Spruce up your home décor and purify the air in your home with these 5 low-maintenance indoor house plants.
While shopping around for new furniture or a brand-new rug can upgrade your décor vibes, adding a little bit of greenery through indoor house plants can really take your home décor to the next level.
You might be surprised to know that you do not need to be a plant expert to be able to add some gorgeous greenery to your home space.
With hundreds of plant options that you can research and shop for online, you can find the perfect house plant that best fits your current lifestyle and living space.
Here are our 5 favourite indoor house plants that are both beautiful for decorating your home and purifying the air in your space, while also being low-maintenance so you don’t have to be a plant expert and full-time plant parent.
Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)
In addition to being both a tasty treat in beverages and being well known for its healing properties for the days you forget to re-apply your sunscreen, Aloe Vera is easy to grow succulents that also clean the air in your home.
Not only will it brighten up your home, taking care of the plants is quite easy as well! The plants need a sunny spot in your home and watered when the soil becomes moderately dry. One thing to watch out for is that Aloe Vera can be toxic to pets if ingested.
Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum)
Peace Lilies are well-known to be part of the best beginner-friendly plants to bring home as they are easy to care for and provide plenty of visual clues about their needs.
Fun fact: Peace Lilies were discovered to be one of the top three plants for removing common household toxins such as ammonia by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America in the 1980s.
To take care of the plant, you can water the plant once a week, or when you noticed that the plant wilted as it is letting you know that it is thirsty. It can tolerate a low-light environment but you are more likely to get a beautiful white bloom when placed in medium to bright indirect light areas.
Rubber Tree/Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)
While rubber plants or trees are evergreen plants in India, these plants have been shown to absorb and break down harmful chemicals in the air. With their large, glossy leaves, rubber plants take in the carbon dioxide we exhale and convert it to oxygen.
To take care of them, water the plant moderately to keep the soil moist and prune the leaves and wipe them down to keep them looking pretty. They grow well in the sun or the shade and are tolerant to drought, in case you forget to water them. Another thing to be careful about is that these plants are toxic to pets if ingested.
Spider Plants (Chrolophytum Comosum)
Despite sharing names with the eight-legged insect that may send shivers down the spine of some people, Spider plants are perennial plants that grow quickly and look great as a home décor piece around the house or in hanging baskets.
Spider plants are powerful air purifiers that are very easy to grow and maintain. To take care of them, water them two to three times a week but don’t worry if you forget! Spider plants are tough plants that can survive a little forgetfulness from us, and as a bonus, are non-toxic to both humans and pets.
Bamboo Palms (Chamaedorea Seifrizii)
With no relation to actual bamboo, the bamboo palm makes for an excellent floor piece in any h1-avome. The eye-catching fronds create an interesting and natural centrepiece, in addition to its air-purifying properties in removing harmful elements such as benzene and formaldehyde.
To take care of these beautiful plants, place them in bright areas that do not have to be direct sunlight and water them when the surface of the soil is dry. You can also occasionally mist the palm leaves to prevent spider mites. Bamboo palms are also nontoxic plants that are great to have around pets and younger children.
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