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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!

Find out the best plant for every room in your house here

Best Indoor Plants for Living Rooms

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig

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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

3. Pothos

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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

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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

Philodendron has many attractive varieties that can add an extra dimension to your home decor. These stunning Philo pictures will surely tempt you into growing one!

You can grow philodendron in water too. To find out how to click here

7. Rubber Plant

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Botanical Name: Ficus elastica

You can enliven your living room with the glossy foliage of rubber plants. They are very easy to grow and offer tonnes of benefits that you can check out here.

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

Dwarf palms are a perfect choice for living room decor. They look great with their tropical foliage and do well in medium-sized pots. You can also check out other indoor palm varieties here.  

Add a tropical touch with these home decor ideas with indoor palms here.

10. Anthurium

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

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Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata

Snake plants are ideal for living rooms and offer pure air and an architectural look. You can get decoration ideas from this post and pick the best snake plant varieties from here.

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

13. Orchid

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Botanical Name: Orchidaceae

The delicate and elegant orchids can flower for months and last for years! You can choose from a range of varieties according to your choice.

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

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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!

16. Peperomia

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

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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

Lush and lively, English ivy can be kept short as spilling indoor plants in your living room for an elegant, classic look. Learn growing English ivy indoors here.

Here are the best types of English Ivy you can grow

19. Swiss Cheese Plant

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Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa

Bring a bold tropical touch to your living room with this evergreen, low-maintenance houseplant with fabulous cut leaves! You can grow it in both soil and water.

Check out unique variegated indoor plants with patterns here.

20. Calathea

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

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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.

22. Begonia


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

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Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis

Aloe vera doesn’t need any introduction as this great air-purifying medicinal plant is beneficial in many ways and is available in different varieties.

Check out awesome Aloe vera indoor decor ideas here.

24. Wandering Jew

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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

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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

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Botanical Name: Crassula ovata

Jade plants are admired for their low demands, beautiful fleshy leaves, and scientifically-proven benefits and look great wherever you place them in a living room.

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.

Here are some Outstanding Indoor Plants Room Divider Ideas

28. Air Plants

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Botanical Name: Tillandsia

Air plants are easy to grow and look great in glass terrariums, and you can also use them in many ways to decorate your living room. Find out the best varieties here.

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

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Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia brings tropical vibes in your living room with broad, large green-white leaves with intricate patterns. Check the best Dieffenbachia varieties here.

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.

32. Bromeliad

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Here are the best tree-like houseplants you can grow

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

44. Yucca

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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.

49. Croton


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. 

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  1. I would love to have a medium sized plant, but I would have to put it in a place that gets no direct sun and mostly a rather dim area. I don’t know what to get that would survive these conditions.


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