Easy Maintain Indoor Plants to Have At Home: Ideal Houseplants
Houseplants are a source of natural air purifier. Some of these beneficial easy maintain indoor plants can also remove mosquitoes and other insects. These plants are easily found in Indian plant nurseries as well as online.
Reason to have Indoor Plants
According to a World Health Organization report in 2016, 16 out of 30 most polluted cities of the world are located in India. That means half of the world’s most polluted cities are in India. Air pollution occurs when dust particles, smoke, and harmful gases are emitted out into the atmosphere. It is extremely harmful to the entire environment, animals, and humans.
One of the best and simple way of reducing the effect of air pollution is by growing trees and plants. Plants help in reducing the amount of carbon dioxide and produce more oxygen. Hence, we can save our surrounding from the effects of air pollution by doing the least by planting more trees and plants.
Here are some beneficial houseplants which can be helpful in keeping the air clean inside our house.
The practice of growing basil in the houses is part of our Indian culture. Basil plant is one of the most beneficial easy maintain indoor plants in India. It is also known as Tulsi plant in Gujarati and Hindi.
It has so many advantages. Basil removes mosquitoes and insects and increases the amount of oxygen in the air rapidly. Apart from this, it also clears many harmful chemicals and bacteria from the air.
The appropriate place to plant a Basil plant indoor is where it can get enough sunlight in the house like balcony, corridor, window etc.
Money Plant often called Devil’s Lata, can be seen in many Indian homes and is very versatile amongst easy maintain indoor plants. The scientific name of money plant is Epipremnum aureum and Devil’s ivy.
Money plant is very easy to grow and maintain. It eliminates the amount of formaldehyde in the air.
You can put Money Plant in any corner of your house, even on the dining table. Its specialty is that it sticks to its stem and it catches the root.
It is said that money plant attracts positive emotions and enhances the prosperity of the house.
Money plant can be grown in water also.
Aloe Vera is a very popular plant of Aloe genus species, with high medicinal properties.
It should not be planted in full shade. It is a sun-flowering plant and it can easily be grown indoors in the pot near windows, balcony, a drawing room where it can get enough sunlight.
Aloe Vera helps in purifying the air by eliminating benzene, formaldehyde and the contaminated gases released from burning chemicals from automobiles and chemical industries.
In addition to this Aloe Vera gel is beneficial both in health and beauty. Aloe Vera is used as a natural moisturizer.
It does not require any extra care. You don’t have to spend more time on it.
These days Bamboo palm plant is very popular. It is best to place in a light moist place, so you can plant it in a pot and keep it in your home or your living room.
Bamboo palm maintains the moisture in the air and also keeps the atmosphere cool.
In addition to this, it also eliminates chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethane from the air.
This plant is non-toxic for pets.
Growing Rubber Plant indoors is a better option for enhancing the balcony of your house and your house interiors. It grows very easily.
It can be placed in any corner of your house wherever the sunlight is good.
Rubber Plant purifies the air by eliminating all the toxic elements of the air, especially the formaldehyde.
The peace lily is the common name of Spathiphyllum wallisii. It is also known as White sails or spathe flower.
Peace lily is a very popular indoor house plant of the family Araceae.
It is the original species plant of America and Southeast Asia.
White beautiful flowers are blooming in this plants.
This is a favorite indoor plant commonly planted in large offices and hotels.
Peace lily eliminates elements like Ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the atmosphere and purifies the air.
Flamingo lily is also known as Anthurium andraeanum is often seen mainly in bouquets because of its beautiful color.
If Indian Homeowners are looking for low-end indoor plants, then this plant acts as best purification of the air.
This plant destroys toxic gases such as formaldehyde, toluene, and ammonia from the atmosphere improving the purity of the air.
Chrysanthemum is one of the most common easy maintain indoor plants. It is known as guldaudi in Hindi and shevanti in Gujarati.
This is a flowering plant which is generally seen in many Indian home gardens.
This plant is my favorite as it is the most eye-catching plant. Moreover, it has a variety of colors white, yellow, orange, red, purple, gold, pink, violet.
Chrysanthemum plants are most commonly grown in the courtyard or garden of the house. The flowers of the chrysanthemum have a very sweet aroma.
Chrysanthemum is at the highest point in terms of beauty and in purifying the air.
It eliminates ammonia, formaldehyde, and other toxic substances present in polluted air.
Chlorophytum comosum is commonly known as Spider Plant. It is a very common indoor plant which requires very less sunlight and water.
It is an everlasting flowering plant. Its leaves are like long ribbon-shaped.
Spider Plant keeps the air clean by eliminating the gases like formaldehyde, and toluene.
This plant is non-toxic and safe for cats and dogs.
Areca Palm or Golden Kane Palm is known scientifically as Chrysalidocarpus Lettaceus or Dypsis Lutescens.
It is another favorite plant with its airy leaves and beautiful green color.
When it is planted in living rooms, balconies and bedrooms, it not only removes toxic gases such as formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide but also maintains excellent humidity in the environment.
Areca palm grows up to a great height but can be grown very easily in small pots.
This plant is non-toxic to pets.
Sansevieria trifasciata is uniquely known as Snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue plant. It can also usually be seen in Indian homes.
Snake Plant is one of the best indoor plants which eliminates airborne toxic gases from the atmosphere. This plant grows well and requires very little sunlight.
There is a huge list of Easy Maintain Indoor Plants to Have At Home. Some of these plants are included in short in the NASA Clean Air Study.
According to NASA clean Air Study Aleo Vera, Money plant, Rubber plant, Peace lily, Flamingo Lily, Chrysanthemum, and Snake plant are toxic to pets. If you have pets at home you need to be more cautious about the place you plant them.
NASA has done research to clean air in space stations. Research proves that we should at least put one of these plants at every 100 sq ft in the office or house spaces.
Due to lack of space in our houses, there are neither gardens in the houses nor the time to go out in fresh air in the park. Hence, this is the best way of giving our homes an eco-friendly touch of freshness.
Taking care of your Easy Maintain Indoor Plants
- After you have planted your houseplants, it is equally important to take care of them.
- Don’t forget to water them regularly.
- Use pots which have holes in the bottom so that excess of water can easily drain out.
- Do not over water your plants. Remember that soil must be moist, not wet.
- Provide natural fertilizer to your plants whenever needed.
- Remove dead stems and leaves regularly.
By and large, these are some Easy Maintain Indoor Plants that can not only increase the beauty of every corner of the house, but they can also help equally in keeping the air clean and fresh.