Nature is fantastic in that it provides the most incredible greens, and many of them make excellent houseplants if you want to decorate with houseplants for your space. In this article, Adria Workshop will introduce you to the top 10 cool indoor plants and some indoor plant ideas to add color and interest to every room.

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10 cool indoor plants that are easy to grow. (Source: Internet)

Monstera adansonii

  • Botanical Name: Monstera Adansonii
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.0
  • Soil Type: Well-draining soil
  • Sun Exposure: Tolerates low light but performs best in medium-to-bright light.

Monstera is also called the "split-leaf philodendron" since its glossy, large, heart-shaped leaves have a characteristic split like the holes in the cheese. This plant can grow up to 78 inches high, and if you give it space to climb, it will take over any space, giving off trendy jungle vibes. These cool houseplants like temperatures between 64 and 80°F (18 and 27°C), but they can survive in temperatures as low as 53°F (12°C). Also, it does best in warm, humid weather with some shade. It needs a deep pot with soil that drains well when kept indoors. 

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Monstera Adansonii plant decor ideas (Source: Internet)

Aloe Vera

  • Botanical Name: Aloe vera.
  • Soil pH: 7.0 to 8.5.
  • Soil Type: Sandy or a succulent potting mix.
  • Sun Exposure: Bright indirect sunlight.

Aloe vera plants are popular houseplant decor for a variety of reasons. It is both a useful and gorgeous plant for decorating. People can use the sap from aloe vera plants to moisturize their skin and heal minor cuts. Aloe vera is also well-known for cleansing the air and lowering hazardous pollutants.

It requires relatively little water because it is a succulent and enjoys bright but indirect sunlight, especially at lower temperatures. An aloe plant can live indoors for years. They're not difficult to care for and also like to have their soil dry between waterings.

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Aloe vera plants are a popular type of houseplant. (Source: Internet)


  • Botanical Name: varies
  • Soil pH: 5.0 to 6.5
  • Soil Type: Pebbly, sandy soil, or cactus potting mix
  • Sun Exposure: Bright direct or indirect sunlight

Cacti thrive in direct sunlight and welcome all the attention they can get from it, so let's plant them in the warmest, sunniest corner of your home. They are also known for surviving without much watering since their stems retain water. However, this does not mean they do not require any watering. Keep an eye on the soil every couple of weeks. If the top 2 to 3 inches of soil are dry, it's time to water the plant.

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How to decorate Cacti in your space (Source: Internet)

ZZ Plant

  • Botanical Name: Zamioculcas Zamiifolia.
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0.
  • Soil Type: Well-draining fertile soil.
  • Sun Exposure: Low to bright indirect light.

ZZ plants are easy-to-care-for houseplants. It does best in a shady spot with indirect light, is often highly drought-tolerant, is hard to wither, and doesn't mind being rootbound, so you don't have to move it often. One bonus is that these cool indoor plants also have air purifying capabilities, removing harmful compounds such as benzene, toluene, and ethylbenzene. Their dark, thin leaves with clear, undulating edges look beautiful when placed alone on a side table or coffee table.

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  ZZ plants can work significantly on the coffee table. (Source: Internet)

Snake Plant

  • Botanical Name: Sansevieria
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
  • Sun Exposure: Bright indirect light
  • Soil Type: Soil-less potting mix 

Snake plants are a classic example of a standard indoor houseplant. These are long-lived, easy-care houseplants. The snake plant is tolerant of low light. You should water this indoor plant sparingly, or it will rot. This plant has stiff, fibrous leaves growing up to 35” (90 cm) tall.

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Snake plants are a classic example of indoor houseplants (Source: Internet)

Golden Pothos

  • Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 6.5
  • Soil Type: Well-draining potting mix
  • Sun Exposure: Low to bright light

Pothos is one of the easiest houseplants to maintain and grow. Pothos are large-leaved climbers that are prolific and thrive even on neglect. This type of plant prefers room temperatures ranging from 50–73°F (10–24°C), and although they like humid conditions, they only need water when the top two inches of compost are dry. The leaves tend to curl slightly when thirsty. They are very tolerant of all light conditions, even artificial office lights. 

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How to decor Golden Pothos in your house (Source: Internet)

Lucky Bamboo

  • Botanical Name: Dracaena Sanderiana
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 6.5
  • Soil Type: Well-draining soil
  • Sun Exposure: Indirect light

Lucky Bamboo has long been the centerpiece of container plantings. They are frequently grown in water, but once roots have formed, they are much better placed in soil. Clusters of slender, arching leaves with narrow purple margins top the stems. These  cool indoor plants grow best in bright light. Because of their unique shape, they're a fresh silhouette to add to any windowsill or bed side table.

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Lucky Bamboo in the bedrooms (Source: Internet)

Pilea Peperomioides

  • Botanical Name: Pilea Peperomioides.
  • Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0.
  • Soil Type: Well-drained.
  • Sun Exposure: Bright, indirect sunlight.

The Chinese Coin Tree (Pilea Peperomioides) grows well in doorways but not in areas with too much direct sunlight. It can grow in most soils as long as they are well-drained. Moreover, these cool indoor plants also do well in cool rooms or room corners. But this type of plant does not survive cold and wet weather.

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Pilea Peperomioides decor ideas (Source: Internet)

Olive Tree

  • Botanical Name: Olea Europaea.
  • Soil pH: 5.5 to 8.5.
  • Soil Type: Non-stratified and fine-textured soils.
  • Sun Exposure: Direct sunlight

Placing the olive tree in the sunniest possible location is essential, whether it is a sun-drenched part of your porch or patio or an indoor spot close to a window that receives plenty of direct light. Because olive trees are native to the Mediterranean, they thrive in drier air and want soil that drains well, so they don't require misting.

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Olive Tree in the minimalist living room (Source: Internet)


  • Botanical Name: Lavandula
  • Soil pH: 7.0
  • Soil Type: Well-draining potting mix
  • Sun Exposure: Bright direct sun

Lavender plants are the best indoor plants for a relaxing atmosphere. For indoor growing, lavender should receive as much light as possible. During cooler winter months, water only when the soil is dry. You can consider using a terra-cotta pot or the porous clay pot for growing lavender indoors, which can help prevent root rot.

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Lavender plants are the best indoor plants for a relaxing atmosphere. (Source: Internet)


Many houseplants are easy to grow indoors and add a wonderful touch of nature and greenery to any space. Some of the most interesting, odd, and coolest indoor plants have a natural aesthetic appeal. In this blog, Adria Workshop hopes to give you more information about 10 cool indoor plants that are easy to grow and some indoor plant decor ideas.