Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Home is a space for comfort, calm and a place which recharges us with life.
Adding plants to your space, breathes life into the house and is beyond just beautiful aesthetics. They bring in fresh air, purify the air and are visually pleasing. There is in fact numerous research which says that plants help in reduce stress and keep us calm.
Here we have curated a list of 5 easy to care indoor plants which can be used for decorating and are low maintenance yet beautiful.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii)
Peace lily is favored by beginners as it is very easy to grow and maintain. Thick and dark green, lance shaped foliage are remarkable. They grow outward and droop. The flower also known as spathe blooms to reveal its white or yellow spadix. White lily flowers stay bloomed for a couple of months. They need bright-medium light and moist soil.
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis)
Boston fern is the most commonly seen among the fern family. It has long fronds which are adorned with tiny green leaves and can go up-to 3 feet. They love moisture, therefore the bathroom (but a well lit one) is an excellent place to keep them. Bright indirect sunlight and moistened soil are the right conditions for growing.
Fox tail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus)
The fronds of a fox tail fern are long, bushy and soft looking similar to a fox's tail. It is a tough plant which can add different texture to wherever it is placed. Hang it or pot it, it will grow just fine if given well draining soil, good natural light and water.
Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
Rubber plant is apt for drawing rooms and living rooms, its dense burgundy colour gives it a rich appearance. Flat, broad, shiny and pointed tip leaves are simple yet elegant. Well-lit spaces are a must and water it regularly for a good healthy rubber plant. Direct sunlight can cause leaves to burn.
Crotons (Codiaeum variegatum)
They come in a wide variety of colours like red, yellow, green, pink, orange and with different leaf shapes. It can make a statement piece with its stunning colours and thick foliage. Water this plant well to make sure that the soil remains moist at all times. Bright light and no direct sunlight will do the job.
Money plant (Epipremnum aureum)
Pothos or the Indian money plant is every gardeners favorite plant for it’s ‘I am not fussy’ kind of growth. It can be grown either in water or soil, however in soil the growth speeds up. A decent lit area is good for them and to avoid the soil from drying out, water regularly. Monthly trimming of the plant will give bushier and broader leaves as well.
All these plants are perfect for indoors as they love semi and bright light space over direct sunlight. They are so low maintenance that beginners can grow them with ease, a little attention will go a long way.
-- By Joice Mathew, Team Garden Up