1. A Pothos plant that's a favorite amongst vet plant parents but will also make great starter greenery for newbies.
These beauties start off small but their vines with heart-shaped leaves can grow long enough to wrap so gracefully around the legs of a plant stand or to be stretched across any surface you put it on. You want greenery? You'll def get it with the Pothos. It thrives in medium to low light and only needs to be watered once weekly.
Promising review: "These are actually my fourth or fifth order of plants from Costa Farms and the video says/shows it all. They send gorgeous plants that you can tell are grown with love and sent with care. I’ve never received a plant on its last leg or that I feared wouldn’t survive. I love the care guides they send with the babies and overall I love how every last plant I’ve purchased from them is thriving. I will continue to purchase from them and I recommend everyone purchase plants from them because you won’t regret it." —Ms. West
Get it from Amazon for $17.59+.
2. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food sticks that'll turn you into the green thumb-holding plant whisperer. This way, all the live greenery you add to your space will actually ~stick~ around.
Just pop these sticks into the soil of your hungry plants and watch their beautiful green leaves flourish. The spikes will feed each plant for up to two months.
Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering so I put a few of these spikes in the pot. There are directions on the back of package for quantity and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it! My African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also. I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth
Get them from Amazon for $2.24 (available in a pack of 48).
3. AND! Sticky stake insect traps to catch every single gnat and fruit fly aiming to make a meal out of your beloved houseplants. Your green babies are here to stay, I tell you!
Promising review: "When I started seeing annoying flying guys around my houseplants, I assumed they were fungus gnats. I was wrong and these nasty things flourished and spread from plant to plant. I've had a lot of success with Safer antifungal sprays so I thought I'd give their traps a try. The package includes plastic stakes with clips that hold the trap and seven traps. DO NOT remove the white paper covering the sticky bits before you fix the trap to the stake unless you want to get the glue on every appendage. I recommend sticking the stake in the dirt first, tucking in the trap with the paper still on, and then removing the paper. Put the trap as close to the soil as possible. You'll know how great these work in a couple of hours when you take a look and see a dozen of those little buggers living out their last moments on yellow glue. In another week this insect problem will be over but I'm keeping these in stock for maintenance." —Amanda Sleds
Get it from Amazon for $5.04.
4. A snake plant that'll be even cooler for beginner plant owners or people who just lead busy lives. Got commitment issues? Or are you just generally forgetful? It's cool. Snake plants accept you as you are. It'll grow in any light condition AND you only have to water it every two to three weeks or so.
The snake plant only needs watering every two to three weeks in the summer months and every three to four weeks for the winter. Also, it'll definitely become a live statement piece for your home or office since it can grow to be pretty tall.
Promising review: "Wow. This plant has far exceeded my expectations. It is gorgeous and exactly the color I was looking to add. A dark green with a whitish green. I'm thoroughly impressed. It came shipped well — in a box within another box. From the base of the pot to the top of the highest leaf, it is well over 2 feet high (at about 27 inches)! I can't say enough how much I ended up loving the look of this plant." —Dirtstick
Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in six snake plant styles).
5. A soil-free AeroGarden Harvest so you'll have fresh herbs and veggies at your fingertips without having to get your hands dirty.
The hydroponic system will alert you when it's time for watering and feeding your plants. Plus, it'll automatically turn on and shut off the LED plant-growing lights.
Promising review: "This is easy to set up. It's fun to watch the herbs grow in your home. Absolutely no mess. You can keep the plants in the container or transfer them in order to plant additional seeds. It’s nice that what you eat has had no chemical sprays. You can also go to the manufacturer's website and order additional vegetables or flowers or even at Lowe’s. Great if you live in an apartment or condo" —Farmer1
Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful at Macy's for $99.99(originally $189.99; free shipping).
Peep our official AeroGarden Harvest review for more deets!
6. Wall garland for inviting the great outdoors into your room (without all the bugs, dirt, and other disgusting outside things).
