5 indoor plants to brighten your home

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

Do you ever feel the energy from plants? I do, especially if I am in a forest, or botanical garden. Plants ground me and always make me feel relaxed and happy. I admit I live in a beautiful part of the world, I am surrounded by water and National Parks, and despite this, I still have a balcony alive with plants.

Even if you think you can't garden, I would like to challenge that thought because everyone can be a gardener, even if it is owning a few indoor plants. Plants need light, water and fertiliser and most importantly, love and care. Yes, they pick up on your energy just like animals can.

By selecting plants that are easy to grow and placing them in beautiful containers, you will easily brighten up your living space.

Here are five plants that can brighten your home.

Croton plant for indoors


Also known as "Picasso's paintbrush". The beautiful plant offers the colours of red, gree, copper, orange, yellow, pink, ivory and brown. It's a vibrant plant with beautiful patters. If it is in the correct spot it may even flower. They are a tropical plant and need moisture and humidity with bright indirect light. Make sure the potting mix is well-drained.