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5 common indoor plants anyone can buy online

If you’re thinking about picking up indoor gardening, but don’t know where to start, we have good news for you: you can, like with most other things, buy plants online. We’ll help you out with some common indoor plants that anyone can handle regardless of skill level. All of these plants are easy to care for and will show up right at your doorstep. Read on to find out which ones we like best – and where to order them.

Hedgehog aloe

This small member of the succulent family grows to be 10 to 16 inches tall and is low-maintenence enough for anyone to handle. Hedgehog aloe has beautiful blue-green leaves and produces red flowers in the spring and late summer. As with most succulents, this aloe needs very little water and will thrive in a sunny windowsill in your home. If you live in an area that allows you to open windows or move plants outside at times, you may even spot a hummingbird on your hedgehog aloe. The plant removes toxins from the air, but be careful if you have pets — this plant can cause mouth irritation and digestive troubles if your dog eats it.


As the name suggests, the monstera is a large plant with lively, tropical leaves and is sometimes referred to as the “Swiss cheese plant” due to its leaves’ holes. Growing up to 32 inches tall and 26 inches wide, this plant will grow fast and succeed with little care in the right environment. Though the monstera is a tropical plant that originally came from Mexico’s rainforests, it is exceptionally adaptable to indoor environments. They love bright, indirect light but will also do well under fluorescent lights. The monstera acts as an air cleaner by removing formaldehyde from the air, but it is not pet-friendly; if your pet eats the plant, they may develop digestive reactions and mouth irritation.

Snake plant

The Snake plant –– sometimes known as the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue –– is a large and sturdy plant known for its long, sword-like leaves. The plant is hearty enough to adapt to a wide range of growing conditions, and it can withstand both full sun and low-light environments. The Snake Plant will thrive in indirect sunlight and does not require much water due to its origin in the west. Fans of contemporary design will love the plant’s look, and though it doesn’t make a good snuggle buddy, the plant does make a good dresser or nightstand addition since it produces oxygen mainly at night.

Parlor palm

This compact palm is slow-growing and does well in various lighting situations and tight spaces. This is an excellent plant for you if you live in an apartment or don’t have a ton of space since it won’t get so big it feels like it’s taking over. The parlor palm does well on desks and shelves and likes bright, filtered light but will adapt to low light as well. Excellent at purifying the air and virtually independent, this palm is also pet-friendly, making it perfect for your home or office.

Baby rubber plant

The baby rubber plant is a succulent-like variety of Peperomia initially found in the South American rainforests. Though unrelated to the plant that is the world’s primary natural rubber resource, the baby rubber plant has thick, upright stems with glossy, oversized leaves. Medium to bright indirect light is best, but the plant can adapt to low, indirect light if need be. This plant requires minimal watering and will adapt to almost any humidity. This plant won’t grow too large and is pet-friendly, so it’s a great addition to your home.

Whatever your motivation for researching indoor plants, we hope we’ve made them a bit more approachable. Any of the plants discussed above are easy to care for and will thrive in almost any environment. Plants are excellent air purifiers that add color and life to any room, and you can order them online with ease.

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