Top 5 Different Types of Indoor Plants and What They Do Best


If you’re like me, then you probably have some sort of green thumb. Sure, I’m not quite at the level where I can grow my own food or weave an entire living room set out of vines, but I know enough about plants and the various ways they can improve my home to make it not just a place to live in but also a place that’s alive and well. When it comes to indoor plants, there are dozens of species to choose from—but if you’re looking for something that has specific benefits for your home environment and lifestyle, then look no further than these five:

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant, which means that it stores water in its leaves. It’s also very easy to care for, making it a great choice for beginners and people who don’t have a lot of time to spend on plants. Aloe Vera grows well in low light environments, making it an ideal pick if you live in an apartment or have pets that like to play with your plants!

Jade (Crassula ovata)

This plant is a succulent and it thrives in dry conditions. It’s a popular indoor houseplant because it’s easy to care for, but also because these plants last forever. For those who don’t have much time or patience to cultivate an extensive collection of plants, this one’s for you.

This plant can be grown as an annual or perennial depending on where you live and how much light your home receives during the year (if you get more than 10 hours per day, it will likely survive winter). Either way, Jade should be watered only when the soil becomes completely dry and do not put them in direct sunlight—they’ll burn if they get too hot!

Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

The snake plant is one of the best options for people who want a plant that requires minimal attention. These plants are hardy and tough, so they’re able to handle being neglected or accidentally knocked over by small children.

They also do well in low light conditions, making them ideal for any room in your home without windows or with little natural light. They’re resistant to pests, which makes them perfect for rooms with pets or children who may be prone to dropping food on the floor (or even eating it).

Finally, these plants are good for improving air quality because they absorb formaldehyde from the air around them. This can help improve overall indoor air quality and reduce allergies caused by poor indoor air quality!

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

The spider plant is the perfect plant for you if you’re just starting out and want something easy to care for. It’s a good choice for low light, so it’s also a good fit if your home is on the darker side. If you’re busy and don’t have time to spend on plants every day, this is another excellent choice as well. The spider plant can handle neglect very well—it doesn’t need much watering or pruning, so all you really need to do is keep its soil evenly moist (not wet). Another plus: many people love having plants around because they help purify the air in their homes.

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a great choice for just about every room in your home. It has many air purifying qualities, it’s easy to take care of, and it can grow in many different sizes. You can even train this plant to climb up the wall or the ceiling!

If you’re looking for something that’s easy to care for and will do well in a small space but still has plenty of benefits, pothos is perfect. The only thing you need to worry about with this plant is keeping it from getting too much direct sunlight—other than that, it’s pretty low maintenance.

Keep these plants green and healthy to improve the air quality of your home.

Have you ever felt the urge to drag a plant into a room and place it on the coffee table? For many people, plants are not just decorative additions to their home—they’re part of the family. As such, they deserve all the love and care that any other family member could hope for. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, which is good news if you’ve got breathing issues or want to purify your air. But there are plenty of reasons why you might want to get some green in your life:

  • Plants can improve your mood by releasing chemicals called phytoncides (or “secondary metabolites”) that have been shown to have anti-anxiety effects
  • They can even help with depression thanks to phytoncides’ ability to reduce stress hormones like cortisol in our bodies
  • The presence of plants has also been shown to improve sleep quality for people who live in urban environments due to their ability to filter out pollutants from indoor air
  • And lastly we come back around full circle—plants may also be able to purify our water supply!


In conclusion, there are countless ways to improve your home’s air quality. One way that works great for many people is by using indoor plants. As we’ve seen here, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing which plants will work best in your space. We hope that this article has helped you understand some of their benefits and given you ideas on where to start if you want more greenery around!

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