Gardening enthusiasts always go green with exclusive ideas. Small homes have a dry, dark, or damp environment that is not ideal for a healthy lifestyle. Planting an array of floras suitable for healthy environment growth is the only solution. We spent a lot on designing our homes’ interiors with decorative material, but there is nothing more valuable than growing indoor plants. They address the air quality concern most naturally. They can add health benefits and aesthetic changes to our lifestyle.
The question is “which plant has a long life and greater impact on the indoor environment?” So, there are thousands of indoor plants having natural life hacks and impeccable approaches. According to Plants’ Insider suggestion; creepers and non-flowering plants are best to keep inside instead of flowering plants. Flowers need direct light and sunlight for featured growth, whereas lush green foliage can flourish under low light conditions. Care of plant is foremost need, includes routine watering and annual pruning. But, recommended is to choose indoor plants that need minimal care for optimal growth. Some plants can survive in low light; you just have to put them in the right place. We are listing five easy-to-care, easy-to-search indoor plants that will enhance the natural beauty in our homes.
1. Snake Plant
The best indoor plant is the snake plant. In scientific terms, it is named Sansevieria trifasciata. It is a most resistant succulent plant which needs minimal water and care. Its hardy, tough and long leaves look likes snakes. These indoor plants can survive in dark areas and bright light.
How to Grow Indoor Snake:
You can easily grow this plant indoors. The care you should need to do for its optimal growth is to put the plant in direct sunlight. The growth of plants is slow in indoor light whereas the direct sunlight in the morning helps leaves to grow faster, especially in the spring season.
How to Care Indoor Snake Plant:
It is ideal to display on an indoor tabletop or floor. It is drought-resistant so requires less water. Don’t overwater the plant, it may rot. Just water snake plant after three weeks in the summer season. But in winters, you can go for watering even after two months. Choose a well-drained, loose potting blend. Let the soil dry before watering.
Toxicity Level of Snake Plant is concerning:
Oh, Yes: snake plant is toxic. Keep your children, animals away from swallowing it. It may cause nausea, mouth pain, or salivation instantly. It may cause vomiting, diarrhea, and saliva in excess, if left untreated. However, direct dermatological reactions are very rare.
Snake plant is commonly called Mother-In-Law’s tongue, St. George sword, and Viper’s bowstring hemp. It is an evergreen perennial plant that is 6 to 12 feet tall. Its blooms are very rare; however, it blooms in the spring season.
2. Money Plant
Money Plant is a perfect foliage plant that can provide a tropical look to indoor areas. It tends to grow indoor and outdoor both. Some species of money plant can cultivate in pre-water, without adding any fertilizers. It is an air purifier and pet-friendly.
How to Grow Indoor Money Plant:
Plantation of this indoor plant is very easy. A nodded stem from an existing plant is enough to grow as another plant. Cut the stem from the node and put it into a jar filled with water. Filtered water is best for optimal growth. Indirect light is required for plant growth so put the jar near windows and doors.
How to Care Indoor Money Plant:
Money tree needs a mixture of direct and indirect light for its optimal growth that’s why it is recommended to put it at bright places. Avoid direct sunlight as it may cause leaf scorching. Also avoid dry, hot places, keep them moderate or high humidity places.
Is Money Plant Toxic?
Money plant is slightly toxic if ingested in a small amount. It can cause swelling and burning of lips and throat. But can cause breathing difficulties and even death if ingested in very large quantities.
Some common names of money plants are Devil’s Ivy, Devil’s vine, Golden Pothos, and Feng Shui. A common belief is (so named feng shui), planting a money tree in houses may bring prosperity, wealth, and good luck. It may also relieve sleeping disorders.
3. Spider Plant
One of the most compliant and easy-to-grow house plants is spider plants. It is named because of its spider-like shape. It has white flora (very often in summer); leaves are like ribbons (long, silky, and slim). Baby spiders grow on their stem usually in summer, called Pups. These are strong air purifiers. Keep them in your bedroom and see the magic.
How to Grow Indoor Spider Plant:
Spider plants can flourish in indirect sunlight/bright light and low light. Direct sunlight can damage plant growth. Water your plant before the soil dries completely. Existing spider plants have Pups (small spider offshoots). If you want to cultivate spider plat, trim that offshoot from the mother plant and keep it in the water jar. When proper roots develop, place the plant into the soil.
How to Care Indoor Spider Plant:
Use filtered water instead of regular water. If the water contains any chemical or chlorine, plant leaves turn brown. The low humidity level is good instead of a completely dry environment. Dryness may cause brown tips of leaves.
Is Spider Plant Toxic?
No. the Spider plant is not toxic to humans and animals.
Spider plant is commonly called ribbon plant or airplane. The plant has babies known as “Spiderettes”.
Philodendron is an adorable foliage indoor plant that is used as a backbone in interior horticulture. They give an artistic look and act as an air purifier. The plants have glossy green leaves and add a tropical jungle look. Philodendron has two types: Climbing/vining and non-climbing plants. The growth rate of both types of philodendron is fast.
How to Grow Indoor Philodendron:
Philodendron is very easy to grow and needs minimal care. You can grow it in a container by using the stem cutting technique. Use water-soluble fertilizers for this plant occasionally as it may get disease sometimes.
How to Care Indoor Philodendron Plant:
The foremost requirement of philodendron is to provide a natural tropical atmosphere to the plant. Sufficient moisture and warm temperature can optimize its growth. Put the plant near a bright, sunny window as natural light plays a vital role in this plant’s efficient functioning. However, avoid direct sunlight. Water your plant carefully, under-watering and overwatering both can harm the plant.
Is Philodendron Toxic?
Yes! It is toxic if ingested. Plant leave and stems have calcium oxalate in high amounts. Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and drooling are common symptoms.
Plants have various foliage colors like burgundy/purple, silver/grey, and blue/green, gold/chartreuse. It is symbolized for abundance and health.
5. Peace Lily
A beloved, beautiful, and most demanding indoor house plant is the peace lily. The peace lily is not from the family of Liliaceae (true lily) but called lily because of its similar shape. It is very easy to keep this plant alive and environment friendly so used as a perfect gift plant.
How to Grow Indoor Peace Lily:
The peace lily is an indoor plant however, some species can survive. This plant is also an air purifier plant as breakdown and neutralizes toxic gases. The plant can thrive only under partial or full shade. Fluorescent light tolerance of the lily plants makes it easy to keep it in offices and tabletops.
How to Care Indoor Peace Lily Plant:
Peace lily needs plenty of water at first then let it dry before the next watering. The beauty of this plant is, it tells you when it needs water. Keep the plant container in warn places having high humidity and avoid low-temperature area placement. In summer, nourish your plant with organic fertilizers (avoid chemicals fertilizers) which help them bloom.
Is Toxicity Level of Peace Lily Concerning?
Peace Lily is slightly toxic to humans, however; its toxicity level is not concerning. It may cause slight burning and swelling of lips. It is toxic to animals.
The peace lily is called so because of its peaceful eye-catching and calm look. It is symbolized for peace. There are 47 species with various flora colors. Its white color flowers are known as the ceasefire symbol. The best place to keep peace lily is bathrooms.