It’s easy to get jealous of those who have a home full of beautiful green plants placed carefully in each room. Incorporating greenery into your home decor can do more than brighten up and bring a room to life. Plants help purify the air in the room. However, there is the challenge of keeping said plants alive and thriving. That’s a whole challenge in itself. All the same, there are certain plants you can get that are practically incapable of dying and do best inside. Let’s discuss some of the best options for indoor plants and other plants to grow at home.
We’re sure you’ve seen the “Swiss cheese plant” online at one point or another and there’s a good reason it’s so popular. The lush green leaves have distinctive holes that make a stunning statement in any room you put it in. Not to mention, they can grow to fit just about any space. These plants prefer a warm climate away from direct sunlight and benefit from regular cleaning with a soft and damp cloth.
Also known as golden pothos, is a fast-growing and forgiving vine. It’s suited to any position inside the house. Whether you plant it in a hanging basket or a glass vase, this plant is very low-maintenance and stunning. The leaves are waxy and heart-shaped. Additionally, they’re very tolerant of drought and don’t need to be fertilized regularly. You just have to water it once a week.
Otherwise known as Mass Cane, Dracaena Massangeana is rather popular amongst beginner plant owners. It’s often an office staple thanks to its nature. If you’re looking for a large plant, this one is a great option. The Dracaena Massangeana should be placed in indirect bright light, but it can also tolerate low light. Again, this plant only needs watering once a week. However, it is important to note that this plant is toxic to dogs and cats, so if you have pets, you might want to avoid this one.
Also known as Spathiphyllum, the Peace Lily has been a popular house plant for a long time. With glossy, dark green foliage and stunning white flowers, it’s featured in NASA’s list of best air-purifying plants. The tropical plant thrives in bright, indirect light but it can also handle low light. In warmer months, the Peace Lily will only have to be watered and misted once a week. In the winter it’s required to water even less often. It’s important to note that this plant is poisonous, so keep children and pets away from it.
You shouldn’t be intimidated by the Bromeliad. While it was once thought of as a plant suited for expert gardeners, the beautifully-colored plant is actually a good choice for beginners. The low-maintenance plant only needs medium to bright light when indoors – not direct sunlight. It does well in shallow pots with fast drainage. Just make sure you flush it on a regular basis to prevent water stagnation.
You’ve probably heard of this one. Sansevieria is otherwise known as the Snake Plant and is highly popular among house plant owners. It’s another low-maintenance succulent that will look great in any room in the house. The plant can grow up to two meters and is very easy to maintain. It should be placed in bright light with some direct sun for a few hours a day. While it can tolerate shade, it will take longer to grow that way. All you have to worry about with this plant is overwatering it – it prefers to be too dry than too damp, especially in the winter months.