Adding house plants is one of the easiest ways to bring personality into your new home – however it can be hard to pinpoint the perfect plant (and figure out how to care for it!).

L&Q have partnered with Leaf Envy, London based plant experts who aim to make plant parenthood simple and to provide some tips on growing your indoor jungle of dreams.

 

We are also hosting an exclusive competition, giving one lucky winner the chance to build their own urban wilderness with a 3-month Leaf Envy plant box subscription – a carefully selected plant and pot will be delivered to their door every 4 weeks.

Beth Chapman, founder of Leaf Envy, runs through her top toughest-to-kill happy houseplants – which can withstand even the most neglectful of plant parents.

 

The ZZ

A best-selling houseplant because it can handle low light, any humidity and only needs to be watered every 2 weeks. Great for any serial plant killers out there, beginners, or those with low-light rooms.

 

Snake Plant Victoria

These guys are as hard to kill as plants come, and can tolerate very low light, making it a perfect plant for newbies and dark homes. The Snake Plant is also referenced by NASA as being a top plant for air purification. They give off oxygen at night and absorb carbon dioxide – making the snake plant the perfect bedroom or workplace buddy.

 

Golden Pothos

He’s charismatic, easy-going, and tolerates lower light levels. He gets better with age – trailing his leaves downwards and has air purifying qualities which make him a great addition to any urban dwelling.

 

Plants don’t always need lots of sunlight to thrive. For those urban dwellers who have to work with low light conditions, fear not, here are a variety of easy care indoor plants that can handle that shady spot in the corner. 

 

Calathea Medallion

This one can handle lower-light levels, but prefers medium, indirect light. She is a great air purifying plant and pet friendly! Fun planty fact – Calatheas symbolise new beginnings. The English saying “to turn over a new leaf” originates from them since they close their leaves at night and re-open in the morning for a fresh start.

 

Peace Lily

This beauty makes the perfect home addition not only because of her aesthetics, but she’s good in low-light conditions and cleans the air from pollutants such as Formaldeyde and Benzene. Her calming effect helps you relax – making for better sleep!

 

For some living room show stoppers, we recommend the Fiddle leaf fig, whose large, dark green leaves are Insta-famous and scream jungle vibes. We also recommend the Kentia Palm, whose famous for its arching fonds, making a great addition to any interior.

 

To enter the competition and be in the running to win a 3-month Leaf Envy plant box subscription, head to our Instagram page @lqhomes. Entries close on the 5th of March.

Beth Chapman, Founder of Leaf Envy