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My Top 5 Houseplants


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Welcome, plant enthusiasts! Today, I'm here to share with you my top 5 houseplants that have brought beauty into my life. From the magnificent Bird of Paradise to the medicinal Aloe Vera, these plants have proven to be my top 5. So, grab your watering can and join me as we explore my plant world.

  • The Bird of Paradise: The Diva of Houseplants! With its high leaves, this exotic beauty always has me mesmerised. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate a range of lighting conditions, making it suitable for various corners of your home. It prefers well-draining soil and appreciates regular watering. I water mine once a week during winter and twice a week sometimes during summer.

  • The Golden Pothos: I don't like the phrase "low-maintenance bff", but I'll have to use it for my fave right here. It's like the superhero of houseplants! This plant can survive in low light conditions, high humidity, and even irregular watering. The heart-shaped leaves, splashed with variegated shades of gold and green, create a visually striking display that adds a touch of elegance to any room. Not only does the Golden Pothos bring aesthetic appeal, but it also serves as a natural air purifier. I love that it grows excellently in water too. I water once a week.

  • The Spider Plant: This has nothing to do with Spiderman ok?? Just kidding! It thrives in various conditions and can adapt to a wide range of light levels, making it an ideal choice for both bright and low-light areas. According to NASA's Clean Air Study, Spider Plants are adept at removing harmful indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, and carbon monoxide from the environment. This Plant works tirelessly to create a healthier, fresher atmosphere, making it a valuable ally in combating indoor air pollution. I water once a week


  • The Snake Plant: If you unalive a Snake Plant, you are the problem! Well, not in all cases but you get the message. The Snake Plant is a true champion among houseplants, admired for its easy-care nature. From its ability to purify the air to its diverse range of forms and colours, this remarkable plant brings both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits to any indoor space. So, whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or just beginning your green journey, consider adding the resilient Snake Plant to your collection. They hate overwatering by the way. I water once in 2-3 weeks.

  • Aloe Vera: Meet Aloe vera, the beloved succulent with a reputation for healing, soothing, and enhancing beauty. I have 4C natural hair and let me put my natural hair girlies on this. It serves as an excellent natural deep conditioner, providing remarkable softness and shine to my hair. Aloe vera is truly a superstar among houseplants, offering a wide range of health and beauty benefits. From its healing and moisturizing properties to its potential digestive support and immune-boosting capabilities, Aloe vera has earned its place as a beloved and versatile plant. So, why not invite this wonder plant into your home?


There you have it, people, my top 5 houseplants that have provided me with equal parts joy, amusement, and sometimes mild frustration. These plants have truly brought life into my home, both literally and figuratively. I look at them every day and am amazed at God's creation because He's the greatest artist. So, embrace the laughter, the surprises, and the occasional leafy chaos, and let these green companions brighten up your life too! Happy gardening!


Cheers, Plant mum Fayo.


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