Having plant indoors is a good way, not only to keep your home looking good, it also helps cleanse and purify that air that circulates inside. In fact, indoor plants are highly recommended for poorly ventilated or closed areas to improve the quality and Oxygen level of the air. Here are the ten of the best indoor plants that can do the job:
One: Angel Ivy Ring Topiary. This beautiful plant is also known as wire vine and grows up to 12 inches high and 8 inches in diameter. You can wind up new growth around the topiary to keep it looking good. You can even use this as a living frame and grow flowering plants at its base. It’s suitable indoors as it thrives in indirect sunlight. Care must be taken not to overwater this plant or let its soil dry out either. Keep it healthy by trimming away dry leaves and protecting it from insect pests.
Two: Cactus Combo Bonsai lives up to its name by behaving like a dessert plant. It’s a very low maintenance plant that requires minimal water but lots of light. You don’t even have to water it during winter as it goes dormant. And being a bonsai, it only grows up to 8 inches high. It’s perfect for those who don’t have time to tend their plants or those who’s always away from their homes.
Three: Palm plant varieties are very good indoor plants because they are known to be excellent air purifying plants. Apart from that, they are also very adaptable to indoor growing conditions and don’t need to be watered frequently. Some of the palm plant varieties are bamboo palm, ponytail palm, areca palm and lady palm. However, these plants are not small and some can grow up to six feet tall.
Four: Chinese Evergreen is another indoor air purifier that’s relatively easy to take care of. It grows well under low light conditions and must be kept in warm temperatures. Make sure that the soil is dry between watering, otherwise it may kill the plant. It can grow up to three feet in height.
Five: Moth Orchid is for those who love to grow flowering plant indoors. Moth Orchid has white blooms with small striped of fuchsia and can last up to three months. It likes indirect sunlight and can be placed in any area of your house. It’s a good air purifier, too.
Six: Peace Lily is an elegant-looking plant that has bold and shiny leaves that are sometimes decorated with white flower stalks. It takes away some harmful toxins from the air. This plant likes to be kept away from direct light and must be dried out between watering. But be careful, especially with pets and little children, as it can be mildly toxic when ingested.
Seven: Spider plant is a recommended house plant for beginners because it lives well in almost any conditions and can be placed in any areas of the house. But it grows best with indirect sunlight and little water. With its long narrow leaves, this plant reduces pollutants from the air and purifies it.
Eight: Pothos is a cascading vine plant with beautiful leaves which makes it an excellent hanging plant. It is very tolerant of any conditions including low light and irregular watering. It can be potted in any container, can even grow roots in a glass of water and grows abundantly in warm area.
Nine: Snake plant is a bug repellant plant and is an awesome indoor plant for bedroom because it releases Oxygen during the night. It is a tough plant that can handle indoor environment, but grow best under low light and warm conditions. Just take care that it is not overwatered. Otherwise, it will rot.
Ten: African Violet is one of the most popular indoor plants because of its flowers. It is an awesome looking flowering plant with many color variations such purple, pink, white, etc. It doesn’t grow tall which makes it a great indoor decoration. It requires little exposure to sun but soil must be kept moist (not soggy) at all times.