10 gorgeous plants to brighten up your living space

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10 gorgeous plants to brighten up your living space
10 gorgeous plants to brighten up your living space

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Plants are so much more than a pretty face—they’ve been proven to improve the air quality of your home by removing common toxins and pollutants, and have some serious mood-boosting properties. So why wouldn’t you fill your home with houseplants?

While tending to plants may seem like one more chore to deal with, you’re likely to find soothing comfort in tending and watching them blossom into the lush greenery they’ve always been destined to become, similar to raising a pet or watching a child go off to college.

If you’ve got some space in your home or apartment that needs a bit of extra life, consider a new houseplant. Here are 10 popular houseplants that everyone seems to be buying right now.

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1. This trendy Monstera plant

All that's missing from your sill is this of-the-moment Monstera plant.
All that's missing from your sill is this of-the-moment Monstera plant.

The Monstera plant has gotten so stylish because it essentially turns your space into a mini jungle. Place these best-selling lush leaves from The Sill in a sunny spot on your window sill for the same effect. Also called the “swiss cheese” plant, it features whimsical natural holes that add a surprising element to any space—while also allowing the light to seep through. Make it your own by grabbing your choice of planter in soft colors like cream, mint, and blush.

One 5-star reviewer on The Sill was so pleased with her order, she wished she could rate it even higher: “If I could give 10 stars, I would! Awesome fresh and healthy cuttings, smart, and correct packaging.”

Get the Monstera Deliciosa from The Sill for $60

2. This air purifying lily plant

Keep the peace (and pollutants out of the air) with this highly rated Peace Lily plant.
Keep the peace (and pollutants out of the air) with this highly rated Peace Lily plant.

The scent of lilies in the air is unmistakable: soft, elegant, and sweet. Treat your space to this lush green plant with a little floral surprise that also claims to boast air-purifying properties by filtering out harmful household chemicals, mold spores, and radiation. This plant can grow up to 20 inches, and you have the option of adding the saucer to the underside of the pot for an extra dollar (well worth it if you don’t want to ruin a perfectly good plate you already have), as well as a heat pack for a few extra bucks to regulate its temperature during shipping. Many customers noted how pleased they were that the plant arrived in perfect condition, but the shop owners warn that as lilies approach the summer bloom cycle, you may have to wait for a fully flowering plant.

Get the Pretty In Green Plants Peace Lily Air Purifying Plant from Etsy starting at $22

3. This stunning succulent arrangement

This succulent arrangement makes for a no-brainer gift idea for both a loved one and yourself.
This succulent arrangement makes for a no-brainer gift idea for both a loved one and yourself.

Plants in virtually any form make for great gifts, but presenting a loved one with a low-maintenance option that’s as pretty to look at as it is easy to keep alive is the best option. Coming in a 15-by-4 inch wood planter that doubles as home décor, this greenhouse-grown selection has a selection of rosettes of varying textures and colors. Customers appreciate how beautifully they thrive with minimal surveillance.

Get the Cactus Limon Live Succulent Arrangement from Etsy for $85

4. This lively hanging fern

Whether you hang this luscious plant or prop it on a counter, it's sure to be a huge hit.
Whether you hang this luscious plant or prop it on a counter, it's sure to be a huge hit.

You don’t need to be Zach Galifianakis to sit between two ferns (because at this price, you might want to snag a couple!). Great for humid areas like your bathroom, this hanging fern provides a spa-like feel with its lush, dangling fronds and bright lime green hue. With more than 100 reviews, it’s The Home Depot’s most popular fern by far, and reviewers rave that it comes straight out of the package green, healthy, and with no bugs. Some have also found success transplanting this fern into a 12-inch pot so it has more breathing room to grow.

Get the United Farms Boston Fern Plant in a 9.25-inch Hanging Basket from The Home Depot for $21.98

5. This eucalyptus plant for better breathing

With immune-boosting properties, this beautiful bunch of eucalyptus will help you emerge from your shower feeling refreshed from the inside out.
With immune-boosting properties, this beautiful bunch of eucalyptus will help you emerge from your shower feeling refreshed from the inside out.