Promising review: "I decided to make my room very earthy and zen. My room is covered in succulents and faux plants, and these vines! I’ve bought them three times now and I love them. They are perfect and can be used for anything. The leaves on the vines don’t fall off, unlike other vines I’ve purchased. Perfect for whatever the occasion is, and I’m sure these would be beautiful for wedding decorating or other stuff..." —Amei Ayuel
Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available with and without string lights).
7. An expandable wall gardening system to give yourself a makeshift indoor or outdoor garden, even if you don't have a yard or a ton of space.
It also has a built-in dripper mechanism you can take advantage of as long as you hook up the planters to a hose. This way, you'll never have to worry about forgetting to water 'em.
Promising review: "Where have these been all my life?! I have always grown herbs and had a garden the traditional way (in pots or in a garden bed). I love these because my husband and I travel a lot, so we're able to hook these babies up to a water source and timer...and voila!!!! Plants are stayin' alive! I bought three panels, but I am going to order more and do a whole wall of the house." —Yee Jensen
Get an eight-pot section from Amazon for $65.
8. A hanging fern terrarium made of real dried and pressed fern leaves. All you'll need is a nail for this beauty. No soil. No watering. No sunlight requirements. Just beauty.
Etsy / Mariaela
Your purchase from this Etsy shop will come with a free gift AND the store offers discount codes:
"LUCKY10" — $10 off when you buy at least three items
"2ITEMS15OFF" —15% off when you buy at least two items
"HAPPY19OFF" — 19% off when you spend $159+
Get it from the Mariaela shop on Etsy for $47.60 (free shipping).
9. Or a stationary glass pentagon terrarium to fill up with your real or faux plants and set it on a desk, coffee, table, dresser, or any other surface.
Several reviewers shared that this Amazon seller also included a sweet miniature owl as a "thank you" so be careful not to throw it away with the packaging! One reviewer also noted that she used it to store her wedding bouquet.
Promising review: "This is a great little terrarium for succulents. It is water-tight and holds moisture well. This is a really awesome modern design.!" —Vernon
Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in three colors).
10. Unique air plants and planters that'll look like actual factual fine art in your home.
Etsy / Lil' Maisons
Promising review: "It's so well made and the air plant came carefully packaged. I can’t wait to order more from the shop!" —Anne Marie Amisola
Get them from lilmaisons on Etsy: column planter on the left for $24 and the planter on the right (yup, Michelangelo's David) for $40+ (free shipping; both also available without the air plant for cheaper)
11. Super convincing rubber succulents to keep on your desk or really any surface in your home that could stand to go greener.
Peep what BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly thinks of these cuties:
"I own this set and love them. Everyone at my housewarming agreed that they look like the real thing. And they're already potted in faux dirt that won't spill out in case your clumsiest friend falls into the windowsill where you have them perfectly positioned. (I speak from experience.)"
Get a set of 8 from Amazon for $26 (free shipping).
12. A DIY succulents kit – it'll give you (or the kiddo in your life) a creative outlet and more faux plant decor.
The kit will come with three chalk pastels, 20 felt shapes, 26 rubber bands, one paperboard frame, and 13 pieces of double-sided adhesive.
Get it from Target for $16.99.
13. Eucalyptus leaves to hang up in your shower for a lil' aromatherapy when the steam and water hits OR to just sit in a pretty vase anywhere around your space to catch their scent at random moments.
Heads up: Getting those leaves on your showerhead will be much easier than you prob think. I used a rubber band and twisted it to my liking. It took me only like a minute or two and it's held up for months.
Promising review: "Shipping was a little delayed, but due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, I understand. Also, the seller reached out and kept me updated with my order...that meant a lot. When the product finally arrived, the bunch was healthy and well hydrated. I am totally satisfied with the product and I’d definitely order again!" —Mrs. Bates
Get them from Pandora's Blossoms on Etsy for $13.99+ (originally $19.99+; available in bunch sizes ranging from mini to extra large).
14. Plant furniture decals that'll definitely help any room in your house blossom into a beautiful living space. If you like plants for their look and nothing more, then these'll work for you.