Best Indoor Plants | Cute House Plants That Clean The Air 🌿

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Hey everyone! Welcome back to Lavendaire. It’s Aileen. If you follow my Instagram, then you know
that I am obsessed with my new plant. It’s a fiddle leaf fig that I named Lila. Anyway, I thought that today I’d share the
best the best indoor plants that you can get for your home that will look
beautiful, aesthetic, but will also purify the air in your home,
so it’s a win-win situation. I just did some basic research and handpicked
some of the best-looking ones, in my opinion, and easy-to-take-care-of ones because I’m
still a plant beginner. Most of these are on NASA’S list for the best
houseplants to purify the air, and the other ones I chose
just because they’re so aesthetic. You see them on Pinterest and Instagram, and they’re just too beautiful to not include on this list. Please not that some of these plants may be toxic, so it’s not recommended if you have pets or
small children who might eat them. In this video, I’ll be sharing some basic
info on the plants, but there will be more info, details, and
links down below, so check that out. Alright, so let’s start with my fiddle leaf fig. The fiddle leaf fig is known for its large,
glossy violin-shaped leaves. It’s an interior design favorite and you can find it literally all over Pinterest
and interior design blogs. Mine is a small one, but these grow really tall, and I love that they look like a whimsical
tree out of a Dr. Seuss story. These fiddle leaf figs love bright and indirect sunlight, and you know when to water it when you stick
your finger in the soil and the top one inch is dry. I usually water mine once or twice a week,
depending on the season. I also take a microfiber cloth to wipe any
dust off of the leaves, maybe once a week or so, so that the leaves
can absorb the sunlight better. Fiddle leaf figs love humidity, so because
it’s dry in California, I take the time to mist the leaves every morning. If you have a humidifier, you can also use
that to regulate the humidity in your room. The leaves will grow towards the light, so
if you want your plant to grow evenly, you should rotate it whenever you notice it’s
leaning in one direction. Proper drainage is also very important to
prevent root rot, which is when the roots sit in the water for too long. I just got this self-watering planter from
Target, so if there’s any extra water, it just flows into the reservoir on the bottom, but if you have a pot without holes, I recommend putting rocks or pebbles at the
bottom of the pot under the soil so that any extra water will flow into the
rocks and not stay in the soil. Okay, so because I’m not a plant hoarder yet, we’ll have to go out and find those other
plants together. But before we go, I want to take a moment
to thank Ecosia for sponsoring this video. Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees
with its profits, so you plant trees just by searching the web
which is so cool. It’s one of the most privacy-friendly search
engines out there and it’s 100% powered by renewable energy
and 100% CO2-neutral. Through Ecosia, the profits from this video
will go towards supporting TreePeople, a California-based forest restoration organization. The more people who watch and share this video
and start using Ecosia, the more trees will be planted around LA. How awesome is that? So start using Ecosia by clicking that link down below. Alright, let’s go! First, I decided to go to a local plant shop
that is the cutest place. The first plant that caught my eye is another
one of my favorites. It is the Monstera Deliciosa. This plant also goes by other names such as
“Window Leaf” or “Swiss Cheese” plant. And of course you see it’s known for its unique leaves with those beautiful cut outs and splits. I actually have an artwork of this plant in
my living room because I love the shape so much. This one’s a younger one but these plants
can grow up to be so beautiful and make a big statement in your home. Similar to the fiddle leaf fig, they like
indirect sunlight and you’ll also have to mist the plant and
wipe dust off of its leaves occasionally. There were so many cute plants at the shop, but I’ll wait to show you them in order along
with the ones that I found at the next spot, so let’s go to the next location. I basically hit jackpot at this next spot. I found all of the plants that were on my list, all but one, and so I spent a good couple hours here filming
each of the plants. Let’s start, shall we? First, let’s talk about Peace Lilies. The Peace Lily is a super easy-to-care-for
medium-sized plant known for its fresh lily flower and beautiful leaves. They’re on NASA’s top list of plants that purify the air, because they’re known to reduce the levels
of toxins in the air. My mom actually has one of these plants. You’ve seen it in my How to Meditate video
or my Back to Basics series. Peace Lilies do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they also tolerate low humidity. This makes them great for dry areas or apartments
that get less natural lighting. What’s cute and convenient is that
their leaves will droop if they’re thirsty and perk up again after watering. Next is the snake plant, also known as
“Mother-in-Law’s Tongue”. These plants are so popular. You’ve probably seen them on Pinterest or Instagram. They have this clean structure, so it goes
really well with the minimalist vibe. Snake plants don’t need much light or water to survive, so they’re great for beginners. They basically grow anywhere. They’re an easy choice for any corner of your home. They’re also on NASA’s list of air-purifying plants. This plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases
oxygen during the night, while most plants do that during the day, so you could put one in your bedroom for an
oxygen boost at night. Moving onto the Golden Pothos,
also known as “Devil’s Ivy”. These are a fast-growing vine, so they’re
great for hanging baskets. But if you don’t want to hang them, you can
also put them on a shelf and let the leaves hang down. Or put them on a table and let the leaves
spill over onto the table. I love the cute, heart-shaped leaves and the
different varieties of variegated leaves, which means the marbling on the leaf. It’s so beautiful. Next is this Chinese Evergreen plant with
its beautiful leaves. These plants are also very easy to take care of. They thrive in low light and will grow in
places where other plants won’t grow. Because they’re tropical, they do like humid air. So if your air is too dry, their tips might
start turning brown, so you want to mist the leaves occasionally. They also do a great job filtering out a variety
of air pollutants, and if you care for them right, they can live
for ten years or more. Next we have the Spider Plant, another very
common, very easy-to-grow plant. Most of the plants on this list are toxic
for pets and small children. The Spider Plant is not, so this is a safe houseplant if you have pets or children in the house. Spider Plants thrive in cool to average home
temperatures and prefer dry soil. They also like bright and indirect sunlight,
so keep them close to a window. Now let’s talk about the Rubber Tree. This tree has big, dark green shiny leaves
that definitely make a statement. To me, they’re like the perfect minimalist,
structured plant to have in your home, especially if you don’t want things to be
too colorful. They also like bright and indirect light. And keep in mind: These trees can also
grow pretty large. Here we have Aloe Vera, another one of NASA’s
top air-purifying plants. This is an easy-case succulent
that has elongated leaves. Aloe vera actually has a history of being used for medicinal purposes, dating back to ancient Egypt. The gel inside of the aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns and has multiple other benefits too. Aloe vera loves full sunlight, so it’s a great
choice for a sunny kitchen window. Lastly, succulents are super cute and super
easy plants to bring into your home. There are so many different varieties, so
I’m just going to be general here. Succulents love bright and direct sunlight,
and you barely need to water them. They’re the lowest maintenance plants on this list. You could basically neglect them and they’ll
still be okay. Alright, so after filming the plants yesterday,
I could not come home empty-handed, so I just want to show you my little plant haul. I got two of these pathos. I think they’re so gorgeous because of the
variegated leaves, which means it’s marbled-looking. And then I also got this guy. This is an aloe and I’ve named him Mr. Aloe Black. And I’ve named the two plants the Gemini Twins. I really couldn’t decide which one to get,
so I decided to come home with two. I might give one away or I might keep both. I still haven’t decided. But I hope you enjoyed this video about plants. I hope it inspired you to bring some life
into your home. And don’t forget to check out Ecosia
for a search engine that plants trees. Everything’s down below. I’ll see you guys in the next one. Bye!

