The 9 Best Living Room Plants

Ideal for beginners, snake plants are low-maintenance, tolerate low light, and help purify the air by removing toxins like formaldehyde and benzene.

Snake Plant

Pothos vines are versatile and thrive in various lighting conditions. Their heart-shaped leaves and trailing growth make them a popular choice.


Spider plants are known for their air-purifying qualities and distinctive arching leaves with white stripes. They are easy to care for and can adapt to different light levels.

Spider Plant

Fiddle leaf figs are known for their large, violin-shaped leaves. They prefer bright, indirect light and can become a statement piece in your living room.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

ZZ plants are virtually indestructible, making them excellent for beginners. They can tolerate low light and infrequent watering.

ZZ Plant

Rubber plants feature glossy, dark green leaves and thrive in moderate to bright indirect light. They are excellent air purifiers.

Rubber Plant

Aloe vera not only adds a touch of greenery but also provides healing properties for minor burns and skin irritations. It prefers bright, indirect light.

Aloe Vera

Calatheas are known for their vibrant, patterned leaves and prefer bright, indirect light with consistent humidity levels. They can be a bit more demanding in care.


Boston ferns are elegant and thrive in high humidity and indirect light. Regular misting can help keep them healthy.

Boston Fern