Indoor plants are an essential part of home décor, and they can take your home to the next level. Having a plant in your home really makes you feel like you’ve got this whole adulting thing down pat. But, indoor plants have many positives besides improving your home décor. Indoor plants are proven to reduce stress and purify the air in your home. Whether you have a green thumb or not, indoor plants are tough and extremely durable, and will greatly improve your home environment for a variety of reasons! Check out the 8 best indoor plants for your home.
- Asparagus Fern
The asparagus fern is one of the most durable ferns out there. It adapts well to both light and dark. Just make sure that the soil is kept damp and your asparagus fern will thrive!
2. Snake Plant
The snake plant is one of the most widely known house plants, and for a good reason. The snake plant is extremely low maintenance, and is perfect for newbies and experts alike. The snake plant is also proven to filter chemicals and pollutants from the air, so it’ll keep the air in your home nice, breathable, and free of pollutants.
3. Aloe Vera
The aloe vera plant is easy to care for and looks absolutely gorgeous in your home. It has healing properties, as well. It is known to help with skin conditions due to its anti inflammatory properties. To care for the aloe vera plant, just put it in a bright spot, an don’t water it too often. It likes to have soil that is on the drier side, so don’t overwater it, and you’ll be good! Also important to note is that the aloe vera plant is air purifying and can even remove formaldehyde from the air!
4. Lucky Bamboo
The lucky bamboo plant is one of the prettiest indoor house plants you can possibly have. But, the bamboo plant requires a bit more attention and care than the other house plants on this list. With the lucky bamboo, you must place it in a very brightly lit spot in your house. The bamboo needs plenteous sunshine. For watering, once a week is enough.
Orchids are a beautiful flowering plant that can be grown indoors, as well as outdoors. If you want orchids in your home to thrive, you need to place them in bright, indirect light. The orchid plant doesn’t like too much water, so watering once a week during cooler months, and twice a week during hotter months is sufficient.
A succulent is a wonderful addition to your home décor. It is very easy to take care of, yet, it adds a certain beauty to your home. For a succulent to flourish, you should place it in a brightly lit, preferably south facing room. It doesn’t need a lot of water, watering it thoroughly every ten to fourteen days is more than enough.
7. Croton Plant
The croton plant is a lesser known, gorgeous indoor plant. The croton plant will look best when placed in an area that has bright light. The more light that reaches it, the more vibrant the color will be. If you don’t have an area with bright light, you can still have the croton plant, but its colors just won’t be as vibrant, and it’ll look green. The croton plant needs copious amounts of water. Watering it a few times a week would be best.
8. Jade Plant
The jade plant is fairly resilient and doesn’t need to have perfect conditions to thrive. It is the ideal plant for novices who haven’t yet discovered their green thumb. The jade plant prefers to have full light, preferably near a south facing window, but any sunlight will do. Indoors, the jade plant usually only needs watering every two weeks. But, check the soil intermittently to make sure it isn’t dry, and, as always, if the soil looks a bit dry, increase how often you water it.