Asides the aesthetics that indoor plants add to your home, there are several other benefits that greenery offers.
In one of our previous posts, we discussed the health benefits of living in a green environment.
In today’s post, we will be sharing some indoor plants that you should consider for your home, whether you’ve got green fingers or not.
Although taking the time to care for a plant can be very rewarding, we also understand that it is possible to get so busy and forget to give your plant the tender love and care it requires.
So we will be sharing indoor plants that require little to no attention.
1. Rubber Fig
The rubber fig (Ficus elastica), also referred to as rubber tree or India rubber bush, is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to eastern parts of South Asia and southeast Asia.
A rubber tree houseplant needs bright light but prefers indirect light that isn’t too hot.
If you are new to “plant parenting” or have a likelihood to forget about your plant, then the rubber plant is perfect for you.
2. Snake Plant
The Snake plant (Dracaena Trifasciata) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo.
It is most commonly known as the snake plant, Saint George’s sword, mother-in-law’s tongue, and viper’s bowstring hemp, among other names.
The snake plant is specifically known for its ability to survive droughts. This makes it perfect for your home, irrespective of the environment or living conditions of your home.
Although the snake plant prefers bright light, it can survive lower light levels.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. Asides the fact that this plant could help to beautify your home, it is also known for medicinal purposes.
The Aloe Vera plant contains certain anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that could be used to heal wounds and varying kinds of skin conditions.
It could also be used as an air purifier because it is known to remove formaldehyde from the atmosphere.
Aloe Vera is quite easy to cater for. Simply put the plant in a spot where it is guaranteed to get enough sunlight. Interestingly, it can survive high droughts also.
4. Dracaena Goldstar
Dracaena is a genus of about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs. It is highly recommended for people who are new to plant parenting and have quite a very busy schedule.
First, the Dracaena is very adaptive and can adapt to different lighting conditions, although it is better to always keep away from direct sunlight.
The Dracaena can also help to purify the atmosphere by removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
5. Monstera DeliciosaMonstera deliciosa, the Swiss cheese plant, is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama from the Araceae family.
It is nicknamed the Swiss cheese plant because of the holes in its leaves.
The Monstera deliciosa is a perfect indoor plant for both first time plant parents and green thumbs for several reasons.
To begin with, the Monstera plant can survive for up to two weeks without water. Even during warmer seasons, you can expect to see new leaves booming on the home tree.
Amazing plant, isn’t it?
What other plants would you like to have in your home?
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