We know, we know, choosing the right houseplant can be intimidating. There are just so many questions to ask! Do I get enough sun? Do I have enough space? Will this one die if I forget to water it once or twice (or more)? Add to that list trying to figure out which plants have the helpful properties you’re looking for and which ones go with the vibe of your home, and suddenly it seems like you need a spreadsheet to figure it out! Well, don’t pull up Excel just yet. Whether you’re worried that you’re a chronic plant killer, or you’re just looking for a new challenge, we’ve got the scoop on what the perfect house plant for you might be!
Plants you can totally ignore:
Plants that want to soak up the sun:
These beauties crave that natural light!
Creatures of the night:
If you don’t have access to a lot of natural light, these plants will forgive you.
These plants can be high maintenance and need their space to grow, but boy do they make a statement!
They’re chill, they don’t take up a lot of room, you know? These are great plants for smaller spaces.
- Peace lilies, rubber trees, spider plants, snake plants, bamboo palms, aloe vera, and florist chrysanthemums all purify the air in your home!
- Aloe vera can be used to soothe burns (it’s a common remedy for sunburn).
- Herbs (like mint, basil, cilantro, parsley, chives, etc.) are great to keep around if you like fresh flavors in your cooking!