Numerous studies have shown that indoor plants improve focus and productivity by up to 15%.
Adding plants to your living room, bedroom, home office, or anywhere within your home can help ease stress and improve your mood.
Most plants purify the air by removing the toxins around you. Indeed, plants have numerous advantages. Not to mention the aesthetic they bring, which is why we’ve rounded up five of our favourite indoor plants which will look great in your home.
Caladiums are colourful foliage plants that grow perfectly well indoors.
The plant’s scientific name is caladium bicolour and is also known as angel wings. They are part of the arum family members. Caladiums love shades. These plants thrive whenever they’re placed in places with low light.
With proper care, caladiums won’t suffer insect infestations or serious diseases. Their leaves are sensitive to wind and sun, but they will thrive when you protect them from these two things.
Caladiums add an exotic touch to your home or garden because of their unique style and colour.
The spider plant, also known for its scientific name, Chlorophytum comosum, is a firm favourite for the home.
One of the qualities that indoor plants must-have is the ability to purify the air – and this is precisely what spider plants do. It purifies the air, and it is hassle-free to take care of.
It is because of the spider plant’s aesthetically pleasing leaves that makes it the most popular plant to have in a home. Not many know this, but spider plants produce oxygen and at the same time, it purifies your air and removes toxins like carbon monoxide, xylene, and formaldehyde.
Additionally, spider plants aren’t toxic, making them safe for pets and young children to be around. You don’t have to fret about your child and pets touching or accidentally biting this plant. Although they won’t taste good, they’re not toxic enough to harm them.
Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae) Plants are known to be a diverse family of plants.
It ranges from small air plants to large terrestrial plants. The foliage of bromeliad can be thick, needle-thin with sharp spikes, and fleshy.
Additionally, gardeners love this plant because of its vibrant colour and proportions; it is beautifully asymmetrical.
Just like other indoor plants, Bromeliads can help in purifying the air indoors. These plants release oxygen and remove pollutants in the air during the night.
Also, bromeliads are drought-resistant, so there’s no need to constantly water them. Bromeliads require less maintenance which makes this indoor plant perfect for busy homeowners.
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) also known as closet plants are popular indoor plants for homes and offices.
If you prefer a plant that requires low maintenance, then peace lilies are for you.
It’s considered one of the easiest plants to grow and take care of. Because it’s a safe houseplant, it makes it the best plant to decorate your bedroom with.
Place it in a room where it is warm, and be sure to place these plants close to North or West facing windows but not directly. These windows do not allow direct sunlight all day, so you can opt to leave it and not check up on it every hour.
Peace lilies, like the plants mentioned above, enhance air quality. Additionally, because of its white and elegant appearance, it beautifies any area you place it in. It prevents mildew formation and absorbs acetone vapours.
Rubber plants are also known as ficus elastica. When properly taken care of, rubber plants can look great.
Rubber plants also benefit its owner with CO2 and oxygen balance. This plant consumes the carbon dioxide in the area you place it in and converts this into oxygen.
Rubber plants prefer to be in soil with a fair amount of moisture. For this reason, avoid placing rubber plants in hot places such as a vent, windows in direct sunlight, near heaters, etc. Although rubber plants love bright, indirect light, they dry up fast when
exposed to such high temperatures.
Even though some might consider rubber plants as delicate, they aren’t too difficult when it comes to maintenance.
Aside from the correct quantity of water and sunlight, rubber plants have natural toxins that help ward off insects and pests.
As such, be careful if you have children and pets in your household. Make sure that your rubber plants are well out of reach from them.