No matter the size of your abode, a few plants can transform a place from dull to vibrant. While not everyone can have a vegetable garden or large verdant patio overflowing with bougainvillea, almost anyone can add a few select plants to their interior spaces to liven things up and purify your air.
The best news for the almost-hermits out there? You don’t have to haul yourself to a big-box store to buy plants anymore. Companies like The Sill, Bloomscape, and even Amazon will deliver all the ferns and monstera you could desire directly to your door. Without further ado, here are 15 of our favorite indoor plants you can order right now.
Add some color
These fun plants boast ever-changing leaves with purple, yellow, red, and pink hues that are sure to brighten up your space.
Available in four different medium-size pots, this Calathea Medallion plan thrives in medium indirect light so it works well in apartments without a ton of sunlight. We love the round leaves with brilliant markings that resemble a medallion.
Available in this fun Aztec-print pot or a plethora of other colors, this uniquely colored plant has leaves that start off as a starburst yellow that slow transitions to copper and darker green shades. Prefers bright light.
This easy-to-care-for plant helps to purify the air, is low-maintenance, and add a splash of color with its bright pink and green leaves.
Spiky is fun
Not all plants are at home in the big-leafed jungle, and we love these spunky, fun versions for their personality and striking visual appeal.
The snake plant is a good pick for beginners, as they do well in medium light with infrequent watering. Shown in medium with the Prospect planter.
No soil is required to grow these otherworldly beauties, all perfectly sized for terrariums, wall planters, or bottles. The plants are low maintenance and only need to be saturated with water once per week.
Nothing beats having your own aloe vera on hand during the summer, and we love this pet-friendly version in a small earthenware pot. Bonus: You only need to water the plant every 2-3 weeks and it works in direct sun.
Looking for a plant that will wow your guests? These diverse options show that sometimes, a single plant can make an impact.
This easy-growing plant loved by Barber is considered a bonsai due to its tree-like trunk, and thrives in moist and filtered light. It makes a soothing companion for your desk.
This fragrant lemon cypress plant freshens up any living space, and comes in a rustic metal pot. It needs direct sunlight for best growth.
This slow-growing, tropical plant doesn’t need to be pruned, blooms for weeks, and adds dramatic flair to any well-lit space.
While most of the options listed here skew small, these larger plants add texture and interest to any room.
Available in a gray planter or in a natural seagrass basket, this ficus tree is shipped at nearly four-feet tall and loves bright filtered light.
If you’ve got a bit of room in a corner in your apartment, opt for this easy plant. Glossy, electric lime green leaves thrive in almost any setting, and the large pot is available in five different colors.
If you’re looking for a statement piece that’s a bit larger, check out this three-foot Majesty Palm tree. It comes in a 10-inch modern pot and works to freshen the air in your house.
Wild and dramatic
From brightly-contrasted leaves to overflowing vines, these plants turn up the drama.
In the wild, this fern grows everywhere. In your home, it will add a bit of whimsy and adventure to your space, and the neutral, medium-sized earthenware pot works with any decor.
We love this plant’s dark green leaves and highly defined silvery green veins, and it looks especially good in this powder-coated gold hexagon pot. The Alocasia Polly needs frequent waterings and plenty of light.
Pining for that verdant, overflowing look? This romantic angel vine falls out of its blue metal pot in a dramatic display; works best in direct sunlight.
Want to keep your plants looking tip-top? Here are some of our favorite tools to do the job.
This Japanese water-measurement tool offers instant feedback on the health of your plants. Designed to measure water and pH levels, the thermometer-shaped device turns blue when your plant is healthy, and news editor Megan Barber uses it to keep her plants in good shape.
You can water your plants with a flimsy plastic can from the dollar store, or you can upgrade to this (still affordable) white and bamboo version from Ikea. Inspired by a birch tree, it’s a more stylish alternative.