The Best Indoor Plants To Add A Touch Of Green To Your Home

If you’re looking to add a little bit of colour to your home, it’s important that you do your research and find out which plants will thrive best in your climate and home setting. It is also vital that you read up on each plant, especially if you have young children or pets, to ensure that they are safe to have in the home.

While this process can become so much longer than it initially seems, some plants that thrive well indoors and with the Australian climate include:

Devil’s Ivy 

Known for its ability to grow, even in a home where plants are often neglected, Devil’s Ivy is perfect for plant lovers of all skill levels (even those who often forget they own plants). As long as it is watered regularly, it can withstand big changes in the weather and long periods without sunlight. 

Though it doesn’t grow much, keeping devil’s ivy up high is an amazing way to watch its leaves cascade downwards. Simply pop it in your favourite pot and watch it grow.

However, it is toxic to dogs and cats, so while you can keep it out of the reach of your pooch, I don’t recommend it if you own a cat. 

The Fiddle Leaf Fig 

If you are all about creating ambience and aesthetics, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is just for you. It is incredibly common all over the world due to its looks, but, it is much needier than the devil’s ivy. It is known to quickly droop if its needs aren’t met, and it will do everything in its power to get your attention if it isn’t happy with its conditions. 

The Fiddle Leaf Fig will need a spot in the home that receives partial sunlight, and it will need to be watered regularly. But if you take good care of it, these plants are renowned for their long life spans. 

String of Hearts 

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of your pawed friends, the string of hearts is non-toxic and completely safe to keep in the home alongside them. Due to its vine-like nature, the string of hearts thrives on dry conditions, meaning it is ideal for those living in more central locations, away from the coast. 

It can be planted almost anywhere inside the house but grows best when kept out of direct sunlight. Though, it may require frequent pruning, as it is known to grow up to four metres long when placed in its most favourable conditions. 

At Recipe For Serenity, I am always looking for new gardening tools and materials to make your gardening ventures even more exciting. I have a huge range of supplies available for looking after indoor plants and am always happy to offer my advice where needed. Visit my shop today to find out more.