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Houseplants For Every Room

February 15, 2022



Indoor plants are an essential part of every home’s interior design. Plants are proven to boost your mood, decrease anxiety, stress and improve the air quality in the room. Whether it be a large fern or a small succulent, a little greenery can never go astray. 

When choosing different types of indoor plants, it’s key to know the amount of light available in each room and select a plant that thrives best in that light. 

Choose The Right Light

Low Light — These areas include shadowy corners, north-facing windows, windows that are shaded by buildings, porches, or drapes, and offices with fluorescent lighting within a few feet of the plants.

Moderate or Diffused Light — These areas include bright windows partly shaded by sheer curtains, trees, or overhangs, and areas about 4’ – 5’ away from a bright window.

Bright Indirect Light — This is an area within 3’ of a bright window but not in the line of direct sun.

Full Sun — This is an area that gets at least four hours of direct sunlight per day with no shading by trees, overhangs, or curtains

February is for Houseplants

MVG's Top Picks

Here’s our top picks and some handy care tips for indoor plants and where they should be placed.

Living room

Your living room may feature large windows and receive loads of natural light, so it’s the best place for large plants that grow in bright indirect light or full sun.

Monstera Plant — As the name implies, this plant is big! A tropical appearance with multiple stems and large foliage, which can be cut and displayed in a vase. Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. 

Fiddle Leaf Figs — Needs a spot with bright, indirect light and no drafts to grow into its distinctive appearance.

Bird of Paradise — Birds of paradise prefer bright light and rich, well-draining soil that still retains some moisture. Keep the soil moist in spring and summer, during the growing season, but allow the soil to dry between waterings in the dormant fall and winter months.

Philodendron — Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering.

Succulents — Bright direct light (rotate frequently), water monthly when the soil is completely dry.

Peace lily — It adapts well to low-light situations but will flower almost nonstop if given more light.

February is for houseplants


A bathroom is typically a warm, humid room that provides the perfect backdrop for some houseplants, and water to irrigate the plants is always close at hand.

Asparagus Fern — It does well in either moderate or bright light, so a spot by a window is best. Asparagus fern looks soft to the touch, but the stems have thorns, so beware. It can grow to two feet tall with branches that can sprawl laterally as much as six feet.

Bromeliads — Bright, indirect light is best. These are ideally suited to bask in the humidity of a bathroom, but they also need good air circulation, which can be provided by running the bathroom exhaust fan or setting up a small portable fan to run for a few hours each day.

Pilea Peperomioides — Peperomioides thrive in tropical environments, making it the perfect bathroom plant candidate. However, it will do better in a bathroom that has a window with bright to indirect light.

Calathea Rattlesnake — Keep the stunning calathea plant in medium indirect light.

Staghorn Ferns — It can be mounted high on a wall and will thrive in the typical light and moisture conditions of a shower bathroom set up. They need lots of bright but indirect or diffused sunlight. 


There’s no better houseplant for the kitchen than one that will help you cook! You have lots to choose from, as there are plenty of herbs that can be enjoyed indoors year-round. The kitchen is often humid due to hot cooking appliances and therefore plants need to be able to withstand high temperatures.

Herbs – full sun, water when dry (every few days)

Ferns – moderate to low indirect light, water weekly, high humidity

Air plants – bright to moderate indirect light, daily spraying

English Ivy – A lush, green plant that’s perfect for hanging over your sink or by a window. 

Aluminum – Another plant that is easy to care for, the aluminum plant’s main appeal in the kitchen is its coloring. And the fact that it’s a good hanging plant means you’ll save valuable counter space.

Pothos – These things were basically designed to dangle from cabinets and shelving while adding a splash of color.

Anthurium – Give it a bright window for the most blooms. Otherwise, medium light yields healthy green leaves with fewer flowers.

Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas Cactus – Small pots of this no-fuss plant fit easily on shelves in any room of the house, adding a sizzling spot of color. Water it when soil feels dry to the touch.

Croton – Croton stages a year-round show with leaves in energizing shades, including green, gold, red and pink. Plants serve up the strongest hues when they receive bright light.

Indoor herbs