You don’t have to be an environmental psychologist to understand that plants look attractive. But dig a little deeper beneath their beauty and you’ll discover that the benefits of interior landscaping go far beyond the aesthetic. The following are our top eight must have indoor plants that not only adds a splash of green to your living space, but also helps you breathe easy as they purify the air
- SPIDER PLANT
Scientific name : Chlorophytum comosum
Use : Filters Benzene and Xylene
Gardening tip : Plant them in well drained soil, with bright and direct light
Spider plant improves the air quality of the room and also is one of the most adaptable plants to be placed indoors. It is very easy to maintain and poses very little problems. The tips may turn yellow if the environment is not bright enough, thus placing the plant in indirect light is ideal.
- BAMBOO PLANT
Scientific name : Chamaedorea seifrizii
Use : Filters benzene, Xylene and Touluene
Gardening tip : plant them in rich soil
Do not place under direct sunlight or near an air vent
Bamboo plant is a tropical delight which grows up to four feet to twelve feet tall and is a graceful addition to any indoor decor. Regular water accessibility is necessary, and except for that there isn’t much maintenance particularly required for this plant. Bamboo plant is also a lush and exuberant plant which proves to be a pleasing sight
- WEEPING FIG
Scientific name : Ficus benjamina
Use : Filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene
Gardening tips : Avoid planting them in cold drafts, dry heat, and places which have sudden temperature changes
In case of a weeping fig when it is moved to a new location, it will need a few weeks to adjust to its new environment. Ones they get adapted to the environment they are very easy to maintain and they remain lush and green with very less maintenance. The unique patterns on their leaves are characteristic to this species
- SNAKE PLANT
Scientific name : Sansevieria trifasciata
Use : Filters benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, trichloroethylene.
Gardening tips : Plant them on free draining soil
The only complication with a snake plant is that they may rot if the soil is too swampy. That is why it is necessary to plant the soil in a free draining soil and monitor that the soil is not too damp all the time. It is ideal if the snake plant is not placed in indirect light away from dry air.
- ARECA PALM
Scientific name : Dypsis lutescens
Use : Filters ammonia, xylene, formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene
Gardening tips : The soil must remain moist during the spring and summer
Areca palm is usually not complicated to handle if enough light and water is provided. Areca plant is also a popular plant which is usually used to decorate the gardens of south Indian homes as it thrives in tropical climates and is easier to maintain. If you are planning to have this plant indoor it should be placed in light but preferably indirect. Moisture should be maintained in accordance with the season.
- BOSTON FERN OR SWORD FERN
Scientific name : Nephrolepis exaltata
Use : Filters formaldehyde, toluene, xylene
Gardening tips : Humid indoors are preferable
Even though the Boston ferns are usually one of the most popular indoor plants they are susceptible to pest such as spider mites and mealybites. Thus a little attention is necessary to make sure it is not infested.
These plants not only freshen up and filter the air around but they also serve as a great addition to Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. They also help reduce air borne dust levels and increase the humidity levels of the interior. It is ideal to incorporate plants into your life as they serve in several ways to just improve your way of life. If you are planning to bring some freshness into your life with new plants why not consider putting an aesthetic spin on it. Head on over to our store to find handcrafted, eco-friendly and artistic planter pots