There’s something about the scent of eucalyptus that instantly opens your airways and makes you feel as though you’re floating on a cloud—and that scent magnifies exponentially once you combine it with the moisture of your shower. Clear some room under your faucet (and mucus out of your nose) with this generous bunch of baby blue eucalyptus. Available in small, medium, and large sizes, it comes complete with a sleek stainless steel stick-on hanger.

While the bundle is slated to remain fresh for at least a week or two, you can keep it in your shower dried out for up to a month or as long as mold isn’t forming. Of its 2,000 reviewers, many note how surprised they were to see not a single leaf fell out of place during shipping and that its invigorating scent drastically improved their shower routines.

Get the Eucalyptus Blooms Fresh Shower Eucalyptus Bundle from Etsy starting at $16.99

6. This joy-inducing lemon plant

Before long, you'll be ready to set up your own lemonade stand.
Before long, you'll be ready to set up your own lemonade stand.

Name a fruit that conjures stronger images of sunshine and happiness than a lemon—we’ll wait. Once you see flecks of white flowers appear on this plant, expect bursts of lemons to appear in their wake. While the ponderosa remains consistent in size, Logee's says the lemons can reach up to five pounds each with customers reporting lemons of up to 9 inches long. This plant thrives best in full sunlight—the stronger the better.

Get the American Wonder Lemon Ponderosa from Logee's for $14.95

7. This super popular plant bundle

Collect 'em all with Plant Collective's stunning tropical bundle.
Collect 'em all with Plant Collective's stunning tropical bundle.

Not sure what to pick? You’ll love this selection of five 4- to 5-inch plants that’ll transport you right to a tropical paradise. While the varieties will vary based on availability, you’re guaranteed a stunning selection from the likes of Prayer Plant, Sugar Vine, Umbrella Plant, Peperomia Happy Bean, and more. As Plant Collective’s most popular option, one reviewer echoes the sentiments of most of the comments section when they say, “I am very impressed at the beauty and health of the plants.” Not sure what you received? Customers say the shop will identify your bounty in a timely manner when you ask.

Get The Tropical Houseplant Bundle from The Plant Collective for $49.99

8. This mini pet-friendly plant

Bloomscape's Mini Money Tree is rich in beauty and tradition.
Bloomscape's Mini Money Tree is rich in beauty and tradition.

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but this top-selling plant from Bloomscape may just be the closest thing yet. Rooted in Feng Shui tradition, it’s said the Money Tree plant ushers in positive energy and good luck. Atop its sturdy trunk lie dainty palmate leaves that are non-toxic to cats and dogs. With its ability to thrive in virtually all types of sunlight, this plant is suitable for every nook and cranny in the house that needs some extra greenery. Pick from a range of five pot options to complement your unique décor.

Get the Mini Money Tree from Bloomscape for $35

9. This large plant with palm tree-like leaves

Place this palm in a wide open space so you can watch it bloom to its fully capacity.
Place this palm in a wide open space so you can watch it bloom to its fully capacity.

Bring the beach with you wherever you go with the Majesty Palm that can span upwards of 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Making an incredible addition to a large space, this plant is relatively low maintenance, requiring watering only once a week. Reviewers who were initially skeptical of online plant shopping felt at ease knowing how sturdy the packaging was and how healthy the plant stayed in transit.

Get the National Plant Network 2.5 Qt. Majesty Palm Ravenea Plant in Grower Pot from The Home Depot for $36.28

10. This unique snake plant

This stunning snake plant behaves like a succulent in that you can set it and forget it.
This stunning snake plant behaves like a succulent in that you can set it and forget it.

If a traditional upright snake plant gives you a bit of the heebie-jeebies for looking eerily similar to its namesake, this samurai rendition is just what the plant gods ordered. As one of the most common houseplant varieties, snake plants adapt to nearly any environment and “thrive on neglect,” according to Plant Collective, making them ideal for even the most forgetful folks. With a 5-star rating, customers rave about how unique it is.

Get the Snake Plant (Samurai) from The Plant Collective for $49.99

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