The Best Indoor Plants for The Plantito and Plantita


According to what I can tell, you came across this article because you are interested in becoming a “Plantita” or a “Plantito”. Now you’re in trouble. As a plantita since the pandemic, I can provide you with a plethora of plants to care for, and I assure that these best indoor plants are readily available at your local garden supply store or nurseries. It is not just for decorative purposes or as a simple hobby, but also for a variety of other beneficial functions that you may not have realized.

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7 best indoor plants for the Plantito and Plantita

1. Lucky Bamboo Plant.

Best indoor plants lucky bamboo plant

This plant is on display in front of our main door. According to Feng Shui experts, the stalks of this plant represent different fortunes. Two stalks represent love, three stalks represent happiness, and five stalks or more represent wealth. This plant is also flexible; it can grow using hydroponics or in the usual garden soil.           

Take note!

  • Give it enough sunlight. Best to place on your main door, windows, or bright room.
  • Always keep the soil moist.
  • Toxic for the fur babies and humans, too! Make sure that you place it on a safe place where your toddlers or pets can’t reach it.

2. Peace Lily

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Peace Lilies can grow even under artificial light. It is perfect for studio apartments or condominiums, even tiny rooms with small windows. You can place it on your office or study desk and center tables for a calming change of scenery. If you’ve established a regimen for watering your indoor plants, you’ll have no trouble with the Peace Lily. It’s a slightly more demanding plant, so keep it moist and in a bright spot in the room.

Take Note!

  • The leaf of this lily attracts dust! It needs to be wiped or cleaned regularly.
  • It can grow even under fluorescent light or partial sunlight only.
  • Needs watering once a week.
  • A word of caution: peace lilies contain calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause discomfort when they come into contact with the skin or mouth. It is therefore extremely important to keep peace lilies out of the reach of children and dogs.

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3. Succulents

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These types of plants are perfect for beginners! Succulents has different varieties to choose from, depending on your likeness which makes it one of the best indoor plants. It can serve as a decoration on your office desk, living room center table, or just place it anywhere in your garden or windows. Succulents are easy to grow from stem cuttings, and pests don’t tend to bother them, which is great news for gardeners. Even at night, succulents filter the air and continuously create oxygen, which is why many people like to keep these plants in their homes or workplaces.

Take Note!

  • Not prone to pests.
  • Does not need much sunlight exposure.
  • Purifies the air.
  • Needs watering once a week.

4. Spider plant

Photo from the Spruce

This plant is famous for its ability to filter carbon monoxide to produce more oxygen, which results in good air quality. Additionally, it has the ability to absorb hazardous ozone created by copiers and laser printers in the air. Furthermore, they are non-toxic, which makes them safe for children and dogs. They are also edible and have been suggested to act as a prebiotic.

            Take Note!

  • Moist soil keeps away pests.
  • Safe for pets.
  • Needs bright sunlight.
  • Watering frequency is thrice a week.

5. Snake Plant

Best indoor plants snake-plant

If you have grown your succulents successfully, this is a perfect level-up for beginners. Snake plants are tall and have stiff leaves. If you miss a few days of watering, don’t worry. This plant is well-known for its ability to withstand drought. Snake plants are also good air purifiers because they have been shown to remove benzene, xylene, and formaldehyde from the air, among other pollutants.

Take Note!

  • Perfect to be placed on your gates, windows or simply indoors.
  • It also lessens room humidity.
  • Needs watering twice a week.
  • Needs to be placed under low sunlight.
  • Toxic to pets!

6. Peppermint

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Are you the type of person who always needs mint for your afternoon tea and mojito nights? This plant is perfect for you! Peppermints also works as an insect repellent, breath refresher, nasal decongestant, and cold remedy. It also thrives in direct sunlight, so keep it close or by the window.

Take Note!

  • Give it plenty of water. Even though they may thrive in damp soil, don’t overwater them.
  • Toxic to pets.
  • Needs direct sunlight to grow.

7. Aloe Vera


One of the useful indoor plants that you must have! The gel stored in its leaves is used as a skin moisturizer, an insect repellant, to soothe sunburns and as a first aid too. It may help filter the air, removing toxins like benzene and formaldehyde, and has many more uses. If you already adore Aloe Vera for its healing properties, you’ll fall in love with it even more once you see how easy it is to care for. I tell you; this is a sign to go get one.

            Take Note!

  • Needs six hours exposure to sunlight.
  • Once a week watering only.
  • Multi-use plant as well. Low maintenance.

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Now that I am done with the best indoor plant recommendations, I would like to give you tips before you proceed on buying a plant.

  1. Make sure that you have a space especially if you think that you would like to have a lot of plants in your house or garden. Space can be a problem sometimes!
  2. Have time to check your plants if they have bugs on their soil. Bugs can destroy them fast if your soils are always dry or you don’t pay attention to watering them.
  3. Don’t soak your soil! Moist soil is good soil.
  4. Always research before buying a new plant! You must know how to take care of them properly or else they will die on you.
  5. It is advisable to use clay pots as they help the soil to keep moisture for days.

Written by Andrea Amor