The 5 best indoor plants to have in your home

Mini trees for your home, low-maintenance succulents or a trail of heart shaped leaves, take your pick with our top 5 best indoor plants and how to keep them alive! Not only do indoor plants improve air quality and bring life to your home, they have been proven to boost your mood, productivity and reduce stress levels. So if you haven’t already, now’s the time to introduce some plant babies into your home!

Ficus Elastica or Rubber Plant

A tough & easy going indoor plant that will grow tall and look great in your space, the Rubber tree has large shiny leather type leaves that offer attractive foliage, and don’t require too much maintenance. Give them a good drink whenever the soil dries out, and keep them out of direct sunlight and you’ll have one happy indoor plant!

Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily

A long time favourite of green thumbs alike mostly due to it’s adaptable and low-maintenance nature, this tropical shade-loving plant looks good in just about any room. It’s the easy Peace lily care, resiliency and forgiving nature that makes them such popular houseplants. They’re also very affordable and you can pick one up at practically any nursery!

Succulents

The ideal houseplant if you don’t have a green thumb, Succulents have special water-storing tissues that allow them to survive in environments that are too dry for most other plants, so they’ll hang in there even if you forget to water them for a while. Succulents also thrive in dry air and warm temperatures, which most homes already have. Just make sure to keep them in the sunlight, as they like about 6 hours of sun per day!

Schefflera arboricola or Dwarf umbrella tree

A popular houseplant for it’s unique tree characteristics and easy care, the Dwarf umbrella tree makes for an attractive addition to your home! Although it’s easy to care for, it requires quite specific & proper care to stay healthy. Being medium light plants, they need bright but indirect light, and if given too little the leaves can get leggy and floppy. Also be careful not to over water, as they only require watering once their soil has completely dried out, when that happens make sure to thoroughly soak the soil.

Ceropegia Woodii or String of hearts

A delicate trailing houseplant with cute heart shaped leaves on slender vines, this is the ultimate must-have indoor plant. It adds texture and will drape gracefully over a shelf or hanging from the ceiling while the strings grow longer and longer. Just make sure to keep them in bright indirect light (don’t want to burn their delicate leaves) to keep them growing, and water them sparingly, as they are similar to succulents. When they grow thick and long they look amazing!

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