100 thoughts on “Best Indoor Plants | Cute House Plants That Clean The Air 🌿

  1. I had so much fun filming this plant tour and learning about so many new plants! Which one of these are your favorite? Comment below!

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  2. Omg I thought I was the only one who names my plants. When I host brunches they always count my plants as guests cuz they have human names 😂

  3. So cute! Too bad most of them are toxic to pets. I've even had imagination which plants and where to put them but then remembered I had three cats and two of them are goofballs who eat almost anything. hmm I'll stick to fake plants and air purifier. Nice sharing tho! xoxo

  4. Whenever I am in a plant shop or the garden centre, I cannot help but purchase not one or two but several ones in one go. You can just imagine how my small garden looks like. It is just so difficult to choose when I am looking for plants. Thanks for this video. Now I need to get the last two plants you mentioned as I have all the others in your list. Call me crazy plant lover!

  5. I just bought a baby peace Lily yesterday. I love her …yes she's a girl lol. I haven't named her yet. 🤔 a friend of mine is propagating a pothos for me also. I'm so new to plants as well 😁

  6. for you cat owners out there.. lilies will kill your cats. please be vv careful, because she did say that some of these are toxic to animals & small children 💞💞

  7. I absolutely LOVE this video! I am a new beginner when it comes to houseplants as well and always looking to learn more.

  8. Gan edagdwg love this video you are a bless soul feel you as a sister God at work 🙏 I have a Chinese ever green green and red color love it Linda j.💚💚💚💚💯💯

  9. Hello,i m new on ur channel,i like ur video,i m looking for small indoor plants which can purify air and can spread good fragrance..plz reply

  10. I grew up in the woods and I'm moving to the city.. I can't tolerate it!
    I want plants and fish tank and birds in my house!
    Thanks for the suggestions!

