If you feel like you want to embody a TikTok girly with the most aesthetic style ever, you’ve come to the right place. It seems that the “aesthetic” trend is everywhere at the moment, from clothing to home decor to office supplies to your plant selection. To us, the best aesthetic plants to improve your spaces’s style are statement plants that will leave an impression. They have beautiful foliage and may even flower, under the right conditions. They cast stunning shadows on the walls behind them as the sun’s beams hit them. Aesthetic plants really bring your room together and add something extra to your space. Here are some of our favorites.
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Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
The Bird of Paradise is a gorgeous plant that can grow quite large. It makes an excellent statement piece and will look gorgeous in a window. It’s a super fast grower, so if you don’t have a lot of space, you may want to get your hands on a smaller plant and let it grow into the spot you’ve picked out for it. Mist the plant regularly as it loves a moist environment.
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Most people love a monstera. They’re one of the most popular houseplants out there and even though some people may be over the trendy plant, we don’t think it’s going anywhere. The leaves have the most beautiful shape and with a little bit of time and energy, you can have this fast growing plant as the centerpiece of your room. Place it in a spot where the sun hits it so you can get all of the Instagrammable photos of the leaves’ shadows on the wall.
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Olive Tree (Olea europaea)
Olive trees have gotten really popular over the last couple of years and we can see why. They give off a “coastal grandma” feel that we’re all about. While your olive tree won’t ever bear fruit, if you give it bright light and water it regularly, it will do really well indoors.
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Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
While they’re not the easiest plants to care for, fiddle leaf figs sure are pretty. And because they grow upwards, they’re a great large plant for a smaller space. Plus, the big green leaves fit in really well with the aesthetic style. Make sure to clean the leaves regularly and mist them as they can absorb quite a bit of moisture.
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When you see an aesthetic space there are usually trailing plants somewhere. And with so many varieties to choose from, the pothos is an obvious choice. Pop them on a shelf, hang them from a curtain rod, or even clip the vines to your walls so it appears to be climbing up them.
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Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
Snake plants come in a lot of varieties and you can pick them up in several sizes. They’re slow growers and do well in low-light, so if you don’t have a lot of natural light but want an aesthetic plant, this is a great option. In fact, you’d actually have to try fairly hard to kill one. It’s one of those plants that does well with little to no care so if you don’t feel as if you have a green thumb, this is the plant for you.
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If you want to bring a cactus into your home, the Euphorbia is the best choice. It looks like a quintessential desert cactus and in the wild it will even grow round red fruit after flowering. While you won't see that indoors, if you give it a lot of bright light it can grow really tall.
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Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)
There’s just something about a palm tree. They add something special to a space and definitely fit into the aesthetic category. They come in a variety of sizes and are slow growers, so if you want a big one, you should buy a big one. And if you still want a palm but don’t have the space for one, you can get a smaller plant. As long as you keep it away from a window but in a room with bright light, it’ll do well.
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There is nothing quite like the dark velvety leaves of the Anthurium clarinervium. The heart shaped leaves have bold veins that create the perfect contrast on the foliage. The texture of the leaves can be seen before you even touch them and they’ll look amazing on a shelf or on a plant stand as they grow bigger and bigger.