Find out your ideal houseplants

0-5 points: plant suggestions

These plants require the least amount of watering and care, and don't typical grow much.

Astrophytum myriostigma (bishop's cactus)

Cephalocereus senilis (bearded cactus)

Echinocactus horizonthalonius (silver bell cactus)

Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata' (coral cactus)

Ferocactus latispinus (barrel cactus)

Mammillaria elongata (gold lace cactus)

Opuntia microdasys (bunny ear cactus)

Schlumbergera x buckleyi (Christmas cactus)

Sedum morganianum (Burro’s tail)

Stenocereus thurberi (stenocereus cactus)

6-11 points: plant suggestions

These plants are great for the new plant enthusiast as they require some care but not too much, and produce some interesting foliage. They can also be easily propagated by leaf cutting.

Aspidistra elatior (cast iron plant)

Ceropegia linearis subsp. Woodii (chain-of-hearts)

Chlorophytum comosum (spider plant)

Crassula ovata (jade plant)

Epipremnum aureum (Devil's ivy)

Hedera helix (English ivy)

Pachira aquatica (money tree)

Pilea peperomioides (Chinese money plant)

Schefflera arboricola (umbrella plant)

Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ plant)

12-16 points: plant suggestions

These plants are great for people who want a bit of greenery for a small space whether on a desk or a shelf.

Asplenium scolopendrium (hart’s-tongue fern)

Ceropegia linearis (string-of-needles)

Dracaena marginata (dragon tree)

Fatsia japonica (paper plant)

Ficus binnendijkii (long-leaf fig)

Ficus elastica (rubber plant)

Opuntia microdasys (bunny ear cactus)

Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star' (blue star fern)

Sansevieria trifasciata (mother's-in-law’s tongue)

Yucca gloriosa (yucca)

17-21 points: plant suggestions

These plants are ideal for the pet owner or curious child who likes to put things their in mouth. They also produce some interesting foliage.

Aeschynanthus radicans (lipstick plant)

Chamaedorea elegans (parlour palm)

Ctenanthe oppenheimiana (never-never plant)

Gardenia jasminoides (Gardenia)

Hoya carnosa 'Gracilis' (wax plant)

Hoya linearis (trailing wax plant)

Nepenthes sanguinea/Sarracenia flava (money jars/pitcher plant)

Peperomia argyreia (Peperomia Watermelon)

Platycerium superbum (staghorn fern)

Saintpaulia ionantha (African violet)

22-26 points: plant suggestions

These plants are excellent for the office, where you can leave them for a bit without worrying too much.

Asparagus setaceus (asparagus fern)

Astrophytum myriostigma (bishop’s cap cactus)

Crassula 'Buddha Temple' (Buddha's temple)

Cyclamen persicum (cyclamen)

Ferocactus latispinus (barrel cactus)

Haworthia cooperi (Cooper’s Haworthia)

Haworthia fasciata (zebra cactus)

Pilea mollis (friendship plant)

Polytrichum commune (haircap moss)

Sedum morganianum (donkey's tail)

27-31 points: plant suggestions

These plants are awesome for humid areas of your home such as a bathroom or kitchen that have a window. They're a bit more trickier to care for as the humid must be maintained.

Adiantum capillus-veneris (maidenhair fern)

Alocasia (African mask plant)

Calathea/Maranta (prayer plants)

Chlorophytum comosum (spider plant)

Monstera deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant)

Nepenthes sanguinea/Sarracenia flava (Money jars/pitcher plant)

Nephrolepis exaltata (Boston fern)

Spathiphyllum wallisii (peace lily)

Syngonium podophyllum (arrowhead)

Tillandsia (air plants)

32-36 points: plant suggestions

These plants make for excellent gifts. They produce interesting foliage with some of them often flowering.

Aloe vera (Aloe vera)

Asplenium 'Austral Gem' (austral gem fern)

Curio radicans (string-of-bananas)

Epiphyllum anguliger (fishbone cactus)

Ficus benjamina (Benjamin fig)

Ficus pumila (creeping fig)

Hippeastrum (amaryllis)

Kalanchoe daigremontiana (mother-of-a-thousand)

Peperomia prostrata (string-of-turtles)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (calla lily)

37-41 points: plant suggestions

These plants make for an excellent centrepiece; they typically grow quite large and produce elegant foliage.

Ananas comosus (pineapple)

Beaucarnea recurvata (ponytail palm)

Cocos nucifera (coconut palm)

Ctenanthe oppenheimiana (never-never plant)

Curio rowleyanus (string-of-pearls)

Ficus lyrata (fiddle leaf fig)

Monstera deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant)

Musa (banana)

Platycerium superbum (staghorn fern)

Washingtonia robusta (fan palm)

42-46 points: plant suggestions

These plants produce some incredbit foliage which needs frequent bouts of care. They will often flower when placed in the perfect environment.

Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Eve's pin)

Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata' (coral cactus)

Euphorbia platyclada (dead plant)

Euphorbia trigona (African milk tree)

Lithops (stone plants)

Mimosa pudica (sensitive plant)

Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar palm)

Sedum x rubrotinctum (jelly bean plant)

Tillandsia (air plants)

51-55 points: plant suggestions

These plants are for the plant expert, they require daily care and attention and must be kept in their ideal environments. They will flower when placed in their ideal conditions.

Alocasia (African mask plant)

Echeveria (Echeveria)

Ficus lyrata (fiddle fig)

Mimosa pudica (sensitive plant)

Nephrolepis exaltata (Boston fern)

Oxalis triangularis/Oxalis regnellii (false shamrock)

Orchidaceae (orchids)

Philodendron (Philodendron)

Strelitzia reginae (bird of paradise)

Xerosicyos danguyi (silver dollar vine)