Plants are a great way to bring life into your home or office. They can help make you feel happier and more relaxed, as well as improve the air quality in your space. Check out these indoor plant ideas and learn how how to choose plants for different spaces and life situations.
Indoor Plant Ideas: Choosing the Right Plants
You can bring your love of gardening indoors with select houseplants and flowers that do well inside. There are many benefits to houseplants. For example, they can greatly improve indoor air quality. There's also just really nice to look at.
However, before you start collecting your own indoor plants, it's smart to learn a bit more about the different options available to you. Did you know that some plants are poisonous to your pets or children? Did you know that some plants don't do well in full sun while others don't do well in dark, shady areas?
Or maybe you've thought you can't have indoor plants because you or someone in your home is allergic. The good news is, there are many plants to choose from that are actually great for people with allergies or asthma.
Who doesn't want to have clean air to breathe? Many people don't realize all the things that can impact your indoor air quality. Outdoor climate, household cleaners, products, and even the furniture you have in your home are all some things that can affect your air quality.
Polluntants are all around us and while some people have more obvious or severe reactions to it, everyone is affected by them to some degree. Plants are an easy, natural, fun way to improve indoor air quality. This list shows some of the best indoor house plants for cleaner air.
Maybe you love the idea of indoor plants but you're worried about how your allergies will be affected. If you or someone in your household suffers from allergies, you may have legitimate concerns about allergens on houseplants.
Here are some indoor plants that are good for people with allergies. You can feel safe with these in your home, even if you or someone else within the home has allergies.
Did you know that plants can have an impact on the feng shui of your space? As a general guideline, most plants are good for feng shui. However, it's important that you care for them properly. Dead or dying plants are not good feng shui.
That said, there are some plants that are particularly good for feng shui. Plants with soft, rounded edges are typically good picks. Money plants like jade and bonsai are also great choices. Learn more here about nine of the best indoor plants for feng shui.
Some people feel like they can't have beautiful indoor plants because they don't get enough sunlight inside their home or apartment. If you've been one of those people, we have great news! There are actually many plants that do very well in low light.
While it's true that some indoor plants need regular sun or bright sun to thrive, there are many others that do fine in less sun or even completely in the shade. Many of the plants on this list will burn if they are in direct sunlight and some even do well in artificial lighting, such as what you would find in an office or a bathroom.
Did you know that having plants in your home can make you healthier? Houseplants are known for their physical beauty and this makes them a mood-booster, but there are other health benefits as well. Indoor plants can remove up to 87% of the toxins in the air within 24 hours.
Studies have also shown plants can help improve concentration, boost productivity, reduce stress levels, help you recover from illness faster, and the act of owning and caring for plants can help ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Let's take a look at some great indoor plants for your overall health.
People with asthma know that there are many things out there that can trigger asthma symptoms or make existing symptoms worse. Unfortunately, plants and flowers are often on that list. If you or someone in your household has asthma, you may think that indoor plants are not an option.
However, there are actually some plants that do well for people with asthma. Even further, some indoor plants can help a person with asthma because they act as a filter to improve the indoor air quality, making you breathe better. Want to learn more about the best indoor plants for asthma?
Plants can make a great addition to any office space. They brighten the room, improve air quality, and can also increase concentration and productivity. Whether you have a home office or work outside the home in an office, or if you're looking to add plants to your co-working space, there are many great reasons to do so.
When considering plants for your office, it's important to choose plants that will do well in those specific conditions. This list gives you twelve great options to consider.
The best way to set yourself up for a good night's sleep is with a structured bedtime routine and a nice, cozy bedroom. Did you know that certain indoor plants can also help you relax in the evening or sleep better at night? Here are some great plants for the bedroom.
Bathrooms tend to be damp and muggy and some don't have windows to let the sunshine in, or they may have very small windows. However, plants in the bathroom can really bring a brighter look and feel to the space. You don't have to sacrifice plants in the bathroom, even if you don't have sunlight.
On this list, you'll learn about some great houseplants for your bathroom spaces. You may even have some of them already and not realize they make good bathroom plant choices.
When you think of cats and plants, you might be thinking of a disaster in the making. However, there's good news for anyone who loves their furry felines and their plant babies: You can have both if you choose wisely.
The first and most important thing to know about cats and plants is which plants are toxic to your kitty friends. While not all cats will eat or chew plants, some can be dangerous just from breathing their spores (like lilies). You'll want to avoid those at all costs. But here is a whole list of cat-friendly plants that you may enjoy without worry.
If you are lucky enough to have spaces in your home that get nice, full, direct sunlight during the day, then you'll want to choose plants that thrive well in this. Some plants can actually burn in bright light. But the plants on this list will love your bright light spaces.
If you live in an area with a very dry climate and you keep houseplants, you may have to mist them to keep them moisturized throughout the year, or during the driest parts of the year. If you're not into all that maintenance for your plants, you can choose indoor plants that do well in a dry climate.
All of the plants on this list love dry climates and will typically not need to be misted or have any additional moisture when keeping indoors in your dry area. Check them out and see which ones are your favorites.
Nothing opens up an entryway and invites you and guests into your home quite as beautifully as some plants. While any type of greenery can spruce up the entry to your home or office, there are some plants that do so much better there. Check out this list of the 15 best indoor plants for the entryway and decide for yourself.
Not all indoor plants have a scent, and for some people, that's a good thing. If you have allergies or asthma, fragrant plants and flowers may not be the best choice. However, if there are no health reasons to avoid them, fragrant plants can be a great addition to your home. Here are some of the best plant choices for a good scent.
Some plants and flowers do better with low light conditions or filtered light. They still want sunlight, but direct sunlight can scorch them or dry them out too much. When you learn about the different houseplants that do well in filtered light, it opens up the possibilities for which plants (and how many) you can keep in your home. Check out the list to see which plants can do well in low light or filtered light conditions.
Hanging baskets of plants are beautiful and they are also a great solution to space-saving, or keeping small children and pets out of your plants. While you can put nearly any plant in a hanging basket, there are some that do especially well there. The plants on this list also happen to look really amazing when hanging from a basket.
If you're low on space or just looking for something to do with those adorable tiny pots you have, then you need to check out this list. The plants on this list don't get very big and they don't have long root systems that need a lot of room to spread, so they do very well in smaller pots. They are cute and adorable and will easily fit on a shelf or table, or anywhere else you want to brighten up the space.
When you want to have beautiful houseplants and all of the benefits that come with them, like improved air quality and an improved aesthetic to your space, but you don't have the time or energy to keep up with high-maintenance plants, you need to check out this list.
Not all plants need a lot of care. There are some amazing set-it-and-forget-it type plants out there. In fact, we often see the plants on this list die because people water too much or give too much sun, or just do too much. All of the plants on this list are low maintenance so you can enjoy them without the stress.
Here we have some great plants for shallow pots. There are some great plants that do well in pots that are not very deep because they have shallow roots and don't need deep soil to thrive. Of course, you're going to find succulents on this list, but some of the others might surprise you. Check out the plants on this list and see how creative you can get with how you use them.
Most Popular Indoor Plants
Just a quick list of the most popular indoor plants:
Chinese money plant
Meyer Lemon Tree
Now you have some great ideas to help you with choosing the perfect plants for your home or office and for every individual need.
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