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Best Indoor Plants for your Home


Want to brighten your home and life? Well, get indoor plants for your home. Indoor plants can make your space more welcoming, beautiful to look at,  besides cleaning the air and even improving your mental health.  The only thing to keep in mind while keeping indoor plants at home is to make your plants feel comfortable in your home as they would be in their natural habitat.  Check out in this photo gallery some of best houseplants that you can keep in you home. Also find out how to take care of these plants:

Photo Gallery on Best Houseplants

Zebra Cactus

This is not a cactus in the real sense of the word. It has plump green leaves adorned with spiraling white ridges. This is a great indoor plant as it lives for many years. Average room temperatures from spring to fall are perfect for this cactus. The plant needs bright, indirect sun. In winter, a south-facing window is fine. Water the soil thoroughly only when the whole pot is truly dry.

zebra-cactus

zebra-cactus

Succulents

Succulents as indoor plants can withstand a great deal of neglect and mismanagement.  Put them near a window to make sure they get enough sunlight. Other than that, succulents don’t need much attention.

 

succulents

succulents

Spider plant

This is considered to be an all-time favorite houseplant. It can  reproduce itself and hence you can have a good collection within a short time.  The spider plant is also a good air freshener. It can naturally detoxify your home.

spider-plant

spider-plant

Polka dot plant

This is a very easy-to-care-for plant. It looks adorable and gives a great companion for your other small indoor plants. Some direct sun will enhance its color and let them sit outside in bright sun from time to time. The polka dot likes average warmth, moist soil and moist air. Mist the leaves often and repot your plant every spring.

polka dot plant

polka dot plant

Philodendrons

They are seen in all shapes and sizes. They need to be watered and fed moderately. They will wrap around an entire room on a beam or a wire and display their shapely leaves. You can either place them in a terrarium, or give them something to climb on. Keep these plants in a room with average warmth and with indirect sunlight. In the winter, keep the soil just a touch moist. During spring, summer and fall, mist the leaves and water regularly and thoroughly.

 

philodendron

philodendron

Peace lily

The peace lily grows well out of direct sunlight and in a warm room. Peace Lily plants are proven to improve air quality. Keep the roots moist and mist the leaves frequently. Peace Lilies bloom in mid-winter. They are good indoor plants for winters.

peace-lily

peace-lily

Ming aralia

Ming aralia requires moisture and warmth,  bright, indirect light. So keep the plant  in a room with plenty of natural light. The plant’s roots must be kept moist so water frequently from spring to autumn and less often in winter. Feel a few inches down into the soil to determine if your plant needs watering.

ming-aralia

ming-aralia

Jade plant

Also called a “money tree”, this plant brings in good luck. It has a long life. Water your jade plant with the “drench and drain” method, allowing the soil to dry out before completely soaking the root system again. The best part about a jade is watching it grow huge and healthy under your care. Easily grow a separate plant by cutting off a stem below the node and planting it directly in moist soil..

jade-plant
jade-plant

Indoor boxwood

Boxwood is a great way to add greenery indoors. Place it next to a glass door or in any sunny room as it requires partial sunlight. Put mulch on top of the soil to help retain moisture. Water it once a week or when the soil begins to feel dry. Prune the tree to maintain its shape.

 

indoor-boxwood

indoor-boxwood

Cymbidium sarah jean or ‘ice cascade’

This hearty plant is actually an orchid which can be grown by anyone and not simply skilled gardeners. The cascading white flowers will generally bloom from December to February and will look best in a hanging pot. Keep the soil most but not wet, reduce watering in the wintertime, and mist the leaves occasionally.

 

cymbidium

cymbidium

Cyclamen

This is a drop-dead gorgeous plant, both in foliage and flowers. Buy a plant that has at least some unopened buds to get a longer blooming period.

cyclamen

cyclamen

Crown of thorns

Crown of thorns has long been a favorite houseplant because it bears abundant flowers without much attention. It will be fine in a bright spot with indirect sunlight. Keep roots moist and let the surface soil dry out before watering again. With enough light, the 3-foot stems can bear tiny red flowers almost all year long. When buying, look for a bushy, glossy plant with a symmetrical form.

crown-of-thorns

crown-of-thorns

Clivia miniata

Clivia pops with clusters of orange, red, or yellow blossoms in early spring. It loves cool temperatures. In winter, it is best to keep Clivia plants in unheated rooms. To prevent wilting, give moderate watering from spring to fall and less often in winter. To enjoy a full season of flowering, look for a plant with buds but no flowers yet.

clivia

clivia

Bromeliads

This colorful group of jungle natives happen to love artificial light, making them perfect for the home or office. Most bromeliads bloom once a year if the climate is sufficiently warm and moist. Make sure that your plant has good drainage and don’t overwater it; bromeliads have tiny root systems and are easily drowned.

bromediads

bromediads

Boston fern

The Boston fern acts as a natural humidifier. It is a very graceful plant. The best way to care for your fern is to simulate its native tropical woodland. Hang it by an east or north-facing window as ferns like moderate indirect light. Water very often and keep the soil moist but not soggy.

boston-fern

boston-fern

Amazon elephant ear

Huge, arrow-shaped leaves, ridged edges and bright white veins are perfect indoor plants for beauty.  The elephant ear gives an air of the spectacular.

elephant-ear

elephant-ear

African violet

The African violet, or saintpaulia, can flower throughout the year and fits neatly on a desk. Keep it near a southern facing window, especially in winter. Wait until the surface of the dirt is dry then water directly at the roots of the plant.

african-violet

african-violet

Aloe vera

This is known as the “healing plant” for its first-aid benefits, grows very easily. Since aloe thrives without needing much care, it’s a perfect choice for busy or absent-minded plant lovers. In the winter, give your aloe good exposure to light and don’t water very often. Let the soil dry out completely before watering. Come summer, it can be set outside and left to its own devices.

 

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

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