how to pick the right houseplant for you

how to pick the right houseplant for you

There’s greenery to suit everyone – no matter how much of a newbie you are.

Prone to forgetfulness? Live in a flat and have limited space? Or perhaps you share your home with furry friends. Regardless, there's a plant to suit all tastes and lifestyles. Here’s some things to consider when finding the perfect plant pal for you.

Consider the space

Before transforming your home into an oasis of greenery, it pays to check your living space is right for the plant. For example, taller plants  will need room to grow, so ensure they’re not cramped as this can hinder their growth. Flats may be better suited to hanging plants which don’t take up as much room but still create an impact.  

Consider the watering needs

If you’re prone to forgetfulness, a thirsty plant that likes its soil to be kept moist and needs frequent watering may not be the best option. Instead, a snake plant or succulent that can go for weeks without needing a drink would suit your needs better. Plant neediness is also something to consider if you travel a lot or spend a lot of time away from home.


Consider the light

Light plays a huge part in the health of many plants – too much can scorch or burn their leaves, and too little can turn yellow or drop leaves. When choosing a plant, consider the room you’d like it to go in and how many natural light sources there are.

Consider your pets

As pretty as plants are, some can be toxic to pets if consumed. We recommend only ever adding non-toxic and pet-safe greenery to your home to ensure your furry friends remain in good health.