Indoor plants can instantly liven up your living space and they are natural air purifiers, which comes as a boon in these times of pollution and deteriorating air quality.
Indoor plants are less temperamental when compared to outdoor plants but they need to be watered regularly and should have access to ample sunlight in most cases. Be sure to research the plant you intend to buy, regarding its maintenance and care to help your green thrive. Also, take care as to the compatibility of the plant with your climate and environment.
There are many creative ways you can add some greenery to your interior, you can add potted plants in the corners of your room, succulents on tabletops, hanging plants from the ceiling, rack of plants. You can even consider growing a miniature herb garden on your kitchen window sill.
Plants which are of larger size may need a drainage rack to be kept under the pot so any excess water can be collected in the tray instead of spilling over on the floor.
Take special notice if your pots have drainage points, as much as plants require water, excess water can rot the roots. A good sign of over-water plants is the yellowing of the leaves.
Every once in awhile gentle tilling should be done in the potted plants to help the roots breathe and to soften hardened soil.
Here are 7 plants you can include as interior decoration in your home
Bosai is an aesthetically pleasing creation with its origin in Japan. Perfect for homes with limited space They are more expensive and need a bit more of maintenance when compared to a traditional houseplant but the elegance that they lend to a room is unmatched. They require a reasonable amount of sunlight and so they are best positioned near a window sill.
They are extremely easy to take care of and require minimal attention hence one of the lowest maintenance indoor plants out there. They look best in a simple pot so as the highlight remains on the unique patterns of its leaves.
Lucky bamboo makes for a delightful addition to any environment and the fact that they grow straight in water with minimal sunlight make it an easy plant to have even if you do not have green fingers. Do take care to refill the water every now and then
These are great if you do not consider yourself a gardener and you can set aside your stereotypes about cacti about being dull and thorny. These days you can find colourful and different sized and shaped cacti and not mention they are stress-free plants which are not temperamental about being watered.
Mini succulents are also a great addition to your interior decor. Since mini cacti and succulents are miniature-sized, you can virtually keep them anywhere, on your desks, bathroom, nightstand, dining table.
Cast Iron Plant
As the name suggests, these are the most resilient and commonly found house plants. It’s lush green leaves instantly bring about a soothing feel to the eyes and mind. Plant them in unique pots and they can become a charming addition to your living space
The Aloe vera plant owing to its similar looks to the average cacti may look like it is low maintenance but it requires a bit more attention than that. Windowsills are the best location for them as they do they like their bit of water and sunlight. What’s more, they are an excellent remedy for burns and bruises and can come in handy for home remedies.
These plants not only beautify your home but will also provide enough coffee beans to roast and brew a cup of coffee for yourself. They are easy to maintain and are quick to show any distress especially if not watered properly and will return back to normal once they have been properly watered.
Mint plants can either be bought or you can use cuttings from store-bought mint leaves with the stem intact. Just take a few cuttings and plant them in soil and drizzle some water over it. Over a week, the cuttings will grow out roots and you would have garden-fresh mint in your own kitchen. Transfer these plants to a bigger pot to allow for space to grow.
You can grow many other herbs in the same manner such as coriander, parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage.
You could plant a herb garden in pots which come together as a set.