Indoor planting is one of the most advantageous things you could do. First indoor plants always add to the aesthetic of your interior. Secondly, these same plants serve a purpose, which is to help purify the air. There are many varieties that one can choose from for indoor planting. Here are some choices you could consider that are easy to maintain.
Aloe is characterized by its elongated pointed leaves. It likewise has some known therapeutic uses which make it popular. When planting Aloe, one must be aware that once mature it can get as tall as 3-feet. Quite a large plant for indoors. Aloe will thrive indoors provided you get it a lot of sunlight, such as by a window. It is comfortable in a70 degree temperature setting. This plant does not do well in overly moist soil, so avoid hydrating unnecessarily.
The Christmas Cactus blooms red or deep pink flowers at the onset of winter. It is an extremely low maintenance plant and will survive even with minimal light. More ample amounts of sun, however, will result in more lush flowers. After a blooming phase, prune the plant to keep it healthy. Oddly, the Christmas Cactus can be coaxed to bloom if you leave it in a pitch dark place for 12 hours a day. Do this until you begin to notice bud growth.
What makes peace lily so attractive are its beautiful flowers. They are a radiant white, gracefully elongated white pannicle that is bordered by a white leaf-like formation known as a spathe. The spathe changes color as it ages, from white when young to yellow or green as it matures. The peace lily thrives in warm and humid conditions, but can also handle cooler temperatures.
The Areca palm will remind you of a tropical paradise. It is quite attractive indoors with its skinny strands of long leaves. This plant once it reaches full maturity can reach a height of 7 feet, looking quite conspicuous in an indoor setting. To optimize its growth the areca palm should not be in direct sunlight. Also, make sure that the soil is not overly damp when planting the areca palm indoors.
Known to be extremely hardy, requiring practically no attention, this plant grows variegated (green and white) leaves that push upward. Some other strains produce yellow and white-edged leaves. The nickname of the snake plant is “mother-in-law’s tongue.” This plant also blooms white flowers but is quite a rare occurrence. Planting it under various lighting conditions is no problem.
Dieffenbachia known as the Dumb Cane is a favorite for indoor decorating. The leaves of this attractive indoor plant are moderately long and quite wide. They are a pale white in the middle bordered with green edges. The leaves can grow up to 12 inches long, and it unmistakably has a tropical appearance. Dieffenbachia will survive under normal room temperatures not lower than the mid-60s. Like most other indoor plants, avoid overly moist soil. At full maturity, this plant can reach up to an imposing 6 feet.
Indoor planting is a worthwhile hobby to consider. Beautify the interiors of your home with any of these plants. They are all certified to be easy on maintenance. The size of your home does not matter. It is easy to accommodate these indoor varieties, so make planting indoors a part of your daily activities.