The Best Indoor House Plants To Choose From in Australia
If you want to boost the aesthetics in your home, adding indoor house plants can help. Indoor plants can make every room look and feel great. They also clean the air making your home a safer place to live!
The Amico garden experts have compiled the best indoor plants in Australia (which also happen to be low maintenance indoor plants) to help make your home a more comfortable area to enjoy.
You’ll try to steer clear of snakes in Australia, but the snake plant should be something you want to get closer to! Named after the snake due to its thin, upright leaves and green banding that looks like snakeskin, you can’t find a better option for low maintenance indoor plants.
An expert at surviving droughts, the snake plant is perfect for almost any environment. It will also filter out nasty chemicals in the air of your home.
While they can be a little bit demanding, a peace lily is a great addition to your indoor plant collection. They demand a little more attention than most, but the key is to keep them moist without over-watering them. Keep them in a bright but shady spot, and you’ll be fine. Also, it is crucial to note that peace lilies have flowers with pollen, so if you have allergies, avoid them.
These trendy plants are eye-catching and easy to grow. When it’s warm, you’ll see a new leaf weekly, and they are easy to propagate. They only need to be watered every one to two weeks and are perfect if your home doesn’t get direct sunlight. Bright to medium indirect light is all they need!
Bromeliads are another great low maintenance option as they like low light and only need to be watered once a week. They also love humidity, so be sure to keep them away from air conditioning. A little mist with a spray bottle every couple of days won’t hurt either.
If you are new to the art of being a plant parent, get a rubber plant. These plants are tolerant to a degree of neglect and even prefer under-watering. They do, however, require bright light and a good amount of space to be happy, grow, and do their job of removing carbon dioxide from your home.
Also known as the ‘cubicle plant,’ the pothos is good for those with a less-than-green thumb. This plant starts small, but its vines can grow to over 10 feet long if well kept. If you have lower light and dry air – it doesn’t matter! This plant is super easy to grow. It even propagates in water, so you get loads of plants for the price of one.
Fiddle Leaf Figs
The fiddle-leaf fig is a common indoor plant choice with large, violin-shaped leaves that grow upright and look great. They are fairly fast growers and can be potted in various sized homes throughout the year.
Bird’s Nest Fern
A bird’s nest fern has bright green, ripple-edged fronds and looks great in a hanging planter. They thrive in medium indirect light and a humid environment like a bathroom with a shower, as long as there is some natural light.
If you live in a lower light home, a ZZ plant is a great option because they’re drought tolerant and low maintenance. They have potato-like rhizomes that grow under the surface of the potting mix, which stores water to help the plant survive drought. Water once a month – that’s right, the perfect plant for somebody who happens to travel a lot.
For a bit of colour, Anthuriums grow best in bright, indirect light and require free-draining pots. A good tip for growing is a half and half mix of potting soil and orchid soil to help their lovely red flowers pop out.
How to Take Care Of Your Indoor House Plants
Each indoor plant has a different care requirement. Follow the instructions on the tag and try to avoid over-watering, and your indoor plants should have green leaves and sprouting flowers (if applicable) in no time at all.
How Amico can Help You to Care for Your Plants
As the experts in anything garden related in Sydney, Australia, Amico can help with both your indoor and outdoor garden. If you need help with a prune, want to get your garden off to a great start, or need some help bringing those indoor plants back to life, we are the skilled and experienced team to call!
Frequently Asked Questions
Have some more questions about the greenery in your home? Read our helpful FAQ section below.
What are low maintenance indoor plants that your house should have?
From ficus to succulents, there are plenty of great indoor plant options. The best choices come down to the ones with a look you like, as well as ones suited to your home. Do you get direct sun? Do you have room for indoor trees? Suit the plant to your lifestyle and home for the best results.
What indoor plants make your house smell good?
Some of the most fragrant indoor plants include:
- Azores Jasmine
- ‘Marino Blue’ Heliotrope
- Eucalyptus ‘Silverdrop’
- Angel’s Blushing Beauty
- Lemon Balm
What indoor plants can you keep in the bathroom?
The right plant varieties for your humidity-filled bathroom include:
- Pilea Peperomioides
- Golden Pothos
- Aloe (Bloomscape)
- Calathea Rattlesnake Lancifolia
- Snake Plant
- English Ivy
- Air Plant
Which indoor plants are best for your bedroom?
The best air-purifying plants for your bedroom include:
- Rubber Plant
- Areca Palm
- English Ivy
- Boston Fern