5 Indoor Plants That Will Purify and Beautify Your Home
Apart from adding to the aesthetics, providing some much-needed soothing greenery for the eyes, some indoor plants even have the added benefit of helping to purify the air indoors – now isn’t that just perfect for when we are staying indoors a lot more these days?
According to a NASA air quality study, some plants perform better than their peers in their ability to absorb, filter toxic pollutants and even allergens in the air. Now that sounds like an affordable alternative to an expensive air purifier machine.
Read on for our recommendations of low maintenance houseplants!
The peace lily is the perfect example of an indoor flowering plant for the home that comes with a wealth of benefits.
Adorned with flowers (that come in a variety of colours, but most commonly white) and lush green foliage, peace lilies add a touch of sophistication wherever you choose to place them in the household.
Plants from the famous Sansevieria (or Snake Plant) family are easily one of the most popular types of indoor plants thanks to their unique looks.
Some of the common varieties of the Sansevieria family include the Sansevieria trifasciata (more commonly known as Mother in Law’s Tongue), the Sansevieria Cylindrica which looks similar to a bamboo plant, and Sansevieria ‘Bantel’s Sensation’ characterised by striking white stripes on its leaves.
Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant)
If you scroll through your Pinterest feed for interior design, it’ll not take long before you come across a house that features one of the hottest houseplants around – the Ficus Lyrata.
Its large leaf surfaces not only look great in interiors but also help to cleanse the air faster with its larger surface area and corresponding faster transpiration rate.
Monstera Adansonii (Swiss Cheese Plant)
Yet another trendy houseplant that doubles up as an effective air purifier is the Monstera Adansonii, famous for its distinctive heart-shaped and perforated leaves.
Calathea Makoyana (Peacock Plant)
Showy like its namesake, the Calathea Makoyana has a variety of stunning patterns and markings on its leaves that makes it a perfect ornamental houseplant.
How to Care for These Indoor House Plants?
While most of these recommended houseplants are pretty hardy and require minimal maintenance, here are some useful tips to keep in mind:
- Keep the surface of the leaves clean and free of dust so it can work most efficiently to clean the air.
- Leave the soil bare without any decorative items to allow it to breathe better.
- Pot in well-draining mix and repot when necessary to allow for room to grow.
- Keep in bright indirect sunlight (choose a window that is either West, East, or South facing) to encourage growth. Direct sunlight might burn the leaves.
- Water requirements – differ from plant to plant but make sure to never over water as most are susceptible to root rot.
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