The Ultimate Plant Guide with The Best Indoor Plants

Indoor plants bring any interior to life. They can decorate any kind of space and we can say that a touch of nature is a trend that never goes out of style. Besides being decorative, plants also purify the air, cleaning the environment and lifting your mood every day.

With this plant guide, you will understand what types of plant are easier to take care of, which ones have more benefits for your environment, and which rooms are the right ones to keep your plants happily growing and thriving in the easiest way.

You will also learn a few tips about how to take care of the plants you are integrating into your decoration and why do you want them in your home.

Good news is that some plants are very low maintenance and anyone can keep them alive without paying too much attention. Keep your home full of life and nature and have all the benefits of these beautiful plants without worrying (too much) about them.

Let’s start talking about the plants that are really hard to kill.

The Indestructible: 5 Plants that You won’t be able to Kill

Number 1: Snake plant

Taking care of Snake plants is very easy. This stylish and robust plant will look amazing in any room of your home. They will thrive in very bright light but also, they do well in almost dark corners of the house.

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How to keep them happy:
  • Snake plants are happy in a whole range of lighting conditions, but indirect sunlight may be the ideal for them.
  • Don’t water them too much, they prefer dry soil. It is better if you let them dry out between waterings.
Why you want them in your home:
  • These indoor plants are super easy to keep alive
  • They are one of the most oxygen-producing houseplants
  • Snake plants contribute to getting rid of toxic air pollutants
  • They absorb CO2 at night
  • It is effective against allergies

Number 2: Aspidistra

Known as the cast iron plant, this incredibly tough plant can survive almost anything. They will practically grow in the dark so they are the perfect solution for those difficult areas in deep shade.

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How to keep them happy:
  • Any light condition would be fine, except for direct sunlight
  • Let them dry between waterings. They are fine with sporadic watering and can work around dry soil.
  • They are fine in any normal room temperature.
Why you want them in your home:
  • Aspidistra plants are almost impossible to kill
  • They have incredible potential for longevity
  • Grow well in low light indoors
  • They are not toxic for people, cats or dogs

Number 3: Zamioculcas

Super easy to take care, the stylish ZZ Plant suits any decor and interior. It is a great room accent and it is forgiving if you forget to water, tolerates low light, and rarely needs to be fertilized.

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How to keep them happy:
  • They are fine in a broad spectrum of light conditions, however, they don’t like harsh direct sunlight.
  • Allow the soil to dry out between waterings
  • They are good in any normal room temperature.
Why you want them in your home:
  • They are very stylish and easy to take care of
  • Easy propagation method
  • The ZZ Plant looks good in every interior and it brings a contemporary mood to your rooms.

Number 4: Dracaena Fragrans

Besides being easy to take care of, Corn Plants (aka Dracaena Fragrans) have so many benefits, including purifying the air and removing indoor toxins. They tolerate any condition but be careful to now overwater them.

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How to keep them happy:
  • They prefer indirect sunlight, but they also tolerate low light.
  • Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, but not too much as they like humidity
Why you want them in your home:
  • They clean the air and remove toxins
  • Corn plants are super easy to take care of
  • They bring some wild nature to your home and look good in any corner

Number 5: Golden Pothos

These tropical indoor plants are hard to kill. They grow in almost any condition and they also are a good choice for cleaning up the air, as well as adding clean oxygen. A beautiful green touch to any interior with great benefits to purify your environment.

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How to keep them happy:
  • They like light but they are also happy in partial shadow areas.
  • Golden Pothos likes humidity but you need to allow the soil to dry before watering again.
Why you want them in your home:
  • These plants purify the air of your rooms
  • They can help eliminate odors
  • Golden Pothos can take care of themselves. They are almost self-sufficient
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Now that you know those indoor plants that you won’t easily be able to kill, the next step will be to select the perfect spots in your home for your preferred plants.

It is important to place your plants in the right place for them and also for you, to keep them happy without almost any effort and to benefit from their qualities every day.

There are some plants that love humid areas, others that are okay with any kind of lighting, or some that prefer shadowy corners. There are plants that also function as air purifiers and even some of them, improve the air of your home emitting oxygen at nights.

Continue reading to discover the perfect plants for you and the ones that are easier to take care of if you place them in the right room of your home.

Top 4 Plants for Your Bathroom

Plants that love humidity will be very happy spending their lives in your bathroom. You will also like it this way because you won’t have to worry about misting their leaves and recreate a humid environment every day. Just take a shower. The humidity of it will be enough, and your plants will be happily growing in your bathroom.

