Easy Houseplants To Use With A Bios Urn®


The Bios Urn® can be planted in any natural environment as well as in a suitable planter. It works with any kind of seed or seedling. No exceptions! Many people chose to plant a flower or a plant instead of a tree. Even if you don’t have much experience with caring for a living plant, you can chose from one of the easy houseplants below.

There are plenty of benefits to gain from indoor plants you bring to your home, which include: 

  • Fresh oxygen: As we breathe in oxygen, we produce carbon dioxide that is then released back into the air. Plants, on the other hand, will turn carbon dioxide back into oxygen through photosynthesis. However, only some plants (like orchids and succulents) will do this during the night as well.
  • Creates cleaner air: What NASA found in its studies showed that both plant leaves and roots remove toxic vapors. It further showed that low levels of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide were removed by plant leaves alone.
  • Increases humidity: This may or may not be a benefit depending on your climate. However, plants evaporate small amounts of moisture through their leaves via a process called transpiration. This leads to slightly higher humidity levels indoors where the houseplants are located. A study conducted in Norway showed that indoor plants decreased dry skin, sore throats, dry coughs and colds.
  • Improves mood: Indoor plants work as natural antidepressants to reduce stress and anxiety, and improve your mood and productivity.

Looking for an indoor plant that doesn’t require much care? Depending on what sort of plant you are looking for, here are some recommendations for easy houseplants below!


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Cast iron plant is easy to care for and purifies the air in your home. Image source: crocus.co.uk


Easy Houseplants to Care For

These green troopers are resilient and don’t demand too much from their keepers. Perfect for beginners, brown thumbs, or people on the go, these easy houseplants suitable for indoors don’t mind low light, low humidity, or irregular watering.

  • Air plants (Tillandsia)
  • Cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) (Pictured above)
  • Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
  • Jade plant (Crassula ovata)
  • Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)
  • Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
  • ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
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The colourful Florist’s Chrysanthemum. Image source: molekule.science

Best Air Purifying Plants for Cleaner Indoor Air

Since houses have become more energy-efficient, they also trap more pollutants due to poor ventilation. Houseplants have shown that they’re effective at improving our air, without the need for power or fuel. If you are looking for easy houseplants that are also good for purifying your air, here are some ideas:

  • Peace lily (Spathiphyllum) (pictured in main photo)
  • Florist’s chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum hortorum)  (pictured above)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata)
  • Barberton daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
  • Green spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Cornstalk dracaena (Dracaena fragrans)
  • Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
  • Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)
  • Elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
  • Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)
  • Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)
  • Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) (pictured below)
  • Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)


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The stylish rubber fig. Image source: leafypaloalto.com

These are our recommendations, but we always advise checking with a local gardening supplier or horticulturist for information on plants that will do well in your climate for better plant growth. 

Remember you can also elect to use a seedling or sprout instead of a seed as it will be more established and less fragile.

Plants are awesome. They brighten up your space and give you a living thing you can talk to when there are no humans in sight.


How to plant your Bios Urn® in a planter

Here are some articles we wrote which you may also find interesting:

How To Plant The Bios Urn® In A Container or Planter

Indoor Trees You Can Use With A Bios Urn®

For when the time comes to plant your tree urn, here are our suggested planting instructions:

  1. Gently add about two inches of small stones, broken ceramic or terracotta at the bottom of the container to prevent the drainage hole(s) from getting clogged.
  2. Add a portion of good quality soil-based compost to the bottom of the planter.
  3. Prepare and plant your Bios Urn® or Bios Urn Pets® inside the planter following our simple step-by-step planting guide.
  4. Fill in the side gaps of the planter with the remainder of the compost.
  5. Cover the seeds with only a small amount of soil ; 1/4 inch (1cm) is generally sufficient. Make sure you don’t plant the seeds too deeply! None of the Bios Urn® should be exposed, it should all be covered by soil.
  6. Give it a lot of TLC and watch it grow close to you! Read our Planting Tips here.

We offer a planter specifically designed to fit our urns: the Bios Incube® Lite.


What do you think of these easy houseplants? Or maybe you have a good one to add to this list? We would love to hear from you in the Comments section below!

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    • Bios Urn says

      Hi Heather!

      All of our urns are sold without any seeds because they work with any kind of seed or seedling. No exceptions! So our urns can most definitely work with a rose bush. Many people choose to plant a flower or plant instead of a tree.

      By using your own and sourcing it directly yourself, you can therefore choose a tree which is sentimental and meaningful to you. We want to offer every single person the chance to think about, research and source their own directly, making this process part of the beautiful journey back to nature.

      You can write to us at [email protected] if you would like planting tips on how to use our biodegradable urn in a planter.

      Take care

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