  11. I am moving and really wanted some greeneries that is low maintenance yet have a good impact for my new flat. I used to have pots of succulents cacti back when I was still renting a room for college but I want to graduate from just a cacti person.

    Water lily and snake plants seems like it's a nice choice. Maybe pots of aloe vera for the kitchen. Thanks for this video ^^

  12. What a great introduction into air purifying plants! We are always happy to meet people being interested in this great topic. We even built a solution based on the further findings of the NASA: Air purifying plants only absorb few pollutant via the leaves. NASA found out, that most of the pollutants are absorbed via the root system. Have a look how it works and let us know your thoughts:

  13. I just discovered your channel, and I am also an ecosian user since summer 2016. Instantly subscribed! 💖

  14. My Fiddle leaf Fig is about the same size as yours on a similar size white planter. Can’t wait for it to grow to tree size.

  15. Don't put rocks at the bottom of your pots. It's pointless because science. Perched water table. Do a Google about it or watch betsy begonia's video about it.

  16. It is good u can buy beautiful plants and bring them home
    I just cannot afford them, so i buy the babies , potting and find any soil around my house😁
    But I pretty enjoy it.thanks for showing the beautiful plants, its reflexing to see them

  17. I'm sucker for broad growing leaves. Pathos is my thing but I just don't want to give something that I'm used to caring about.
    I got these ladies that I work with. They both moms. I've taken a like to them. They're women, and they nag, and yell, and get on my nerves sometimes. They know me well, and I think they also care about my wellbeing. I don't want to step out of boundaries here. I have my old lady/Señora/Mother/Jefita/mom… mamá, to worry about. But, I do want to show my appreciation to these two wondrous women. They are my co-workers, and whether I like it or not I do share my daily living with them: what sort of plant – green, not flower, can I give them. I want a plant that they can see grow and appreciate our professional dynamics at work?

  18. No offence but she clearly has little to no experience with succulents. It's so easy to kill them in a variety of ways, over watering, underwatering, wrong substrate, wrong light exposure, etc.
    Like, they're not easy. People feel bad for killing succulents but they're just as hard as any other house plant so like, please don't feel bad. I promise it's normal to kill plants, that's how you learn xxx

  19. Nice excuse your not a plant hoarder,youre a cheap asian.I love it,you go and film at the store,and i see you dont hang your cheap prints either.Might give one away too,yeah right.Youtube scab!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ If your not passionate and knowledgeable about plants stop trying to make a quick buck with your cute bullshit

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  22. Can you recommend a low light houseplant with really shallow roots? I have a planter that’s wide but not deep. I want to put something in it in a corner of a room where the only light comes through a window filtered by blinds. The plant will be 4 or five feet from the window and the temperature inside ranged from 68 to 74. I can add a portable grow light if necessary.

  23. Saying they clean the air is pretty misleading, you'd need 1000 plants to actually make a difference even in a small space.

  24. Exactly what I was looking for! Air purifying indoor plants but pretty too! Thank you so much for this amazing video. ❤

  25. Actually, you've been doing it wrong with your fiddle leaf fig. You repotted it into way too big pot. You can repot it into 2 inch wider and 2 inch deeper than your pot. Repot it into way too big pot can cause root rot. Because you put too much soil and the root aren't gonns use all the water. On the contrary, your plant will eventually die.

  26. I love to have a wake up early in morning because I feel so much positive at that time and it also helps me to detoxify my body of all the stress out there.

  27. It’s a little bit sad to see that people are looking for those “popular” plants that they see on Instagram or Pinterest… we should be aware of their inside benefits without searching for the most popular ones , but those are our times where people spend online more time than together with each other ~ great video 👍

  28. The dirt wz white particles is it ok to add after repotting of a plant with mud .? I mean it wan' hurt my plant?

  29. Great vid. Thanks so much for introducing me to Ecosia. Please promote it even on vids that you don't send the proceeds of. It's so important that everyone comes to know and use Ecosia if they really do plant trees.

    Thanks for the amazing video and your wonderful personality.

  30. Your voice is so crisp and you're so precise and clear while giving the information. This was so very helpful for me. Thanks!

  31. I actually removed my Devil's ivy from its soil and they've been striving in a clear glass of water with some decorative rocks–the roots add this sort of zen feel too! Looks great on my desk and great for people who either forget to water their plants or are simply not home often enough to water their plants 🙂

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