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Common Houseplants for Every Room in the House

Updated: 4 days ago

Houseplants are more than just decorations; they're natural air purifiers, mood enhancers, and stress relievers that connect us to the beauty of nature, promote relaxation and overall well-being, and improve air quality by removing toxins and releasing oxygen. In this indoor plant selection guide, we'll show you how to transform your home into a healthy houseplant sanctuary and help you choose the perfect plants for every room in your home!



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Houseplants in Allentown That Love Bright Light 

When most people think of houseplant collections, they imagine brightly lit living rooms teeming with lush, vibrant foliage, which is where we'll start our journey today. Here are our favorite houseplant picks for the brightly-lit rooms in your home:


Monstera

Known for their iconic split leaves, monsteras are tropical plants that thrive in bright, indirect light. For optimal care, let their soil dry out slightly between waterings and fertilize them during the growing season to encourage lush foliage growth.


Jade Plant

Feeling lucky? With its thick, succulent leaves, the jade plant symbolizes good fortune and prosperity. It prefers bright, direct sunlight and well-draining soil. Water your jade plant sparingly, allowing its soil to dry out completely between waterings, especially during the winter months.


Rubber Plant 

Known for its glossy, dark green leaves, the rubber plant is a hardy houseplant species that thrives in bright, indirect light. Water moderately, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings, and avoid placing it in drafty areas to prevent leaf drop.


Aloe Vera 

Aloe vera is a succulent known for its medicinal properties that thrives in bright, indirect light. Allow your aloe vera plant's soil to dry out completely between waterings, and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.


Fiddle Leaf Fig

With its large, violin-shaped leaves, the fiddle leaf fig adds a touch of elegance to any indoor space. It prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, and mist its leaves occasionally to increase humidity.



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Best Medium-Light Plants for Pennsylvania

These houseplants don't mind spending a bit of time in the shade, making them perfect additions to your home's bedrooms and home offices:


Spider Plant 

One of the best houseplants for beginners, the spider plant features long, arching leaves adorned with tiny plantlets and thrives when planted in well-draining soil with medium to bright indirect light. Water regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.


Pothos

Also known as devil's ivy, the pothos is prized for its trailing vines and heart-shaped leaves. It tolerates a wide range of lighting conditions, from low to medium light, making it suitable for multiple rooms in your home. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, and trim any leggy stems to promote bushier growth.


ZZ Plant

With its glossy, dark green leaves, the ZZ plant is a low-maintenance option for indoor gardening lovers. It thrives in medium to low light conditions and requires infrequent watering. 


Peace Lily

Known for its elegant white flowers and glossy green leaves, the peace lily is a popular choice for indoor houseplant gardens. It prefers low to medium light and consistently moist soil.


Chinese Evergreen

With its striking foliage patterns, the Chinese evergreen is a versatile houseplant that thrives in medium to low-light conditions. Water it whenever the top inch of soil feels dry, and fertilize sparingly during the growing season.



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Lower-Light-Loving Plants

Natural sunlight can sometimes be hard to come by, but that doesn't mean the dimly lit areas of your home can't also be teeming with vibrant plant life! Here are our favorite houseplant picks to rejuvenate your basement or TV room: 


Snake Plant

With its striking upright leaves, the snake plant adds a bit of drama to any room. It thrives in low to medium light conditions and requires minimal maintenance. Just remember to water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. 


Philodendron

With its heart-shaped leaves and vining growth habit, the philodendron is a versatile houseplant that thrives in low to medium-light conditions. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.


Cast Iron Plant

True to its name, the cast iron plant is incredibly resilient and tolerates low-light conditions with ease. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings, and avoid placing it in direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.


Parlor Palm

With its feathery fronds, the parlor palm adds a tropical touch to any indoor space. It thrives in low to medium light conditions and prefers consistently moist soil. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, and mist the leaves occasionally to increase humidity.


Maidenhair Fern 

Known for its delicate, lacy foliage, the Maidenhair Fern thrives in low light conditions with high humidity. Keep its soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, and mist its leaves regularly to prevent them from drying out.


By selecting the best houseplant varieties for every room and following a few practical care tips, anyone can cultivate a lush indoor jungle that brings vitality and joy to your home year-round. Visit Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center to explore a wide selection of houseplants, and start your indoor gardening journey today!


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