New Delhi: Some preferred home decorations include books, paintings, portraits, and plants. Indoor plants are a good and interesting home decor idea with added benefits like removing toxic ailments from the air and making the
surroundings more fresh and natural.
You can place one plant per 100 sq feet in your home or you can also
have your own indoor garden. If you’re confused about what plants you
should keep in your home, don’t worry, we have got you covered.
Here is a list of plants you can keep in your homes:
1. Snake plant
In today's busy lifestyle, this is one of the best plants to keep inside your homes as they do not demand high maintenance and can survive in low light with less water. The fun fact is that it is also referred to as 'mother-in-law' tongue.
This plant received its name from its appearance and provides so many benefits like converting carbon dioxide into oxygen even at night to maintain a healthy air flow, working effectively against air-borne allergies and cancer-causing pollutants. These plants have cylindrical green leaves with silver and gold stripes on them.
There are different types of snake plants like:
Bird's nest snake plant which looks like a cup or bird's nest
Cylinder leaves plants which have crown-like appearance
Laurentii sansevieria plant known for its green-coloured center and yellow
2. Spider plant
It is believed that these plants help in releasing stress. They do not require too much water but moisture and indirect sunlight is necessary for them to grow.
The plants help remove harmful substances from the air like carbon monoxide, xylene and formaldehyde. They look beautiful in a spacious room with big windows.
Its types are:
Bonnie plants are also known as toilet plants which grow curly leaves and yellow flowers on them.
Variegated bonnie spider plants have arched green leaves and creamy white edges which can display in hanging baskets.
Zebra plants grow very fast with yellow edges which turn white later on.
3. Rubber tree
According to vastu, rubber plants bring prosperity, positivity, and good fortune when kept inside a home. Rubber plants offer some other benefits as well. They don't cause any sort of allergies because they are pollen-free.
NASA's Clean Air Study declared this plant to be one of the best to remove contamination from the air. The plant also provides a tropical look to your house with its miniature tree look. This plant is low maintenance.
Below are the variety of rubber plants:
Burgundy Rubber Plant is the most common type found in homes..
Ficus microcarpa, also known as Chinese banyan
Ficus benghalensis is native to India and Pakistan. Its leaves have a fuzzy surface.
4. Aloe Vera
This plany is one of the most preferred plants in Indian homes for curing skin-related issues like acne, sunburn and can be used against hair fall. Gel and latex are the useful parts of this plant. When consumed, it helps in lowering your blood sugar level.
Here are some variety of aloe vera plants which can help you give your house a fresher look and feel:
Spiral aloe veras are one of the most photographed plants, which can also grow in a poolside container garden.
Sand aloe grows small sharp spines on its edges.
Golden toothed aloe produces reddish-orange shade of spikes and looks beautiful with other plants too.
5. Chinese evergreen
These plants can survive with less water and look absolutely beautiful in spacious halls and offices. They also help in removing air contamination and improving the air quality.
You can decorate your house with some of these Chinese evergreen varieties:
Aglaonema Emerald Bay is best for low-light conditions.
Aglaonema Maria is a slow growing plant, easy to maintain and take care of
Aglaonema Anyanmanee has dark pink spots on them.