For some of us w struggle with a less-than-green thumb, but want the natural decor and funkiness that indoor potted plants bring, it can be hard to find the perfect plant. There is nothing like a funky pot with a unique indoor plant that can add statement through color or shape to lighten up a room. Here are our top seven most bold indoor potted plants that are easy to care for and will give you the unique and natural decor you are looking for.
1. Spider Plant
Spider plants are incredibly resilient plants that don’t require a lot of light and can go a few weeks without water. Not only are these plants unique, and a great starter plant, they also double as an air purifier, filtering out toxins such as carbon monoxide and xylene. Although these plants are non-toxic to animals, they are most productive higher up and thrive in a hanging pot. Learn more about great plants for purifying the air in your home!
2. Snake Plant
The snake plant gets its name from the unique shape and colored pattern on its leaves. This plant is popular for decor and is low maintenance, thriving best with indirect light, though being able to tolerate low light conditions. It can go a few weeks without water as well, preferring dry conditions to overly moist conditions. The snake plant is known as an air purifier and removes many toxins from the air such as carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, xylene, and benzene. Unlike the spider plant, the snake plant releases pure oxygen, making this a perfect bedroom plant.
3. Prayer Plant
Prayer plants thrive best in a moist environment with plenty of bright indirect light. These plants require well-draining soil and will thrive if placed near a humidifier. They grow beautifully in a hanging pot or on a plant stand, making them wonderfully versatile. The prayer plant adds a variety of beautiful colors and exhibits interesting motion as its leaves fold up at night and open to the morning sun.
Succulents are a top pick by many for their variety of colors and shapes. They are smaller in size and fit perfectly into unique pots. They need at least 6 hours of sunlight, so kitchens and window sills are some of the best spots for them. Succulents do require cactus soil because of its aerated nature and a special plant food every 2-4 weeks will help them thrive. Succulents need a pot with drainage like the graphite bowl so water doesn’t collect at the bottom and cause root rot.
5. ZZ Plant
Also known as zamioculcas or zanzibar gem, these funky plants can be placed in different shaped pots and will add style and color to your home. The ZZ plant is a perfect beginner plant due to its low-maintenance nature. If overwatered, the leaves of the plant begin to yellow, letting you know it has been given too much. These plants thrive best in bright indirect light but can survive with less.
The tillandsia plant, also known as an air plant, is one of the neatest plants, with endless options for potting. They do prefer indirect bright light but can do well in low light situations if need be. Since these plants do not require soil, and only a light misting of water here and there, they make for an awesome beginner plant as well as a neat way to add a modern or chic decor style to your home. These plants can be suspended in the air with hanging pots such as clay pots, positioned in macrame plant hangers, or strung up in glass hanging pots! The options are endless.
7. Beaucarnea recurvate
Beaucarnea recurvate, otherwise known as the ponytail palm, is a great beginner plant as they thrive best with being watered every few weeks or as the soil dries out. Even better, this plant communicates its needs by the tips of the leaves turning brown when it needs water or yellow if it has too much water. These plants tolerate low light conditions, making them a wonderful addition to a bathroom or corner of a living room. Ensure that this plant and soil are not storing too much water by using a pot with drainage holes and a well-draining potting soil.
Find Great Indoor Plants at Bath Garden Center
Bath Garden Center has a variety of indoor pots and plants that allow you to mix and match to fit your perfect style. We have plenty of plants that are perfect for those just starting their plant parenthood adventure. Whether you want to add a little natural decor and color to your home or adopt a plant that has air purifying features, we have the perfect plant for you! Take a trip to our online shop to find these unique plants and pots, and as always, please let us know if we can help in any way!