The color green is associated with peace and tranquility. It relates to life, renewal, and energy. It stands as a statement from nature itself bringing a message of growth, harmony, freshness and fertility. In the timeless nature of the world that we live in, it can get difficult or even impossible to maintain an outdoor garden for want of space and time. Indoor plants can bring in all the goodness that nature has to impart to us. They are easy to maintain and can be chosen from a wide variety of size, shape and color.
Plantsily presents you with the best and easiest indoor plants to grow and also about how to take care of them. Indoor plants play a great role in cleaning the environment too. Living in apartments and in cities can get a little congested and short of fresh air, indoor plants are a great way to keep the air fresh. Indoor plants are valuable additions to the interiors of homes, offices and shopping areas. Plants do purify the air but do take care to choose wisely and avoid poisonous varieties that may cause respiratory problems or skin irritation and to avoid ingestion by children or pets.
Indoor plants can be chosen to suit where it might be placed. There are plants with either low light, moderate or high-intensity preferences. There are plants that need to be watered regularly while there are others with no great demands of water. Plant height must be chosen appropriately. Plants with differential leaf colors or variegated leaves are creative means of decoration too.
Peperomia (Peperomia sp): These are small, highly textured and with a waxy exterior. They don’t take up much room and add color to space by its mostly creamy and green leaves with pink edges.
Grape Ivy (Cissus rhombifolia): They are a vine variety with beautifully cut leaves that are shiny green in color. They are ideal for hanging baskets. They require medium light and even moisture.
Dracaena (Dracaena fragrans): This is a plant with variegated leaves longitudinally striped of yellow in the middle and dark green towards the outside. These leaves are on a stalk, look like the corn plant, and can grow from 3 – 10 feet tall. They require medium to bright light with intermediate watering, that is allow the soil to dry surface between watering.
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum): This is one with a traditional appeal and is easy to care with little space requirement. Their foliage is of long, sleek leaves that have stripes of cream or white on green. Plantlets arise at the tip of the leaves and can be separated to grow individually. They require medium to bright light with evenly moist soil and grow up to 1 feet tall and 2 feet wide. They can be hung from baskets too.
Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla): This plant needs ample sunlight and humidity. In its native environment, it can grow up to 200 m tall, but indoors it attains only a maximum height of 10 m. These plants grow well in almost all climates and are evergreen. They are the most commonly used Christmas trees.