9 indoor plants that will thrive in your home

Since we’re spending more time indoors these days you’re probably aware of your home’s interior more than ever and how it makes you feel. Well, indoor plants help sooth the soul! Here are 9 top (and beautiful) plants that thrive indoors. Warning: most are not pet friendly.

ZZ Plant

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The ZZ plant is a perfect plant for beginners. It thrives in low light areas and you only have to water it once every couple of weeks if you’re playing it safe, but it can thrive without water for months. The ZZ plant is drought tolerant and symbolizes “prosperity and friendship” so it makes a great housewarming gift. It is not pet friendly.

Snake Plant

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Like the ZZ plant, the snake plant is close to invincible. It can grow in any brightness and can be watered infrequently. This indoor plant grows upwards, so it is perfect for small spaces. The snake plant is known for filtering out chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde and more making it easy to breath in your home. Again, not pet friendly.


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This plant enjoys a wide range of environments from bright direct lights as well as low light. It can be grown in dry soil that is nutrient rich, in nutrient poor soil, or in a vase of water. Its trailing vines can grow up to 10 ft long. This plant is poisonous so it should not be around children or pets.

Spider Plant

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Indoor plants such as the spider plant needs bright light, but no direct sunlight so it’s perfect in an area of your house with windows. It’s a strong air purifier removing both formaldehyde and xylene and does not require constant water. This plant is safe around pets.

Aloe Vera

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The Aloe Vera plant has many positive properties. It’s easy to care for as you do not have to water it often. These plants like to get very, very dry before being watered again and require a bright, sunny spot. The juice that aloe vera contains has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This plant is not pet friendly.

Jade Plant

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This plant is a type of succulent, which means it is easy to care for. It has a long lifespan which is great. The jade plant pairs with other succulents perfectly. It does not require a lot of water and is like to be kept somewhat dry. Indoor plants like the Jade Plant prefers to be kept in bright light and ordinary temperatures. This plant is not pet friendly.

Parlor Palm

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This indoor plant is perfect if you’re looking to add a small tree into your home. It is pet friendly and low maintenance.  It grows best in bright sunlight and is old required to be watered when the top inch of soil is dry. This plant can reach up to eight feet tall.

Bird’s Nest Fern

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The Birds Nest Fern thrives in medium indirect sunlight is a humid environment. This plant thrives best in a bathroom with a shower or bath with windows. It also filters toxins, which makes it not a bad idea to be located in a bathroom where your household toxins live like cleaners, and hairspray. This fern is the perfect compliment to your spring cleaning (and is also pet friendly).

Rubber Plant

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This indoor house plant is tolerant to neglect and handles under-watering better than over-watering. It need’s bright light and some open space around them. The rubber plant filters out carbon-dioxide and is not pet friendly.

Peace Lily

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The Peace Lily requires a bit more care. It requires you to keep them moist but not over-watering them. The peace lily’s flowers have pollen, so they are not recommended for people with allergies. It requires a bright but shady spot so your bedroom would be a perfect spot. They are not pet friendly.

So there you have it. In these uncertain times of COVID-19 where we’re restricted to our homes, why not turn to beautiful plants for decoration and for a new hobby? And if you need a hand with home maintenance tasks such as repairs, junk removal, or yard work, book a HeyBryan expert today.

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