Make sure you choose a sturdy pot, or even hang them from the ceiling!
Anthericum comosum or Spider plant. This plant with it’s spiky green and white striped foliage is easy to grow. It is also good at removing toxins from the air! Being tough, it makes it an excellent choice to start out with.
Tillandsia. This is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae that SURVIVE ON AIR! Okay, you do need to occasionally water them, but they don’t need to be potted in soil. They grow on tree trunks and rocks and need a sunny spot. They’re perfect for in a terrarium.
Phalaenopsis orchid (pictured). These need a bit more care, but you can do it! These are elegant! The flowers are shades of purple and white and they love humidity. You can recreate humidity by misting them, and putting them in your bathroom during a hot shower!
Pilea peperomioides or Chinese Money Plant. The Pilea family has many types, but even I haven’t killed THIS one! It has round leaves like lilypads on long, thin stems.
Howea forsteriana or Kentia Palm. This is an Aussie native with beautiful lush fronds. It can tolerate a dark corner, but grows best in a bright room with indirect sunlight.
Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis or Boston fern (pictured). This one has dainty and delicate leaves. It is one that likes humidity, so keep the soil damp. Would be good to keep this one in a drainage tray full of water so it can choose how much water it needs!
Calathea or peacock/zebra plant. These are the party animals of the indoor plant world due to their impressive foliage. These need a well lit room with indirect sunlight to flourish.
Echeveria (pictured). These succulents are attractive rosettes all year round. In spring and summer they have colourful flowers! They love sunshine and are a great beginner’s plant as they can tolerate long dry spells, so forgetting to water them is good for them!
Aeschynanthus radicans or lipstick palm. For bright red flowers that look like tiny tubes of lipstick all year round, you need this plant! Great for a hanging basket, this one requires a bit more care. For year round flowers it’s worth the work.
Columnea gloriosa or Goldfish plant. These have leaves that look like goldfish leaping out of the water. It needs about 13 hours of light daily to thrive, so may need to be moved to follow the sun. I just had to include a plant that needs to be walked!
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