From feathery ferns to spiky succulents and all the leaf varieties in between, house plants can help turn your house into a home. Even outside plants make your space feel more personal and lively. Bring home some character, big or small, with our plants and pots.
Bring outdoorliving indoors with beautiful plants
Boost the mood and improve indoor air quality while altering the look and feel of your home with stunningly attractive house plants. Add freshness in feel and look with exotic cacti and succulents. Spruce up your living room and dining room corners with potted trees with alluring braided trunks like the Guinea chestnut or Schefflera. Enjoy colorful orchids that bloom throughout the year in the kitchen, bathroom or study.
Indulge your green thumb with house plants
Alter the look and feel of a room with a selection of easy to care for indoor plants.
With their vertical leaves shooting up from plant pots like a group of green swords, Sansevieria combines the exotic with a bit of the familiar. Snake plants are low maintenance houseplants that only need to be watered sparingly.
This succulent plant with thick and fleshy leaves makes for a great visual pairing with snake plants. Use sandy soil and water sparingly. Needs about 6 to 8 hours of direct sun but some filtered light can be fine.
Why go with cut roses when you can add splashes of color from living flowers that bloom anywhere from days to months? Use exotic potted flowers such as orchids as accent pieces to add a pop to any room.
Find a variety of small potted trees with IKEA that you can care for and trim to give the impression of a full-sized tree from a natural landscape. Enjoy the calming sensation and the reward that comes with weekly miniature landscaping.
The robust, fleshy leaves of succulents have a soothing and exotic appearance. They come in shades of green, gray and blueish green. Succulent plants require very little watering as they’re commonplace in arid regions.
Let the plant choose you
There’s no such thing as the best indoor plant – plenty of plants can thrive in your house or outdoor space, so it comes down to exploring your personal preference. If you want a low maintenance plant, succulents are a good choice as they rarely need watering. A lack of direct sunlight in your home could call for a plant like the dragon tree. For decorative purposes, you may consider impressive climbing vines, while a fruit tree will produce edible summer treats. There’s a hugely diverse range of indoor plants and flowers that you can bring into your home. Discover your personal taste when it comes to colors, fragrances and levels of maintenance required.
An additional factor to consider is how safe a plant is around pets. For some pets, ingesting the leaves or flowers of certain house plants will make them very sick – so it’s worth double checking that your preferred plants won’t cause harm to any curious pups or cats sharing your home.
Frequently asked questions about our indoor plants
Do indoor plants need sunlight?
Indoor plants need varying amounts of sunlight. Place plants that need lots of light along bay window sills or on your porch. Low light plants such as ferns are great for shadowy rooms.
Do indoor plants improve air quality?
Plants can absorb gases and produce oxygen. But to achieve an air purifying effect with home plants, you would need to fill up your home with many more plants than you’re likely able to fit. Sadly, you can’t rely on plants alone to improve air quality in your home. But plants could boost your health in other ways. Many people find that plants relieve their stress and improve their mood thanks to their refreshing fragrance and beautiful colors.