The best way to add an instant pop of colour to your place without it costing you too much is to include a plant in your interiors. Plants, if chosen appropriately, will not only look elegant and fill up the empty spaces of your house, but they will also clean your air for you and add a nice cozy tropical vibe to your room.
The following are 5 best houseplants to keep indoors. These are perfect for people who don’t have too much time on their hands but also want a little botanical ornament sitting in their living room.
These semi-succulent plants, from the family of Piperaceae, are rare but beautiful. They are well-known for their unique leaves and houseplant lovers all over the world adore a Peperomia plant. These are also known as radiator plants because of their ability to survive under high temperatures and bright sunlight. There are over 1500 species of peperomia plants, each of them different but equally stunning.
These are evergreen, non-toxic plants that are safe to be kept around cats and dogs making them one of the best houseplants to keep indoors. For their care, make sure that you water them only once the soil is completely dry and feed them with diluted fertilizer only in the seasons of spring and summer. Put them under bright but indirect lights. In terms of temperature, these plants love warm warmth. They like to be root-bound so you will not have to repot them again and again. Their high durability and low maintenance makes them a hit in the world of houseplants
You would think that cacti are known for their unpopular appearance and desert habitats, but there are some rather beautiful looking cacti in the family of Crassulaceae. Because of their desert origins, these plants do not require a lot of care in terms of food and water. You can water them once every few weeks and then wait for them to dry completely before watering them again. This is what makes them the best houseplant to keep indoors. Make sure that you do not leave any moisture inside the soil or on the plant’s surface.
These are very durable, non-toxic plants that are exceptionally easy to maintain and look very adorable sitting on desks, shelves and window sills. Because these are originally from desert-like habitats, they love warm temperatures and low humidity in their surroundings. Simply pot them in a soil with neutral pH that has a dry texture, and allow them to grow freely.
These are gorgeous orchid plants that hang down and grow in vines. They bloom in the summer and spring seasons, and they bring a beautiful colour to your place along with a sweet fragrance that you will quickly get used to. Not only are these plants beautiful, but they are evergreen and stay the same all through the year. You can put them in a soil that drains well and water them regularly because they like to stay hydrated. Put the plant under bright but direct sunlight and a humid environment. You can mist the plant every once in a while and fertilize it in spring and summers. If you want to repot these plants, spring is the best season to do so.
Dendrobium plants can be hung in your bathrooms, your living rooms and even your balconies. They look especially stunning when they bloom, so make sure that you hang them somewhere they can be prominent.
Tillandsia Air Plants
These are called Air plants because of their interesting ability to grow without any soil. These plants get their moisture and nutrients directly from the air. Their leaves contain lots of trichomes, which are specialised cells that allow the plant to absorb all the water that lands on the surface of their leaves. These air plants have interesting spiky foliage and have about 700 species under their umbrella.
All of these plants are adapted to live in different kinds of habitats. They bloom in the spring and summer seasons and grow red, yellow or purple flowers. This makes the Tillandsia Air Plants one of the best houseplants to keep indoors.
These non-toxic plants are highly durable so they don’t die easily. Their maintenance is pretty low and you can take care of them easily. Similar to all the other plants, you can soak a Tillandsia and let it dry before you water it again. Put it under indirect, diffused sunlight. You can remove any dead or distorted leaves from the plant to make it look healthy and clean all the time
You can display your Tillandsia plant in containers and jars alongside rocks and pebbles and put them on your shelves and on your coffee tables.
Ficus plants are some of the best houseplants to keep indoors. Commonly known as fig plants, there are about 800 types of these. This category of plants includes trees, shrub, vines, epiphytes and many, many more types of botanical creatures. These plants like to live in warm, humid areas and bear fruit that is edible for both humans and animals.
All of these plants, and their fruits, have unique shapes that distinguish them from the rest of the plants. They are evergreen and bloom in the seasons of spring and summer. They grow slowly but are highly durable so they last very long. They are easy to take care of and their low maintenance is one of the reasons houseplant enthusiasts love to add it to their collections.
You can water them when the soil looks dry and feed them every 3 to 4 weeks. You can trim them as much as you want to make sure that they look exactly like you want them to. Put them under moderate temperatures and in bright, well-lit rooms and let them grow to their full potential. You do not need to re-pot these plants unless they have outgrown their current pot. They look beautiful sitting in empty corners of your room to add a pop of colour and silently clean the air you breathe. Just keep them away from the reach of your pets and children as they are highly toxic if eaten or mishandled.