Now I’m pretty sure if you have started to decorate your house you’re probably looking for frugal ideas. Indoor plants can save you a ton of money on decorations, some can repel mosquitoes and mostly, they just because the look amazing.
NASA has done several studies regarding how plants can change your life for good which is why people are now moving towards the fact that plants are extremely beneficial if placed indoors.
Indoor plants are pretty easy to grow, are low maintainance and the perfect idea if you don’t have a garden. Here’s a list of 12 indoor plants that are hard to kill and they can make your house look beautiful
There are many different types of Peperomia available. Peperomia provide an air purifying effect, very easy to grow and moreover, I love their beautiful leaves.
- Peperomia are very easy to frow
- Non-toxic to children
- Removes formaldehyde from indoors
- They can grow up to 18 inches
- Low temperatures (Under 50 defrees farenheight) can damage peperromia leaves
- Overwatering can rot the roots of peperomia plants
- Pests can easily infect Peporomia
Don’t let the name scare you. Spider plants are one of NASA’s top air purifying plants. Above all, they are very forgiving all you need is a little bit of sunlight and you have to water them occasionally.
NASA conducted a study on spider plants and they found out that spider plants eliminate 90% of carcinogenic chemicals from the air.
To top all that, spider plants also absorb unpleasant odors which might be the reason of your sleep disorder.
- Spider plants remove benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde from the air
- Spider plants are considered to be a hallucinogen to cats
Just as the name suggests, peace lily can offer your room serenity, beauty and elegance with it’s unique look. Peace lilies are very easy to take care of, they need bright, indirect sunlight and when it’s thirsty, it’s leaves get droopy and you can tell it needs some water. Watering it will get it’s leaves back to it’s bloomy state.
Above all, you can mist peace lily and it can provide good humidity.
- Easy to take care of
- Peace lilies remove benzene and formaldehyde from the air
- The oxalates present in peace lilies can cause skin irritation.
- Harmful to pets
5String of Pearls
String of Pearls are gorgeous. You can hang string of pearls or just let them rape over a pedestal, you just have to be cautious to keep it away from direct sunlight.
- String of pearls are drought tolerant
- Keep it away from direct sunlight
66. Snake Plants
Snake plant is known to get rid of harmful toxins that you breathe; it works by removing carbon dioxide from the air at night and turn it into oxygen which can help in getting you a full night sleep. Snake plants are especially effective against patients who have asthma and those with allergies.
- One of NASA’s top air purifying plants
- Caring for snake plants is extremely easy
- Toxic to pets
If you’ve got a spacious room, Boston Fern can be the perfect addition to it. Boston Ferns can grow quite large and they do especially well in humid and relatively low sunlight areas such as the bathroom. Moreover you don’t need a pot to grow Boston Fern’s unless you want them to grow bigger.
- Studies suggest that Boston Ferns is the most effective plant in removing formalaldehyde from the air
- Ferns are non-toxic
- Boston Ferns also remove toluene and xylene from the air.
- Boston Ferns leave a mess when their leaves drop
Bamboo palm is a magnificent indoor plants, they can give your home a tropical feel. Parlor palms or bamboo palms do prefer alot of sunlight however, it can survive pretty well in low light conditions if watered correctly. These great plants love humidity, so be sure that you cover them with some pebbles and add water to it regularly.
- Parlor palms hate formaldehyde which is why they do the perfect job in removing it.
- Are non toxic to pets
- Spider mites can make bamboo palms as their home.
I love Aloe Vera, upon reading about it I found that it is NASA’s top air improving plants. It emits oxygen at night and can help you put your mind to ease.
Aloe Vera is very forgiving, it’s very easy to maintain and grow therefore it doesn’t require large amounts of water.
Aloe Vera is also known for its topical treatment for burns, cuts, dry skin and most recently, it’s being introduced toothpaste’s because of its soothing effect.
- The gel produced by Aloe Vera helps heal cut and burns
- Aloe vera produces Oxygen at night while absorbing Carbon Dioxide therefore making the night peaceful
- If place outside, it’s vulnerable to pests
Kalanchoe is a majestic flowering plant that can offer your room some vibrant colors. You should also know that Kalanchoe requires to be watered frequently and it prefers well sun lit rooms.
However, kalanchoe is reffered to as a disposable plant but they can rebloom according to some people.
- Purifies the air around it’s vicinity
- They can grow alot faster if trimmed regularly
- This flower plant has a hard time in reblooming
Just like Bamboo Palm, Areca Palm can give your room or office a tropical look. Well drained soil, bright and indirect sunlight is all that you need for this exotic plant. However, you have to be aware to not over water it because that’s going to ruin it.
- One of NASA’s top air purifying plant
- Removes benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air
- Resistent to pests
- Areca palm can add humidity to your room
- Roots can rot very easily
- Requires a large pot to grow
It is also widely referred to as Jade Plant. Just let it to dry out before watering it again and it will never die on you. Moreover it’s a slow grower, which is why you don’t need to repot it often.
- Reduces eye irritation and headaches
- Reduces asthma attacks by purifying the air
- Toxic to pets
- Pests love this plant
English Ivy is very easy to grow, it doesn’t require direct sunlight but does require a well lit room. Furthermore, English Ivy grows pretty well in low tempratures (10°C to 18°C), requires moist soil and loves humidity so it’s a good idea to place it in water and pebbles.
- Research has proven that english ivy removes mold from the air
- Can be toxic to pets and children
- May cause contact dermitits
- Although ivy may not require direct sunlight, but if you don’t have a well lit room it may become prone to pests
Warneck Dracaena could be the perfect indoor plant for your interior. It prefers indirect yet bright sunlight and can also survive on artificial lighting. Let it dry out between watering it and it’s going to look beautiful. Above all, it can also survive if you forget to water it.
- Purifies indoor air
- Survives pretty well in artificial light
- Can grow upto 12 feet
- Requires purified water because it cannot handle fluoride that well which is abundant in water.
- Toxic to pets.
Gerber daisy is an indoor plant that can offer your room or office bright colors. It can’t tolerate heat but requires indirect sunlight. Keeping the soil moist in warm weathers and doing the opposite in cold weathers, you will have beautiful flowers blooming in no time.
- Purifies the air around it
- They offer vibrant color to your room or office
- These daisies are non-toxic
- People mostly consider it as a disposable plant
- It has a difficult time in reblooming
- Pests can ruin this indoor plant if left unattended.
Because of it’s beautiful white, pink and red flowers, this indoor plant could be the perfect addition to your room or office for summers. Wax Begonia requires indirect sunlight and moist conditions.
With it’s beautiful looks, this indoor implant is also capable to purify your air.
- Capable of removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air
- Can grow upto 18 inches
- This indoor plant is toxic to pets, ingestion of it can cause oral irritation.
- Can easily rot if not taken care of
- Prone to pests
Mint is unique, mint is a natural insect repellant, can be used in beverages and most importantly, it can make your decor stunning. When it is planted outside it can grow exponentially, whereas if placed inside in a pot it’s growth can be controlled.
- Mint can be used in cooking and in beverages
- Is a natural insect repellant
- Mint requires alot of water
- If the flower buds are left unplucked, mint eventually loses it’s flavor.