The Best Places for Houseplants Around the Home

by Ned Hands 11/17/2019

Houseplants are a great way to make your home feel more comfortable, colorful, and--in the winter--to bring a bit of living nature back into your life until spring arrives.

There are houseplants that will thrive in just about any location of your home. Plus, you can find houseplants that are low-maintenance or ones that are a bit more rewarding as you care for them and watch them grow.

In today’s post, I’m going to list the best houseplants for each room of your home. I’ll cover “impossible to kill” low-maintenance plants and some that require a bit more work. I’ll also cover large and small plants, as the size will often depend on the available space in the rooms of your home.

Read on for the list of the best houseplants for each room of your home.

Bedroom

The bedroom is a place for rest and relaxation. You don’t want anything too high maintenance or too big and bright. Lavender gives off a calming scent that is perfect for your cozy sleeping space.

Lavender is relatively low-maintenance, just be sure to water sparsely in the winter time, and only when the soil has dried out completely to avoid root rot.

Lavender works in other rooms as well, such as on a kitchen windowsill where it can be used for cooking.

Bathroom

The bathroom tends to be a humid place without much spare room. A single aloe vera plant near a light source can be a great accent.

Extremely low maintenance and useful after a day out in the sun, the bathroom is a perfect home for aloe vera. Simply snap off a leaf and use the gel inside for your burn.

Office

There are a few choice places for plants in the home office. A large snake plant in the corner of the room is a great way to add some life and color. Similarly, a money tree is easy to care for and fun to watch grow as you braid its stem (and what’s a more fitting place for a money tree than the place where you make your money!?).

For the desk, a small cactus or succulent will do the trick, as you don’t want it to take up too much room.

Living room

For the living room, we can finally start talking about some of the bigger houseplants on the list. A Norfolk Island Pine looks like a small pine tree (though it technically isn’t one) and it can grow several feet high indoors. This is a great choice for homeowners in colder climates who don’t want to fill their house with unfitting tropical looking plants.

Palm and Yucca, on the other hand, are perfect for homes in warmer climates. They can grow several feet high and fill up empty spaces in a large living room with ease. There’s a reason these are used in so many hotel and office building lobbies--they’re easy to care for and can grow large enough to fill the void in a big building.

Windowless rooms

Most plants will need at least indirect sunlight to stay healthy through the year. But, if you have a windowless room in your home that you want to brighten up with a houseplant you have options.

Dracaena, snake plants, and creeping fig all grow well in little to no light and are easy to take care of.  

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Ned Hands

 
About Ned and the Hands On Team

The Voice of Experience

Perhaps not surprisingly, family is the most important aspect in Ned's life. Ned's connections in the local real estate community stretch back more than 30 years.  As a longtime St. Petersburg resident, Ned's mother, Sue Hands had proudly served the needs of fellow residents since 1981. As a result, he was able to draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise to guide his clients’ transactions to a successful conclusion.

Grew Up in the Business

With his mother being a premier real estate professional since the time he was a young boy, Ned practically grew up in the business. From the age of 10, his father began teaching him the importance of a strong work ethic and learning the value of a dollar. When Ned eventually joined Sue in the family business in 2005 she also made him earn his stripes and stand on his own two feet before they formed their partnership. Today, that partnership can be the key to your success.

Not Just in Name

Anyone who has worked with Ned, or had the opportunity to work with Sue, will tell you their “Hands” surname is fitting. You see, he prides himself on his hands-on approach to helping people achieve their real estate goals. To Ned, being “hands on” means always being proactive, providing great advice to his clients, and continually making his clients’ best interests his first priority. It’s an approach that has proven successful and developed a dedicated following of loyal customers.

Even after being in the business so many years, Ned is still motivated by one, unifying goal – that smile on his clients’ faces when he's helped achieve their goals.

“There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing we’ve make a positive difference in the lives of our clients,” Ned says. “We understand the importance of ‘home’ on many levels, personally, financially, emotionally, and we are motivated to help our clients make the most of every opportunity.”

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Ned provides his valued clients with a superior level of service every step of the way. Outside his professional persona, Ned is a dedicated husband and proud father of two. To him, there’s nothing more important than family, whether it’s volunteering at his daughters’ school or taking advantage of the great outdoors with his wife and kids. Ned holds a true passion for the St. Pete area.

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