We have a detailed Houseplant Planting Guide that will give you an idea of what to plant where for the accurate placement of indoor plants.
Not every plant is the same, as each one has a different growing requirement when it comes to sunlight, humidity, and temperature. To make it easy for you, we have an informative Houseplant Planting Guide that will help you a lot.
Confused about which plant for which room? To find out, click here
Low Light Spot
Any area that gets indirect light in the house.
1. Heartleaf Philodendron
Botanical Name: Philodendron
It can easily adjust to low-light conditions and is a great plant for low-lit rooms. We have an article on its best varieties here.
Here’s everything you need to know about growing Philodendron
2. Cast Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
This plant will thrive in the shaded spot of your room that gets an occasional light. It is also quite easy to grow and survives lots of neglect.
Check out our article on growing Cast Iron Plant here
3. Silver Inch Plant
Botanical Name: Tradescantia zebrina
This fast-growing plant will amaze you with its green and purple leaves. It trails beautifully in a low-lit room and can be a great addition to hanging baskets too!
Here’s all you need to know about growing wandering jew
Botanical Name: Orchidaceae
The only con of keeping an orchid plant in low light is it will lose the light green hue of the foliage and will become dark green. Otherwise, it does just fine!
Have a look at the best Orchids here
5. Peacock Plant
Botanical Name: Calathea makoyana
The beautiful color combination of the peacock plant makes it one of the best indoor plants you can grow. It likes moist soil but water the plant according to the temperature and light conditions.
Note: Calathea is a bit demanding; it needs a minimum temperature of 55 F (13 C).
6. Creeping Fig
Botanical Name: Ficus pumila
This beautiful, slow-growing creeper thrives well in low light and looks great with its small, leathery white-green foliage. Make sure not to overwater the plant.
7. Japanese Sedge
Botanical Name: Carex morrowii
This shade-loving ornamental grass grows well indoors. If you want the best foliage color, keep it at a spot where it gets bright, indirect light.
8. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata
One of the best plants for shady spots of your home, you can grow it for its looks, air-purifying abilities, and low maintenance nature!
Here’s everything you need to know about growing Snake Plant
Any room with a sunny window that gets 3-4 hours of direct sunlight.
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
The only way to make this drought-tolerant plant look more beautiful is to provide plenty of sun. An east-facing window in summer and a south-facing window in winter is the ideal location.
Check out the best Kalanchoe pictures on Instagram here
9. Dwarf Citrus
Botanical Name: Citrus spp
Dwarf citrus plants offer mesmerizing fragrances and fruits! Their compact size means you can grow them in tight spaces, and they are happy with 4-5 hours of sun every day.
Here are the best citrus trees for containers
10. Umbrella Papyrus
Botanical Name: Cyperus alternifolius
This plant is a great addition to well-lit windows where it adds a beautiful green appeal indoors. Just keep the soil moist and watch it thrive!
11. Sago Palm
Botanical Name: Cycas revoluta
This slow-growing specimen goes well with the modern rooms. The only catch of growing this beautiful plant is its poisonous nature, so keep it away from pets and children.
Here’s everything you need to know about growing Sago Palm
Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides
The stunning flowers of this plant add a scent indoors. If you have a vacant west and south-facing window, it will be more than happy to grow there.
Check out our article on growing Gardenia here.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium
The aromatic leaves and beautiful blooms of geranium look best on a sunny window. A west or south-facing window would be an excellent spot for it.
Here’s all you need to know about growing Geraniums
Botanical Name: Cyclamen persicum
A bright and sunny window is an ideal spot for the gorgeous flowers of cyclamen with equally attractive foliage. Avoid exposing the plant to the harsh afternoon sun.
A room with an air conditioner is perfect for these plants.
15. Wax Plant
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa
The thick and waxy leaves of the hoya have the ability to store water, which makes them one of the best plants to grow in the dry air areas of the home.
16. Spineless Yucca
Botanical Name: Yucca elephantipes
As yucca plants struggle to survive in humidity that’s anywhere near higher than 28%, it makes them perfect for dry air.
