8 best low-maintenance indoor houseplants to spruce up your home
Houseplants can be a wonderful addition to any room, bringing a touch of nature and warmth to your living space. Whether you have a green thumb or are just starting out, here are the top eight easy-care indoor plants when decorating your home.
Rubber plants (ficus elastica)
These versatile plants come in various large and glossy leaf colours, including dark green, variegated, and burgundy. You can group several smaller rubber plants together on a shelf or table to create a lush and tropical display or place a tall one near a window to draw the eye. If you have an open floor plan, a rubber plant can also be used as a natural room divider by placing several plants in a row.
Fiddle leaf fig (ficus lyrata)
No one can say no to the elegant silhouette of a fiddle leaf fig in the corner of their room! Because they can grow several feet tall, consider placing them in a room with high ceilings or an area that needs a vertical element. Their distinct, violin-shaped leaves accentuate best if combined with other tropical plants.
Snake plant (sansevieria trifasciata)
Their unique, striking, long green leaves with typically white bands running horizontally make them popular among indoor plant enthusiasts. Not only do they add a touch of greenery to your home decor, snake plants are also known for their ability to purify the air. They thrive in bright, indirect sunlight and look wonderful in groupings. Consider getting several small pots and placing them together on a windowsill or shelf.
Corn plant (dracaena fragrans)
Bearing the resemblance of corn stalks, corn plants are known for their tree-like appearance with long and slender narrow leaves. They are often grown in a variety of sizes, from small tabletop specimens to large floor plants that can reach up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall or more as houseplants. If you have multiple corn plants, consider grouping them together in a cluster to fill empty spaces that miss some much-needed greenery.
Split-leaf philodendron (monstera deliciosa)
If you are looking to add drama to your boring wall or empty corner, just grab one or two split-leaf philodendrons because their large and bold leaves are a statement in themselves. This evergreen plant is ideal for homeowners who wish to insert a tropical and exotic vibe into their home decor. Just remember to give them plenty of natural light, but avoid placing them in direct sunlight, as this can scorch their beautiful leaves.
Spider plants (chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants produce long, narrow leaves that arch and drape gracefully. To highlight its leaves, you can put them on hanging baskets, bookcases, plant stands, and even macrame hangers for that bohemian touch to your decor.
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
Peace Lily’s striking white blooms among dark green foliage will add a touch of beauty and serenity to any room. You can place them on the centre of your dining table or coffee table to create a focal point or on your bathroom’s windowsill as they flourish in moist environments. Tips! Peace lily looks even better if combined with other natural elements, such as a woven basket, driftwood, or a stone planter.
Chinese evergreen (aglaonema commutatum)
Chinese Evergreens are known for their ability to thrive in low light, making them a great choice for a darker corner or hallway of your home. They can also be your working buddy that helps purify the air and add some greenery to your workspaces.
Sources: Elle Decor, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Homes & Gardens
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