Cool Plants to Create Your Own Unique House Paradise

Plants can make any home feel tropical and lush; experienced plant parents know this firsthand; newcomers may be surprised to see that even rare and exotic species thrive indoors.

Examples of plants include: pineapple plants add an exotic touch and can purify air by filtering out pollutants, while Frizzle Sizzle plants have beautiful wavy edges that stand out.

Dracaena Janet Craig

Add a tropical touch to your home with Dracaena Janet Craig plants! They thrive in environments with high humidity levels similar to their native habitat while helping purify the air by absorbing VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

dracaena plants prefer warm spaces with bright indirect sunlight but can tolerate medium light as well. Water your dracaena when its soil dries to touch – typically every 10-14 days – to avoid overwatering which could cause root rot and fluoride accumulation from regular tap water, Opt instead for distilled or rainwater instead.

Repotting your dracaena every two or three years to promote new growth and prevent overcrowding. An unglazed terra cotta pot with drainage holes will keep its soil slightly damp while encouraging new development.

Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) adds a tropical feel to any indoor garden, boasting vibrant yellow, orange, and green colors that make an eye-catching statement in any room. Native to South Africa, this exotic houseplant makes the ideal houseplant choice for warm indoor environments.

Bird of Paradise plants need humidity in their environment to flourish. You can increase this by running a humidifier near it or setting it on a saucer of pebbles with some water added, then water regularly enough so as to keep the soil damp but avoid becoming saturated.

Use a rich, well-draining soil to prevent root rot. Fertilize during the spring and summer; do not fertilize during fall and winter as this may lead to excess foliage but no flowers blooming. Remove dead leaves and spent flower stalks regularly as this helps prevent fungal outbreaks and keeps the plant looking its best! This plant makes an excellent upgrade from beginner houseplants due to its straightforward care needs and low maintenance routine.

Pineapple Plant

Pineapples (Ananas comosus) have taken over houseplant households with their exotic rosette of spiky leaves. Not only is their cultivation effortless but their quick harvest time makes these popular choices for fruit production as well.

Bromeliaceae family. It is related to Tillandsia and Spanish moss. Pineapples can reach heights of 3 feet and feature wide sword-shaped leaves arranged around their stem. Fully developed pineapples yield red edible fruit.

As with many bromeliads, pineapple plants feature tiny roots and depend on their leaves for most of their nutrition, making vegetative propagation easy. Simply cut off the top section and remove some lower leaves to reveal its preformed root system before planting it in the soil.

Your pineapple plant will produce side shoots, or pups, which should be carefully snapped off and planted as soon as they’re large enough for you to handle. Failure to take this step could compromise its production.

Frizzle Sizzle Plant

The frizzle sizzle plant (Albuca spiralis) is an exquisite succulent that makes an excellent houseplant. Though relatively easy to care for, the frizzle sizzle requires some attention; specifically, it needs frequent watering during summer and very little as winter passes as its dormant stage approaches.

Filtered water at room temperature is ideal for watering frizzle sizzle plants as colder water may pose problems to their foliage. You should also use soil that’s specifically tailored to succulents or cacti, such as a regular potting mix with extra pumice added in.

Steps like these will ensure that your plant thrives. If any signs of overwatering arise, including soggy soil or collapsed bases, then reduce watering frequency accordingly and use less. On the flip side, look out for signs of underwatering such as brown leaf tips or drooping growth as indications that too much moisture has been consumed by your plant.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum), one of the most beloved houseplants, is famed for its air-purifying abilities and is therefore immensely popular with homeowners. These tropical plants produce rosettes of long, slender green leaves that may be solid green or variegated with off-white stripes running along each leaf – this latter feature makes for more captivating displays such as “Zebra Grass.”

Mature spider plants produce baby “siderites” at the tips of long, arching stems which can be cut off and planted as new plants. Their ease of growth adds another charming element that sets these houseplants apart from other varieties.

As with all plants, it’s essential to keep these non-toxic plants away from pets and children who may be drawn in by their tempting fruits. They won’t harm cats and dogs in small doses!

Madagascar Dragon Tree

The Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) is an easy and striking accent plant to care for, featuring spikey leaves that later transform into spear-like shapes for dramatic flair in any indoor space.

Plants belonging to this Dracaena variety are generally hardy in most conditions, yet like their cousins, they can be susceptible to scale insects and mealybugs. Furthermore, regular repotting will prevent root rot from affecting them.

Propagating Madagascar dragon trees is easy using stem cuttings rooted in water. That is one reason they can often be found twisted up in dish gardens and retail nurseries, without needing the rooting hormone commonly found with houseplants. Simply ensure the cuttings are sterile before cutting with sharp, sanitized scissors and fertilize regularly during spring and summer to keep your plant healthy; any signs of leaf drop could indicate overwatering.


Anthuriums are among the most beloved indoor plants, as their vibrant heart-shaped waxy blooms bring tropical aesthetics into any room or office space. Commonly referred to as Flamingo Flowers, Hawaiian Hearts, or Painters Palettes these special plants are valued for their long-term flowers that symbolize abundance and sensuality as well as providing natural stress relievers bringing positive energy into any space they inhabit. Studies have also proven that workers surrounded by plants are more productive, taking more frequent breaks while remaining focused throughout their shifts.

Anthuriums are symbolic of longevity and friendship. Additionally, they’re well known for filtering major air pollutants like ammonia from cleaning products, tobacco smoke, and xylene emissions. Anthuriums need warm conditions with bright indirect sunlight and high humidity in order to thrive; easy propagation allows you to have multiple in your home without breaking the bank – just remember to keep children and pets away as their flowers may cause skin irritations.

Lucky Bamboo

Feng Shui practitioners believe the Lucky Bamboo brings wealth and prosperity. Often trained into spirals, braids, or hearts as a symbol of good luck. This plant belongs to Dracaena sanderiana.

Planting conditions should include bright indirect light and temperatures between 65 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Regular watering with liquid houseplant fertilizer will ensure optimal growth; when its roots have outgrown its container, replanting may be necessary.

Place bamboo in the Kan or career gua of any room or home to bring success and abundance into the environment. Additionally, its placement corresponds to that of the Xun, or wealth gua. So place it near the upper left corner for optimal placement.

Make a special gesture on birthdays or special events by gifting lucky bamboo with a red ribbon to symbolize fire, and include some coins in its water or soil to represent metal. A lucky bamboo is an excellent present but be aware that it may be toxic for dogs and cats who consume this plant, leading to incoordination, weakness, abdominal pain, vomiting diarrhea drooling.