Every plant owner knows the best and worst part of owning plants is keeping them alive. There are times when it seems no amount of TLC will keep your plant thriving and other times where you can forget about your plant for weeks and it will still appear as beautiful as ever. Sometimes plants refuse to grow in our homes so we throw them out by the curb only to watch them flourish amidst the trash.
We watch, defeatedly, as this phenomenon takes place and we become curious as to why our love and care wasn’t enough for its little plant life to thrive in our home. Even as a homesteader, I’ve gone through this all too many times (I’m looking at you cactus & succulent plant family) and have often wondered where I went wrong. That was, until I figured out which indoor house plants are best for me and the level of care I have for them. and thrive under varying levels of care.
Of all the plants the Golden Pothos is by far my favorite! In fact 5 out of the 6 plants we currently have in our house are Golden Pothos, so as you can imagine, I’m kind of obsessed. They purify the air, clean nasty chemicals from your home, grow easily, and don’t require too much upkeep. They get watered every 2 weeks, dusted once a week, and don’t look like a snack to my dogs so that’s a positive too!
They are hardy, beautiful, but simple enough that your house won’t feel overwhelmed by them. To learn more about the gorgeous Golden Pothos check out this article by The Spruce.
Rubber Tree Plant
The Rubber Tree Plant has grown to huge levels of popularity recently. Many interior decorators have been including this plant into their designs, Home goods stores have been selling fake versions of this, and even offices have started adding them to their décor.
Much like the Golden Pothos, the Rubber Tree Plant is easy to care for. It likes a lot of natural light but prefers to be in temperature controlled environment. It also helps purify and is relatively easy to maintain.
The Jade Plant is a gorgeous and unique option that often gets overlooked as a choice for home décor. Its quirky, cute and while not nearly as hardy as some other options it does a great job sprucing up even the tiniest of spaces.
Also known as snake plant this little beauty is often the center of attention on coffee tables in homes and in shops. This plant gets a ton of recognition by architects and interior designers because of it’s cute but quirky shape. People love this plant because of its hearty growth and it’s ability to grow several feet tall. With patience you can start with a plant that is just a few inches tall and grow to a floor plant in just a year. Like all of the other plants on this list, the Mother-in-Laws Tongue plant is great at purifying the air in your home.
English Ivy is a great plant choice if you’re looking for something to keep potted inside but should be grown with care and concern for your environment. This plant is know be ruthless while growing and often overtakes wherever it is planted. It is gorgeous in a pot but should never be thrown by the side of the road because of it’s invasive nature.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is one of the most popular plants to be seen as home décor on TV shows and in magazines. It’s easy to care for, hardy, and looks great in any space. Because of it’s large leaves it goes well in almost any space without making it feel too overwhelmed by greenery. This plant in a favorite of minimalists because of it’s clean and collected look and also a favorite of many instagrammers because of it photo-friendly design. If you’re looking for a great indoor plant to fill up space without making it feel cluttered, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is a great option.
The Aloe Vera plant is a great option to keep around for both aesthetic and medicinal use. While it serves as a great option for making your home look great and keeping your air clean it is also great to have around for any emergencies including sunburn, cuts, or any other skin burns.
Lavender plants are a great option to creating a restful and relaxing environment in your home. Keeping this plant in your room for a lovely smell or keep it in your kitchen as a nice piece to add as an addition to your salad. Many people also love having this plant as an option to add to their morning tea. Lavender is a great option for anyone looking to add a plant to their homestead that they can do more with than just purify the air.
The Peace Lily is a gorgeous option for a kitchen table, bathroom with a window, or even an office. It’s a great option for someone looking to break up the greenery and add a touch of color to their space through their plants. These plants need quite a bit of light otherwise they tend to not thrive. The Peace Lily is a little bit of a temperamental plant and probably isn’t for someone looking for the most low maintenance plant. It needs to be kept in a temperature controlled environment, watered regularly, and kept away from any and all pests because this plant isn’t the most hardy when it comes to surviving even the slightest pest interaction.
If there is another indoor plant that you love please share in the comments below! We’d love to hear your thoughts.