Some of us do not have space in our homes to grow a garden. But that doesn’t mean we cannot grow them inside the house. There are a variety of indoor plants that would make your home look cleaner, greener and more inviting. Most indoor plants also double as air purifiers and so, can be beneficial for your health as well. So if you are toying with the idea of getting an indoor plant for your home.
Here Are Seven Wonderful Choices You Can Start From:
Who doesn’t know about the money tree? Considered to be a harbinger of peace, prosperity and good luck, the Jade plant is one of the most popular indoor plants. Its longevity is its main highlight and the plant can be easily taken care of with the help of drench and drain watering method (the soil around it would need to dry completely before watering the plant again). Another major highlight of the jade plant is that it can grow significantly, thereby minimizing the need for other, larger plants in the home.
Also called as the saintpualia, the African Violet is a beautiful indoor plant that flowers throughout the year. The plant can also fit easily into small spaces provided they have ample sunlight for the plant to grow and bloom. The drench and drain plant watering method would work well for this plant as well. And misting the plant regularly would enhance its longevity.
Also called as the healing plant, Aloe Vera is one plant that can grow as easily as it is cut off (for medicinal purposes). The plant does not need much care which makes it the perfect choice for those who want to have an indoor plant sans the extra attention, effort and fuss surrounding them. Just keep the plant in a place where it is warm and bright and it would grow on its own with minimum assistance.
One of the best highlights of the Boston Fern is its humidifying properties that helps to purify the surrounding air by absorbing the common air pollutants. The plant also helps maintain humidity by releasing water vapor at regular intervals. The best way to care for the plant would be to hang it a pot or container near a north/east facing door or window (ferns like indirect sunlight). The soil would need to be kept moist but don’t make it too soggy though. When placed in a room, this indoor plant would give it a livelier look instantly.
Come Spring and this indoor plant would sport wonderful clusters of red, yellow and orange blossoms. The plant likes it cool (ideal temperature is 40° – 50° Fahrenheit) and would wilt if you tend to feed it too much water. The plant is very fragile as well. So don’t try moving it around here and there if you spot a bud or two.
Considered to be a very easy green solution for a home, the Mother-in-law’s Tongue is a very tough indoor plant that can grow up to several feet high. The plant can be kept under direct sunlight or in the shade as well. It also helps convert the CO2 you breathe out at night as well as remove toxins from your home. All the more reason to get it into your house right away!
And last of all, we come to the peace lily, an indoor plant so named that it can forgive you in case you forgot to water it. This popular indoor plant would help break down and neutralize toxins gases like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, thereby purifying your air. And when it needs water, it would give you a sign by sagging just a little bit.