When it comes to caring for houseplants, some folks are born with a green thumb while others swear they could kill a cactus. As a member of the latter category (or so I thought), I understand the hesitation that goes along with becoming a plant parent. I loved the idea of filling my space with the best indoor plants, but I was scared to end up with a bunch of dead foliage.
I’m thinking of the house being sealed for the winter and what plants I need to get up and growing to purify air and set a great ambiance. Here is a tip I found for your review and I hope you enjoy. NASA Studies have shown that certain house plants purify the air of unwanted radicals and junk. One plant for every 100 SQ. FT. of space. Find the ones you like. I ran a 25,000 SQ FT. training center and I placed one in each corner of every classroom and office. Namaste, The Queen Cronista
The Best Houseplants, From Low-Light Indoor Plants To Pet-Friendly Palms
Then two years ago, a friend (who is also a gardening teacher) brought over a plant clipping to my apartment. She helped me settle it in a pot and shared advice on how to care for it. That gifted plant ushered me into the wide world of indoor greenery—my collection has grown to 11 houseplants spread over three window sills—brightening my home and offering fulfillment along the way.
For aspiring plant parents who feel apprehensive about embarking on their own plant journeys like I once did, know that there are plenty of great indoor plant options for every skill level and environment. I sought out the advice of several notable plant experts: Eliza Blank and Erin Marino, founder and marketing director, respectively, of The Sill; Christan Summers, CEO and co-founder of Tula Plants & Design; Summer Rayne Oakes, founder of Homestead Brooklyn and Plant One On Me; Nick Cutsumpas, plant coach and urban farmer; Alfred Palomares, Vice President Merchandising and Resident Plant Dad of 1-800-Flowers.com; and Christina Stembel, founder and CEO of Farmgirl Flowers. They not only shared their extensive flora wisdom, but they also offered their picks for the best indoor plants, for beginners, less than hospitable conditions and beyond.
Check out their recommendations below, then read on for their expert tips on how to care for all your indoor plants.
- Best Low Maintenance Indoor Plants: Marble Queen Pothos, Tillandsia Ionantha
- Best Indoor Plants For Low Light: ZZ Plant, Modern Bamboo
- Best Indoor Plants For Small Spaces: Snake Plant, Peperomia Obtusifolia, Opuntia Microdasys
- Best Indoor Plants For Pet Owners: Bird’s Nest Fern, Ponytail Palms, Pilea Peperomioides
- Best Flowering Indoor Plants: Anthurium, Hoyas
- Best Indoor Plants For Clean Air: Parlor Palm, Red Maranta Prayer Plant, Burgundy Rubber Tree Plant
- Best Indoor Plants To Build Confidence: Philodendron, White Bird of Paradise, Dieffenbachia
- Best “Next Level” Indoor Plants: Monstera, Olive Tree
Apologies for the Psycho formatting; its getting worse….