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10 Best Indoor Plants For Your Home

There are several advantages to having indoor plants around your home, from cleaner air to innovative décor to beautiful vibes. It can be difficult to know, though, which types of plants are ideal for indoor environments, plus how to tend to them adequately. We have gathered the top ten houseplants that will grow within four walls and enable you to get health benefits as swiftly as possible. Not only will they look beautiful in your home sweet home, but they are all low maintenance and come in varying large and small sizes, to cater to your liking.

10 Best Indoor Plants For Your Home

1. Monstera deliciosa or Swiss cheese plant

Monstera deliciosa or Swiss cheese plant

You have definitely already seen “swiss cheese plant” all across Pinterest, as it is among the most common indoor plants right now. Their beautiful green leaves with characteristic holes in any room make a stunning statement and can flourish to match any room. Monstera plants prefer a warm environment away from direct sunlight and use a soft, damp towel to thrive from daily washing. According to a NASA study, this is the most effective at reducing pollutants from the air. 

2. Epipremnum aureum or Devil’s Ivy 

Epipremnum aureum or Devil's Ivy 

A swiftly growing and friendly vine, Devil’s ivy, also known as golden pothos or pothos, is suitable for any place in the building. These plants are amazingly low maintenance and completely beautiful, whether they have been potted in hanging baskets or cuttings set in glass vases. Its heart-shaped locks can hang beautifully off a bookshelf, or act as a privacy screen on a window. They are highly tolerant of drought and do not need periodic fertilization. The ideal time to prune and propagate the plant is in spring and summer, putting the cuttings in glass jars of water to facilitate rooting.

3. Spathiphyllum or Peace lily

Spathiphyllum or Peace lily

Peace Lily has remained a particularly famous household plant, notably since it was featured by NASA in its list of best air purification solutions. It has shiny, deep green leaves and lovely white flowers, usually 45 to 65 centimeters long. In bright, indirect light, these tropical plants excel, it can tolerate dim light but that can lead it to bloom adversely. We recommend putting a peace lily in your bedroom since it produces oxygen at night, while most other plants do that during the day.

4. Ficus Elastica or Rubber Plant

Ficus Elastica or Rubber Plant

With vibrant foliage in blends of deep green and burgundy, when it comes to indoor plants, the Rubber Plant or Rubber Fig is very chic. In a little pot, it can either remain small or be encouraged to grow into a big indoor tree. It is a hardy, temperature-resilient alternative that likes clear, indirect light in warmer months with weekly watering and can live on monthly watering in cooler months. 

5. Sansevieria or Snake Plant

Sansevieria or Snake Plant

Don’t let its name scare you off. Another low-maintenance houseplant, sourced from Southern Africa and Asia is the Snake Plant, sometimes regarded as the tongue of the Mother-in-law. The title refers to the pointed tips of the plant leaves, which symbolise the Mother-in-sharp law’s tongue. This erect, succulent plant is highly rugged and can mature up to 2 meters. It requires a lot to suppress it, so those who tend to forget about their plants, this is yet another great choice.

6. Chlorophytum comosum or Spider Plant 

Chlorophytum comosum or Spider Plant

This plant gives off the whole “instant jungle” vibes. Spider plants are easy to take care of. It needs bright, indirect light, but not direct sunlight as it has the potential to scorch the leaves. If you’re new to the whole plant parent shenanigans, spider plant is a fun one to keep around as it grows “baby spiders” or spiderettes, which can be conveniently propagated.

7. Anthurium Andraeanum or Painter’s Palette

Anthurium Andraeanum or Painter’s Palette

Actually originated from Columbia, these common houseplants feature long, dark-green velvety leaflets and generate stunning, red, pink and white heart-shaped ‘flowers’ which can last for weeks. Actually, the ‘flowers’ are spathes, that are just a leaf-like bract surrounding a cylindrical spike. It needs bright light in order for the plant to flower, but direct sunlight might harm it. These can grow up to 45 cm in height, and from spring to autumn, the soil needs to stay consistently damp and marginally drier in winter. Anthurium profits from it being fertilized with a high-phosphorus liquid fertiliser per two weeks in spring and early summer.

8. Zamioculcas or Zanzibar Gem

Zamioculcas or Zanzibar Gem

Not only does this beautiful plant look amazing, it has been proclaimed as ‘nigh indestructible’ and is suitable for all those who prefer to forget their plants, as it is resistant to drought. Originated from Africa, it has deep, green shiny leaves and can live without water for a long time. Its capacity to retain water in its potato-like tuber is the secret why the Zanzibar Gem is so resilient. As the plant will burn, keep this out of direct sunlight. If you find the root is beginning to bulge, you can apply a slow-release fertiliser in spring and re-pot. 

9. Dracaena Massangeana or Mass Cane

Dracaena Massangeana or Mass Cane

This plant is trendy with green thumbs for beginners and, owing to its hardy nature, it is also a workplace staple. Mass Cane mostly grows from 1.2 and 1.8 meters high with stalky stems and long, green leaves bearing light yellow and green streaks running throughout them. If you are looking for a big plant, it is a great choice.The plant would do well in bright indirect light. Just once a week would you need to water it. It is important to keep in mind, though, that Dracaena Massangeana is poisonous to cats and dogs, so if you have fur babies in the place, it’s really not the best choice.

10. Opuntia microdasys or Angel Wings Cactus

Opuntia microdasys or Angel Wings Cactus

Angel Wings Cactus is a part of the tribe of prickly pears that produces hair clusters that are uniformly scattered rather than sharp spines. The Mexican native produces pad masses that are no greater than two feet tall but can grow up to five feet over a period. On plants that receive a full day of light, pale yellow blooms are followed by red, edible fruit.

Conclusion

It’s true, most people are not planting experts. But we can all start somewhere I should hope. You must, firstly though, evaluate your space, and find out spots that could do with a little greenery. Then identify your climatic conditions, so it suits whatever plant you choose to bring home. Although, it’s all a big hit and trial show, choosing to bring home a plant will have more than just one positive effect on you. Guaranteed. Tell us what all houseplants have you got at your home, in the comments section below. 

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Anamika Kalwan
Anamika Kalwan
I am a logophile who loves to write. With an experience of 3+ years, I have passionately contributed my expertise and knowledge to create content in the field of Technical and E-learning based Content Writing.I am a logophile who loves to write. With an experience of 3+ years, I have passionately contributed my expertise and knowledge to create content in the field of Technical and E-learning based Content Writing.

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