Indoor Plants are beneficial for our health and wellbeing, providing us with a lot of advantages that we can enjoy. With them, we can enjoy fresh air, feel comfortable inside, calm down, relax and sleep better at night; they help us reduce stress levels, stay active and socialize. There are different types of indoor plants, including trees, cacti, succulents, vases, ferns, palms, houseplants, etc. All plants have unique needs and care requirements, but it is best to make sure you know how to take good care of your indoor plants. Here are some benefits of having indoor plants:
Fresh Air: Fresh air is important to everyone’s health. When people breathe in clean air, it helps improve their mental clarity, makes them feel more alert and energetic, reduces their risk of asthma attacks and other respiratory diseases, and boosts their immune system.
Comfort: When you live in a place where temperatures are high or low outside, indoor plants provide light and temperature regulation throughout the year. They give off a soothing effect, making homes warmer, brighter and more welcoming overall.
The best indoor plants for beginners are those that are easy to care for, don’t require much light exposure, can survive without water, have long bloom times, and produce plenty of flowers. This list includes some of my favorite indoor plants, but I’m always looking out for new favorites!
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
This vine-like indoor plant gets its name from the golden yellow color of its leaves. They are large and glossy and can get up to about 2 feet long. This beautiful potted plant has been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. Known to have healing properties, this plant is great for beginners looking for something unique.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
The snake plant is known to thrive indoors and outside and requires little care. Its leaves are green and round shaped, like snakeskin, hence its name. Due to their durability, they’re often given as gifts on special occasions, birthdays or even just because. It’s also perfect if you want to add some color to your home.
Aloe vera has become a popular plant among indoor growers due to its quick growth rate, ease of care, and vibrant beauty. Also known as aloe barbadensis, it grows well indoors throughout the year. If not grown too close to heating vents, this plant can survive temperatures ranging from 41°F – 104°F. They require little light and water other than misting once per week.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants like plenty of room to spread out. If you have a large window, then this type of plant makes a great choice. They do well in partial shade and aren’t fussy about the amount of sunlight they receive. They only need a potting mix with a drainage hole at the bottom. This mix should include pebbles or gravel to help keep the roots cool. They love humidity and tend to droop during times of drought, so give them extra attention. You can train the spider plants to climb along twine or string, making them perfect for hanging baskets.
With ample sun exposure, spider plants flourish and produce blooms 24/7. This makes them excellent choices for a beginner’s indoor gardening project. They do well without a lot of attention. But, you will need to provide adequate lighting and moisture. If you notice stems drooping, simply cut off the top two inches of the stem and the plant will continue to grow.
Also called “Mother-in-law’s Tongue,” spider plants are easy to maintain and give off a nice aroma that many people enjoy. Not only do they look great, but they also make attractive houseplants. They require low light and well-drained soil, and water regularly.
Ficus benjamina “Big Ben”
A tropical ficus tree native to Southeast Asia, this variety grows into a big tree, with leaves that have been known to reach 10 feet (3m) in length. Big Ben does not need a lot of sunlight to thrive, and its large size means that you won’t even notice if it doesn’t get enough sun. In fact, it is perfect for areas where a smaller plant might struggle to survive.
A houseplant can make any space look inviting and comfortable. These indoor plants are great for beginners who want to learn how to take care of a plant. There are hundreds of varieties that will fit almost anywhere while still looking good. When selecting your plant, consider its size, light requirements, water needs, and temperature preference. You may even find some that thrive indoors and out!
Peace Lily – Strandpflanze
Peace Lilies are a beautiful addition to any home and garden. They are easy to care for and require little maintenance. It grows best in bright indirect sunlight, but they can tolerate low light conditions if grown hydroponically. They don’t need much in terms of watering or fertilizing. In fact, they actually prefer dry soils and should not be watered except perhaps once a month. Watering them too frequently could cause their leaves to yellow and wilt.
It is a common indoor plant that can grow anywhere from 12-24 inches tall depending on light and water conditions. It has glossy green elliptical leaves that are dark at the base than turn paler towards the tips. Fruit is small and round with a hairy surface.
A large shrub with white flowers that grows to about 18-36 inches high. Its foliage turns bright yellow in summer. These plants produce clusters of long hanging blooms that appear like mini lanterns. This plant may be hardy only down to Zone 10, but once established it can withstand temperatures down to Zone 5.
African Violets (Viola)
African violets are one of the easiest indoor plants to keep alive and they make excellent houseplants. They like bright light and dislike being over watered. Their leaves should be cut back at the end of each season and allowed to go dormant before overwintering. They can survive being planted indoors for several years if cared for properly.
Aspidistra are easy to care for and don’t need much water. If you have a large pot with good drainage, you can purchase aspidistras from your local nursery and they will last for a few years. Aspidistra require little maintenance once planted.
Aromatherapy geraniums are ideal houseplants for people who enjoy aromatherapy. They love cool temperatures and prefer bright lights. Most varieties produce fragrant white flowers that have a citrus scent. They come in many different colors, and some even bloom all year long!
Dracaena deremensis ‘Miss Jessamine’
This variety of dracaena plant thrives well in low light. In fact, it can only tolerate 4 hours of direct sunlight per day at 70% humidity. The best way to keep these plants healthy is by providing them with good air circulation.