Plants That You Can Keep Inside Your Home

Are you passionate about gardening? You don’t need a large terrace or balcony for growing plants. You can grow plants of your choice within a limited space. Here are some plants that you can grow inside your home-

English Ivy

This green plant helps to minimize airborne fecal-matter particles. It filters out formaldehyde which is present in household cleaning products. The English Ivy requires bright light to remain fresh. However, they might draw pests if they don’t receive sufficient light. You need to take special care during watering and allow the dry to dry up before watering it once again. Standing water doesn’t suit this plant. 

Area Palm

You can grow this leafy plant in virtually any part of your home which has indirect sunlight. Ensure that it isn’t exposed to direct sunlight. Otherwise, the leaves of the plant will turn yellow. This plant can grow up to a height of 30 feet when kept outdoors. But when grown indoors, it can grow up to a height of around seven feet. To reduce the plant’s size and put it in a small container. This plant is very effective in filtering xylene and toluene from the air. The plant also works well as a humidifier. Water sufficiently for keeping the soil moist and let it dry a bit between watering during the water.

Indian Basil

Also called Tulsi, this plant can grow even without minimal maintenance. It has some medicinal properties. Moreover, it helps in purifying the air and enhancing air quality. The plant can be planted in a simple pot. Therefore, the ideal place for keeping the plant is a sunny window. You only need to water the plant regularly and watch it grow. 

Aloe Vera

The plant clears formaldehyde and benzene, a byproduct of paints, chemical-based cleaners, and other toxins. It can also be used to acquire a great complexion. These plants grow best in a dry, warm instead of a wet and cold environment. Therefore, water the plant only when the pot is dry. The best place for keeping the plant is a sunny window. It won’t thrive in full shade. In case, you have repotted the plant, don’t water it for two to three days. Let its roots settle.

Lady’s Slipper Orchard

If you are looking for a plant that can add life to a dull corner of your house, then this is an ideal option for you. The plant has unique, slipper-shaped flowers that bloom in between two leaves. The plant has dark green leaves that enhance its beauty. You need to take special care while watering it. If you use chemically treated water, let it sit for some days before you start using it. Water the plant once a week. Place it in a shade where it is not exposed to direct sunlight

Snake Plant

This plant is ideal for keeping in bathrooms as it filters out formaldehyde, which is found in most personal care products. The plant has been identified as one of the top air-purifying plants by NASA. It grows easily without the need for any extra attention. You can neglect it for weeks and yet it will give you long, fresh leaves. The only thing which you should be concerned about is that the plant can rot easily. Therefore, it needs to be planted in free-draining soil.

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