How To Choose The Best Plant For Your Man Cave

How To Choose The Best Plant For Your Man Cave

Choosing plants for your man cave is in practice a very similar process to choosing interior plants for your home.

The guidelines are generally the same and vary only in the sense that if you have experience with gardening, you can choose plants that require more attention.

On the other hand, if you have never before thought of growing plants inside, there are important factors to consider such as pot, size, soil, how much sun gets in the room, draining, and how much maintenance it requires.

We are going to assume you are the type of person that forgets your plant even needs watering, and we will opt for the more resistant varieties.

Here are our favorites:

10 Best Plants For a Man Cave


The characteristically long, cane-like trunk and elongated leaves of the dracaena make it a great plant to have in your man cave.

This easy-to-maintain plant is an excellent air purifier and it has the potential to clear your room of formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, and many other toxic chemicals.

There are many subspecies of dracaenas, so finding one that works for you should be relatively easy.

Areca Palm

Areca Cane palm

If you have the space for it, an Areca Palm is one of the best plants to have in your home. Go for the biggest Areca Palm that will fit in your man cave, because of its ability to purify the air


Ficus plant

Ficus are extremely resistant and very easy to care for, which explains why they are so common in homes and offices.

Ficus don’t need constant watering and they can grow and prosper in with even the smallest bit of indirect light, which is perfect if your man cave is in a basement or other place with little to no windows.

Ficus plants are great filters and they can remove harsh residual substances from common cleaning products.



Spath, also known as Peace Lilies, is a herbaceous type of evergreen that offers an attractive elegance to any space. Its beautiful white flowers (the “flowers” are in fact specialized leaves) bloom all year round and require very little moisture to thrive.

The plant requires very little space and prefers partial shade, so they are perfect for your desk or table.

Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm house plant

Parlour Palms are some of nature’s best air filters, as they clean practically all toxins around them, including ammonia, benzene, and xylene. If you suffer from respiratory diseases or allergies, I would say having a parlor palm in your room becomes mandatory.

Keep them away from direct sunlight, water freely, and apply a balanced fertilizer to the soil once a month, and your parlor palm will last you many years.


Philodendron Brasilia

A Philodendron’s wide green leaves function as an efficient air filter. This easy-to-care-for plant has been linked with significantly reduced incidences of headaches, allergies, and fatigue in the workplace.

Philodendron plants do exceptionally well in bright rooms and get by with minimal watering as long as it is done regularly. We recommend Philodendrons to give your man cave a strong, well-defined atmosphere and a sensation of lushness 

St. Bernard’s Lily

The fleshy roots and long leaves of St. Bernard’s Lily make it one of the most powerful air filters in the plant kingdom. Case in point, this popular house, and office plant has been known to reduce carbon monoxide concentrations by up to 96% within a single 24-hour period!

It also greatly reduces air levels of benzene, toluene, and even formaldehyde.

The plant thrives in both bright and partially lit environments and only requires abundant watering during hot summer months.

Pothos Plant

This popular plant lives well in living rooms and offices, as well as in kitchens and bedrooms. It can grow as a climber, if a guide is placed, or as a hanging plant. Place it on top of a piece of furniture to hide the corners and make the room feel more pleasant and airy.

Combine several on the same shelf and you can easily achieve a distinct sense of verticality and dynamism.


English ivy or Hedera helix in flower pot

Any one of the 15 or so species of small-leaf ivy plants can completely transform your new man space. These plants can remove between 80% and 90% of airborne toxins in small rooms such as a man cave.

This is a great boon since many common household chemicals can be filtered out by your average ivy plant. Chemicals such as benzene, which is quite common in plastics and synthetic fibers, are a common source of ailments that reduce productivity. So, having an Ivy decorate your cave is a great idea.


Cacti are my all-time favorite house and home office decorative plant. This prickly plant grows well in both dry and moist conditions, making it ideal for any environment.

According to numerous studies, cacti are very resistant to harsh radiation and electromagnetic waves. This means that they will survive perfectly well around common office electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, and other gadgets.

These popular indoor plants are not only a fantastic decorative touch that can lift your spirits and improve your motivation, but they are also a wonderful aid in keeping your lungs breathing clean air and your brain suffused with plenty of toxin-free oxygen. 

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