Due to urbanization and dense population, we have limited ourselves in a compact apartment and houses these days. However, it’s amazing to have a garden area in our house. Normally, in urban areas we don’t have an outdoor garden, the only possibility we have is an amazing indoor plants. These low-maintenance indoor plants are the simplest way to bring nature inside the home.
As per the study, indoor plants have the ability to purify toxic air which may save us from getting various respiratory problems, dry coughs, and sore throat. Furthermore, They also help us to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory problems. Likewise, Indoor plants have great benefits for our health.
Here are 5 amazing indoor plants that will make your house pleasant as well as healthy:
1. Areca palm
This plant is one of the low-maintenance indoor plants with bamboo-like big leaves. Areca Palm adds 6 to 10 inches (15-25 cm.) of growth per year until they reach a mature height of 6 or 7 feet (1.8-2.1 m.). Hence, It needs a pot of 12 cm diameter to grow, plant height is approximately 40 cm including growing pot.
Areca Palm is extremely easy to take care of so, many people love to have this plant. It needs slightly moist soil with acidic to normal in nature. Furthermore, Areca palm enhances our home interior as well as purifies toxic air inside the house.
2. Snake plant
The snake plant is an evergreen amazing indoor plant. Because of different varieties of species, this plant can be found all over the world. Evidently, here are some of the best varieties for indoor plantation.
1. Sansevieria ‘Golden Hahnii’ – It has short leaves with yellow borders.
2. Cylindrical snake plant, Sansevieria cylindrical – This snake plant has round, dark green, striped leaves and can grow to 2 to 3 feet (61-91 cm.).
3. Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Twist’ – This species has twisted leaves. Moreover, it is also striped horizontally, has yellow variegated edges, and grows to about 14 inches (35.5 cm.) tall.
4. Rhino Grass, Sansevieria desertii – This species grows to around 12 inches (30+ cm.) with succulent red-tinted leaves.
5. White Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’ – This species grows to around 3-feet-tall and has narrow leaves with white vertical stripes.
This plant is quite easy to handle. It can add some enhancements to our interior. Since it doesn’t need direct sunlight, it can fit in any corner of the house.
3. Indian basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Indian basil is another amazing indoor holy plant of Hindu religion also known as Tulsi. It is a green leafy herb that is greatly beneficial to health. Hence, every part of this plant can be used as a medicine. Here are some medicinal benefits of Tulsi:
1. Reduce stress and anxiety.
2. Ease inflammation and joint pain
3. Lower your cholesterol
4. Lower your blood sugar, etc.
Indian basil can be grown in a container. However, it needs well-drained soil with organic material. Evidently, it cannot adapt itself in dark spaces but still can be grown inside the house where indirect light is available. Furthermore, it is a very beneficial plant that purifies the air and kills bacteria as well.
It can give different looks to your balcony and interiors. Since it is leafy in nature, it gives greenery vives of nature inside the house.
4. Aloe vera
Similarly, it is also a low-maintenance indoor plant with medicinal value, that can be grown in containers inside the house.
Aloe vera can be used as:
1. Source of vitamin E
2. As heartburn relief
3. To lower blood sugar
4. As an alternative to mouthwash
Besides this, Aloe vera can also use for other purposes as we can find various aloe vera products in the market such as Aloe vera gel, Aloe vera shampoo, Aloe vera juice, etc.
This indoor plant is also extremely easy to handle. We can easily grow this plant on containers according to the type of plant. If plant’s leaves are of small size, then we can use small containers or vase. And, if it has generous size leaves, we should plant it on a bigger container. It cannot tolerate standing water so; we have to make sure that soil is well-drained.
It is also a very good-looking plant which makes our interiors more delightful. Since it has dual benefits. It will be great to have it as an indoor plant.
This is a popular decorating plant, that can be grown indoor as well as outdoor. Dracaena grows up to 3 feet and looks amazing. It has more than 120 species, among which some can be adopted in incredibly low sunlight and some need indirect sunlight. As per the study, it is the most effective indoor plant to purify toxic air.
Dracaena looks like a small palm tree with narrow, green leaves on woody, upright stems. It prefers dry well-drained soil.
In conclusion, it is highly beneficial to have dracaena as an indoor plant. It is very necessary to be healthy and indoor plant helps a lot to that cause.
The study has shown that above 5 amazing low-maintenance indoor plants reduce stress levels, boost your mood, and increases concentration and productivity. So, it is highly suggestible to have some green space around or inside the house especially in urban areas.
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