Adding Greenery to your interior not only bring beauty to your home décor but also give a vibe of fresh and calm surrounding. After a hectic work and darn bad traffic, when you come home and see tiny plants greeting you, what could be more pleasing. Not only this, these plants also purify the air around and gives you a healthier atmosphere.
Here we are listing a few favourites of ours that you are also gonna love for sure.
There are some houseplants that are easiest to grow and Spider Plants are among them for sure. These plants are a great choice for those who want to have plants in their homes but are forgetful and have less time to care. They need bright and indirect sunlight and they grow quickly and you can grow them in hanging baskets too, adding more beauty to your house or work place. Spider plants have more than 200 species.
Plant Care: Water your plants 2 to 3 times a week and don’t put them in direct sunlight.
Dracaena plants have more than 40 different kinds mostly variegated with wide leaves having white, or red lines. They also come in different sizes like tall corner plant or the rainbow plant which is comparatively small in size.
Plant care: Don’t put the plant in direct sunlight. Water the plant 2 to 3 times a week or put a little water daily but remember excess water can kill the plant eventually. Cats and dogs are allergic to this plant, so if you have one at your home, get another plant.
Weeping Fig is one of the most popular small indoor plants that need a little care frome time to time. These trees don’t grow taller than 10 feet (Max). It is advised not to move the plant a lot as they like to be left alone and moving a lot gives them shock.
Plant Care: Bright light keeps the Weeping Fig happy but not the direct sunlight for a long. Let the soil dry at the top between each watering session. The plants are toxic to cats and dogs.
Also known as the closet plants for their small size, but they have some remarkable air-cleaning abilities, and thus are a very popular choice for homes as well as offices. The plants prefer low-light condition and has a high transpiration rate that adds humidity to the air. It removes formaldehyde, benzene and certain VOCs that are emitted by harsh cleaning products.
Plant Care: Keep soil slightly moist. Peace lilies grow in almost all lighting conditions, but too little light can prevent flowers from blooming. Toxic to cats and dogs. The leaves are poisonous if eaten, so it’s best to keep this as an ornamental plant as it can cause burning, swelling, and skin irritation in adults too.
Boston Fern is a plant that removes more formaldehyde than any other plant. It also removes other indoor air pollutants, like benzene and xylene, which are the components of gasoline exhaust. But taking care of these plants can be a little fussy too. Depending on the humidity and moisture levels in your home, you may need to water them or spray water on the leaves daily. These plants like a cool location with high humidity and indirect light.
Bamboo palm plant is known for its classiness and height that can bring color and warmth to any room of the house. Bamboo palms also release a healthy dose of moisture into the air, making it an addition in dry winter months. Repot the bamboo palm once it becomes too large for its present container as the mature height varies from 4 to 12 feet.
Plant care: Keep the soil moist. Place bamboo palms where air circulates freely, and spray occasionally to prevent spider mites. It likes bright, but not direct sunlight, and does have preferences about its care.
Who does not know about aloevera? It is sometimes called the wonder plant as it can be used in food as flavouring, in cosmetics, food supplements, herbal remedies and so on. In addition to being easy to care for, aloe makes some real health claims. The plant’s leaves contain a clear gel liquid full of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and other compounds that have wound-healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, the list is really long.
Plant Care: Aloe vera plants prefer 8–10 hours of sunlight a day. Aloe vera plants are adapted for survival in dry conditions. Water them 3-4 times a week. And if you see the leaves turning brown just decrease the heat.
Rubber plants are evergreen plants that have soft shiny leaves. When small it can be used as a beautifull centre piece on the table or on the shelf until it grows to 3 feet. These plants are at the top of the list for formaldehyde removers, that is particularly improtant in offices.
Plant care: Water moderately to keep the soil moist, especially in the winter. Prune the leaves and wipe them down to keep them looking pretty. Rubber plants are toxic to cats and dogs.
Having a plant or two at home makes the place look alive and gives you a pure and clean environment and its always good to have living plants than the artificial ones.