If you are wondering which are the Best Indoor Plants for Living Rooms, then have a look at our detailed list and pick the best one out!
Here are the Best Indoor Plants for Living Rooms that you can grow to add greenery to your sprawling home in style!
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Best Indoor Plants for Living Rooms
1. Fiddle Leaf Fig
Botanical Name: Ficus lyrata
This versatile houseplant goes with every style of decor with its towering height, large scalloped leaves, and strong red-brown branches, giving your living room a grandeur like no other houseplants!
Check out our article on growing fiddle leaf fig indoors here.
2. Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum wallisii
The white flower spathes with dark green glossy leaves can steal the show of any houseplant home. Peace lily looks classy at the corner of a living room.
Here’s all you need to know about growing Peace lily
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
This hard-to-kill, low-maintenance, and air-purifying vine is very versatile in nature. You can grow it in hanging baskets or allow the long vines to drape down over the shelf.
Learn about pothos plant care here
4. Norfolk Island Pine
Botanical Name: Araucaria heterophylla
This easy-to-grow Christmas tree alternative is a hassle-free grower and looks great with its soft, delicate needles in a living room. It does well in bright light and moist soil.
Here are some awesome Norfolk Island Pine decor pictures
5. Chinese Money Plant
Botanical Name: Pilea peperomioides
You can transform your living room decor with this popular good luck plant known for coin-shaped round green leaves.
Read all about how to care for Pilea Peperomioides here.
6. Tree Philodendron
Botanical Name: Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum
You can grow philodendron in water too. To find out how to click here
7. Rubber Plant
Botanical Name: Ficus elastica
Have a look at the best ideas to decorate your living room with rubber plants here
8. Corn Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena fragrans
This slow-growing, air-purifying, low-maintenance houseplant prefers low-light. The shiny green leaves are patterned with light yellow streaks, look charming in ceramic pots, and can be set in corners of large living rooms.
Check out our article on the superb benefits of growing Dracaena here.
9. Dwarf Palms
Botanical Name: Arecaceae
Add a tropical touch with these home decor ideas with indoor palms here.
Botanical Name: Anthurium andraeanum
Colorful, super shiny, and heart-shaped flower bracts over deep green leaves of Anthuriums make for a perfect living room decor. This show-stealer is easy to grow indoors.
You can also grow Anthurium in water. To find out how? Click here
11. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
Here’s everything you need to know about growing Snake plants
12. ZZ Plant
Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
This hardy ornamental houseplant with deep green glossy leaves can survive low light, dry air and purifies the air as well. Check out our article on growing ZZ plants indoors here.
Have a look at the amazing science-backed ZZ plant benefits here
Botanical Name: Orchidaceae
Check out our article on growing Orchids here.
14. Chinese Evergreen
Botanical Name: Aglaonema
This beautiful houseplant has a slow-growing habit, which is perfect for areas like the living room. Learn growing Chinese evergreen indoors here.
Check out the best aglaonema varieties here.
15. Wax Plant
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa
The dark green, large, almond-shaped foliage on long vines, with clusters of creamy blooms, create beautiful scenery in living rooms!
Botanical Name: Peperomia
Peperomia gives you a range of options with beautiful patterns, shades, and sizes. The most popular species, the watermelon peperomia, is quite famous as a houseplant.
Have a look at the best peperomia varieties here
17. Prayer Plant
Botanical Name: Marantha leuconeura
The green leaves with pink, white, and deep green patterns can be the center of attraction in your living room. Its prominently veined leaves curl up like praying hands during the night, hence the name.
Note: This easy-to-care plant likes moderate light and watering.
18. English Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera helix
Here are the best types of English Ivy you can grow
19. Swiss Cheese Plant
Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa
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Botanical Name: Calathea
Calathea offers a range of varieties with beautiful markings and leaf structures that can add a lot of color and patterns to your living room decor. Check out the best pictures of fantastic Calatheas here.
Here’s all you need to know about growing Calathea
21. Ti Plant
Botanical Name: Cordyline fruticosa
The colorful, leathery, lance-shaped foliage of this houseplant creates a beautiful show. It works great as a corner plant in living rooms.
Check out the best cordyline varieties here.
Botanical Name: Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum
You can grow begonias in your living room for a splash of colors in different shapes and patterns. Check for the best begonia varieties here.
Have a look at the most colorful houseplants here
23. Aloe Vera
Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis
Check out awesome Aloe vera indoor decor ideas here.
24. Wandering Jew
Botanical Name: Tradescantia pallida
Wandering jew is well adaptable to indoor conditions and works great as a tabletop plant in living rooms. You can also grow it in hanging baskets.
Check out the best Wandering Jew varieties and growing tips here.
25. African Violet
Botanical Name: Saintpaulia
African violets bring a pop of color to your living room with bright flowers and fuzzy leaves! Grow them in bright colored or white pots for contrasting effects.
Learn everything about growing African violet indoors here
26. Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
These pictures on Instagram will give you many ideas for home decor.
27. African Mask Plant
Botanical Name: Alocasia amazonica
The deep green foliage, marked in light green veins of alocasia, makes a bold statement in living rooms with a smooth glossy texture and narrow arrowheads.
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28. Air Plants
Botanical Name: Tillandsia
Have a look at the amazing benefits of growing air plants here
29. Arrowhead Plant
Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum
The arrow-shaped green leaves on soft, delicate stems can beautify your living room. You can grow Syngonium in transparent jars filled with water too!
