Best Plants for Baby Brain

5 low maintenance plants that are perfect for pregnancy and beyond.

Now that you’re pregnant, you might even be thinking it’s a good time to nurture something before baby arrives, so why not give it a go with a plant? We know you might have a case of baby brain, so go ahead and buy a plant with some resilience. Not because we don’t trust you or anything, but you’ve got a lot on your plate. We turned to the lovely experts at the one-of-a-kind plant delivery service The Sill to give us their picks for the best 5 plants for Baby Brain.

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1. Bromeliad, Bromeliaceae
This tropical-looking houseplant provides a punch of color that can liven up any space, especially a nursery. Its exotic foliage thrives in indirect light and moderately humid conditions (if you don’t have a humidifier on-hand, simply mist your bromeliad with a spray bottle once a week).
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2. African Violet, Saintpaulia
Great for a sunny windowsill, an African violet is easy to grow and flowers readily in bright light. It likes to be kept moist, so water weekly and mist occasionally. It’s somewhat-constant bloom can add a stylish touch of color to any room, while its soft, fuzzy leaves make it child-friendly.
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3. Boston Fern, Nephrolepis exaltata
This easy-to-grow fern thrives in indirect light and moist soil. It’s drooping nature makes it perfect for a hanging basket or pedestal. We’d place it in a corner to soften a room’s harsh edges. Added bonus: they act as living humidifiers.
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4. Spider Plant, Chlorophytum comosum
This very resilient houseplant is tolerant of neglect! It can thrive in full sun or full shade. A spider plant’s new growth resembles little spiders (FYI – these ‘baby plants’ can be rooted easily) so we’d place it on a high dresser, and let it droop over the edges!
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5. Dracaena
A tolerant houseplant, a Dracaena is a perfect option for a floor-sized plant. An added bonus: NASA says it will clean your indoor air! A Dracaena is known for removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.

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Kaity Velez

Kaity Velez

KAITY VELEZ is the Co-founder and editor of Well Rounded. Kaity is a former menswear editor who cannot believe she was ever scared of being a mom. Currently residing with her toddler and fiancé in her beloved Brooklyn, she is kept in a constant state of awe by her two little guys. You can often track her down at her local pie shop working on anything pregnancy and new mom-related. And trying to not to eat pie. At least not too much of it.

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