I have anywhere from 75-100 plants. Some might call it over doing it. But according to a study NASA did on plants and air quality I am just a little over the recommended amount. They recommend 18 plants for every 1800 square feet! Bonus, I really enjoy the activity of watering and caring for houseplants. I turn on a podcast or an audiobook and spend an hour stress-free wandering from room to room. Such a thrill when I see a plant has a new leaf. Plants not only add depth, life, and color to our home. Plants also help eliminate air pollutants, and boost our mood!
Favorite Plant Things-
- Grow Light Bulb
- Saucers for baskets and pots
- Preserved Moss
- Planter Bust
- Brass Watering Can
- Thieves Household Concentrate & Citrus Fresh– I put in my watering can when I water my plants!
- Plant Food– I put this in my watering can too, when I water my plants!
- Simple Planters
- Swan Vintage Planter
- Checkered Planter– comes in 3 colors
- Scallop Pot and Saucer Set
- Knob Planter
- Rattan Planter
- Bug Sticky Trap– these work so well to keep little bugs under control
- Teak Stool– perfect way to make a plant look taller, without buying an expensive big plant
Hoya Krimson Princess–
ZZ Plant and Hoya’s-
Pothos N’ Joy
Silver Philodendron and Rope Plant–
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Ficus Burgundy and Tineke–
Black Pagoda Plant–
Ric Rac Fishbone Cactus–
Cactus, African Milk Tree–
Staghorn Fern and Philodendron Dragon Tail–
Zebra Plant and Heart Leaf Philodendron–
String of Bananas–
That is the end…for now! I will update this post, when (not if) I get a new plant. Love to hear in the comments what your favorite plant is!
Sam Chambers says
Thankyou for your lovely post. I have just started my houseplant journey after believing that I couldn’t keep plants alive. I am a nurse and a mum to 2 almost teen girls and keeping plants is by far the loveliest part of my day. I live near Blackburn in England so the plants that thrive here are probably a little different. I did pinch the idea for a fiddle leaf fig from you and love it but my favourite has to be my ever growing army of chinese money plants. Just love how they grow and propagate. They also wouldn’t look out of place in the Jetsons! My new challenge is helping keep my Calathea Medallion plant alive. I paid a little more money for a beautiful mature plant and am desperate to keep it happy. Thanks again, have a good day x
Lydia Christensen says
I love the tall rubber plant! I’ve never been able to keep mine alive. And I’ve never seen the asparagus fern and the ric rac catcus. So fun!
Ashley L says
What a fantastic post! So many beauties that I’m keeping in mind for our home. My three daughters and I (in Portland, OR) all love tending to our plants. We have some of the same as you, and many of yours are on our wishlists. Thanks for taking the time to share such a meaty post, along with all your great display ideas. 🙂
I started buying plants 7 months ago after finally gaining the courage that it’s possible for me to keep them alive. I wasn’t aware of the NASA study, but I currently have 29 plants in my 803 square foot apartment. I’m rockin’ it with the air quality 😉 This totally justifies my new plant habit!
Hi, what a fun post! I believe the plant you didn’t have a name for is Cissus rotundifolia. I have that variety too — it’s great! Low maintenance and it will do well in low or brighter light.
Thank you for sharing so many great plant tips and for giving me a reason to add more new plants to my ever growing plant family. Probably one of my favorites and one that is constantly giving me new babies to transplant is the Pilea Peperomioides (aka Chinese money plant). Like the pothos, it tells you when it needs water. It’s leaves also get droopy. My other new favorite that grows like crazy is the string of turtles, which is SO much easier to care for than the string of pearls. 🙂