Where is the Best Place to Put Indoor Plants? 

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Where is the best place to put indoor plants? This is the most common question homeowners ask when adding greenery to their living space. Deciding where to place them can be very confusing, and that’s why we have prepared this article for you.

Indoor plants not only enhance the beauty of your indoor space but also help to purify the air and add a sense of serenity. However, deciding where to put plants in your room can significantly affect their health and well-being.

So, before we tell you the best locations for indoor plants, let’s first see some general guidelines for placing indoor plants.

What to Consider When Placing Indoor Plants


All plants require light to grow, but not all plants need the same amount of lighting. Some plants prefer direct or bright indirect sunlight, while others prefer low light. 

For instance, plants like cacti and succulents prefer direct sunlight. Place such plants facing south or west windows. 

Most indoor plants thrive in bright, indirect light. So, place them near a north- or east-facing window, where they can receive natural light without direct sun exposure.

Furthermore, if your house has low light conditions, you still have a chance for indoor plants. Consider indoor plants like pothos Ivy, prayer plants, or snake plants. They can thrive in places with minimal light. 


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In addition to lighting, you should also consider the humidity of your indoor space. Some indoor plants, like orchids and ferns, require high humidity. If your space has low humidity, consider misting your plants or placing a humidifier near the plants to increase the humidity. 


Most indoor plants prefer constant temperatures of between 60-75 F. Avoid placing them near drafts, radiators, or heaters, as extreme temperature fluctuations can stress the plants.

During the cold months, move your plants away from the windows and place them some inches further. 


Drainage is yet another essential factor to consider when it comes to indoor plants. Every pot or container should have drainage holes at the bottom to drain away excess water. Otherwise, allowing water to flood in the container will result in root rot.


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Leave enough space between plants to allow for growth and air circulation. Crowded plants are more prone to pests and diseases.


Additionally, ensure the location you choose to place your plant is safe for your plant. Place your plants out of reach of small kids and pets.

Best Place to Put Indoor Plants

Hanging Planters

If your indoor space is small, consider using hanging planters. Find the best place to hang them, like on the walls or ceiling. Just consider factors like lighting and drainage since they need light and watering. Also, don’t hang your plants where people might bump their heads. 


Placing indoor plants around the corners of your house can make your rooms look bigger and vibrant. You can put your indoor plants on window sills or shelves. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Sleep With Plants in My Room?

Yes. Sleeping around plants has many benefits. For instance, some indoor plants help purify the air by removing toxins, while others, like lavender, will help you sleep better as the greenery has a calming effect. 

Where is the Best Place to Put Plants in the Bedroom?

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Plants can be a great addition to a bedroom to enhance its overall ambiance. You can put some plants beside your bed, or on one side of the door. Besides, you can also place plants above the bed. Furthermore, you can also have some plants hanging from the ceiling and position them so they hang behind the bed.

Is Having Too Many Plants in Your Room Bad?

Having multiple plants in your room can be beneficial for aesthetics and purifying indoor air. However, if you have a busy schedule, it can be hectic to take care of so many plants. Ensure that you provide the necessary care for all your plants so they thrive well.


Knowing where to place indoor plants is crucial for their overall well-being and the serenity of your indoor space. 

So, whether you want to transform your living space into a lush view or add some greenery to your bedroom, proper placement is the key to enjoying the benefits that indoor plants have to offer.

So, pick the perfect spots and let greenery beauty thrive within your indoor space.


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🌿 Hello! I'm Mary, the nature-loving soul behind Serene Eden. Gardener, plant whisperer, compost connoisseur, sun-soaked plant enthusiast, and avid bee-watcher. Let's cultivate beauty, one bloom at a time. 🌱🌼