will be just fine. His plant really is stress-free.
The only real issue this plant suffers from is the occasional pest and root rot. To stop this, use good free-draining soil and control the amount of water given.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
Another great plant for your home. With a huge array, you can choose one to suit your mood. Not only that, this plant has been known to help clean the air in your home too.
They deal well in low light levels, and lack of water is no issue for them. They really are as tough as old boots. If you want to increase plant numbers, the roots can be cut with a sharp knife and put into their own pot to grow on.
Like most plants in this list, the humidity in your home will be fine, but they need good free-draining potting soil.
Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
The Dieffenbachia is a very showy plant. It simply looks amazing in the home or office. It is also easy to care for. It will adapt to most lighting conditions as well as humidity.
However, it does have a couple of issues to watch for. One is root-rot, so good potting soil is paramount to make sure it is light and free-draining.
Red spider mites can also be a concern but are easy to take care of with a soap solution.
Air Plants (Tillandsia)
Air plants are some of the easiest plants to care for. As the name suggests, they do not need to have their roots in the soil. They take all their nutrients from the moisture and air that surrounds them.
You can achieve amazing things in displays of air plants because they are free of a pot. They need good light conditions to get the energy required as well as higher humidity.
This makes them an ideal plant for the kitchen or bathroom. As you can imagine watering these plants would be hard in situ. But place them face down in a bowl of water for 20 mins, and you are good to go.
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
The Chinese evergreen is perfect for low to medium light conditions within your home. But keep away from windows as they require a warm spot in the house.
They require higher humidity, so spray daily with a mister to help create a microclimate around the plant.
Water weekly and allow to dry out between waterings. Fertilize the plants twice a year only, so they really are easy to look after at home.
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
One of my most favorite plants, the Monstera Deliciosa, is such a great plant. They can get large and fill a space with color. Although these plants can fruit, it is unlikely at home.
These plants require watering once every week or two but allow the soil to dry out before watering again. One issue they can suffer from is root rot. They prefer indirect light, so make a perfect candidate for the home away from a window.
Humidity is something that can help to stop the leaves from crisping. A light misting daily will really help with this. But these plants can make a statement in the home but remain manageable at the same time.
Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
Another attractive houseplant for a large space is the Parlor Palm. These have palm-shaped leaves, as the name would suggest. They do not require much water, so be careful how much you provide. If in doubt, underwater this plant leaving it on the dry side.
Free-draining compost and allowing it to dry out between waterings completely will also help this plant. They prefer brighter light and do extremely well near a south-facing window.
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanders)
Lucky Bamboo is a perfect houseplant. Easy to care for and a favorite of those into feng shui. It is seen as a symbol of good luck and tranquility.
It required low to medium lighting, so ideal for stands and counters away from the windows and more into the room itself.
No soil is used when growing this plant. Instead, fill the container with just enough water to cover the roots and keep this topped up. Feed monthly with liquid plant food.
One drawback to this plant is it is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested, so ensure it is kept out of their reach.
Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)
A beautiful tall palm ideal for a corner in your home. They are straightforward to care for once established. Kentia palms do well in most of the shaded areas of your home. Please keep away from heat sources like electronics and radiators, though, as this can dry them out.
This one tough plant that can go down -4˚C or 39˚F. With tall palm-shaped stems, it really is dramatic. Water weekly but allow to dry between waterings. They require feeding lots as they are prone to potassium deficiency.
Spider mites and mealybugs are the only pest issues, but these are rare if good husbandry is followed.
Philodendron Imperial Red (Philodendron erubescens)
This plant is awesome. I have a beautiful specimen of this myself, and they are awesome for further into the home where it has more shade.
They prefer higher temps around 25 and prefer to remain moist. So water after the top inch of soil has dried out.
All philodendrons are poisonous to both animals and humans if ingested so keep away from cats and dogs. But they do have the bonus of being air purifiers.
Monkey Mask (Monstera adansonii)
Like most Monstera, the adansonii make a stunning statement in the home. They require free draining fertile soil. They require bright light, so if a south-facing window is not available, then consider supplemental lighting.
Humidity needs to remain above 60% to prevent the leaves from drying and turning brown. Fertilize with a good balance liquid fertilizer at half strength every two weeks.
Prayer plant (Maranta)
This one I cheated with. It’s a little harder to look after, but I thought it deserved a spot. This plant requires bright indirect light but not direct sunlight.
Keep the soil moist throughout the main growing season. This plant requires a higher degree of humidity. Mist daily to provide a microclimate or sit the pot in a dish of pebbles soaked in water.
Conclusion on 25 of the easiest houseplants to keep at home
Well, there you have it. I love all of these plants, and they are all pretty easy to grow. You can really brighten up any home with these and bring a little nature right into your living room.
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