Not all plants survive and grow well in all spaces. Some are specific to interiors, and others need the best and rigors of the outdoors to display their beauty. They are, in general, more resistant and adapt better to any context. We have put together a list of ideal indoor plants species to help you find your way around if you feel like adding nature to your home.
Aloe vera: It is a plant that grows very well indoors but needs enough light and a warm environment. The good thing is that it is enough to water them once a week. It is very beautiful and has many medicinal properties.
Succulents: The variety of succulents is very large. The ideal is to create combinations of shapes and colors to make a powerful and luminous whole. They are only watered once a week and grow in full sun.
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Cactus: They have characteristics very similar to the succulents and there are many varieties. As they store a lot of water, they need little watering. They only need some light coming through the window.
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Sansevieria: Known as mother-in-law’s tongue, it is one of the most resistant. It can go through the whole winter without watering. It is very beautiful and has two colors: the leaf is green with a yellowish outline.
Aspidistra: This plant only accepts indoor environments. It has evergreen leaves, is very resistant, and does not grow too much. It grows very well in a medium-size pot that can be placed on a table or a piece of furniture.
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Indoor Plants Species with Flowers
There are some house plants that have flowers and are ideal for adding joy and warmth to the environment. If you want to use them to decorate, the most recommended are:
Clivia: It works very well both indoors and outdoors. From one plant you can make many others because of the number of roots and leaves. One variety of clivia has very beautiful orange and bell-shaped flowers.
Red Anthurium: This plant is small and grows very well in pots. It has very showy red flowers that grow all year round. It needs indirect light and the soil should be moist but not muddy. The leaves need to be sprayed with water very often.
African Violet: It is a plant with beautiful violet flowers and chamois leaves. It needs very little watering. The ideal is to put water in the dish under the pot and let the plant absorb it.
Indoor Hanging Plants
Hanging plants are an excellent option for interior decoration, especially if you have small spaces. They look great in clay pots. They are indicated for kitchens and bathrooms. There are two very popular species:
Pothos: They are a classic of houses, offices, and businesses. They grow perfectly in pots with soil or in containers with water. They need almost no care and maintenance. It is enough to give them a little light, but without direct sun, and space to hang their branches.
Fern: It is a plant with many varieties. The most common is the saw-like type that usually hangs in bunches. They are perfect in hanging pots because they are very dense and showy.
Ribbon plant: These are green ribbons with white stripes and are a very easy plant to maintain. It looks great in hanging pots. It needs light and shade and plenty of watering.
Ideas to Decorate Living Room
In the most spacious places in your house, such as the living room or dining room, you can use large houseplants. There are many that look imposing and grow very well near windows or places where they can get natural light during the day. They look beautiful in smooth or decorated clay or ceramic pots and it is remarkable how they totally renew an environment. Some examples:
Adam’s Rib: If you have a wide space, this plant is ideal because it is one of the most resistant, and its leaves are very big. It does not require much maintenance. It needs little watering and little light. Every now and then it is good for them to spray the leaves with water.
Ficus Benjamina: It is perfect to decorate a corner since it becomes a small tree. It just needs a lot of light and to be watered once a week. If you spray the leaves with water every now and then, they will look super bright.
Parlor Palm: It is a small palm tree that grows little in height but quite sideways. It needs some corners with partial light. If you expose it to the sun’s rays it will turn yellow.
Areca Palm: Also known as yellow palm, for its yellow and green tones. It requires light so as not to weaken but does not need direct sun. It needs frequent watering. If you notice that the tips of the leaves turn brown, it is a sign of lack of environmental humidity. In this case, you should spray the leaves regularly.
Kentia: It is very similar to the previous one, but it grows more upwards than sideways. It requires similar care as the Parlor Palm.
Bamboo: There are many varieties of this plant. They all grow very fast and need sun and a lot of water.
Indoor Plants Species with Low Light
Having plants inside your house is energizing, but if you have not enough light, you have to select well which species to add so that they survive and fulfill your objectives. In these cases, it is convenient to choose:
Dracaena fragans and Dracaena marginata.