An important aspect of interior designing is indoor planting. It is known to bring a sense of calmness to the space and is a popular mood booster.
The first few questions that come to mind when it comes to indoor planting is – Will it work? Will I have trouble maintaining them?
Indoor plants are known to be relatively easier to take care of, and with the upcoming modern techniques, they require little to zero maintenance. Few cheerful pots of indoor plants in your bedroom can give you happiness and a restful sleep.
Here’s a combined list of indoor plants that are easy to maintain and are known to have properties that improve the general health and well-being of your place.
Indoor Plants that require Zero Maintenance
1. Money Plant - Golden Pathoo
One of the most common indoor plants often purchased is Money plant. It is known for its consistent air-purifying properties. It is fairly very easy to take care of and doesn’t require attention from time to time. If you’re looking to grow indoor plants but do not have time to take care of them, Money plant would be your ideal choice.
Price: MRP Rs. 30 per plant
2. Peace Lilly - Spathiphyllum
Peace Lily is known to improve indoor air quality by sixty percent. It is also known for its unique quality of reducing levels of mold spores that grow at home by absorbing the spores through its leaves and then circulating them into the roots to be then used as its food.
Price: MRP Rs. 297 per plant
3. Spider Plants - Chlorophytum comosom
The spider plant is known to be the most adaptive and easy to grow houseplants. They can grow in a wide range of climatic conditions. They also have a property of adding moisture to the space they are in and are best suited for places with higher temperature. They can tolerate harsh conditions which makes it an excellent selection for amateur gardeners.
Price: MRP Rs. 35 per plant
4. English Ivy - Hedera Helix
English Ivy is a vigorous woody evergreen vine. It is a popular houseplant for indoor hanging baskets as they are wonderful trailing plants. They are known to purify the atmosphere and grow very quickly. Ivys are more suitable in direct natural sunlight even while indoors.
Price: MRP Rs. 230 per plant
5. Tulsi - Indian Basil
Tulsi is known to have a wide range of medical properties. Tulsi easily grows in ample sunlight. Besides its religious significance in Hindu families, they have the ability to strengthen immunity and fight bacterial infections. It is also a very commonly known plant- based mosquito repellent.
Price: MRP Rs.20 per piece
6. Aloe Vera - Aloe barbadensis Miller
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant which once placed in bright, indirect sunlight, is good to grow. The plant needs to be watered only once every three weeks and is very easy to maintain. Aloe helps clear formaldehyde and benzene in the air, which is a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners and paints.
Aloe gel helps heal cuts and wounds and has general first-aid properties. It also has appreciable amounts of air-cleaning properties making the plant a very popular choice for indoor planting.
Price: MRP Rs.155 per plant
7. Relaxing Lavender - Lavandula
Not only is relaxing lavender known for its colourful appearance, but also its sweet and fresh fragrance. It grows to a height of 45-60 centimetres in well-drained soil at temperature above 60 F. Lavender leaves are also edible and rich in caffeic acids and vitamins.
Price: MRP Rs.145 per plant
The importance of a healthy and living environment is often overlooked. In order to change a room into a healthy living space, all it takes is a few pots of indoor plants. There is no need to live in a compromised living space when we can improve it to fit our needs instead.
The benefits of indoor planting are many. They keep the oxygen flowing by keeping the atmosphere you live in pure and fresh. They ultimately result in a better lifestyle. And the misinterpretation that maintenance of such indoor plants is difficult can be ultimately overcome by choosing the right kind of indoor plant that fits your lifestyle and requirements.
It’s in your hands to embrace and foster an environment you feel comfortable in and indoor planting could be your first step!
– Ambika Kannu