Best Indoor Plants For Home
Indoor plants are beneficial for your health – and not just for only ambience. Why? They particularly do the opposite of what we do: release oxygen and inhale carbon dioxide. This process not only purifies the air but also eradicates the harmful toxins. The research conducted by NASA has shown that indoor plants can eliminate up to 87% of toxins in the air in just 24 hours. Many studies have proven that indoor plants enhance the concentration and mood (by up to 15%), lower stress levels and promote positive vibes – which makes that excellent not just in your home but for your work too.
At work, place the plants on your desk, especially with broad leaves that assist you in regulating humidity and increase your moos levels. Looking at greenery and nature helps you feel more relaxed and at peace, which benefits you to concentrate more on your daily work. House plants provide a practical and aesthetic purpose and help in increasing the lifespan.
How to create your indoor garden?
Indoor garden can be a joyful activity for you, and many people. Whether you live in a small house or apartment, or a large house, placing indoor plants in the home can bring you a great change to your home environment and also enhance your health and overall happiness. As well as improving your mood and establishing a living space that is calming to be in, plants also contribute to help in loneliness and depression: caring for nature gives us a purpose and is rewarding.
Also, plants are an excellent and gorgeous way to enhance your interior ambience. You can enjoy potting the plants and exposing your plants to ceramic and copper containers.
Beginners guide to decorate with indoor plants:-
If you are new to gardening, here is the guide to choose the plants that will benefit you perfectly. The following indoor plants provide you with more greenery, easy to maintain and reasonably priced.
Fiddle – Leaf Fig care:-
Fiddle – Leaf Fig care, is a perfect indoor plant specimen. It features very large, and violin-shaped leaves that grow in a tall plant. These plants are related to the tropics, they prefer to grow in warm and humid conditions.
Ficus Lyrata is a fig that is commonly found in Africa. It belongs to the mulberry/fig family. The plant requires hot and humid climatic conditions with light rainfall. The sunny weather helps in the quick drying of moisture from the leaves. It is an indoor plant having large and heavily veined leaves. The plant grows upright featuring violin shape leaves.
The plant shows slow growth taking around 12-15 years to attain complete maturity. It looks attractive and hence people like to use it as an ornamental plant adorning their indoor premises. If given proper care, the plant can grow a few feet (up to 6 feet) every year.
Brassia Gold are orchids with spider-shaped large flowers. These have elongated, spiky, and narrow petals resembling a spider. Hence these are also called Spider Orchids. The flowers are known to attract wasps of a specific breed because the latter mistake it for an insect. The plant requires moisture every day for proper growth. It should be kept in a warm and shaded environment. The petals are green or yellow-spotted/striped in brown.
The watering frequency depends upon its growth. Inactive growth stage, during warm climate, once or twice a week watering will suffice. When it is not in the active growing stage, then the frequency to water the plant should reduce.
Homalomena belongs to the family of Araceae and is a flowering plant. These are commonly found in Southern Asia and Southwestern Pacific. A few species of the plant are spotted in Latin America as well. The leaves of the plant have the shape of a heart. It is an indoor plant and the care required for its growth is congenial temperature ranging between 16–32-degree Celsius. It is a tropical plant.
Overexposure to the sun can damage the leaves of the plant. Hence medium lighting conditions are good for its growth and bloom. It needs sufficient water just to keep the soil wet with ideal drainage.
Ornamental Pineapple belongs to the Bromeliad plant family. It is a tropical plant. Having leaves that resemble a sword, the plant is also an attractive adornment for indoors. The fruit is found in the centre of a sturdy and tall stalk.
However, the fruit grown in the plant is a mere adornment because it is not edible. It looks beautiful in peach and gold colour. Watering tips differ because sparse moisture is required on the soil and generous water in the rosette.
Pachira is also called Malabar Saba or Saba nut. It is an indoor plant and popularly called the money tree. It can grow well in artificial lighting and hence makes an attractive adornment for indoors. Slender trunks of the plant appear braid-like.
Interestingly, the plant has a story behind its popular “money tree” fame. It is believed that a poor man longed for money and found this odd plant. He took it home and grew more of it from the seeds of the plant. Later he sold the plant and made money. Hence it got its name.
The name of Heliconia comes from the Greek word, “heliconias”. It belongs to the flowering plant in the monotypic family. The plant mostly blooms in warm conditions. Mostly the plant does well in the sun, but a few types of the plant also grow well in shade. It is also called Red Christmas as it yields red flowers. The attractive plant is mostly adorned indoors.