Indoor houseplants are a great way to have clean air in low light settings around your house and are an easy home decor choice that naturally purify your indoor air, are beneficial to your health, accentuate your room design, and can be an instant pick-me-up in any room. How cool is that?
But, if you’re anything like me, and tend to kill anything with a green leaf on it, here is a list of easy to care for plants along with some helpful tips that might assist you in keeping them alive.
- Just like humans, indoor plants aren’t necessarily a ‘one size fits all’ situation – some might be able to take in more sun than others or need less water than others.
- With that being said, you have to spend some time getting to know your plant to see how it reacts to different settings and amounts of water and sunlight – which is the scary part.
- If you’re forgetful like me, another helpful tip is to keep a watering plant calendar. This will ensure that you are not overwatering or underwatering because there is such thing as killing a plant due to over watering, trust me.
10 BEST INDOOR PLANTS FOR YOU
- Golden Pothos – If you have a killer brown thumb and can’t seem to keep anything alive, the Golden Pothos is for you. These plants are seriously hard to kill and can last you years. This is a great beginner plant owner. The Pothos plants are the best indoor plants for low light settings without a doubt.
2. Succulents – Studies show that succulents can help improve your concentration and productivity and reduce stress and anxiety. That makes them the perfect desk plant or study companion.
3. English Ivy – This NASA endorsed plant can reduce mold by 94% in as little as 12 hours. It’s also great for those with pets as it can reduce the amount of airborne fecal matter from our furry friends.
4. Air Plant – As the name implies, this plant only needs nutrients from the air to grow. That’s right. No soil required – just the occasional mist in really hot weather. It also reduces carbon dioxide in the air.
5. Aloe Vera – Known as the “Empress of Healing Plants,” aloe is not only decorative but has been used as a healer for thousands of years. Studies have shown it can help treat sunburn and acne.
6. Orchids – If you are looking to add a pop of colour to your room or looking for a decor that feels elegant and exotic, look no further. This long-blooming plant will bring out the beauty of any place.
7. Peace Lily – This is a longtime favourite, as it’s easy to care for and rewards its owners with beautiful bright white blossoms. It’s also on NASA’s list of Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants for its ability to break down toxic gases like carbon monoxide. Best to keep out of direct sunlight in a well-lit room.
8. Lavender – Lavender is one of the best natural anxiety treatments – its scent has proven to lower heart rate, decrease stress levels, and lower blood pressure.
9. Ficus Bonsai – Bring some Japanese charm to your home with ficus bonsais, which is one of the lowest-maintenance types of bonsai. Bonsai plants are also known to be a great stress reliever.
10. Birds of Paradise – They are some of the most beautifully elegant indoor plants you’ll find that can instantly add personality to a room. The birds of paradise plant get its name from the gorgeous flower it eventually blooms if you’re patient enough to wait for it. The birds of paradise plant thrive on as much sun as possible, though its able to adapt and survive in lightly shaded areas. This plant is definitely great for indoor lounging areas with lots of windows and sunlight.