13 Best Indoor Plants to Improve Air Quality and Curb Appeal

In the modern day, you don’t have to use so much concrete and other technologies to liven up your indoor space. You can add some greenery by choosing the best indoor plants to add color and serenity to your indoor spaces. 

Houseplants enhance your interior decor and bring a touch of nature to your home. The most challenging task might be choosing the perfect houseplants for your indoor spaces. Do not worry because we are here to help you choose the best.

There are countless options for low-maintenance houseplants that don’t require much care. Let’s check them out!

13 Best Indoor Plants

1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

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Snake plant is one of the best indoor plants. This houseplant has stripped, sharp, and spiky leaves. It is extremely low maintenance and can tolerate low-light conditions. This plant grows well in well-drained and slightly acidic soils.

The plant is suitable for air purifying and thus is perfect for living rooms and bedrooms. However, the Snake plant is toxic to pets like cats and dogs.

2. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

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This plant has glossy, dark green leaves which require little attention. It can tolerate low-light conditions but can also do well in indirect light.

The ZZ plant grows well in slightly acidic to neutral and well-drained soils. Water the plant sparingly, like after three weeks, if the topsoil is completely dry.

The plant looks good when placed on its own in a corner or on one side of a coffee table. This plant is toxic to pets as well.

3. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

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Peace Lilies are elegant houseplants with pure white flowers. They are generally low-maintenance and do well in low to moderate light. This plant prefers moist soil and will normally droop if dry.

4. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

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The spider plant has narrow and sharp leaves and produces small ‘spiderettes’ that grow from the mother plant. You can repot those ‘spiderettes’ elsewhere. Spider plants are known for their air-purifying abilities and adaptability to various light conditions. 

5. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

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Pothos are also known as devil’s ivy. This houseplant has large leaves with either blue-green or neon green color.

They are extremely easy to care for and will tolerate different light conditions and humid conditions. However, they are toxic to pets. 

6. English Ivy (hedera helix)

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English Ivy can be grown both indoors and outdoors. They have climbing leaves and thus grow well in pots or hanging planters. This plant is known to lower levels of formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, and toxins in the air.

It grows well in bright, direct to moderate light and requires thorough watering. This plant is toxic to pets. 

7. Prayer Plant (marantha)

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This houseplant is referred to as a prayer plant because its leaves flatten during the daytime and face upwards during the night. The leaves come in strips of different colors, like green, pink, yellow, or white. Place them in an indirect light.

8. String of Heart

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This low-maintenance houseplant is very delicate. Its leaves are heart-shaped with rose pink and silver-grey colors. The plant has long stems in which it stores water and usually is 2m long. Due to its size, it is better off on shelves or hanging planters in the kitchen or bedroom.

9. Succulents

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Succulents are one of the most popular houseplants that are good for indoors. These plants are drought-resistant, meaning they don’t require much care. They come in different shapes and sizes to decorate your living space and clean the air.

Some succulent varieties include paddle plant, jade plant, which helps to increase humidity, and aloe vera, which helps to heal cuts and other skin conditions. 

These plants make fantastic decor both indoors and outdoors, especially when lined up together on windows or shelves.

10. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

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Chinese Evergreen is an excellent pick for a houseplant. They come in different colors of leaves with red or silver stripes. They do well in low to moderate light, and you can water the plant between five to ten days.

11. Rubber Plant (ficus elastica)

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You can never go wrong with this houseplant, which is a native native to Asia. This low-maintenance houseplant has large, dark green leaves and grows well even in low-light conditions. However, this plant is toxic to pets like cats and dogs.

12. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

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Boston ferns are excellent choices for hanging planters or adding a bit of greenery to bathrooms. They love humidity and bright, indirect light.

13. Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

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This popular choice adds a touch of elegance to any room with its large, fiddle-shaped leaves. It thrives in bright, indirect light.

Final Thoughts

Introducing houseplants to your indoor spaces not only brings a touch of nature but also contributes to a healthier, happier living environment.

So, if you are looking for the best indoors plants, there are great options, from low-maintenance options like snake plants and pothos to more demanding but rewarding choices like fiddle leaf figs. However, there’s a houseplant for everyone.

 

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