10 Houseplants to Brighten Up Your Home

Sakera Patel S

Your home, no matter its size or style, can feel cluttered and unkempt if you don’t have plants around to provide some greenery and natural texture. Houseplants are great for more than just their cleaning properties; they also add aesthetic value to your home decor.

Unfortunately, most people think that only the most expensive houseplants will look good in their home, but the reality is that even inexpensive houseplants can spruce up your décor and make you feel healthier while they’re at it!

Whether you’re looking to decorate a new home or spruce up an old one, we’ve found 10 inexpensive houseplants that can spruce up your home décor in no time at all!

1. Jade Plant 

Jade Plant © Kevin Malik from Pexels

Jade Plant is one of the cheapest houseplants you can buy. This beautiful, ornamental succulent plant has thick, fleshy, upright stems that grow up to 20 inches tall and look great when clustered in a group. Its dark green leaves are 4 inches long with a pointy end. The Jade Plant is popular among interior designers because of its versatility: it can be grown indoors in sunny spots as well as outdoors in partial shade during warmer months. Growing Jade plants requires little effort; just keep them watered and they’ll thrive on their own!

2. Silver Vase Plant

Silver Vase Plant © Plant Care Today

This beautiful but easy-to-care-for plant will add a touch of color to your home while reducing indoor air pollution. How? It has been shown to remove air pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene—all common components of household cleaners. These contaminants are often associated with asthma and other respiratory diseases in humans, so adding plants like a silver vase to your home can make a difference! They are one of the most popular houseplants you can buy because they’re also quite easy to care for (they don’t require frequent watering). Just water them every few weeks during their growing season, which runs from spring through fall. Then allow them to dry out completely before watering again.

3. Mother-in-Law’s Tongue 

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue © Dengarden

You might know it as Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. It doesn’t really matter because y’all just need to know that it’s an attractive, low-maintenance plant with unusual, jagged leaves. The plant has distinct horizontal lines that provide visual appeal and its tough leaves make it perfect for those who forget to water their plants. This simple plant can thrive in any room of your home and you won’t have to worry about remembering to water it because it’s able to store a lot of water and can go a long time without any additional hydration. Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is also poisonous and can be used to kill rats or other pests around your home if needed!

4. ZZ Plant 

ZZ Plant © Magicbricks

These plants look like miniature palm trees, and come in a variety of sizes and colors, ranging from green to red. This houseplant can easily enhance any room. These plants are known for their gorgeous variegated leaves; however, they can be a bit tricky to take care of. As such, if you’re new to taking care of indoor plants or don’t have much time for caring for them properly, it may be best to go with another option that’s easier to manage.

5. Chinese Evergreen 

Chinese Evergreen © Garden Design

The Chinese Evergreen is a very common plant, but it’s not just because it’s easy to care for and hardy. It also has beautiful deep green leaves with white and silver stripes that stand out beautifully in any environment. The Chinese Evergreen is known to reduce stress while adding a pop of color to your space, making it a perfect addition for those who want something low-maintenance yet decorative. These plants can often be found at nurseries or local home-and-garden stores that carry potted plants. 

6. Dwarf Date Palm 

This extremely rare, cute little palm is one of my favorite houseplants to use as a focal point in small, open rooms. It’s perfect for adding texture and visual interest to an otherwise boring space. Its dark green and yellow leaves turn a lovely rust color during colder months. Hardy and forgiving, it requires infrequent watering and prefers indirect sunlight. Just be sure to keep its soil damp and bring it indoors if temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

7. Chinese Bamboo 

Chinese Bamboo © Housing

Chinese bamboo is native to China but can grow just about anywhere. The leaves are rich forest green, and if you pinch off new shoots as they appear, you’ll have a compact plant that takes up little space. Keep them in an area with bright, indirect light (or under fluorescent lights) and water every 2-3 days; they need dry soil between waterings. When it comes to fertilizing, Chinese bamboo doesn’t require it at all—but if you want to give your plant a boost or want healthier foliage and stem growth, use a weak liquid fertilizer 1-2 times per month.

8. Peace Lily 

Peace Lilly © MyDomaine

This classic houseplant is also known as the Hawaiian peace lily. It can grow up to 3 feet tall but is usually a bit smaller than that in your home. It has dark green foliage and bright white flowers that open at night and close by midday. The peace lily is one of the very few plants whose flowers change color over time; they will shift from white to yellowish-green as they age. For cheap houseplants, you can’t go wrong with a spathiphyllum.

9. Areca Palm 

Areca Palm © Trees.com

It’s a cinch to grow, very easy to propagate and no exotic care requirements make it a perfect houseplant. It’s also an excellent indoor air-purifier and its fingers make it an ideal hanging plant.  Although they prefer filtered light, they can be grown in full sun. You might want to put them outside in summer but bring them back inside when temperatures drop below 55 degrees F. Indoors, they should be fertilized every three months with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half or so. The Areca Palm is probably one of my favorite cheap houseplants for home decor. 

10. Money plant 

Money Plant © YouTube

This plant is more than just a good-looking decoration. It’s also one of several types of house plants that are considered very effective at purifying indoor air and improving overall home decor. The money plant is hardy and easy to care for, making it a great choice for even those who aren’t green thumbs.

As with most house plants, you can keep it in almost any room, as long as you keep it away from direct sunlight since they can be damaged by too much exposure to UV rays.


A lot of house plants out there can be pretty expensive. But we wanted to share with you some affordable houseplants that will enhance your home’s aesthetics. These options are ideal for people with a limited budget who still want to bring some nature into their homes.

We hope you find something you like on our list of inexpensive houseplants and enjoy it! Please let us know if you have any questions at info@roodland.com.


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