Best indoor plants to decorate your bathroom

Number 6: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a must plant in any house. Caring for an Aloe Vera plant is a simple thing once you know the basics and they have so many benefits that you can take advantage of using their leaves.

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How to keep them happy:
  • Aloe Vera likes sunny spots. They also do well with indirect sunlight but not in shadow.
  • They only need water when the soil is dry.
Why they are the perfect indoor plants for your bathroom:

This plant doesn’t need lots of water to survive, so the humidity of the bathroom should be fairly enough to keep it healthy. Just make sure that you place it in a spot with indirect sunlight and your Aloe Vera will be happy in this room of your home.

Number 7: Spider Plant

These beautiful plants are great to purify your room and remove impurities from the air in humid environments. Spider Plants are normally happy if you keep them in a well-lit room.

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How to keep them happy:
  • They like a good amount of light but they will be happy with indirect sunlight as well
  • Keep their soil moist but not soggy.
Why they are the perfect indoor plants for your bathroom:

Spider plants are super easy-going plants that are fine with indirect sunlight and really enjoy humidity. The moisture created in your bathroom will be enough to keep them healthy. Also, these plants are good removing indoor air pollution, so they will be a good addition to your home.

Number 8: Asparagus Fern

As all Ferns do, Asparagus Fern really likes a humid environment. They are good in almost any kind of lighting, although they prefer indirect sunlight. Make them comfortable in your bathroom and take advantage of that humid spot.

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How to keep them happy:
  • They do well in moderate or bright light
  • Keep the plant always well watered and humid
Why they are the perfect indoor plants for your bathroom:

Asparagus Fern will be happy in your bathroom because they love warm humid environments and being surrounded by water. They enjoy being well-watered, so the bathroom will help to keep their soil humid all the time.

Number 9: Maidenhair Fern

As you already know, ferns love humidity and Maidenhair Fern particularly thrives in a humid atmosphere. These beautiful plants are happier in shady spots, so they are perfect for you if your bathroom is not well lit.

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How to keep them happy:
  • They like shady spots and stay away from direct sunlight
  • These plants love humidity
  • Keep their soil damp but not soggy
  • Ideally, keep the fern in a plastic pot with holes. You can place the plastic pot into a beautiful outer pot.
Why they are the perfect indoor plants for your bathroom:

As Maidenhair Fern loves warm humid air and also staying away from direct light, these plants are really happy living in humid rooms. They will give a touch of nature at the same time that will purify the air of your bathroom.

Top 4 Plants for Your Kitchen

The plants that you can keep in your bathroom are usually good as well for your kitchen. Bathrooms and kitchens are the most humid areas of every house and it is good to take advantage of that humidity. Bring some life to your rooms and make your plants happy without too much effort.

Best indoor plants to decorate your kitchen

Number 10: Chinese Money Plant

A really easy plant to care for, the Chinese Money Plant is a great addition for the kitchen. I really like this beautiful plant and I would place it in every room of my home, but the reason I choose it for the kitchen is because it does pretty well in humid areas.

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How to keep them happy:
  • Pilea Peperomioides (aka Chinese Money Plant) is happy when there is plenty of light but doesn’t do well in direct sunlight. It is good to keep it with indirect light
  • They prefer moist soil but it won’t make them any good to have wet feet.
  • They don’t like hot or cold drafts so keep them away from heaters or air conditioners.
Why they are the perfect indoor plants for your kitchen:

In your kitchen, you need plants that are very easy to keep alive, and this is one of them. Also, its beautiful shape and colouring may be appealing to decorate your kitchen

Number 11: Chinese Evergreen

This gorgeous tropical plant is capable of growing in dry, low light conditions and it is super easy to keep healthy and happy.

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How to keep them happy:
  • They tolerate low light conditions, but they don’t like direct sunlight
  • Water only when the soil is dry
  • These plants will be fine in normal room temperature
Why they are the perfect indoor plants for your kitchen:

The Chinese Evergreen practically takes care of itself and that is always a great addition to the qualities of a plant. Besides, it purifies your rooms removing toxins from the air.

Number 12: Succulent Plant

Succulents are great for any room of your home. They add colour and texture to any corner and the best thing is that they are mostly self-sufficient.

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How to keep them happy:
  • Succulents love light, so make sure to keep them close to your windows
  • Water succulents only when the soil is completely dry. Do it from below by soaking the pot, so they don’t get their leaves wet.
Why they are the perfect indoor plants for your kitchen:

The reason I like succulents in the kitchen is because they are very easy to take care of. Also, they are usually small, so you can bring some colour to your worktop without taking up much space.

