Best Indoor Plants

Some greens inside your house could do wonders: the colour helps you focus and makes you feel relaxed and balanced, while the plant itself filters the air and oxygenates the room. However, keeping houseplants alive is a bit tricky, given the limited ventilation and direct sunlight available indoors. Therefore, it is important to pick houseplants that not only can help refresh your living area, but also live in indoor conditions. Here are a few houseplants that fit the criteria:

 

Philodendron

This heartleaf vine can be placed in a pot or a hanging basket. Expose the plant to limited, indirect sunlight, and make sure to not to water the plant too much.

 

English Ivy

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The beautiful vine plant can help eliminate mold spores from your home. It can survive even in shades, as long as it is watered when dry. However, be careful to keep English ivy away from your pets and children, as it is poisonous if ingested.

 

Aloe

Aloe’s cactus-like leaves contain gel that can be used on as haircare and ointment for cuts and burns. And the best part is, aloe can survive with only indirect sunlight and fortnightly watering!

 

Rubber Plant

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This glossy leafed plant can remove toxins from the air in your home. Rubber plant thrives in humid places, requiring indirect sunlight and only minimum watering.

 

Jade

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This pretty, succulent tree requires watering only when the top soil is dry to the touch. Place the pot by the window, as the plant requires a lot of sunlight for optimum growth.

 

Devil’s Ivy

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Devil’s ivy, or Epipremnum aureum, has been used to filter air and increase oxygen levels at a New Delhi park, resulting in reduced respiratory issues and eye irritation rates – it certainly can do wonders for your working space, too. It thrives with sufficient – not too little, not too much –  watering and minimum sunlight. Be careful to keep this plant away from dogs and cats, though, as it contains calcium oxalate that is toxic to them.

 

For Other Great Indoor & Outdoor Plant Guides and Information Check out Epic Gardening.

We especially like their article on the Passion Flower.