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Your Guide to Indoor Plants: 5 Unique (and Easy) Picks

April 09, 2021 3 min read

Ready to become a plant parent? I find so much value in adding a bit of color and energy to my space and picking up a few plants for your home is a fantastic way to do that. But if you’re like me, you don’t exactly have a green thumb. It can be difficult to pick out the right plants to use indoors, especially if you’re not well-versed in the world of flora and fauna.

To help us both out, I’ve compiled a list of indoor plants that look beautiful – and don’t take a ton of upkeep.

1. Lithops AKA “Living Stones”

Looking for something tiny to spice up your windowsill? Lithops are the perfect choice! They’re a bit unconventional in appearance, but that’s how they received their unique nickname “Living Stones.” They really do look like colorful little rocks (though they’ll sometimes sprout teeny white flowers in the fall!). These baby beauties don’t need much. A few hours of direct sunlight a day and just a bit of water should do the trick.

Want a unique planter for this incredibly unique succulent? I’m obsessed with these super sweet Mia Planters.

2. Phalaenopsis Blume AKA “Moth Orchids”

Ready for a truly enchanting pop of color? The Moth Orchid is a little more complicated, but it’s a great choice for first-time plant parents. They don’t take to direct sunlight (which makes them the perfect coffee-table plant), and generally only need water once a week or so.

Looking for an exciting way to display the perfect bloom? Check out these textured porcelain vases and add some visual interest to your next flower display!

3. Echeveria Minima

The name might look quite complex, but these are the familiar green and pink plants that probably come to mind first when you think of the word “succulent.” Incredibly low maintenance and absolutely gorgeous, I highly recommend adding these to your plant collection.

Want to create a cute centerpiece for your table or kitchen counter? Place a succulent or two on our new Rustic Tray and pair with unique pieces like the Buddha Candle and our Handwoven Storage Tray!

4. Spider Plant

Don’t let the name scare you! These plants provide a beautiful burst of bright green to your space and are strong air purifiers, filtering out any formaldehyde and xylene.

Interested in an “elegant safari” style? These Jade Planters are the perfect choice.

5. Bird’s Nest Fern

If you’re the whimsical sort, this one’s for you! The long leaves of this plant have ruffled edges and love to curve in different directions. My recommendation is to hang this one in your bathroom (provided your bathroom has a window) because of its love for humidity. It’s also a great air purifier and does a fantastic job targeting the chemicals your cleaners, hair spray, and nail polish might leave behind. Get it pre-potted here.

Don’t want to hang your plant up high? Why not give it the show stopping staircase it deserves with (my absolute favorite) Staircase Plant Stand.

Plants and Pets

When we think of plants in relation to our health, we think of delicious salads or the air-purifying qualities that indoor plants can have. And it’s true that both of those things are incredibly valuable to our health! However, did you know that most houseplants are actually toxic when eaten?

While you and I might have no issues staying away from our new leafy friends when we start to feel snacky, our fur babies might not have the same level of self-control. 

Luckily, there are several ways to protect pets from harmful plants such as hanging them up high or even defending your plants with cayenne pepper! However, if you’re worried about your furry friend taking a bite, here is a list of over 100 indoor plants that are non-toxic and considered “pet friendly.” (Psst! All the plants on this list are pet-friendly!)

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