Houseplants do not just add greenery to your home, they also enhance the quality of life such as purifying the air. We teamed up with The Sill to bring you the best Indoor Plants for your home.
Philodendron - (Philodendron sp.) medium light but tolerant of low light. A tropical aroid which (depending on the species) may either vine or form a bush. For the colorful ones, they need a bit of direct sun to fully express the color.
Marble Pothos - (Epipremnum aureum) medium light but tolerant of low light. A tropical aroid which vines, and is famous for its marbling variegation. This plant can survive under artificial light, but will thin itself out by dropping leaves if the light is too low.
Parlor Palm - (Chamaedorea elegans) Palms are interesting plants, in that we depend on many of them, yet know fairly little about them. The parlor palm, Chamaedorea elegans hails from the jungles of Central America, where it is an understory plant. That makes it tolerant of lower light, as seen in the home, but will be more prolific with more light.
Tillandsia - All air plants, or Tillandsia, are tropical epiphytic bromeliads- they are bromeliads which grow on trees. They need to be spritzed daily, and soaked for 10min once a week. Warm water always. Medium to bright light. These guys need the constant humidity and moisture because they do not grow in the soil and do not have access to a constant supply of water like other plants do. These plants love the humidity of bathrooms and kitchens.
Haworthia - This plant was botanically named after a guy who grew them in England, but never saw them in the wild. Haworthia hail from South Africa, and as a succulent, you need to blast them with as much direct sunlight as possible. When watering, don't be stingy! The goal is to emulate a desert rain- flood it, then let it dry as fast as possible in the sun.
Aloe vera - True Aloe vera, while a flowering plant, has never been observed to flower. It is the juiciest of all the Aloes, and has been used by the Egyptians as a skin salve since time immemorable. It is native to Egypt, and the Arabian peninsula. As a succulent, you need to blast them with as much direct sunlight as possible. When watering, don't be stingy! The goal is to emulate a desert rain- flood it, then let it dry as fast as possible in the sun.
Calathea Rattlesnake - (Calathea lancifolia) Calatheas are not beginner plants! They are super in tune with their surroundings, and crisp leaves at the slightest signs of distress. Do not spritz them, as doing so will invite fungi to infect their leaves. You do, however, want to be generous with light and water. Calatheas prefer medium light only. A tickle of sun will make them extra prolific.
Staghorn Fern - (Platycerium sp.)A fern that is native to Australia and the surrounding lands, the staghorn fern is aptly named for the antler-shaped fronds that it makes. The fern is unique in that it expresses huge shield fronds- the other part of its life cycle which contains half the DNA as the stag fronds! Do not remove the dead shields, as they help the fern absorb water.
Bird's Nest Fern - Asplenium nidus is a waxy tropical fern that prefers medium light, but tolerates low light. These ferns, with more light, can get really big. Like other ferns, they are sensitive to humidity, so a bathroom with a window is perfect for them. However, they are waxy enough to survive in other parts of the house.
Snake Plant - Succulents native to South Africa which are super tolerant of low light- these guys can also handle full sun! If blasted with sunlight in a sunny window, they will not only flower, but grow super fast. Reduce waterings with reduced light.
(Green/'Baby Rubber') Peperomia - (Peperomia obtusifolia) is a subtropical plant in the peppercorn family, Piperaceae. Super pet friendly, and super tolerant of different light conditions, this plant has the ability to grow into a monster if given enough light in a window.