Plants can do a lot to improve the appearance of a home, especially when they’re used in home staging. They add color and life, and they can make a space feel more welcoming. In addition, studies have shown that houses that have been properly staged (including those that use live plants) tend to sell faster and for more money than those without them. This guide explains.
15 of the Best Plants to Use When You Stage Your Home to Sell
Check out the 15 best plants to use when you stage your home to sell:
- Aloe Vera
- Boston fern
- Bamboo palm
- English ivy
- Gerbera daisy
- Hawaiian ti plant
- Hypoestes philodendron
- Jade plant
- Peace lily
- Philodendron selloum
- Pineapple guava
- Rubber tree plant
- Schefflera amate
- Snake plant
Here’s a closer look at each.
Using Aloe Vera in Home Staging
Aloe vera plants are easy to care for and can thrive in both bright light and low light. They’re also known for their ability to improve indoor air quality.
To use aloe vera in home staging, place the plant in a bright spot near a window. Be sure to water it regularly and mist the leaves occasionally to keep them looking fresh.
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Using Boston Ferns in Home Staging
Boston ferns are a classic choice for home staging. They’re beautiful, lush plants that add a touch of elegance to any space.
To use Boston ferns in home staging, hang them in baskets or place them on shelves or tables. Be sure to keep the soil moist and the leaves misted to prevent them from drying out.
Using Bamboo Palms in Home Staging
Bamboo palms are popular home staging plants because they’re easy to care for – they require almost no maintenance. The leaves are soft to the touch, and they can take up a lot of space (though small plants are often sold in home and garden stores).
To use bamboo palms in home staging, place them in bright, indirect light. They’re great in living rooms, near a large window, where they don’t get direct sun.
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Using Chrysanthemums in Home Staging
Chrysanthemums come in a wide variety of colors and they’re easy to care for. They produce beautifully round blossoms, which means they’re a perfect complement to a room with a lot of angles in its decor.
To use chrysanthemums in home staging, place them in a sunny spot near a window. Water them regularly and deadhead the flowers to keep them perked-up and fresh.
Using English Ivy in Home Staging
English ivy is a classic choice for home staging because its tiny leaves are attention-getters. If you’re not too careful, though, a small English ivy can quickly become a large English ivy plant – and it can take over a space in no time.
To use English ivy in home staging, place it in a bright spot near a window. These are great plants for kitchens and bathrooms.
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Using Gerbera Daisies in Home Staging
Gerbera daisies are a great choice for home staging because they’re vibrant and lively, and they’re really easy to maintain.
To use gerbera daisies in home staging, place them in a sunny spot near a window. Water them regularly and deadhead the flowers to keep the plant healthy.
Using Hawaiian Ti Plants in Home Staging
Hawaiian ti plants are a great choice for home staging because they’re easy to care for and they add a touch of the tropics to any space.
To use Hawaiian ti plants in home staging, place them in a bright spot near a window. These plants do well in bathrooms and kitchens.
Related: 5 tips for staging your primary bedroom to sell your home fast
Using Hypoestes Philodendron in Home Staging
Hypoestes philodendron is a very unique-looking plant. With speckled leaves, often in pink and green, they can add extreme visual appeal on a coffee table or bedside table.
To use hypoestes philodendron in home staging, place it in a bright spot near a window. These plants do well in living rooms and bedrooms.
Using Jade Plants in Home Staging
Jade plants are easy for beginners to handle, and they’re ideal for home staging because they’re easy to care for. They’re succulents, so they can survive a lot of neglect.
To use jade plants in home staging, place them in a bright spot near a window. They don’t require much water; if you give them too much, they’ll die. These plants do well in living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms.
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Using Peace Lilies in Home Staging
Peace lilies produce beautiful white blossoms, but even when they’re not flowering, they’re really nice-looking plants. They don’t require a ton of water, and they thrive in bright, indirect light. (If you put them directly in the sun, it could scorch their leaves.)
To use peace lilies in home staging, place them in a bright spot near a window. These plants do well in living rooms, dining rooms, home offices and bedrooms.
Using Philodendron Selloum in Home Staging
Philodendron selloum can be a great complement to your staging effots because it’s easy to care for and it looks great in any space.
To use philodendron selloum in home staging, place it in a bright spot near a window. These plants are great for filling empty corners in a room that needs to be spruced up a bit.
Using Pineapple Guava in Home Staging
Pineapple guava is a beautiful plant that’s not horribly hard to care for. Even if you’re a plant-keeping amateur, these plants are pretty hard to kill. They do require bright, indirect light and regular watering, though.
To use pineapple guava in home staging, place it in a bright spot near a window. You can place them in the center of a table or at the end of your sofa to add a splash of the tropics to your space.
Using Rubber Tree Plants in Home Staging
Rubber tree plants are a great choice for home staging because they’re hard to kill and don’t require much maintenance. You may need to dust their leaves from time to time (you can do it before you water them), and they require well-drained soil.
To use rubber tree plants in home staging, place them in a bright spot near a window. These plants can get pretty large, so they may be best-suited for big spaces.
Related: How to stage your dining room
Using Schefflera Amate in Home Staging
Schefflera amate is often chosen by professional stagers because it’s a pretty plant that’s tough enough to hold its own. They need bright, indirect light and regular watering, but other than that, they’re on autopilot.
To use schefflera amate in home staging, place it in a bright spot near a window. These plants do well in living rooms and bedrooms.
Using Snake Plants in Home Staging
Snake plants make nice additions to just about any room. With tall, slender and stiff leaves, these plants need weekly watering (but more frequent watering if it’s particularly dry in your home) and indirect sunlight.
To use snake plants in home staging, place them in a bright spot near a window. They look great in windowsills, on fireplace mantels and in bedrooms and home offices.
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