An Indoor Plant, as it implies, is a plant grown indoors, in places such as living rooms and offices, majorly for decorative purposes. Also referred to as ‘houseplants’, most indoor plants indoor plants thrive best in rooms, and might do not so well when placed outdoors.
Apart from being useful as decorations to beautiful rooms, houseplants render many more benefits such as purifying the air, reducing stress, anxiety, and fatigue. In all, houseplants can effectively improve our health.
Most Popular Indoor Plants
Here’s a list of indoor plants commonly grown in homes and offices:
- Lemon Lime Dracaena
- Moth Orchid
- Golden Pothos
- Lucky Bamboo
- Dracaena Marginata
- Snake Plant
- Peace Lily
- Ponytail Plam
- Majesty Palm
Indoor Plants Care Guide
Too much of exposure to sunlight might not be good for indoor plants. Mostly, they only require indirect light to survive – let’s say, 8 hours of light per day is okay.
So, while choosing a spot to grow your houseplant, remember that the window side is usually a good place. There, it can receive a moderate amount of indirect light daily.
However, some indoor plants like Peace Lily and Dracaena still do well where the light is only little.
Always keep the potting soil of your houseplants moist, but not wet. If your soil is either under- or over- watered, it can be unfavourable to the roots and hinder the plant from growing healthily.
To determine how wet the soil is, stick your finger below its surface. If feels damp, then you shouldn’t water it anymore. If it feels too dry, you need to water it – keep it hydrated always.
As plants grow, especially at their younger ages, they get bigger and their roots occupy bigger areas.
When you notice that your plant’s pot is getting tighter for its roots to grow freely, you need to replant it into a larger pot. That will ensure that it gets enough space and its growth is not hindered.
- Fertilizer application
As every plant uses grow, it uses up the nutrients in a soil, thus, reducing its fertility. And when the soil’s fertility goes down, you need to replenish its nutrients for the plants to keep growing.
When selecting a fertilizer, remember that natural and organic fertilizers are generally good choices for indoor plants.
Top Recommended Indoor Plants to Grow in Your Home/Office
The following are top 3 Indoor Plants you can easily grow in your room:
If you’d love a sight of bold green in your home or office, this unique Alocasia Polly is our pick for you.
This plant is a great pick to give your home/office a welcoming atmosphere.
This indoor plant is commonly used as an interior specimen or desktop plant. It has a broad foliage, thus it does well in indirect to low light.
Also, it doesn’t require much watering, making it easy to grow. However, remember to not dehydrate it but keep its soil moderately moisty.
This baby rubber plant will undoubtfully draw attractions with its fresh glossy leaves.