Which plants to buy – indoor and/or outdoor

Whether you’ve been known to kill a cactus or believe you could grow an orchid in a desert, spring is the best time to try out your green thumb. Looking for some plant inspiration and guidance? Check out these helpful plant suggestions.

Best starter plant for plant killers

Snake Plant (Sansevierias)

Snake plants are great for people who tend to forget that plants need care. Low light? No problem. Irregular watering schedule? No worries. This plant is a champ when it comes to surviving, even when it seems its owner may be trying to destroy it. Traditional snake plants have tall, thin, sword-like green leaves. There are many varieties of snake plants, including those with rounded or concave leaves in silver, light green, chartreuse, or white.

Best indoor/outdoor plants


Fuchsia is a popular outdoor plant for both potted and hanging arrangements, but it does equally well indoors! Known for its brightly colored ornamental flowers, fuchsias thrive with indirect sunlight and typical Tennessee temperatures.

Best pet-friendly flower

African Violet (Saintpaulia)

African violets are popular for their ability to produce flowers, even in indoor and low light conditions. These moderate-temperature-loving plants are pet friendly and do well indoors year-round. They can also thrive outdoors in Middle Tennessee.

Best family-friendly houseplant


Peperomia plants come in a ton of variations which are hardy, easy to care for, non-toxic, and beautiful. Peperomia plant leaves have a striking appearance, detailing stripes or ridges in colors of bronze, silver, and red. There’s even a variation with heart-shaped leaves. All variations require standard, basic care — making them easy for busy parents or kids.

Best plant for indoor air purification

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Plants are essential to oxygen production and air purification, but not all plants are built the same. According to NASA research, the Peace Lily is one of the top indoor plants for cleaning the air, as it easily breaks down and neutralizes toxic gases like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.

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