#1 Monstera Deliciousa
The OG plant that probably launched the Jungalow movement, this unique and distinctive plant is also called the Swiss Cheese Plant for the holes that can be found on the leaves. Relatively low-maintenance, this plant requires indirect sunlight (or its leaves will dry up quickly), and watering once every one to two weeks. As it is a creeper plant, be prepared to add on a growing pole (like a coconut fibre growing pole) to support it.
The Sanseviera is also known as the snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue. This plant is very hardy and can withstand most lighting conditions. They’re also known to purify the air and is safe to put in your bedrooms. However, it’s also extremely toxic for cats, so just beware if you have a feline friend in the house.
#4 Spider Plant
More commonly known as the Spider plant, the Chlorophytum comosum also has air-purifying properties like the snake plant. They look amazing on hanging planters and are safe to include in your bedroom. Their leaves tend to dry out at the ends, but a little trimming would do the trick. Spider plants require weekly watering, or as and when the leaves look a little droopy or even crispy. They also produce baby plants which can be snipped off and propagated, but if you choose not to, just remember to mist them often.
#6 Calathea Musaica
The Calathea Musaica has very distinctive variegation on its leaves, almost like it’s pixelated. This plant loves humidity so it’s the perfect plant to place in the bathroom. It’s also a shade-loving plant, which means no direct sunlight, and it should be kept away from the windows. The delicate leaves and stems are prone to drying out, try not to put it in areas that are too hot as well.
#7 Epipremnum aureum
Known locally as the money plant, the Epipremnum aureum is a plant that’s easy to care for, surviving in both low-light or bright sunlight. It’s a great plant for the office, and does well even under florescent light. It requires watering once every week or if the soil is dry to touch.
The Boston fern is a magnificent plant that’s easy to care for and can range from a small plant of just 20 centimetres to a lush 60-centimetre giant. Sometimes seen sprouting off trees that line our roads, the Boston fern loves sunlight and would do well in areas with bright but indirect sun. The Boston fern requires weekly watering but otherwise a very low-maintenance plant.
#9 Calathea medallion
The Calathea medallion or peacock plant is characterised by its gorgeous variegation on the leaves resembling peacock feathers. Like the Ficus lyrata, it makes a great statement plant to have in a prominent corner of the room. It’s native to South and Central America, Africa, and the West Indies but thrives in tropical climates like Singapore’s. It loves bright indirect light but is sensitive to water which may cause its leaves to brown or lose its colour. Use distilled water, rain water or allow tap water to sit out overnight before watering.