Did you know that indoor plants not only beautify your home but they have health benefits, too?
Houseplants produce oxygen and actually eliminate toxins from the air in your home. They also can improve creativity, productivity, and concentration, lower stress, and make you feel happier.
What’s not to love?
If you’re ready to add some indoor plants to your home, keep reading. Here are the ten most beautiful and trendy plants for indoors.
Aloe is one of the easiest indoor plants that provides a nice southwest feel. Plus, it is a plant that can be used for medicinal uses and consumption.
Aloe can heal skin of sunburns, burns, cold sores, itching, and more. It is also used to treat inflammation and various diseases such as digestive diseases and osteoarthritis.
If you want to make a large statement in your home, you can buy aloe varieties that grow 3 feet tall. Smaller varieties work great for small indoor spaces such as on a desk, table, or windowsill.
Aloe does need a lot of sunlight and it likes warmer temperatures (70 Fahrenheit or above). Place near a window that gets a lot of light in dry soil. Make sure you use a pot with good drainage and water it very little.
2. Spider Plant
Spider plants are beautiful for indoors because they are different than most indoor plants on the market. They add texture and visual interest to any room and they never go out of style.
Spider plants come in many different varieties. They work well as hanging plants but can be potted, too.
Leave them in moist soil in medium to full sun areas. You can easily grow baby plants from the mother plant by transporting cuttings if you desire.
3. Snake Plant
Snake plants are gorgeous and unique. They have a nice yellow or white border around the leaves giving it color and texture. They spike straight up so they add life and balance when they are placed next to shorter plants.
Sometimes the snake plant will bloom small white flowers, too.
It is one of the easiest to care for. It can grow in most lighting conditions, dry soil, and room temperature.
Indoor palms provide the perfect touch for a coastal, jungalow, or bohemian-themed room. They have even been shown to reduce stress.
There are hundreds of palm varieties. So, you can find one that fits your environment. If you’re looking for a bold statement, go with Kentia Palm. The fronds are large and can get up to 10 feet tall.
An Areca Palm, also known as the Bamboo Palm, is another great option for indoors. It does well in low light and its thin leaves provide texture without overbearing the space.
Ivy is timeless. The way that it vines down walls and around furniture reminds you that it is alive. And it will make the room feel alive, too.
Ivy is easy to care for, too. It can survive well in cooler rooms and in small pots. It can also easily be transplanted with cuttings.
Ivy also doesn’t need a lot of water. You want to keep the soil more dry than wet.
Be sure to keep ivy safe from children and pets. It is poisonous if consumed.
Another species of plant that is beautiful indoors is the Philodendron.
The heartleaf philodendron is a vine plant that has dark heart-shaped leaves. It has a romantic vibe and can survive in almost any type of lighting.
The split-leaf philodendron is also a favorite for indoors. Its leaves are large and look as if they’ve been sliced. It is unique and also tropical-looking.
The split-leaf philodendron can be replanted from cuttings and is easy to care for.
The castiron plant looks similar to a palm and grows slowly and vertically. You can let it get as tall as you’d like. They are great for adding foliage and lush to the area.
The castiron is also one of the easiest to care for. It can tolerate neglect, low light, and a variety of temperatures. Maybe that is how it got its name?
8. Fiddle Leaf Fig
While you may not think a tree would work well indoors, the fiddle leaf fig tree does! It can grow to the ceiling if you let it, but it also survives well with pruning. You can cut it down once it reaches your desired height.
The fiddle leaf fig tree serves two purposes. It provides bold color with its broad and leathery leaves. Plus, you get some figs out of the deal, too.
Fig trees need a lot of sunlight. Place them near windows or under a skylight.
Succulents are trending in home interior design and decorating, and Jade makes the list for one of the best indoor plants.
Jade is an interesting plant to look at it and your guests will be drawn to it. It has thick lush leaves and can survive in small or large pots.
Jade also grows slowly, lives for decades, and is easy to care for. It doesn’t need a lot of water but does need as much light as possible.
Another tree makes the list of best indoor plants. The rubber tree leaves have a shiny texture and are a dark green that reminds you of the forest.
The rubber tree can grow up to 8 feet but can be pruned as well. You can also propagate them.
They don’t like the cold, which is why rubber trees do so well indoors. Make sure they have medium to bright light and balanced soil (not too wet, not too dry).
Which Indoor Plants will you Choose?
You really can’t go wrong with any of the indoor plants on this list. Whichever you decide, your home will be trendy, stress-free, and full of clean air!
Plus, with these options, you don’t have to worry if you forget to water your indoor plants every now and again.
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