Whether you have a green thumb or not, you’re probably privy to the many benefits of live plants. They can help purify the air, reduce stress, and even boost your productivity. And let’s not overlook their ability to create visual interest in your home. That said, finding the right plant can be quite challenging, as there are countless easy-to-care-for varieties that can breathe life into your space. From fiddle leaf fig trees that don’t require a ton of water to striking palm plants that will take you back to your last beach getaway, here are 10 of the best aesthetic plants you can find online right now.
Searching for a lush plant to enhance your space? Look no further than ferns. Popular types, like the Boston Fern, only need bright, indirect light and regular waterings to survive indoors. On the other hand, the Maidenhair Fern isn’t a top pick for indoors due to its need for tons of moisture.
2. Majesty Palm Plant
Bring a dose of the tropical life into your home with the Majesty Palm plant, an air-purifying option that requires between four to six hours of bright, indirect light every day.
3. Birds of Paradise
If you favor a more-is-more design approach, you’ll appreciate this plant’s distinct disposition that can enliven the dreariest of spaces. Just be sure to water them regularly and keep them in a bright spot.
4. Monstera Deliciosa
An island adventure might not be on your calendar, but the Monstera Deliciosa is the next best thing. Its leaves—with unusual hole formations and ridges—have given it the nickname Swiss Cheese plant. The perfect conversation starter for any room in your home, this climbing plant does well with bright, indirect light.
5. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
6. Olive Tree
Plant parents love trendy olive trees for their sophisticated flair, but keeping them alive doesn’t come easy. They do best when placed near a south-facing window with loads of sun, and they thrive with soil that drains easily.
7. Cactus Plant
Most cacti only need to be watered about once a week, which is perfect if you tend to be forgetful. And while you can find many floor options, there are a slew of tabletop plants that are ideal for small spaces.
8. Rubber Plant
Add style to your space in an instant with a low-maintenance rubber plant, which has broad, glossy leaves. Give it bright, indirect light and keep its soil moist (but don’t overwater it).
9. Lemon Tree
If patience is one of your strong suits, a lemon tree is for you. They never fail to energize a room but do require some work—mist them with water regularly (let the soil dry completely between waterings) and provide them with a great deal of sunlight.
10. Calathea Plant
The Calathea plant’s reptile-like, two-tone leaves will add interest to any tabletop. What’s more, this popular low-light plant is also known to be pet-friendly.
From Good Housekeeping