House plants are beauties that can endure a little bit of neglect by their owners. One has to tend to their low-maintenance needs, and they can withstand almost anything. Houseplants are efficient in cleaning and the air we breathe because they filter out pollutants. Apart from health benefits, they also have therapeutic properties, and their ability to reduce stress makes them highly desirable.
Some plants need proper care and maintenance, but some plants can survive without much attention. Indoor plants are such plants that are best suited for people who cannot devote much time to gardening. In this article, we cover various indoor plants such as climbers/creepers, drought-tolerant, flowering plants, etc. that add greenery to your house.
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The plant gets its name from the erect, long, and pointed leaves with dark green and light green striped patterns that resemble the snakeskin. This stemless evergreen plant thrives in spaces that receive indirect natural light and requires watering when the soil is dry. It is an ideal house plant, not requiring much effort and yet proliferating quickly. It soothes your mind.
Peace Lily Plant
The white flowers surrounded by dark green leaves add beauty to your living space with minimal investment. The flowers bloom throughout the year when kept in a place with adequate light, whether natural or artificial. Water these plants when the soil gets dry. Peace lilies are known to improve room humidity. This plant symbolizes peace and hope.
Elephant Ear Plant
It is an ornamental house plant that looks like the green version of Elephant ears. This plant grows from non-woody stems and is known to rebloom every year. When this plant is kept under sunlight, it is an attractive sight to behold as the leaves appear colorful with different shades of green and yellow. It should be watered regularly during summers, but it does not need much water to grow during winters.
Chinese Evergreen Plant
Treasured for its beautiful decorative leaves, this plant is one of the most popular house plants. It is effortlessly maintained as it can grow in low light conditions, and it does not need to be watered timely. It is a drought-tolerant plant, so there is no need to worry if you forget to water it sometimes. Remove dead/damaged plant parts as they can affect healthy growth. It is also considered a good-luck charm.
Aloe Vera Plant
Aloe vera grows wild in tropical climates. It is usually cultivated for agricultural purposes and medicinal uses. Aloe vera extracts are used in cosmetics and herbal medicine products as they have healing, soothing and rejuvenating properties. It can grow successfully indoors as it does not like direct sunlight. However, it would be best to keep in mind that this plant should not be regularly watered as it is a succulent. Succulents are best when grown in dry conditions. One should remember not to cut the leaves from where it is attached to the stem as it can hinder the natural growth.
What’s better than one spider plant? A bunch of spider plants. The elegant looking dark green leaves with light green edges grow gracefully is a fountain-like pattern that looks like spider legs. This plant gives off jungle vibes. For a better visual impact, grow this plant in hanging pots as they can add a beautiful contrast to your planting space and because your pets would not be able to reach them. Its ability to propagate itself makes it best for newbies. The young plants can be rooted and replanted. Plant this in indirect natural light and keep the soil moist for better growth
It is an evergreen, vigorous, fast-growing climbing plant. The lush trailing vines of this plant with lobed leaves make your space look decorative and appealing. It should be protected from harsh sunlight and watered when the soil becomes dry. It can thrive in cold places with low light conditions.
Its natural habitat is the rain forests, but it can be grown indoors in the form of a bonsai plant. This plant should be planted in a place where you don’t have to move them because moving gives them a shock (they think it is the time to shed leaves and produce new ones which can leave the plant looking bare). Find a spot with enough space for growth and adequate sunlight as it keeps this plant happy. Be careful about watering as it likes neither overwatering or underwatering.
Keep these cost-effective yet beautiful and soothing plants in your home for decorative purposes and also for your well-being.