Check Out 10 Essential Plants for a Bohemian Interior

A simple, yet complete guide of 10 amazing plants to choose to nail your interior decoration style.

By: THURSD. | 07-04-2024 | 6 min read
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If you're someone who loves filling up your spaces with earthy elements, eclectic decor, and as many plants as possible, a bohemian-style home is what you need in your life. These are the top 10 plants you should take into account to achieve the dreamiest bohemian decor vibe.

10 Beautiful Plants for a Bohemian Interior

Bohemian, also known as "boho style" is the interior design aesthetic that welcomes the use of natural materials, bright splashes of color, unique patterns, warm textures, and unconventional decor. If you're thinking about innovating your decorative plant styles, these 10 plants are a must to create a bohemian interior.


10 Plants for a Bohemian Interior
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The 10 Plants for a Bohemian Interior Are:

1) Golden Pothos, 2) Maidenhair fern, 3) Succulents, 4) Monstera Deliciosa, 5) Cacti, 6) Calathea, 7) Philodendron Bipinnatfidum, 8) Rhapis, 9) Alocasia, and 10) Yucca.

Let's start with the first one:

1. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

The pothos plant is considered by many to be a great way to get started in the houseplant world. Since pothos care is easy and undemanding, this lovely plant is an easy and quick way to add some green to your bohemian decor. And did you know that this plant is on many top lists? Easy to take care of, air purifying, best bathroom plant, this plant even brings you a lot of luck!


Pothos is one of the 10 essential plant for a bohemian interior on Thursd
Photo: UK Houseplants


They do well in bright, indirect light as well as low light and can be grown in dry soil or in vases of water. They will thrive in nutrient-rich soil but do almost as well in nutrient-poor soil. Just head to your closest plant shop and get as many as you want, because the more Pothos, the more bohemian your decor will look.

Read all about Pothos here: 'Pothos Plants - Care & All There’s to Know About This Houseplant'.

2. Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum Raddianum)

The fern is part of the Adiantum genus that includes over 200 varieties of ferns grown around the world. The genus name is derived from the Greek word ‘adiantos’, meaning "unwetted" – a fitting description for the fern since its leaves repel water. Without a doubt, a fern variety that'll fit in perfectly with your other plants for a bohemian interior is the Maidenhair Fern. You can read all about this fern here: 'Master the Finicky Maidenhair Fern - Adiantum Raddianum'.


Maidenhair Fern is a beautiful plant used for interior decoration on Thursd
 Photo: Alec Perez 

Maidenhair ferns might require a bit more attention than some of our other recently featured houseplants, but if you’re a very attentive plant parent, this is the perfect plant for a bohemian interior. Read more about ferns in the article: '7 Spectacular Ferns You'll Want to Add to Your Houseplant Collection to learn more about great care tips!

3. Succulents

Everyone who enjoys houseplants, or gardening in general, is familiar with succulents. Succulents come in all shapes and sizes; from giant ones in desert landscaping to mini succulents in tiny planters. It comes as no surprise that they are essential plants for a bohemian interior given their beautiful, yet uniquely shaped leaves.


Succulent plant varieties like these will create a bohemian interior on Thursd
Photo: Succulent Planet

You can even find succulents that look like tiny roses.

4. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)

Who doesn't love the Monstera? In recent years, Monstera plants have been all over Instagram and Pinterest feeds. This tall, tropical plant, also known as the “Swiss Cheese Plant” has uniquely perforated leaves and a vibrant green color that is reminiscent of its native jungle environment. The reason why it's a perfect plant for a bohemian interior. They blend well and give spaces more color and texture! You can find many articles on Thursd about this amazing plant, but especially when they are variegated, they are most wanted: 'Monstera Deliciosa Albo Variegata - The Most Expensive Plants in the World?'


10 Plants for a Bohemian Interior Monstera Deliciosa on Thursd
 Photo: @my_green_home_and_me


To learn everything you need to know about the different variegated Monstera plants, head over to read our article: 'All Variegated Monstera Plants Together - Albo, Aurea, Sport & Thai Constellation'

5. Cacti

If there's one perfect genus of plants for a bohemian interior, it's cacti. They come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and colors and are generally pretty easy to care for. Cactus originates from the Greek name Kaktos. Kaktos is a Spanish artichoke or the “prickly plant of Sicily” as many refer to it in Greece.


Cacti are a great plant choice for a bohemian interior that'll look very dreamy on Thursd
 Photo: @ylittleigloo

Cacti, much like succulents, thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place your cactus in a bright place. A south-facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow color.

6. Calathea

Calathea is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. They are commonly known as "prayer plants". The prayer plant is one of the most distinguishable tropicals, thanks to its beautiful decorative leaves. There are many, many varieties of this amazing plant, you can check out 'These 7 Low-Maintenance Calatheas Make the Best Houseplants'.


This is how Calachea plant can create a bohemian interior on Thursd

Photo: Burford Garden


They are fairly common as houseplants and can be planted and cared for indoors during any time of the year. Calathea is definitely considered one of the top 10 plans for a bohemian interior that'll look breathtaking! 

7. Philodendron Bipinnatfidum

Are you looking to fill a huge space with an extraordinary tropical plant? The Philodendron bipinnatifidum is a plant that will deliver a bohemian interior. Although it is not a very popular houseplant, it definitely deserves more exposure because of its beautiful vivid green leaves and vigorous growth, plus adding great bohemian vibes.


10 best plants for a bohemian interior with Philodendron Bipinnatifidum on Thursd
Photo: @confessions.of.a.plant.freak


8. Rhapis (Rhapis Excelsa)

The Rhapis is a botanical palm known as bamboo or stick palm. The genus consists of about 10 species of small palms native to southeastern Asia from southern Japan and southern China south to Sumatra. Commonly known as lady's palms, the plant is essential for a bohemian interior because it does very well in a spot in the shade and requires hardly any water besides also adding the optimal amount of green.


Did you know Rhapis Excelsa is an essential plant for a bohemian interior on Thursd
 Photo: Green Bubble


9. Alocasia

The striking leaves of Alocasia plants can easily become the centerpiece of your bohemian living decor. Originating in subtropical Asia and eastern Australia, there are many varieties of Alocasia, from exotic types with striking color patterns and variations to classically refined and elegant ones. A great option for a bohemian interior is the Alocasia Micholitziana Frydek with its velvety leaves and elegant touch. You can read about it here: 'Alocasia Frydek - Are You Already a Proud Micholitziana Alocasia Owner?'.

10 Plants for a Bohemian Interior Alocasia on Thursd
 Photo: @jngle.b


10. Yucca

Give the beautiful Yucca a nice spot in your living room or office for a bohemian interior. Yucca is actually quite an easy plant that comes with air-purifying abilities. It loves light and is satisfied with little water. Never leave the plant with its roots in the water. If in doubt, less water is better than too much.


Yucca plant top 10 plant for interiors on Thursd
Photo: The Spruce


A Bohemian Interior Starts With These Plants, But...

Yep, you read that right, If you want to kickstart your bohemian plant interior journey, these 10 plants are definitely a great guide to start with. Give them a shot to create the bohemian interior of your dreams. 


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