Choosing Houseplants for your Home

It never ceases to amaze me how plants can completely transform the mood of a space. You can go from an office space that feels cold and barren to one that feels cheery and inviting with just a few well-placed plants. If you’re thinking about sprucing up your home or workspace with some indoor houseplants, here are some ideas for you.

How to choose plants

Picking plants for your home can be difficult – there are so many options! To make the process easier, keep in mind that you want to choose plants that are suited to the light in your house. As a general rule, if you have lots of windows or high ceilings, good natural light will mean you can grow most plants without any trouble. If not, look for low-light plants. These are often succulents or other plants that have compact leaves and stems that don’t need much light to survive.

What are the basics of plant care?

Before you buy any plants for your space, you’ll want to make sure you understand the basics of plant care. You’ll need to know how much water and light your new plants will need. For example, succulents like bright but not too much light, whereas ferns are more prone to receiving too much water. If you’re not sure how to tell if you’re watering too much or too little, don’t worry! There are plenty of resources out there that can help.

If you’re looking for some ideas on exactly what houseplants to buy, here are a few ideas:

• Aloe vera – this is a great option if you have limited home space or want something that needs very little care

• Boston ferns – these are great for humid areas because they do best with moist soil

• Cactus – this is a good choice for dry environments with low levels of light

• Begonias – these are beautiful plants that grow exceptionally well in cool climates

Where do I start with indoor plants?

If you’re new to plants and not sure where to start, I recommend choosing plants that will be easy to care for. Also, think about what kind of mood you want the space to evoke. If you’re looking for a touch of nature in your home or office, choose plants that thrive with lower light. If you want the room to feel more open and airy, try taller plants like bamboo and palm trees.

It’s also important to consider what kind of flooring you have when choosing houseplants: carpet is not a good surface for any type of plant because it doesn’t provide enough support and can cause root rot. Flooring with a soft texture like hardwood is perfect for most indoor plants. For an elegant touch, choose polished concrete or marble floors.

Which plants are best for me?

This is a tough question – there are many different types of plants out there, each with their own needs. If you’re not sure where to start, I would recommend looking for plants that are low maintenance and thrive in indirect light. If you have kids or pets who may get into your plant, this is also something to keep in mind.

Some of my favourite indoor plants include English ivy, peace lilies, Dracaena marginata (aka the cornstalk dragon tree), bamboo palms, Chinese evergreen vines, Norfolk Island pine trees, and ferns.


Learning how to choose the right plants for your space and lifestyle is like learning a new language. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with this ultimate guide to indoor plants.

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to get gardening! You can start by browsing our list of low-maintenance plants to get ideas for the types of plants you like. Then, find the perfect plant that matches your needs, search for care tips for that plant, and get to planting! You’ll soon have a healthy, green home in no time.