Planning to add greenery in your home and bring positivity & beauty? Well, how about keeping some decorative plants to revamp your house and make it look more stylish and inviting?
Plants have long been one of those little aspects that add to the aesthetic of home spaces. They not only enhance the visual beauty of your spaces but they also improve the quality of the air—some indoor plant varieties are known for their purification properties. Plus, as far as cultivation and preparation goes, it’s extremely easy to create an indoor garden for your home!
Here are a few beautiful indoor plants that will add another real dimension to your space, while also keeping your environment fresh and clean:
1. Snake Plant
The sword-leaf-brandishing Snake Plant is definitely one of the best indoor plants for home!
Because they look stylish, but they can also survive drought, low light levels, and a shortage of water—while also keeping the air toxin-free.
This plant thrives in bright light and can adapt to full-powered sunlight as well. Isn’t it a perfect low-maintenance plant?
So if you’re planning to include this plant at your home, ensure that the soil is well-drained, and avoid watering it too much.
Consider keeping snake plants on dining tables, corner tables, as well center tables to enhance your space.
Since the snake plant grows quite tall, it will beautify your home home entrance—almost like sword-holding sentinels!
If you’re someone who forgets to water plants, then pothos is one of the most appropriate types of indoor plants!
This hardy plant can survive with low water content, and in places with both bright and low light. It is preferable to not keep pothos in damp soil as the roots will rot; so make sure to keep the plant in the sun after watering, so as to evaporate the water content.
But don’t forget to water it for too long! Keep an eye on the plant when the plant starts to droop—that means it finally needs water!
Pothos usually grows about six to ten feet. You can either grow it in hanging baskets or as a potted plant to place on a desk. Likewise, you can keep them on your kitchen balcony and arrange the vines to make your home look awesome.
Also, prune the plant from time to time to avoid making it look leggy. Pruning helps the plant grow bushy, with a delightful burst of stems and leaves.
3. Spider Plant
The Spider plant—or Chlorophytum comosum, as it is known scientifically—grows in a wide range of climatic conditions. An ideal setting for the spider plant is a low-light setting, along with adjusting the water as per weather conditions and location (indoors or outdoors).
You should fertilize them twice a month, but don’t over-fertilize them, and avoid keeping them in direct sunlight.
Also, remember to water them regularly when they are growing— then water moderately when fully developed.
Spider plants look great when they are kept as hanging plants in your living room area. You can also use pots and keep them on center or study/work tables.
The Spider Plant is one of the best air purifying indoor plants and is popular among the health conscious crowd. It purifies the air by absorbing harmful carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. If you have overly curious pets and toddlers then you will be happy to know that Spider Plants are non-toxic & safe if ingested too.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the most common medicinal houseplants, and is popular for its skin healing properties. Well known for being an air-purifier and decorative plant, aloe vera can also be used to heal wounds and treat different skin conditions. It contains both anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial properties which have led to this plant being used commercially.
Being from the succulent family of plants it requires water only once a week and needs to be kept in indirect light. Generally, aloe vera requires six to eight hours of sunlight every day.
Thus, the ideal place to keep it would be near the kitchen window where there’s no direct light.
You can also keep it as a potted plant on a work table, dining table, or center table. And if you have a designed hanging basket or plant vessel, you can use that to grow aloe vera and place them in your living room.
Planting aloe vera in a terracotta pot ensures optimal growth.
Fertilizers should be added once a year to avoid stunted growth. This is one of the best indoor plants for home.
5. Ivy Houseplant
Ivy is the plant that grows as vines that climb up building structures. You must have seen them on red brick buildings and in the movies, usually in school college structures. They are native to many countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
There are many different types of ivy houseplants like English Ivy, Irish Ivy, Japanese Ivy, Persian Ivy, etc. This is one of those plants that can be grown indoors as well as outdoors, too.
Ivy is an evergreen plant and is known to clear toxins from the air, as well as mold particles. All that an ivy plant needs is light, water, and humidity to grow well.
But here’s the catch!
Ivies need bright light but can’t tolerate direct light. Without adequate sunlight, the plant will become leggy & sick. English Ivies usually grow fast so it is recommended to regularly prune it.
You can plant ivies in containers to contain the roots and prevent them from spreading.
They can be used to decorate your dull, outdoor walls to make them look delightfully quaint. You can also use them to amplify the entrance door of your home and your windows. But be careful they don’t make their way into your neighbour’s home!
6. Peace Lily
Peace lilies, one of the most beautiful indoor plants, are regarded as a fuss-free plant to have at home.
This plant usually produces white flowers during early summer and bloom throughout the year.
Also, let the plant receive low light and avoid direct sunlight. Make sure to not over-water the plant. Water the plants with room temperature water only.
To make your plant bloom, ensure that it gets adequate sunlight and consistent moisture. Often you may see yellow leaves and some wilted as well due to drying, which calls for some pruning and moisture check.
You should often fertilize peace lily once or twice a year and not more than that.
It is recommended to grow them indoors where the air is warm.
These look great when grown in a pot and you can keep them on your work desk, corner table, or center table. When kept at the dining table, it surely adds to the beauty. They make ideal gifts as well.
To conclude, most of these indoor plant varieties need partial shade and limited water, and, despite that, they will tirelessly beautify your homely spaces for a long, long time.