An Experts Guide to the Best Houseplants for Each Room

Having an Instagram worthy home has never been easier. But if you are struggling with keeping your green friends thriving after the shot has been taken, it might be because they are in the wrong place. So to help us out horticulture specialists at GardeningExpress.co.uk have compiled a guide detailing which house plants are best suited to each room – considering factors like light exposure and level of maintenance required. 

Kentia Palm

Kentia Palm

1. Living room:

Often the largest room in the house and the central hub, where majority of time is spent. Consider placing one large plant which will become a focal point for the room accompanied by smaller plants dotted around to continue the greenery theme. The  Ficus Alii houseplant  offers all the visual impact but without the high maintenance, and is a perfect pairing with ivy trailing from bookshelves.

Sansevieria

Sansevieria

2. Bedroom:

The sanctuary of the bedroom is best suited to plants with calming and soothing scents, which in turn promotes a better quality of sleep and allows full relaxation. Plants with high levels of purifying qualities such as Spider plants or soothing scents such as Jasmine are perfect.

Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

3. Kitchen:

The heat of the kitchen may be overwhelming for some species of houseplants however this doesn’t mean that the heart of the home should remain sparse of any shrubs. Cacti and succulents are perfect additions to warmer environments with direct sunlight, whilst needing little-to-no-watering.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

4. Bathroom:

The usually dark and humid conditions of the bathroom isn’t great for many plants, however some – like the Peace Lily - will prosper in these conditions. The Peace Lily displays cream sail-like flowers in low light, beautifully contrasting with glossy green leaves. This plant is also great for amateur gardeners as it will droop when watering is needed.

Dragon Tree

Dragon Tree

5. Hallways:

The draughty properties of the hallway mean the area is often overlooked, so when adding plants take this into consideration. Choose drought tolerant plants which can survive a little neglect, such as the Jade plant which thrives with little light and water.