17. Ox Tongue
Botanical Name: Gasteria spp
This one is quite easy to grow and maintain. It looks attractive with its slender foliage and does well in rooms where dry air is a problem.
18. Silver Squill
Botanical Name: Ledebouria socialis
As long as you are not keeping it near an air conditioning vent, this plant will do wonderfully well in a dry air atmosphere.
19. Arrowhead Vine
Botanical Name: Syngonium spp
The glossy green foliage of this plant resembles the head of an arrow. It thrives in a dry air environment and is one of the best plants to grow indoors too!
Here are the best Arrowhead Vine varieties you can grow
A high humidity area like a washroom will be a great spot to grow these plants.
21. Watermelon Peperomia
Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia
This stubby plant is in love with plenty of moisture and will look great on a bathroom window. We have a great article on growing it here.
Have a look at the most amazing Peperomia varieties here
22. Bird’s Nest Fern
Botanical Name: Asplenium nidus
The plant does best in both low light and humidity areas. It also looks great in hanging baskets and looks great with its wavy foliage!
23. Chinese Evergreen
Botanical Name: Aglaonema
The plant does well in both well-lit and low-light areas. Where it really thrives well is a humid location, like a bathroom. Check out our article on growing it here.
Here are the most stunning aglaonemas you can grow
24. Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum
This high humidity-loving houseplant is also potent in cleaning indoor air and looks stunning with its colorful spathes.
Check out our article on growing Peace Lily here.
25. Grape Ivy
Botanical Name: Cissus rhombifolia
It loves humid conditions of up to near 40-60% and can tolerate low light as well. Just avoid overwatering and watch this vine thrive happily.
26. Staghorn Fern
Botanical Name: Platycerium
This epiphytic fern loves an area with high humidity and good air circulation. A bathroom would be a great place to grow this plant.
Any room with insufficient air-flow is good for these plants.
27. Bush Lily
Botanical Name: Clivia miniata
This plant prefers a cool temperature that also helps it to bloom. The colorful flowers and contrasting green foliage will surely brighten up a chilly space.
28. Christmas Cactus
Botanical Name: Schlumbergera bridgesii
The fact that it blooms during the winter Christmas time makes it an ideal candidate for cold rooms. It is also easy to grow and low maintenance.
Here’s how you can make Christmas Cactus bloom easily
29. Lemon Cypress
Botanical Name: Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’
The spiky light green foliage of the plant will add a dash of colors to cool rooms. It is quite a hardy plant and will survive cold temperatures indoors easily!
30. English Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera helix
It is one of the most cold-hardy plants you can grow that also looks fabulous in hanging baskets! Check out its best varieties here.
Have a look at our article on growing English Ivy here
31. Maidenhair Fern
Botanical Name: Adiantum
As long as you will provide dappled light and mist the foliage regularly, it will easily thrive in cold temperatures while looking beautiful with its lacy leaves.
32. Creeping Inch Plant
Botanical Name: Callisia repens
This semi-succulent plant looks beautiful in hanging planters and small pots. It can tolerate cool-moist conditions and withstand drought as well.
These plants can thrive in a variety of environments and do well in low and well-lit spot.
33. Rubber Plant
Botanical Name: Ficus elastica
Popular for its glossy and large leaves, the plant achieves good height indoors and also offers many benefits that you can check out here.
Check out our article on growing rubber plants here
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Here are the different types of pothos you can grow
35. Lucky Bamboo
Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana
One of the most resilient plants, you can grow it in both soil and water. It looks great on tabletops and offers a green look year-round.
Botanical Name: Dracaena
The old long and sword-shaped foliage of the plant looks appealing in rooms. What makes them so popular is that they don’t require much watering and are adaptable to low-light conditions.
Check out some awesome benefits of growing Dracaena here
37. Umbrella Plant
Botanical Name: Schefflera
The lush, glossy foliage and low maintenance nature of the plant make it a top pick for many people. It is also quite effective in removing toxins from the indoor air. Here’s everything you need to know about growing the Umbrella plant.