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7 Indoor House Plants to Spruce Up Your Home

7 Indoor House Plants to Spruce Up Your Home

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Written by –
Jess Ng
on January 9th 2018
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

Are you looking for an easy way to spruce up your home? Then look no further than the humble indoor house plant. Interiors-wise, a potted plant is great for adding a touch of jungalow to your space (trust me, one fiddle leaf fig will have you saying hello to an insta-worthy home in no time). What’s more, indoor house plants work double duty as a powerful natural air filter, increasing oxygen levels and removing harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and xylene. With this in mind, why wouldn’t you want one of these babies in your home?

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To help get you started, I’ve rounded up seven of my favorite indoor house plants for you to choose from. Best of all, every single one of these plants are easy to grow and foolproof to maintain, making them suitable for both gardening novices and experts alike!

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Fiddle Leaf Fig

Think of the Fiddle Leaf Fig as the little black dress of the indoor house plant world. It’s an enduring classic that has time and again graced home decor blogs and interior design glossies the world over.


Indoor House Plants: Fiddle Leaf Fig |
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Known for its leathery dark green leaves that are formed vaguely in the shape of a violin (hence its name), this striking indoor tree is the perfect accompaniment to a stripped back and neutral minimalist aesthetic. Fiddle Tree Figs love bright light, so make sure to position yours near a window.

English Ivy

Although English Ivy is more commonly used to decorate the exterior of buildings, this evergreen perennial makes for a great indoor option for those wanting to introduce whimsy and texture to their space.

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I love the playful unruliness English Ivy can add to a room – particularly when it’s cascaded against a clinical, stark white backdrop. Try hanging or dangling yours from a high shelf for maximum drama.

Rubber Plant

This one’s for all those who weren’t blessed with the magic of green thumbs.

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Rubber Plants are one of the most durable options on this list, which means no matter how forgetful you are, it will (probably) still survive. Just be aware that Rubber Plants can grow to some impressive heights – up to 50 feet! If this is rather too much greenery for your liking, simply keep your Rubber Plant in a small pot to restrict growth.


Like the Rubber Plant, Succulents are near impossible to kill thanks to their clever water storage system.

Succulents as boho-chic indoor house plants |
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With a rainbow of colors and a plethora of interesting leaf forms to choose from, you’re bound to find a Succulent that’s just right for you and your space. Cluster several varieties of Succulents together in rustic weathered terracotta planters for an aesthetic nod to the desert.


Tall, dark and handsome, this native Brazilian plant ticks all those style boxes, and then some.

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The Calathea invites intrigue with its dark, patterned foliage which can range from a rich forest green to an opulent eggplant purple. Just remember to ensure your Calathea has moderate shade, or else direct sunlight will cause these stunning colors to fade.

Snake Plant

Boasting tall, upright leaves that can grow up to four feet tall, Snake Plants have great structural and architectural integrity, making them the perfect modern indoor house plant.

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The Snake Plant grows well in almost any environment, though it ideally prefers bright light and dry soil. What’s more, unlike other plant options, Snake Plants work through the night to emit oxygen, making them the ideal bedroom plant for a better night’s sleep.

Swiss Cheese Plant

Technically called the Monstera Deliciosa, the Swiss Cheese Plant gets its nickname from its iconic split leaves.

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Guaranteed to be a talking point with any guests, I especially love the shapes and shadows the Swiss Cheese Plant adds to a space. For optimum growth conditions, ensure your home is warm and humid with lots of sunlight.

Which of these indoor house plants will you be adding to your home? Show us on Instagram by using the #N9Home!


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