If you are an indoor grower, you may know that you can never have too many houseplants. So why don’t you add a new specimen to your collection? After all, you can still make space for another cute, succulent, or lush tropical—and the satisfying feeling that you are caring for these beauties is worth it. These are some of our favorite houseplants, prized for their green leaves, vibrant colors, hardy growth habits, elegant shapes, and ease of care.
Looking for the right plant to sit down serenely by the window of your bathroom? Pick up your maranta. With elegant, colorful leaves marked with stained glass designs, this is one of the most beautiful plants you can purchase. This plant loves wet, high-humidity rooms and soft, indirect light—making it perfect for a north-facing or east-facing window sill in your steamy bathroom. Along with the calathea, its relative, the maranta is one of the houseplants known as prayer-plants for the way their leaves curl up, not unlike praying hands, at night.
Colorful, hardy succulents are wonderful plants—but only one, aloe vera, has the power to soothe your skin while adding charming desert vibes to your room. Though there are many forms of aloe that make beautiful houseplants—Tiger Tooth, Sunset, and Spiral are just a few varieties—only aloe vera has the power to soothe burns and inflammation of the skin, thanks to its enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and other anti-inflammatory properties. With proper care—a lot of full suns, warm temperatures, and just occasional water—your aloe vera can flourish and eventually grow its own pups, or baby plants for you to spread and repot.
Avocados are fantastic, whether you serve them on a toast or mix them into guacamole. But did you know they’re making beautiful houseplants, too? These tropical evergreen trees can be grown in indoor containers—and while they’re not fruiting that way, they’re an excellent candidate to view in a humid, sunny window. Best of all, you can quickly spread your own mega. Only save the pit from your next-purchased avocado store and follow our guide to growing a new seed plant.
Do you want to add color to your plant collection without waiting for flowering plants to blossom? Pick up croton, a compact tropical plant with big, shiny, red, orange, yellow, cream, green, pink, and even black leaves. There are lots of unusual varieties with uniquely shaped or wavy leaves, and many of them have several color variations developing on the same plant. Make sure that your croton gets enough bright, indirect light, or that its bright colors fade away—and keep it away from hot or cold strokes, which can cause leaf drops.
Although this is not necessarily the best plant for beginners, few houseplants are as satisfied to grow as the monstera is. In addition to the fact that they are in vogue right now, these large jungle specimens make a beautiful statement in any room, whether on the side table or on the floor. The iconic leaves—which develop their signature cutouts when given adequate light—give it the nickname of the Swiss cheese plant. Choose a warm, humid atmosphere in which to view your beast, preferably with strong, indirect light. Since they are epiphytes, these plants need support, such as a moss pole or a piece of wood, in their pot to give them something to climb.
These tropicals in the Dieffenbachia family are known by their common name because of the way a toxin in their stem can cause burning, swelling, and pain in the mouth when it is chewed. Although not suitable for pets or children’s homes, stupid canes can add jungle-like charm to any room. They do well in areas with bright, indirect light, preferring moderate water and humidity. If you observe your stupid cane forming crisp edges on its leaves, put a moisturizing tray underneath the plant or run a humidifier nearby to add moisture to the air.
These houseplants are not only great for your home but they also perfect housewarming gift ideas to give your loved ones. Start experiencing all the health benefits with these fantastic houseplants. If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to ask us.
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