When it comes to greenery, we’ve previously covered plants that are great for beginners, plants that look great on your balcony, and even faux plants (should your green finger be slightly lacking). And though you might be used to hitting up a garden center or plant nursery when buying a new houseplant, we’ve noticed a trove of options available from other retailers too. While most of these plants are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. Whether you’re looking to make a statement with a large corner palm, or you’re seeking a neater option you could style on a bookshelf, we’re positive there’s a plant here that would be perfect. We’ve even found some mixed-plant sets, should you be decorating a bigger space.
These plants are known for their succulent-like stems and round, coin-shaped leaves. They are low-maintenance, but are really easy to propagate, if you want to grow more.
With leaves resembling a watermelon rind, this peperomia plant would liven up a wide variety of spaces. It can withstand dry periods and a range of light conditions, too.
Another plant ideal for high spots is the string of pearls, named for the bead-like leaves covering its stems. This plant likes infrequent watering, low light, and can even grow outside (though it doesn’t like frost).
Experts told us that Monstera (or Swiss cheese plants) are easy for beginners. They typically splay out when they grow, rather than shoot up — so aren’t suitable for small spaces.
Snake plants come in quite striking colours — we like the yellow accents on this variety.
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