Filling a large space with indoor plants is a chic way to create a warm and comforting environment within your home. Here are some of the best plants to add to your indoor interior design, ranging in size, appearance, and maintenance levels.
Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant)
Monstera Deliciosa is commonly known as the “swiss cheese plant” for its unique texture and leaves. The holes are the plant's way of maximizing the amount of light captured while decreasing the surface area of the leaf/the amount the plant has to support. These plants are native to the Central American rain forests and have a growth rate of 1 to 2 feet per year. They prefer indirect sunlight, making this an ideal indoor plant. Water every 1 to 2 weeks in the summer months and more occasionally during the winter. This plant prefers humidity so misting the plant will allow it to thrive in your home. This plant comes in a variety of sizes and can be utilized to fill any space.
Most people consider Bird of Paradise an outdoor plant without recognizing its versatility. With low maintenance, this plant thrives in most indoor environments as long as there is indirect sunlight. Similar to the Swiss Cheese Plant, Bird’s of Paradise also can grow to a variety of sizes to meet the needs of any room. If you desire no maintenance, this is also the perfect species to get as a faux plant. Most faux options look extremely realistic. Can you tell which of these images is faux!?
Native to Northern China, Pilea Peperomioides is a great option for indoor environments. As long as there is bright, indirect sunlight and semi-regular waterings, this plant will thrive and flourish in any home. Although this is more of a rare species and hard to find in local botanical stores, it is considered a fan favorite for its quirky appearance. This plant will spice up any funky space. Pilea Peperomioides prefer a bright space, but the leaves are delicate so it is important to avoid any harsh direct sunlight. Once the plant is acquired, propagation is fairly easy, making this a great investment.
This gorgeous plant is unique for its brightly colored veins, adding a subtle pop of color to any space. Native to the Brazilian rainforests, it prefers humidity so misting every once in a while will allow it to flourish in indoor environments. This plant does require a bit more attention than other houseplants, but its beauty proves worth the extra care. Indirect bright sunlight is best for this species as well as frequent waterings. If overwatered, the plant is susceptible to fungus so make sure the soil dries after each watering.