Want to add some green to your living space? Are you stuck on what plant to get? Learn how to find the types of plants that fit your style here. Did you know that houseplants can improve your indoor air quality by absorbing harmful gases and indoor air pollutants? That’s right — and plants also make your space look light, bright, and inviting. Houseplants can thrive whether you’re living in a tiny apartment or a huge mansion, so no worries if you don’t have a garden. Most indoor plants are also fairly easy to care for, so you don’t need to be a gardening pro.
Choosing a plant that matches your personality is a great way to put a unique stamp on your home. Need help figuring out which plant best fits your style? Check out the different types of plants and their associated qualities below.
Ambitious and Extroverted – Monstera
Appearing in the background of aspirational Instagram photos everywhere, monstera is a great plant for anyone who’s extroverted and ambitious. With large, perfectly cut-out leaves and a verdant green color, this plant looks amazing in rooms that aren’t too cluttered. It thrives in bright, indirect sunshine and needs to be watered about once a week. Just moved to a new city center apartment to start your dream job? Get a monstera to jazz up your lounge and improve your air quality.
About to launch your startup and need an office plant? Pick up a monstera for the good vibes and employee photo opportunities. This plant has large leaves which can attract dust, so you might need to gently wipe them down once in a while. Luckily, this is as difficult as caring for the plant will get. The low-maintenance monstera is the plant that won’t get in the way of you chasing your dreams.
Calm and Patient – Peace Lily
Are you the type of person who meditates daily, loves yoga, and drinks green tea like it’s going out of fashion? A peace lily could be your dream roommate. This beautiful plant combines white flowers with dark green leaves, making it more interesting than plants that are just plain green.
It’s a good choice if you’re prone to overwatering, as it thrives in moist soil and won’t drown like other plants. It needs bright, indirect sunlight, but won’t be harmed by a few dull days. Whether you’re already a calm person or you’re looking to add a little zen to your life, a peace lily makes a great companion.
Impulsive and Adventurous – Snake Plant
Are you the life and soul of the party? The first to arrive and the last one to leave? Snake plants are perfect for exuberant types, and they’re low-maintenance enough that they won’t get in the way of your hectic lifestyle. With tall, pointed green leaves, these plants fit will into narrow spaces and look great. They don’t require much sunlight or water, so a little neglect won’t do them any harm.
During winter, the snake plant will only need watering around once a month, while in summer it will need a little more. It should be kept in a warm spot, away from draughts. Snake plants rarely attract insects, so they’re a good choice if you’re squeamish about dealing with creepy crawlies. However, they can rot if water isn’t allowed to drain properly. Choose a free-draining soil and avoid overwatering and you should be good to go. If you’re looking to graduate from simple succulents but aren’t the best gardener out there, the snake plant is for you.
Kind and Caring – Fiddle Leaf Fig
Do you want a plant you can love and nurture? Are you already reading up on whether or not singing to plants will help them grow? If so, a fiddle leaf fig could be just what you’re looking for. This plant resembles a tiny tree and requires a lot of care and attention if it’s going to thrive. It grows best in bright, indirect sunlight and will need watering generously in the summer months. This plant can be temperamental, so you’ll want to watch out for leaves dropping off as it adjusts to the new environment.
The state your fiddle leaf fig is in when you purchase it will affect the chances of healthy long-term growth, so be sure to check out some plant buying tips before you hit the stores. If you’re ready to dedicate lots of time and effort to a new plant baby, get a fiddle leaf fig. You’ll soon be rewarded with a beautiful indoor tree that has plenty of lush foliage.
Eco-Conscious and Crafty – Aloe Plant
How would you like to own a plant that could be used to heal ailments and create your own skincare products? You’d love it? Then you need to invest in an aloe plant. As well as looking gorgeous, the leaves of the aloe plant contain a natural gel which is effective at soothing cuts and burns. Simply cut off a leaf, squeeze out the gel and you’re good to go — much better than spending a fortune on fancy products at the drug store.
The aloe plant needs bright sunlight or it could become dormant and stop growing. You won’t need to water it too often — a generous watering every two weeks should be sufficient. If you’re a lover of all things homemade and eco-friendly, an aloe plant will be the perfect addition to your kitchen, bathroom or studio. Don’t be surprised if your friends start coming over to steal your aloe gel!
Where to Find the Types of Plants That Suit You
You’ll find the widest selection of plants in your local garden center or plant nursery, but don’t worry if you don’t have one close by. House plants are so popular that they’re now sold everywhere from gas stations to grocery stores — and most of the types of plants above are widely available. If you’re looking for a really unique plant, you might have to go online. Just make sure the plant is packaged well enough to reach you in one piece!
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