Indoor plants are a great way to liven up your home with some color and life. They also release oxygen, purify the air, and act as natural humidifiers that will keep you healthy. Here are 5 beautiful plants for indoors that will do wonders in your living space.
The Pinstripe Plant
The Pinstripe plant is a fast-growing beauty that will add a burst of vibrant colors to any indoor space. It’s easy to grow and pretty hardy, and it’s also known as Calathea Ornata, although many recognize it as the pinstripe plant. This plant has dark green leaves with white stripes, which is why there’s the poplar name Pinstripe surrounding the plant. To take care of this plant, you need to keep it warm and moist, but not too wet. You also need to put the plant in indirect sunlight to allow it to develop, but not direct sunlight, so it doesn’t dry up. Also, if you have pets, it’s nice to know that this plant is non-toxic, so you can place it anywhere you want and not have to worry about your cat or dog getting poisoned.
2. Aloe Vera Plant
Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years to treat minor burns, sunburns, cuts, scrapes, and more. Aloe is also known to help acne-prone skin feel smooth and hydrated after cleansing it during the day, making it a great choice for those with acne-prone skin. This plant is also really popular as it’s really easy to take care of and doesn’t require much attention at all. Aloe plants grow pretty fast depending on the conditions you have them at home, so it’s best to keep an eye on them if you want them to grow slowly. Aloes need bright indirect light, so place this plant by your windowsill where it can get plenty of sunlight without feeling threatened by strong gusts of wind coming in through an open window. Other than that, make sure there are no cold drafts around your aloe vera plant because they love warmth – if they get too cold or feel threatened by the draft’s air conditioning system, for example, they will begin to wither and die.
3. Pothos Plant
The pothos plant is great for those looking to bring some drama into their homes because this plant can grow pretty tall depending on how much space you give it to stretch its roots. This beauty is also known as Scindapsus Aures or Epipremnum Auresine and is relatively easy to take care of because they’re very resistant against pests like spider mites which love eating up other plants (and sometimes even their babies). If you’re looking for a pretty green plant that’s also really easy to take care of because it doesn’t require much water or sunlight, then the Pothos is a great choice. This plant thrives in places with filtered light and doesn’t need direct sunlight on its leaves as otherwise, it can become sunburned.
4. Heartleaf Philodendron
Philodendrons are some of the most popular indoor houseplants as they come with gorgeous glossy heart-shaped leaves and often have colorful flowers hiding inside their stems. This plant is also really easy to take care of and doesn’t need too much love (or water) to keep it thriving. However, people often ask the question: “Can a Philodendron kill you?” Well, this seems like a silly question because we know that plants cannot actually “kill” anyone. But they do take up oxygen and release carbon dioxide, so if your indoor space lacks ventilation and light, then adding more plants isn’t going to be the best solution for providing fresh air inside your home or office.
5. Snake Plant
Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant is very popular because it requires very little sunlight to survive, which is why snake plants make great choices for those with darker rooms where there’s not much light coming in from windowsills or skylights. But even if you do have a window where snake plants can get access to natural daylight, make sure they don’t feel threatened by direct sun rays, as too much heat and sunlight can drain them dry and damage their leaves over time. Instead, place your snake plant near an eastern facing window so that it can get a morning dose of sunlight in the spring and summertime, but in colder months when there’s less natural light throughout the day, make sure to move it by a window where there is indirect sun exposure.
Plants are a great way to bring some life and liven up your home, so if you want to have a stylish yet healthy living space with plants that won’t put too many demands on you, then the above-listed fives types of plants will provide an ideal combination of low maintenance needs and a vibrant look.