Thinking about giving a pre-festive makeover to your home? Go green and bring home the slew of easy to maintain indoor plants that will not only add an uplifting zing and aesthetic value to your home but also will purify the air, all without burning a hole in your pocket.
Whether you live in a one-bedroom apartment or a 5-story mansion, keeping indoor plants is one of the best and wisest things you can do for your family’s health. Here we have come up with a list of easy to maintain indoor plants that are best suited to thrive in Indian climatic condition:
- Snake Plant:
Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, this beautiful yet sturdy plant has been identified as one of the top air-purifying plants by NASA. The plant is very easy to maintain and can go for days without water. The plant can be kept in bathroom corners as it filters out formaldehyde, which is commonly found in personal-care products.
- Spider Plant:
This beautiful plant cleanses the air from benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries. This plant is also easy to maintain and thrives well in semi-lit areas of the house. The plant looks best in decorative earthen planters kept in the corner of the bedroom.
- Areca Palm:
A well grown Areca palm plant kept in the living area can easily become the center of attraction of your house. Give it a semi-lit spot with little watering and this plant will soothe your nerves with its pleasant presence. Not only the plant is useful in filtering xylene and toluene from the air, it also works effectively as an effective humidifier.
- Boston Fern:
Very beautiful and elegant, Boston fern looks amazing when it will don the corner of your dining area. Since this plant loves moist soil, daily watering and light spraying of the leaves will keep them healthy and green. Make sure to give it enough space to grow and flourish.
- Grape Ivy:
This hanging vine like plant adds aesthetically to any room. Very easy to maintain, this plant can survive even with low light, dry air, and minimal watering.
Note: All the indoor plants should be rotated and be kept in semi-lit or indirect sunlight area after every 4-7 days so that they last with you forever.