Number 13: Cactus

As Succulents, Cactus really like the sun and well-lit rooms. They are also self-sufficient and quite good to add interest to any corner of your room.

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How to keep them happy:
  • Cactus need a good amount of daily light. Keep them close to your windows.
  • As Succulents, it is a good idea to water cactus only when the soil is completely dry. Do it from below by soaking the pot. This will avoid over moisture.
Why they are the perfect indoor plants for your kitchen:

If you choose a sunny location in your kitchen, every cactus will be happy with the additional moisture from the air. Place a big cactus on the floor of your kitchen or a smaller one on the worktop. Both would look great!

Top 5 Plants for Your Bedroom

There are several plants that besides being beautiful and decorate your rooms, are also good for your bedroom and your sleep.

Although there is some debate about the idea of keeping plants inside the bedrooms, it has been demonstrated that plants usually use a really small amount of oxygen at nights. This means that they are not really dangerous for our health. In fact, there are some plants that instead of taking away your oxygen, will benefit you, even more, emitting oxygen and clean air both day and night.

Best indoor plants to decorate your bedroom

Number 14: Ficus Benjamina

The Weeping Fig (aka Ficus Benjamina) is more of a tree than a plant. They are also great to clean the air inside your home and they are a good choice if you are looking for something bigger or an accent plant for your bedroom.

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However, this may not be the best choice if you are looking for easy plants to take care of. If you want your Ficus healthy and thriving, it will need more attention than the rest of the plants mentioned in this article.

How to keep them happy:
  • They are great in warm temperatures with consistent indirect sunlight
  • High humidity also keeps them happy, but you shouldn’t keep their soil wet. Misting the leaves with a spray bottle from time to time will help to the humidity they need.

Number 15: Peace Lily

Like Ficus Benjamina, Peace Lilies are also amazing air cleaners. They are beautiful and they have large, elegant white blooms as well as they are easy to take care of while helping to style any room.

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Another benefit of these plants is that they also can increase room humidity by up to 5%. This is a good addition for your bedroom because a moderate amount of humidity is great for breathing while asleep. 

How to keep them happy:
  • As a tropical plant, Peace Lily likes a warm and humid environment. You can mist the leaves with a spray bottle to get that humidity.
  • They love indirect sunlight
  • Add enough water to make it damp, only when the soil is completely dry.

The next few plants are already mentioned before, but they are worth to be in the top 5 plants for the bedroom list, because of their air-purifying properties.

Snake plant: Unkillable and Air-Purifier

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I already mentioned this unkillable plant. Snake plant is not only a beautiful, easy to take care of and stylish plant. It is also a great air purifying house plant.

Snake plants emit oxygen during the day and also during the night time. This is what makes them a perfect addition to your bedroom. Keeping them close to you at nights is a good idea for cleaning out the air, and having a fresh bedroom for a night of better restful sleep.

Aloe Vera: The Plant of Good Health

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Like the Snake Plant, Aloe Vera also lets out oxygen during the night. As mentioned before, this great plant is also super easy to take care of, and its leaves have so many benefits for your health. If you want to have some ideas about how to use Aloe Vera leaves, check this post about ways to use Aloe Vera as a natural remedy.

Although it is great for bathrooms, it is also the perfect plant for your bedroom, leaving your nighttime air fresh and clean.

Spider Plant: Air Cleaner and Toxin Remover

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An amazing natural air purifier, Spider Plants help also to add more oxygen to your rooms. They have the ability to remove harmful toxins from the environment, keeping the air of your home clean.

They are great for the bathroom because with the humidity you almost don’t have to take care of them, but they are also amazing for your bedrooms for fresher air while your sleep.

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Would you like some help to decorate your rooms with indoor plants?

I’ll be happy to help you to bring some nature to your rooms and to find the right indoor plants for your home. Take a look at my interior design services or contact me to start the journey to the simple beautiful living.


As a conclusion…

There is no doubt that indoor plants are a beautiful addition to every home and every kind of interior design. Plants are a timeless trend, and they also have the added benefit of being good for our environment and our health.

Sometimes we think that indoor plants would take too much of our time or that we won’t be able to take care of them properly. But as you can see in this post, the truth is that there are options to keep your plants happy without almost any effort. Besides choosing the right plants for you and your space, there is also a huge variety of alternatives to make your life even easier, like self-watering planters.

Choose the right options for you and your rooms, and you’ll enjoy even more your interiors with your beautiful home full of plants.

Did you find this indoor plant guide helpful? I would love to know if you would recommend any other plants! Share your experience below.

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