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Best Indoor Plants For Your Home

Indoor plants are a simple yet effective way to bring more warmth to your home. Not only do indoor plants add great aesthetic value, but they are also proven to improve your physical health, lower stress and reduce fatigue.

Our guide to the best indoor plants for your home helps you take advantage of all the benefits plants have to offer. For G.J. Gardner Homes, plants are always the finishing touch to our styling, making a space feel bright and beautiful.

Orientation to the Sun

American homes are uniquely orientated to the sun as a way to make the most of our climate and bright blue skies. When finding plants for your home, remember how the sun affects different spaces. With most homes facing north to benefit from the weather of winter and summer, use indoor plants that are suited for the light and heat of each location.

Best Indoor Plants for Low Light

Low-light plants can survive without contact to direct sunlight – perfect for our indoor spaces. These plant varieties still need some access to at least indirect light, but overall, require less energy and less food.

Low-light plants are the right choice for rooms that don’t receive direct sunlight, as is often the case in bathrooms and laundry rooms

Top 5 Indoor Low Light Plants.

  1. Christmas Cactus

Loved for their vibrant pink flowers, these cacti are perfect for tropical climates. Their unique stem shape and bright flowers are a great way to enliven spaces and are perfect for coastal kitchen spaces.

  1. Spider Plants

Spider plants gain their name from their long and linear-shaped leaves that cascade from the plant. Outlined with a dark green, their leaves are mostly a pale green to white, making them a great plant choice if you’re looking to add a muted green to a space.

  1. Bird’s Nest Fern

These plants are known for their leafy look with long shiny green leaves. Only needing indirect light, they are a great addition to kitchens or living spaces. Bird’s Nest dense leaves provide great texture and contrast to homes.

  1. Devil’s Iv

This plant is an indoor favorite, loved for its sprawling stems and heart-shaped leaves. Devil’s Ivy are a dark green tone with shiny leaves that are known to grow quickly and excessively. These are a great way to add a vibrant touch of green that will take over your indoor spaces, like the kitchen or bathroom, with minimal effort.

Benefits of Indoor Plants in your Home


Studies continue to find that plants offer a range of health benefits when introduced into our homes. Indoor plants have been proven to support both your mental and physical health by improving air quality, increasing oxygen levels and enlivening spaces.

Indoor plants have been found to reduce stress, as well as improve productivity, boost mood and minimize the frequency of headaches.

Enhances Spaces

By introducing plants into your home, they will effortlessly yet effectively enhance the home’s design. Plants can serve to energize a space through their bold colorways- adding brightness and vibrancy.

No matter your home’s style, plants can soften areas and create a sense of calm. Indoor plants are ideal accent pieces and a great way to add contrast, create textures and compliment your styling.

Where to use indoor plants in your home

Indoor plants will be best suited for different rooms and spaces, depending upon their access to light and how much heat and care are needed.

Living rooms: G.J. Gardner Homes finds plants in the living room offer major health benefits to this central hub of the home and provide variety and life to the space.

Bedrooms: Indoor plants are an easy way to freshen up these neutral spaces and add colors, texture and contrast.

Bathroom: Functional spaces such as these can feel even more like a resort retreat by adding plants.