Indoor plants have been around forever, some would say as long as the world has been turning there have been indoor plants (I’m sure moss could be described as an indoor plant if you found it in a cave… maybe, don’t quote me on that), and it seems that lately the trend is turning living rooms into jungles.

Luckily, if you’re wanting to get on board this indoor plant freight trend (like what I did there?), it’s proven to have some amazing health benefits. NASA’s Clean Air Study researched ways to clean the air in space stations, the results showed that plants were a natural way of removing toxins from the air.

In Australia, we spend almost 90% of our time inside! It makes sense in a world full of technology and high density living to fill our indoors with the outdoors – indoor plants liven up a space, add some style and flair, improve air quality and are all round GOOD for us.

If you’re anything like me you’re keen to add some indoor plant goodness to your space, but may not know where to start – well, never fear, I have done some research for you and even those of us WITHOUT a green thumb can keep most of these beautiful plants alive.

Here are some of the BEST indoor plants to freshen up your home:

1. Succulents

Succulents are lovely and hardy plants that add a lush pop of greenery throughout the house. There are many varieties to choose from and you’ll easily pick a few up from your local garden centre!

2. String Of Hearts

This gorgeous little plant is durable and similar to a succulent in regards to it’s care requirements.


3. Cacti

Cacti are wonderfully hardy, and you might be wondering if they’re succulents. They are succulents, though to be labelled a ‘cacti’ they must have areoles (or, plant hairs).

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Welcoming a new opuntia to the gang that I’ve been eying for a while. Found three of them tightly potted together so I separated them and gave one to my dad for Father’s Day since he likes to believe he’s the primary care taker of my parents giant African milk tree ???? #opuntiaviolacea #opuntiacactus

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4. Monstera Siltepecana

These indoor plants like indirect light and well drained soil, with the right conditions it will grow very quickly! 

5. Cast Iron Plant

This plant has beautiful deep green foliage and will add a touch of style to any space.

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3 cast iron varieties, 1 north window [green leaf, galaxy variegation, & traditional striped variegation]

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6. Long Leaf Fig

This indoor plant is set to be even more popular than it’s cousin, the Fiddle Leaf Fig.

 7. Maidenhair Fern

The Maidenhair Fern is the most loved fern of the fern family, it has soft and delicate leaves which adds a touch of beauty to your space, whilst being nice and easy to grow.

8. Mother-In-Laws Tongue

One of the easiest plants you can grow is the Mother-In-Laws Tongue. It can grow in direct sunlight, indirect light and doesn’t require much watering, in fact, it would rather be too dry than have too much water! Perfect for the not so green thumbs.


9. Peace Lily

This indoor plant doesn’t like direct sunlight, pop it in an area with indirect light and keep the soil moist.

10. Cobra Fern  

The Cobra Fern is a great air purifier, it’s hardy and prefers low light. It’s a unique fern that will add an interesting touch to your space.

Do you have a favourite indoor plant? SHARE with us in the comments below.

  • I’ve asked for some indoor plants as a Christmas present this year. Hopefully I get some to spruce up the house

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  • I need to get some indoor plants and try keep them alive.

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  • I’ve just moved into an apartment and was missing the greenery I was fond of in the old house backyard.
    Now with the help of this article I can grab some indoor plants and feel close to nature even in the hustle bustle of buildings.

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  • Yes love different indoor plants and thanks for the read.

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  • I love my Mother-In-Laws Tongue. It cleans the air and removes toxins and is impossible to kill.

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  • Love these ideas. That cobra fern looks so nice!

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  • I’m going to look into this :)

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  • I’m sure I’d forget to water them, also, when we got away for our annual one week holiday they’d die and I’d get sad.

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  • I would love to incorporate more greenery into my home, but unfortunately I have a small home and a 2.5 year old who would want to play diggers and trucks in the dirt haha

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  • I always end up killing my Maidenhair fern. Doesn’t matter what I do it eventually dies off.

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  • I have some bamboo in my place

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  • I’m sure I could kill all of these.

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  • Love my succulents but I think a peace lily is exactly what my house needs to create and softening effect.

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  • I love the look of indoor plants but don’t really like them in my actual house.

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  • wow… i love succulents and peace lily! so gorgeous.

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