The Best Plant To Buy For Every Room In Your Home

Selecting suitable greenery for your space involves many considerations; beyond aesthetics, you want your plants to thrive in their environment.

Living Room

Living room spaces provide a venue to gather with family and friends as well as showcase your personal sense of style. A few plants can add an exciting splash of color or serve as focal points in your decor, while some also help protect air quality by filtering out harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Strelitzia reginae, commonly referred to as the Bird of Paradise, adds elegance and style to your living room with its large glossy leaves and prefers medium to bright indirect light conditions with regular watering (via Gardening Know How). Kentia palms can also make an impressive statement piece when properly cared for; their thick green fronds reminiscent of palm trees create an eye-catching statement piece (via Gardening Know How).

Fiddle Leaf Ficus lyrata adds drama with its violin-shaped leaves, as long as they don’t overwater (per Gardeners’ Path). A prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) adds a unique flair to your living room with spoon-shaped leaves that curl at night – great for indirect lighting conditions and regular watering – though direct sun should be avoided for optimal growth.

Monstera deliciosa or Swiss cheese plant is another good addition to the living room as it can tolerate low to medium light levels without much maintenance requirements. It comes in numerous colors and bi-color options and adds a pop of green into any living space with its trailing branches that add visual interest and add color accents. Water this plant only when its top soil feels dry.

If your living room is shaded, consider an anthurium (Anthurium Zebrifolium). This striking plant is known for its dramatic heart-shaped flowers which last weeks. Anthuriums are simple houseplants to care for and thrive even in low to medium indirect light settings or dark corners – making this an excellent option for beginners looking for plants they won’t kill easily!


Your bedroom can benefit greatly from adding plants. They add both visual appeal and health advantages like soothing scents and cleaner air quality; however, not all plants are created equal so finding one to match your space and needs can be tricky. Air-purifying varieties as well as mood-lifters may be especially well suited to this environment.

English Ivy (Trailing Ivy or Dracaena), one of the most beloved plants to place in a bedroom is easy to care for and thrives under various lighting conditions, providing oxygen all day and night – an air purifying plant in itself! Additionally, its presence has been known to reduce stress levels, anxiety levels and promote restful slumber.

Another excellent option for those short on space is the peace lily or Spathiphyllum. This plant can thrive even in small containers and is resistant to various lighting conditions; its leaves even indicate when it needs water by wilting – making it a reliable air purifying plant that can rid your bedroom of formaldehyde, xylene and toluene gasses!

Lavender essential oil has long been shown to aid sleep. Its soothing fragrance can help relax nervous systems and lower anxiety levels, making it one of the best bedroom plants. Lavender also boasts numerous other health benefits that include lowering blood pressure and relieving headaches.

If you are an advanced plant parent, why not give the parlor palm (Cyperus microcarpus) a try? This exotic houseplant needs bright indirect lighting and high humidity levels for optimal growth and design elements. It grows quickly and makes an excellent statement in any room’s design element – but keep in mind it needs sturdy support such as hooks or trellises when growing taller! Plus its glossy deep green leaves look wonderful when added to either large pots or hanging baskets!


Bathrooms provide ideal conditions for moisture-loving plants to flourish. Their tropical climate provides ideal growing conditions with warm temperatures, humidity levels and bright lighting – everything required to cultivate these moisture-hungry beauties.

Calathea ‘Freddie’ stands out as one of the finest bathroom plants with its bold zebra-striped leaves that add an exciting sense of drama. A fast-growing plant, this variety prefers indirect light but will still thrive under medium or low lighting conditions. Water only when its top third of soil becomes dry – direct sunlight may scorch or brown its leaves!

The Dracaena or Dragon Tree, is another perfect bathroom plant, as it thrives under low light with high levels of humidity. While it tolerates low temperatures, for optimal growth it requires medium to bright indirect light with regular misting to stay healthy. Monitor its tip leaves to check whether enough humidity or moisture is reaching it–if not, these leaves may turn yellow as a telltale sign that more should be provided!

Monstera plants with their trademark wavy green leaves make an excellent addition to a bathroom, adding tropical flair. Fast-growing and hardy, monstera plants thrive under bright indirect lighting conditions for optimal growth.

If you’re searching for taller bathroom plants, the snake plant or croton, more commonly referred to as pinwheel plant may be ideal. They thrive in humid conditions while purifying the air with their large leaves that purify air quality. Just make sure this one stays away from any drafty areas to protect it against colder climates!

Peace lilies, arrowhead plants or heart-leaf philodendrons make great additions to the bathroom; all three require minimal care and thrive in indirect light sources like windows. Orchids also make stunning flowering plants for use in bathroom spaces – but be aware they require more care and time than most houseplants in order to thrive successfully! If your goal is blooming orchids in particular then be prepared to devote ample attention and care.


Home offices provide the ideal setting for plants that can help boost productivity. Oakes suggests adding Sansevieria (commonly referred to as ZZ plant) as it doesn’t take over and thrives under low light levels. For something a bit more natural she suggests peace lily, Dracaena or Parlour palm, all of which look good behind your laptop while on Zoom calls and can purify the air!

Pothos plants with their long trailing leaves are an easy-care option that looks great hanging from shelves or walls, according to Oakes. Oakes also notes they can help offset lack of natural lighting by providing shade. Rubber trees make an elegant vanity addition while being great at mitigating humid conditions in bathrooms while Dracaena (Bird of Paradise) adds color and character. Greene suggests adding Marimo moss balls or jade plants as luck bringers in home offices;