Our Pick: The Best House Plants To Grow

Mar 25, 2021
01:00 P.M.
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Recently, the world has become obsessed with keeping plants in every room of the house. Not only do they look beautiful, but they have many health and spiritual benefits as well.


However, if you’re like us, you don’t even know where to start when it comes to buying houseplants. Worse than that, you struggle to keep them alive when you eventually find one that you like.

We’ve compiled a list of houseplants that are easy to choose and hard to kill so that you can hop on the houseplant trend.

Aralia Fabian


The Aralia Fabian is a weird and wonderful plant that is interesting to look at and easy to take care of. All you need to do is to water it until you see water in the base tray, keep it in bright but indirect sunlight and only rewater it when the soil becomes dry on the top.

Aralia Fabian is the perfect plant for a more quirky plant parent as it has an unusual appearance. The plant is great to keep as a centerpiece on a coffee or dining room table as it is small.

Burgundy Rubber Tree


A burgundy rubber tree is a ficus-family plant that is as beautiful as it is easy to take care of. The burgundy rubber tree likes bright, indirect sunlight and moist soil during summer, the growing season. During the winter, this plant requires less moisture.

The burgundy rubber tree is an excellent addition to the home of any person who owns black clothing than they do anything else. It is a semi-gothic-looking plant that seems like it would look perfect in the center of any room that’s walls are painted a dark green color.

Pilea Peperomioides


The plant with many nicknames is adorable and quirky and would fit in most rooms with ease. However, the bathroom is probably the best place for it as it loves humidity. This plant also needs bright and indirect sunlight, and its leaves will droop when it is thirsty.

The Pilea Peperomioides is a cute plant that can be placed on a bedside table or office shelf, too, as it would add some extra spark to space. If you choose to put it into one of these spaces, make sure to keep the leaves moist.

Snake Plant


The snake plant is probably one you’ve seen before, and it is perfect for beginner plant owners. This plant is low maintenance and known for surviving droughts, so it will definitely survive that weekend away when you forgot to ask someone to water it. It likes bright light but can stay in lower light levels.

A snake plant is an excellent addition to any living room as a floor plant. They tend to grow quite large, so keeping one on a tabletop or other surfaces probably isn’t the best idea.



This is another excellent low-maintenance plant that you can often move around as it adjusts to different light types easily. The dracaena adapts to every different season well, making it the perfect plant to keep in your house.

Another plant that is probably best in a lovely pot on the living room floor as they tend to grow quite large and the leaves are pretty tall. It can start on a surface but would need to be repotted and moved eventually.

Jade Succulent


All succulents are primarily easy to keep as they don’t need much attention. All they need is indirect sunlight and watered once every two weeks when the top of the soil is dry. This plant is excellent to keep indoors as it can stay relatively small.

The jade succulent is an exciting succulent to own because of the red trim on the leaves. This makes the plant more interesting to look at and makes it look more decorative in the space you choose to place it in.

Hoya Carnosa Variegata


Another plant that will do well in your bathroom because of its love for humidity is a waxy-leafed plant that enjoys indirect but bright sunlight. Like many other plants, it should only be watered when the top of the soil is dry, and it can be misted once a week to keep the leaves moist.

We love this plant as it is pretty and low maintenance. It has a lovely flower, unlike many of the other low-maintenance plants, and it would add a pop of color and vibrance to any space.

Spider Plant


The spider plant is an excellent plant to buy if it’s your first time owning a house plant. It is small enough to keep in an apartment and low-maintenance enough that you don’t need to set a reminder on your phone to water it. The spider plant likes bright but indirect sunlight.

While the spider plant doesn’t grow very tall, it can get quite broad and, for this reason, should be placed on a surface that has a lot of space. The spider plant is an excellent addition to any monotoned area that needs a pop of color.



Haworthia is the perfect little succulent for a first-time plant parent or an apartment dweller. It is a petite plant that will grow until it is only around 8 inches tall and is one of the easiest succulents to maintain. All this plant needs is low light and to be watered only when the soil is dry.

The fact that the haworthia is so small means that it could be used in multiple different spaces that look incomplete without a plant, but that cannot host a plant as big as the snake plant, for example.

Happy Bean Plant


The name alone would have us buy this plant, but there are many other benefits to the plant. It stays small enough to keep in an apartment, growing to only about 10 inches tall, and needs bright but indirect sunlight. Like many of the succulents, this plant needs minimal watering.

The happy bean plant got its name from the succulent leaves looking like green beans. It will surely add some fun and color to any space that it is placed into and will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face each time you think of the name.