What Are The Best Plants To Grow At Home

There is nothing better for the environment as well as your health than filling your home with plants. Plants will filter your indoor air and make your air quality amazing.

What Are The Best Plants To Grow At Home

Another amazing thing is that the plants will provide you with some produce. Cultivating your edible plants will not only be more sustainable and eco-friendly, but you will also know where everything came from.


Pothos is one of the most popular house plants. This hardy yet beautiful plant got its name from a Greek god, and it is the perfect plant to help you get that green thumb. They come in so many different variations, so they are super easy to incorporate into any decor. They thrive in low lighting. Moreover, pothos is a great air filter and you can use it to purify the air around you.


If you are a complete newbie when it comes to indoor plants or any plants whatsoever, Dracaenas is the best thing you can have. They are adaptable to different light conditions, but they don’t like direct sunlight, so they are practical for rooms that don’t have much sunlight.

Jade Plant

Jade plants are a type of succulent, and they have rubbery yet shiny leaves, which all means that they retain water in their leaves which makes them very hard to kill. All you need to do with this one is to make sure you are not overwatering them. They will also add humidity to your air, especially during wintertime.

Spider Plant

One of the most popular plants nowadays is spider plants. And that is all for a great reason. They are not only breathtakingly beautiful but are also easy to maintain. All you will need to ensure is that you are repoting them every year or so. Also, make sure you do not have them in direct light and then you are good to go.

Aloe Vera

Another very known house plant is aloe vera. They are one of the best ways you can get rid of natty air pollutants. Also, it has healing powers. Aloe vera gel is one of the best things that are both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. All it needs is a little water, and that you don’t pick more than one-third of the plant.


We have all seen the hype about growing an avocado from the pit, but unfortunately, those will not provide fruits. If you want to have a plant that will provide you with crops, you will have to get yourself a dwarf avocado plant rather than just planning your own. Even though avocado trees are so easy to take care of, you have to keep in mind some things. You will need to have a well-draining pot, and that you water it regularly but not too much. That is because you don’t want your avocado roots to be waterlogged. You should always prune your hoots and place your tree in areas that have high ceilings because even those dwarf trees can grow over 10 feet. Another key printer is harvesting them in time. You should harvest the fruit when they are turning slightly yellow. On the contrary, darker-skinned avocados need to be harvested when they are almost black. You can leave ripe fruits on the tree for about two weeks, but the longer you wait, the more flavour and texture they will lose.

Indian Basil

Indian basil is also known as Tulsi, and this is an essential plant if you want to have herbs in your garden. To help you out with the whole herb garden deal, you should look into purchasing a quality hydroponic farming kit. It will help you grow multiple herbs, not just basil. It will also do all the work for you.


We all love a good ripe, juicy tomato. It is filled with vitamin C and potassium as well as packed with antioxidants. They are amazing for your vascular health. So what’s better than planning one in your home. All you need is a large pot and seeds of your favourite tomato type. That doesn’t require much maintenance; all you need to do is keep their soil moist. Now and then, you will need to trim the stems to encourage pollination. Keep in mind that homegrown tomatoes won’t be as bi as store-bought ones because yours will be organic.

English Ivy

English ivy is one of the best indoor plants that you can put in your bathroom. That is because it has amazing air filtering capabilities. It will also filter out any formaldehyde which is found in all household cleaning products. All you need to do to keep this plant alive,  give it enough light and not water it too often. That is because ivy doesn’t like standing water.


The variegated leaves of dieffenbachia are extremely beautiful, and it is not a hard plant to take care of. Dieffenbachia likes the temperature to be on the warmer spectrum. Therefore, avoid placing it near any windows and drafty places. But even though it is an amazing plant, you have to be careful around pets and children.

Peace Lilies

These flowers are the best option if you are looking for a classic yet breathtakingly beautiful plant. It is so simple with its white, long flowers that are surrounded by a spathe. It starts with white and slowly fades into yellow or green depending on its age. As it is a lily, it will prefer to be in humid and warm conditions. It means that it is perfect for homes.

When it comes to being an adult who takes care of their plants among other things that come with being one, keeping one alive will be a great success to many. That is why if you want to avoid heartbreak and disappointment, always choose plants that are easy to maintain. The biggest reward for being able to keep them alive is being able to use your herbs and veggies in your food.

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Alison Pearson

Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, but her ultimate passion is design and creation. She is also a bibliophile and her favourite book is "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.