Plants are the most peaceful environment creators when you need just that feeling just next to you. These greens not only are the best sources for home decor but also in many aspects are the best friends inside your homes or any other places. Adding up beauty and freshness plants are the only sources of oxygen as we all know. So why not bring them right near us at homes, offices, etc.
Here are 10 plants you can grow indoors
You don’t need a huge terrace or balcony: all you need is a little space right inside your home for these beautiful and useful plants.
- Areca Palm
A beautiful green leafy plant which can be grown anywhere in the house in indirect sunlight. Just keep in mind not to expose it to direct sunlight, or the leaves will turn yellow. The plant can grow as high as 30 feet outdoors but it is restricted to about seven feet at indoor locations. Put it in a small container and the crowded roots will help in limiting the size of the plant. The plant is useful in filtering xylene and toluene from the air. It also works effectively as an effective humidifier. Water enough to keep the soil moist and let it dry a little between watering in winter.
- Aloe Vera
This very useful plant clears formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and other toxins. Also, it is a widely-known fact that Aloe Vera can be used to achieve a great complexion. Aloe plants like to be dry and warm, not wet and cold, so water only when you see that the soil in the pot is dry. The best spot to keep this plant is a sunny window. Aloe in full shade will not thrive. Also, if you have just repotted the plant, do not water it for two to three days — wait for the roots to settle.
- English Ivy
This green plant helps in reducing airborne fecal-matter particles. It also filters out formaldehyde found in some household cleaning products. The plant needs bright light to look fresh and might attract pests if they do not receive enough light. Take special care while watering and let the soil dry for some time before watering it again. Ivy does not like standing water.
This plant does not require direct sunlight and can grow up to 12 feet in height, so make sure it is planted at a spot that allows enough space to grow. Also, you can control its height by pruning. New leaves will sprout below the cut in a few weeks. Keep its soil moist but not soggy. Yellow leaves in the plant are a sign of over-watering or poor drainage. You can place it near a sheer curtain or a window.
- Snake plant
The plant is best suited for bathrooms since it filters out formaldehyde, which is commonly found in personal-care products. It is one of the top air-purifying plants identified by NASA. This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention. Going out of town and have no one to take care of your plant? No worries. Forgot to water it on time? Again, no problem. This plant can be neglected for weeks and will still give you long, fresh leaves. The only thing to keep in mind is that they can easily rot, so they need to be planted in free-draining soil. Quick fact: this plant is also called mother-in-law’s tongue or Saint George’s sword.
- Weeping Fig
This leafy plant helps against emissions from curtains, carpets, and furniture. The weeping fig initially takes time to grow, but once it is an incomplete form, it can grow up to 10 feet. One thing you should keep in mind is to not move this plant around too much — its leaves can shed easily. Place it in bright, indirect light and let it stay there. Also, keep it away from direct cold or hot air from doorways as this also causes leaves to fall. It is a long-lasting plant, you can enjoy its beauty for many years.
- Spider Plant
This lovely plant combats benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries. The plant-derived this unique name due to its uniquely-shaped leaves, which dangle like spiders on a web. The plant is also completely safe if you have pets. If you see the plant turning a little brown, do not worry. It is normal and it will get back to its green self soon! Make sure you use well-drained soil and do not make the soil soggy for a fresh-looking spider plant.
One easiest to feel nature around a little closer is planting lots and lots of greenery around you. Plant them in beautiful planters to add more beauty to it. Check out some very interesting designs of planters for all kind of plants and choose your favorite on both for indoor and outdoor plants here.