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9 Houseplants to Elevate Your Dopamine Decor

a dopamine decor living room with leaf patterned wallpaper, a white couch, leather pouffe footstools and a black and white rug

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Indoor plants can do wonders for our mood and there are a few reasons why. First, they help to satisfy our inherent need to connect with nature. Second, houseplants add an aesthetic quality to our interior designs. And third, caring for a living plant can give us a sense of purpose.

This is why houseplants are a great addition to any dopamine decor space. They bring diversity and improve air quality, instantly making any room feel more awake. This in turn increases the space's mood-boosting potential.

While any plant can bring these amazing qualities to your space, some plants stand out for their unique leaf patterns, unusual colours, or striking shapes. We've compiled a list of 9 houseplants that go beyond just being "green" and "leafy." These plants will add an additional level of visual interest to your dopamine-drenched space, making your indoor space more inviting and beautiful.

9 Houseplants to Elevate Your Dopamine Decor

1. Pink Princess Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens)

a pink princess philodendron in a white pot

The pink princess philodendron gets its royal name from its variegated leaves. The signature pink variegation makes this plant wildly popular among the indoor jungle community. Like most philodendrons, the pink princess variety is a champion at improving air quality. It's also considered relatively easy to look after, preferring to sit in bright spots of indirect light and consistently moist but not waterlogged soil.

2. Calathea Black Magic (Goeppertia warscewiczii)

a calathea black magic in a white pot being held under a person's arm

This variety of calathea certainly lives up to its name. Featuring large velvety leaves with intricate patterns, the calathea black magic is a tropical plant which does best in humid, draught-free environments. It's also well suited to bright but indirect sunlight and doesn't like to be over-watered.

3. Ruby Necklace Plant (Othonna capensis)

a ruby necklace plant in a white pot and macrame plant hanger

The ruby necklace plant is a type of trailing succulent with bean-shaped foliage, which is often referred to as a "string of rubies". The leaves of this plant turn a beautiful red colour when grown in bright, indirect sunlight, which is where the name "ruby" comes from. To thrive, the ruby necklace plant needs to be placed in rooms with warm temperatures, and, like most succulents, its soil should be allowed to dry out between watering.

4. Orbit Peacock Plant (Calathea Orbifolia)

an orbit peacock plant being held by a hand

The orbit peacock plant is a beautiful variety of calathea with large, round leaves delicately striped in pale silver and green. Its unique appearance makes it highly sought after, and it has the potential to grow big and bushy. However, this plant requires frequent watering and constantly moist soil, making it a bit challenging to care for. Nevertheless, its stunning aesthetic makes the effort worthwhile.

5. Succulents

a succulent plant arrangement in a rectangular wooden planter

Succulents are available in a wide range of species, with varying colours, shapes and sizes. We have intentionally included the umbrella of succulents because they look stunning when arranged together, as shown in the above picture. Such an arrangement would certainly uplift the decor of any space. Most succulents are accustomed to desert-like environments, so they prefer infrequent watering, direct sunlight, and warm temperatures.

6. Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

a red vein prayer plant in a white pot being held by a hand

Prayer plants are known for their unique leaf patterns and oval foliage. They come in a few different types, one of which being the red-veined variety which is beautifully striking. Prayer plants make great hanging plants as they have a sprawling growth habit. They prefer bright but indirect sunlight, watering every 1-2 weeks and humid environments.

7. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

a small chinese money plant in a blue patterned pot and terracotta dish

Know for being a symbol of good luck, the Chinese money plant features coin-shaped leaves which serve as its signature look. These beautiful plants like indirect light, and warmer temperatures, and prefer not to be overwatered!

8. Monstera (Monstera deliciosa)

leaves of a variegated white monstera plant

The monstera plant is sometimes referred to as a Swiss cheese plant due to its remarkable leaf shape. With proper care, these plants can grow up to 1-2 feet per year and reach heights of up to 15 feet. If you're looking for a statement piece to take over your living room, this bold yet easygoing plant might be just what you need. Keep in mind that they prefer bright indirect light, and should be watered every 1-2 weeks. They also thrive in warm temperatures and higher humidity levels. 

9. Fishbone (Zig-Zag) Cactus (Epiphyllum anguliger)

a fishbone cactus in a green plant pot being held by a hand

Last but not least, The fishbone cactus is a funky-looking plant which would look at home in any dopamine decor space. With zig-zag leaves resembling fish bones, this cactus is easy to care for, preferring its soil to dry out between light watering and enjoying bright indirect light.

Now that you have some great ideas for bold and unique plants to add to your dopamine decor space, you can begin incorporating greenery into your happiness-optimized home! Plants are a natural and uplifting way to enhance any design and we believe they are a must-have for a beautiful home. If you're interested in more houseplant ideas for a dopamine-drenched home, we invite you to check out our Dopamine Decor Plants board on Pinterest!

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1 Comment

Apr 04

Finally I know the names of the plants I would like! 😍 Thanks!

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