Indoor Plant Guide
Best Indoor Plants for your Home!
Are you a plant lover, but you do not know where to start? Contrary to popular belief you don’t need a big garden or to invest a lot of money. If you don't have much space or resources, you can still build a garden inside your home, as there are many low-maintenance plants that make for beautiful houseplants. If you are looking for the Best Easy to Care for Indoor Plants, Read on as we select our top 10 house plants which are easy to care for.
1. Monstera Deliciosa - The 'Swiss cheese' plant is currently one of the most popular indoor plants, and they have taken over the Internet. There are many naturally formed holes in their large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves, which gives them a very unique and awesome appearance. Monstera Deliciosa plants prefer warm conditions, a humid environment, regular leaf cleaning, and moderate watering. Usually, they like to be watered once every week or when the top 2 inches of soil become dry. A big room with bright, indirect sunlight is the perfect place for Monstera Deliciosa plants. Also, it’s worth mentioning that they are climbing plants, so it’s best to provide them with a support made of wood or other natural materials.
2. Peace Lily - You should definitely add a Peace Lily to your wish list if you are eager to create a healthier environment and purify your home. These blooming ornamental houseplants are very popular due to their remarkable ability to clean the air from their surroundings. They thrive in average warm indoor temperatures, prefer humid conditions, and to be placed in a spot where they can receive partial shade. These plants can be placed close to north or west-facing window, but some Peace Lily growers say that these plants can even tolerate rooms without windows. There is no need to worry about watering them often, as they will let you know when they are thirsty by drooping and bending. To be safe, you can keep their soil damp by watering them once or twice a week.
3. Kentia Palm - Tropical ornamental plants tend to be more tolerant of indoor conditions than other types of houseplants. These palms do well in low to moderate sunlight intensity, but they will also thrive in rooms where they only get indirect light. Although they can tolerate extreme temperatures, it is better to keep them away from excessive heat during the warm seasons. Watering them when the soil has dried out (about one inch deep) and occasionally misting them will maintain your Kentia palms happy and healthy.
4. Cacti - There are two popular large groups grown as indoor houseplants; desert and forest cacti, both requiring very little attention. If proper conditions are provided, they can produce little flowers of different colors. Depending on their native habitat, each of these cacti demands special care. Desert cacti will benefit from bright and direct light, watering when the soil begins to dry, and hot and dry conditions. Forest cacti, on the other hand, will enjoy less sunlight, watering as for a normal houseplant, but not in excess, and warm temperatures during the growing season. It is all about the details. But keep in mind that all cacti should be planted in a well-draining cacti soil mix.
5. Zanzibar Gem - Zanzibar Gem is the ideal low-maintenance houseplant. It’s perfect for every beginner gardener and as a project for children as it requires little to no commitment. You do not even need to worry if you forget to water this plant because it has an amazing survival technique. Its rhizome will help it store water for later use. If you water it generously once every week or two, your plant will be more than satisfied and it will not mind occasional neglect. Zanzibar Gem plants thrive in average household temperatures and normal humidity levels. Although they prefer bright to medium indirect sunlight, these plants can also tolerate low or fluorescent light. If you keep the leaves clean, you will help the plant fondle in more light.
6. Anthurium - Anthurium plants have some of the longest-lasting heart-shaped flowers on earth, which makes them very popular ornamental houseplants. They are easy to grow and will bring a dash of color into your home. These plants need as much bright, indirect light as you can provide them with, but they will survive in full shade as well. However, they’ll grow and bloom slower without proper lighting conditions. A warm and very humid environment will bring out the best of an Anthurium as long as they also receive enough water. You should always check the soil at about 1-2 inches deep before watering, as over-watering can result in yellow leaves.
7. Rubber Plant - Generally, most Rubber plant growers preferred to trim these plants and keep them medium-sized, but they can reach up to 50 feet in height. The ideal place for them to grow happy and healthy would be near a window with sheer curtains, as they love warm temperatures and bright, indirect sunlight. Water your rubber plants once or twice a month and they will be just fine. However, during the growing season (in summer), their soil should be kept damp. Mist them whenever you notice that the air is too dry.
8. Aloe - The Aloe Vera plants have been grown by people, both indoors and outdoors, for thousands of years due to their well-known usage in traditional medicine. Also, they are very forgiving to busy or forgetful owners. Choose a bright, sunny spot that keeps your Aloe plants out of direct sunlight. Like all succulents, they thrive in dry conditions, so you should not leave them in moist soil. Wait for the soil to dry out and water them thoroughly once every two weeks and make sure you plant them in a well-draining succulent soil mix.
9. Coffee Plant - If your house is small and you don’t have enough room for an indoor garden, but you love plants, Coffee plants are a suitable choice. If you can simulate their natural habitat conditions, they will be comfortable enough to produce small white flowers and bear fruit. They like bright, indirect light, so the safest place for them would be near a window. Also, warm temperatures, high levels of humidity, well-draining soil, and regular watering will keep your Coffee plants happy.
10. String of Pearls - The String of Pearls plant (Senecio Rowleyanus) are cascading succulents that store a large amount of water in their leaves, making them very easy to grow indoors. During the summer, they develop white, trumpet-shaped blooms that smell like cinnamon. These plants thrive in warm to hot conditions and they enjoy a sunny area near the south or west-facing windows. They are drought-tolerant, so infrequent watering will not affect their overall health. However, if you notice that their pea-shaped leaves start to look dehydrated; do not hesitate to water them.