Low-Maintenace, Affordable Plants for Staging your Home

ZZ Plant in white pot

Staging a home is an important part of the selling process. A well-staged home can attract more potential buyers and increase the likelihood of a sale (and the profit in your pocket). Using low-maintenance, affordable plants to stage your home whilst selling, brings life and energy to a space, creating that feeling of home.

When selecting plants, choose a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures to create interest and depth. Avoid overloading the space with too many plants, as this can become overwhelming. Place plants in well-lit areas, but also consider how they look when viewed from different angles (make sure their best side is showing at all times). Use plants to draw the eye to specific areas of the room, such as a windowsill or a bookshelf. Make sure to keep the plants healthy and well-maintained, as this will create a positive impression on potential buyers.

Don’t be worried if you consider yourself a brown thumb, we have put together a list of low-maintenance, affordable plants that will thrive on neglect and shine to everyone who walks through the door. Some popular options are:

  1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria) – tolerant of low light and infrequent watering
  2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) – easy to care for and air-purifying
  3. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) – thrives in low light and helps remove indoor pollutants
  4. Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) – attractive, low-maintenance and can survive in low-light conditions
  5. Pothos/Devils Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) – attractive and easy to care for

It’s also a good idea to consider the style and decor of the home, and choose plants that complement the overall look and feel of the space.

Snake Plant

One of the best plants to use when staging a home is the snake plant, also known as Sansevieria. The snake plant is a hardy, low-maintenance species that is perfect for adding some greenery to any space. Snake plants can tolerate low light and infrequent watering (no setting a reminder to water them), making them ideal for people who are new to plant care or who don’t have a lot of time to devote to their plants. They come in a range of varieties so choose one that suits your style and decor.

Sansevieria Varieties | Image couresy of natureofhome.com

Spider Plant

Another great plant for staging a home is the spider plant. Spider plants are easy to care for and are known for their air-purifying properties. They’re also an attractive plant that can add some interest and texture to any room. Spider plants are ideal for hanging baskets, placing on a windowsill or overhanging shelving.

Spider Plant | Image courtesy of Australian Plants Online

Peace Lily

If you’re looking for a plant that can help remove indoor pollutants, the peace lily is a great choice. Peace lilies thrive in low light and are known for their ability to remove toxins from the air. Their dark green foliage and gorgeous white flower add a touch of elegance to any space. They are forgiving when you forget to water them and give you the heads up when they are thirsty, just look for the telltale droop.

Peace lily | Image courtesy of Aumanns

Zanzibar Gem

The Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), also known as the ZZ plant, it’s a stunning species with shiny, dark green leaves that can add some depth and texture to any room. The Zanzibar Gem is a low-maintenance plant that can tolerate low light and infrequent watering. It’s also a great air-purifying plant, helping to remove toxins from the air and create a healthier living space. The ZZ plant is versatile and can be used in a variety of settings, from small apartments to large homes.

Zanzibar Gem | ZZ Plant

Pothos/Devils Ivy

Finally, the pothos, or Devils Ivy as it is also known as, is another great plant to use when staging a home. Usually, underlook for the showier plants, but Pothos plants are vibrant and easy to care for, making them a great choice for people who are new to plant care and don’t want the responsibility of keeping them alive. They’re also an excellent plant for hanging baskets or placing them on a bookshelf as they trail over spilling their beauty. They are poisonous if ingested by humans or pets, so best to keep them up high and out of reach.

Pothos | Image courtesy of The Jungle Collective

When choosing plants to stage a home, it’s important to consider the style and decor of the space. Choosing low-maintenance, affordable plants that complement the overall look and feel of the home can help create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating a beautiful and inviting space that potential buyers will love.


Why not pair your low-maintenance, affordable plants with some gorgeous modern pots?

Our pots are lightweight which makes them easy to move around. Once you have finished staging your home, pick it up and take it to your next forever home. Below is a selection of pots that would complement these plants and your home:

View our extensive Pot + Planter collection HERE
Perfect for staging then to take to your forever home.

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