Have a look at the best indoor arrowhead vine varieties here
30. Dumb Cane
Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia
Here’s all you need to know about growing dumb cane
31. Umbrella Plant
Botanical Name: Schefflera
The elongated leaves look like an umbrella and create beautiful scenery indoors while purifying indoor air. It looks great in the corner of the living room.
Check out our article on growing Schefflera indoors here.
Botanical Name: Bromeliaceae
Bromeliads are admired as perfect houseplants as they tolerate low-light conditions very well. The leathery variegated leaves and colorful flowers make a beautiful view indoors.
Have a look at the best Bromeliad varieties here
33. Lady Palm
Botanical Name: Rhapis excelsa
The multiple bush-like clumps with upright green fronds split into fan-like sections give an exquisite look to your living room. It can grow up to 5-6 feet tall.
34. Ficus Alii
Botanical Name: Ficus maclellandii
The tall structure of this gorgeous indoor plant features olive green, long, narrow leaves. It can grow up to 5-8 feet indoors and looks great as a corner plant.
Check out more ficus varieties here
35. Tasmanian Blue Gum
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Fragrant, gray-green foliage and tall structure can give an elegant impression to any space. You can add this aromatic houseplant to your living room!
Here’s all you need to know about growing eucalyptus indoors
36. Giant White Bird of paradise
Botanical Name: Strelitzia alba
This giant variety can give a jungle look to your living room with its impressive 5-7 feet height, leathery green to gray foliage, and boat-shaped flower spathes in winters!
Check out the best bird of paradise varieties here
37. Elephant Ear Plant
Botanical Name: Alocasia ‘Portora’
This impressive alocasia variety features ruffled green leaves on strong purple stems. Its foliage is arrow-shaped at the base and stands upright. The plant does well in both full sun and partial shade.
38. Curly Palm
Botanical Name: Howea belmoreana
This beautiful plant resembles kentia palm and displays broad feather-like curly fronds, making it more suitable for large living rooms and corners. Place it in a location with indirect sunlight.
39. Guiana Chestnut
Botanical Name: Pachira aquatica
This plant is known for bringing prosperity and money to the place where it is grown. The braided stem and green leaves match well with the decor of living rooms.
Check out our article on growing money tree here
40. Paper Reed
Botanical Name: Cyperus papyrus
Papyrus is not a tree but grass. This ornamental aquatic plant forms dense clumps and sprays of foliage. It does well in both full sun and partial shade.
41. Australian Tree Fern
Botanical Name: Cyathea cooperi
This gorgeous fern with serrated green leaves over a woody trunk makes it an impressive addition to big living rooms.
Check out our article on the Australian houseplants here
42. The Desert Cactus
Botanical Name: Euphorbia ammak
This huge tree-like succulent showcases ribbed arms and structural aesthetics. The plant is a fast-grower and attains a great height. Learn about the best cacti you can grow indoors here.
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43. Cast Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
The indestructible nature of this hard-to-kill houseplant with shiny, leathery leaves makes it an ideal pick for low light corners of living rooms as this plant prefers no direct sun.
Check these striking pictures of cast iron plants here
Botanical Name: Yucca filamentosa
This tough plant grows large quickly under sufficient light and makes an elegant specimen in living rooms.
45. Ming Aralia
Botanical Name: Polyscias fruticosa
This beautiful, low-maintainance plant can grow up to 3-6 feet tall with lovely white-green leaves; it can be grown near large windows or in corners.
Have a look at the stunning indoor plant corner ideas here
46. False Castor Plant
Botanical Name: Fatsia japonica
Also known as finger plant, due to its finger-shaped leaves. The gorgeous glossy, dark green, leathery foliage looks spectacular and purifies the air as well.
47. Umbellata Plant
Botanical Name: Ficus umbellata
Umbellata plant features lush green leaves that are as big as your head. It likes bright indirect light and direct morning light makes it much happier.
Find the best tree-like houseplants here.
48. Noble Fir
Botanical Name: Abies Procera
The impressive dense branches, upward needle-like foliage of this evergreen tree prefer full sun to part shade; it grows fast up to 2 feet per year.
Discover the fast-growing tall indoor plants here.
Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum
Crotons can enhance the beauty of any living room with their spectacular colors and patterns. It grows upright and makes it an excellent corner plant.
50. Ruffled Fan Palm
Botanical Name: Licuala grandis
The exquisite and classy choice can add an extra dimension to the decor of your living room with glossy fan-like fronds while growing indoors can stay 4-6 feet tall.
51. Kentai Plam
Botanical Name: Howea forsteriana
Achieving an impressive height of 5-9 feet, it is the plant to have in the corners to make a solid impression. Mist the fronds to keep them lush and green.
52. Bamboo Palm
Botanical Name: Chamaedorea erumpens
The tropical green fronds of the bamboo palm can add a lot of character to your living room. Juts protect the plant from cold drafts and mist regularly.
Have a look at stunning attic rooms with plants pictures here
53. Candelabra Cactus
Botanical Name: Euphorbia ingens
This sprawling cactus is great for living room corners and looks great with its funnel-shaped flowers in an ivory hue. It can grow up to 6-10 feet tall.
54. Olive Tree
Botanical Name: Olea europea
Choose dwarf varieties like ‘Arbequina,’ ‘Manzanilla,’ or ‘Amfissa’ for growing indoors. These plants can grow up to 5-6 feet tall and do well in 5-6 hours of full sun daily.
55. Macho Fern
Botanical Name: Nephrolepis biserrata ‘Macho’
If you love ferns, then you will love this plant as this one is fern on steroids! It has a sprawling growth habit and looks spectacular in large pots or hanging baskets.
Note: Do provide a lot of humidity for good growth.