So now that you have put down roots, your green thumb yearns to work its magic but the lack of open space leaves you ruing and sulking for you think that you cannot give a free rein to your green thumb. You rue the fact that you do not have any fresh air and greenery around you to cheer you up. But wait, rue no more — for where there is a will there is a way. If you wish to have a garden but feel helpless that you can’t have one, indoor plants come to your rescue. Such plants are a great way to have greenery around you and caring them makes a great hobby especially during long and frosty winter months when we are forced to remain holed up in our rooms. These plants brighten up the home-space and create a healthy home environment. They purify and renew the indoor stale air by filtering out toxins, pollutants and the carbon dioxide we exhale and replace the air with life-sustaining oxygen. Home plants also filter pollutants generated by computer equipment, furniture, paint and air conditioners. So if you want to make your home environment livelier and healthier, you can try having some indoor plants. Confused about which indoor plants to buy? Go through the information below enlisting some of the popular indoor plants.
Best House Plants
A versatile indoor plant, English Ivy grows in bright and indirect light. It can be grown in hanging baskets and given any shape you desire owing to its vine-like nature.
Amaryllis ‘Yellow Goddess’
Amaryllis is also known as belladonna lily or naked lady. You can enjoy a taste of spring indoors with this ‘yellow Goddess’ variation. It bears soft yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers that have a greenish tinge at the throat.
Dracaena can grow very tall and can even touch the ceiling. They prefer bright filtered light. They do not like to be overwatered as their leaves turn brown with over-hydration. Keep the soil slightly dried out while misting them once a week.
This is an excellent choice if your green thumbs have just started out. Chinese evergreen does not need too much light and maintenance. Did you know that it is also rated highly as an indoor air purifier? A must to go for!
Philodendrons are known for being among the most durable of houseplants. They are native to Central and South American jungles and can make do with low light. You must allow the soil to dry out between watering as too much of watering results in yellowing of leaves.
Mouth or butterfly orchids prefer indirect light and being away from gas heat. Do not overwater the orchid. If it is planted in moss, water once every three weeks. If it is planted in bark, water it every other week. Do not allow the pots to stand in water, otherwise the roots can rot.
Palms have been the most popular choice for indoor gardeners. As they can grow very big, they need considerable space as well as indirect sunlight, good air circulation and a regular watering schedule. Palms prefer distilled or filtered water because salts can build up very fast in the soil.
African violets, obviously native to Africa, were introduced to Europe in the late nineteenth century. These fuzzy favorites come in hundreds of varieties and grow well in bathrooms and kitchens as they love humidity.
This can grow in very low light and remains a popular plant in homes and offices. It is adorned with white blossoms and produces dark green foliage.
Bromeliads thrive on neglect as they can endure a wide range of indoor conditions with minimal care. They bloom only once in their lifetime and the flower lasts for about three months. Once it flowers, the plant stops producing leaves and grows other baby plants that grow and flower in two to three years.
Ficus tree is an indoor pollution fighter. It does not take much space as it is small in height and prefers medium to bright sunlight. However, it is sensitive to cold drafts and changes in light.
You can try having some of the indoor plants mentioned above. They not only work as indoor decors, but they also help in bringing a breath of fresh and wholesome air within the confines of your homes and offices.