Tired of lifeless interior and expensive furniture to fill your house? Do you still feel a void while sitting in your living room? The best indoor plants can add just the right amount of energy to your house—they’re free-form and organic yet clean and sculptural; they make your mood lighten and delight with their unpredictability yet reassure with their steady presence.
Here are the 10 best indoor plants for you to add up some positivity in your lives and relax your mood:
One of the best indoor plants is this standout with striped leaves. This low-maintenance plant will look stunning in your living room and grows up to four to six feet tall. Place this beauty in filtered sunlight and water every 7-10 days.
African Spear Plant:
Indeed, this plant’s conical leaves conjure images of spires, obelisks, and skyscrapers. Place in any light you choose; water every few weeks.
With sword-shaped leaves winding gently from the soil like charmed snakes from a basket, this indoor house plant strikes a lovely balance between order and chaos. Place anywhere you’d like and let the soil dry completely between watering. Check the soil every week, but it’s fine to skip a few.
Cast Iron Plant:
This plant is “mostly for foliage,” meaning if you’re looking to add a lush, dark green plant to your space, this one is for you. It does well in medium to low light and is tolerant of neglect, so it’s fine if you forget to water it once in a while.
Another dark green plant, but features large, white flowers that bloom throughout winter and early spring. Even when it’s not blooming, it’s nice to look at. It thrives in medium light; allows the soil to dry between watering.
The fronds of this plant spring to great heights from the soil, then lean forward, quietly shading the ground beneath. Requires medium to bright light and you can water it weekly.
Meyer Lemon Tree:
This tree bears its namesake Meyer lemons, believed to be a hybrid of lemons and mandarin oranges with a subtler, sweeter flavor than lemons. Meyer lemon trees do well indoors as long as they have lots of suns. Water weekly!
This plant has a distinctive leaf that looks as though it’s been gently cut into by a careful hand. You can cut off the top—as long as it has air roots attached—and replant it, meaning if you buy one of these, you could easily have more, if you’d like. Water once a week.
Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree:
This shrub boasts a long, elegant stem and branches with broad, leathery leaves. Water once a week or more if it’s winter and the air in your home is dry.
While this indoor plant isn’t technically a fern, it still has those signature soft fronds. The plant can handle partial to full sunlight and a varying water schedule.