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12 Best House Plants For Your New Home

Moving to a new house is an exciting event, and decorating your new home to make it feel warm and welcoming will help you settle in quickly. A new wall mirror, a painting, or perhaps some greenery like house plants will all help to make your new place feel more comfortable.

If you have friends or relatives who have recently moved, and you have been invited to the housewarming party, house plants make fantastic housewarming gifts. Everyone loves getting a present for their home.

Below is a list of various house plants that would make a great addition to your home. Some are very easy to care for, while others may require a bit more attention. Choose plants that you like and are suitable for your lifestyle.

What are the best house plants to buy for your new home?

It can be overwhelming to realise how many different types of indoor plants are available, ranging from small plants to large plants, hanging plants to succulents and more.

To make your decision a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite picks of some best house plants to buy for your new home or as a housewarming gift. This list consists of low maintenance house plants, house plants for darker areas and plants for different skills and environments.

Indoor plants for small spaces

Best Low Maintenance House Plants:

Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is a graceful looking indoor plant with lush, glossy foliage and beautiful flowers. This house plant is easy to maintain and can help to purify the air in your home. A popular choice for beginners.

About me:
• Easy to care for
• Water weekly
• Best for medium bright indirect light position
• Can tolerate a low light environment

Pothos Collection

Pothos plants are one of the easiest indoor plants to grow, low maintenance and almost foolproof even for beginners. This tropical vine comes in a variety of foliage colours and patterns that appeal to all decors, is best for improving indoor air quality, and pest and disease-free plants and is low light tolerant that are perfect for darker rooms.

About me:
• Easy to care for
• Water weekly but avoid overwatering
• Best for bright indirect light position
• Can tolerate low light
• Great for darker areas

Tillandsia Ionantha

This tropical air plant grows in a rosette of thin and green with deep pink like bracts, and violet-blue flowers that come in the summer months. Tillandsia Ionantha air plants love sunlight, so keep them in an area that has adequate light throughout the day. These air plants are also excellent for terrariums, and they make a stunning display in your house.

About me:
• Low maintenance
• Need bright indirect sunlight (East and West facing windows are best)
• Soaking plants once a week
• Misting regularly

Best Low-Light Indoor Plants:

ZZ Plant

The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, also known as ZZ plant, is another great option for beginners. It is a very low maintenance indoor plant that can withstand neglect of care such as infrequent watering or dry air for a long period of time and still look amazing. For those who live in flats, apartments or shady spaces without much light, ZZ plants are an excellent choice.

About me:
• Very low maintenance
• Only water every two weeks but avoid overwatering
• Happy in Low light areas

Cast Iron Plant

The cast iron indoor plant is simple to care for and maintain. This plant is also known for being a “hard to kill houseplant” and is an excellent choice for beginners. It has beautiful green foliage that will complement any room in your house. The plant thrives in low light and is free of pests and diseases.

About me:
• Low maintenance
• North facing window is best
• Lightly moist but not soggy
• Can handle deep shade area

Indoor Plants For Small Spaces - Snake plants

Best House Plants For Small Spaces:

Snake Plant

Snake plants are available in different varieties and have architecturally shaped strappy leaves that grow upwards in a cool pattern; which makes them a great option for small spaces. It is one of the most tolerant house plants, it will look fresh for weeks without any care.

This hardy plant thrives in any lighting conditions; it grows faster in bright and indirect light but is equally happy in the shadow. Snake plants can be prone to rot, so use free-draining soil and avoid overwatering to keep them healthy.

About me:
• Very low maintenance
• Lightly moist the soil but not soggy
• Very drought-tolerant
• Can handle any light conditions

African Violet

African violets are beautiful compact plants that grow up to 6 inches tall, they produce bunches of vibrant violet flowers each year. They normally come in a little pot, making them an excellent choice for those with limited space in their homes.

The key to keeping African Violets healthy is to avoid overwatering them. Moisten them from the base and do not water the foliage as this can cause damage to the leaves.

About me:
• Need bright indirect sunlight
• Keep soil moist to dry
• Avoid overwatering
• Water from the base with room temperature water

Succulent plants for your new home


Succulents are small, low maintenance houseplants that are easy to grow, beginner-friendly, and ideal for compact spaces. Succulents plants come in a variety of colours and shapes, from spiky to round, and long vines for hanging pots, you can easily find one that suits your needs.

About me:
• Need bright and indirect light
• Water once every 2 weeks in summer
• Water once a month in winter
• Water the soil directly
• Avoid overwatering
• Like warm and dry air

Best Indoor Plants For Pet Owners:

Bird’s Nest Fern

While some plants are beautiful and easy to grow, they can be poisonous to animals. if you are a pet owner looking for non-toxic and pet-friendly houseplants, why not choose a Bird’s Nest Fern, a tropical houseplant with ruffle-edged foliage that provides a splash of green for your home while being safe for furry friends.

About me:
• easy to grow
• medium to low indirect light
• water every 1-2 weeks
• Keep soil moist and avoid overwatering

Pilea Peperomioides

Pilea Peperomioides is non-toxic to animals or pets such as cats and dogs. They are an undemanding houseplant that is easy to care for and perfect for beginners or busy homeowners. However, just like many other plants, consuming a certain amount of these plants might upset a pet’s stomach, resulting in vomiting or diarrhoea.

About me:
• Medium indirect light
• East or West facing window
• Moist twice a week
• Use well-drained potting soil

Orchid houseplants

Our Top Picks Indoor Plants For Housewarming Gifts


The orchid is one of the best plants to give for a housewarming. This amazing plant can flower up to 21 days with good care, and some common orchid varieties can even bloom for up to four months. With luscious blossoms and slender green stems and rich green leaves, orchids will bring beauty to any room.


Bonsai trees are known in Asian culture to bring peace, luck, patience, and harmony, which explains why it is one of the best plants to give as a housewarming gift. Although, depending on the quality and maturity level of the tree, some Bonsai-Trees can be expensive.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that it inspired you to find the perfect house plants for your home. For the occasion of a housewarming gift, keep in mind to pick their favourite colours or a plant that the recipient will be able to care for easily, and you can’t go wrong.

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