Did you know? One glance at a plant lowers your heart rate and reduces stress? It’s true. It can even purify the air once you place them anywhere in your house. Moreover, truly a natural beauty and an art piece at home. Indoor plants can brighten up your space, making it the best ad on for your interior.
Here is a list of indoor plants that I highly recommend for your interior.
1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
Why is it called a “Snake” plant? Well, it looks like a snakeskin because of the irregular green banding. It’s a distinctive, yet low-maintenance plant that can survive both in a lower light environment and lack of watering. Though, it prefers bright, indirect light. This plant can also filter out harmful air chemicals like xylene, trichloroethylene, benzene, etc. This nearly indestructible plant is perfect for low tables. Just to remind you that they’re not pet friendly.
2. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
This plant offers elegance with its unique look, can filter out air for better sleep, and it will tell you that it needs water when the leaves droop for easy maintenance. However, this isn’t tolerable to people with skin conditions like contact dermatitis because it contains oxalate that could irritate the skin. Again, don’t let your pets chew on it.
3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Okay, if you’re afraid that one of these plants will harm your pets, this one’s safe. It can strongly purify the air and they’re super easy to care for, but I suggest placing it on a bright light.
4. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)
This is the plant that everyone’s been talking about. It’s easy to take care of and it is known as a healer because of its antioxidant and antibacterial properties that could accelerate wound healing and improves skin to prevent wrinkles. You don’t need to worry about forgetting to water it occasionally because it likes its soil very dry when placing it on a sunny spot.
5. Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus Lyrata)
This plant is a piece of art. While it’s violin-shaped, it can grow to several feet-tall and it’s non-toxic to people. Be sure to keep it somewhere safe because it is vulnerable to pests and diseases. It’s best in bright, indirect light. They’ll tell you when they need water if the top of the soil is dry and the leaves soften.
6. Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus)
They’re tough, versatile, and attractive. Like many plants, they are easy to grow nearly any soil. They flourish in both moist and dry conditions, even in the hottest summer heat.
Just be wary that the berry of this fern is mildly toxic to anyone. Whether consumed or skin contact, it’s not a good idea to have kids and pets around with it.
There are still other better options to pick the best indoor plants you could find to enhance the beauty of your interior design. Just know the pros and cons when it comes to analyzing its beneficial side and the harmful side from your chosen plant.