Authors: Indoor Plants

What Are The Best Indoor Plants?

There are a number of different things which can take your home to the next level and prove that you're a real adult:

  • A bookshelf,
  • A bar cart, as well as
  • Perhaps most of all, an indoor plant.

However, let's be real. Most people aren't plant experts and will probably have no idea where to begin (admitting it is the first step). A lot of us jump headfirst into plant parenthood without considering what we’re actually taking on. We pay a visit to our local big box stores where we just buy up whatever looks pretty. Then, we get them home, and we attempt to figure it out.

However, try to approach things differently.

First, assess your space. See what areas would look a lot better with more green. When you've identified the spots that which can accommodate plant life, consider your climate:

  • Do you live in a tropical or – alternatively - a seasonal environment?
  • Do you have any hot zones that are in your house?

The big question that you need to ask is how much light comes in through your windows?

The answers will assist you to figure out what kind of plants can thrive in your space. For instance, if you're looking for a plant to put on a windowsill which receives bright direct sun all day long, select one that thrives in those dry and sunny conditions, such as an echeveria or haworthia (two popular types of succulents).

Monstera Deliciosa Or ‘Swiss Cheese Plant’

There’s no doubt that you’ve seen the ‘swiss cheese plant’ all over Pinterest because they're one of the trendiest indoor plants going around at the moment. Their lush green leaves with unique holes make a spectacular statement in any room and they can grow to fit any space. Monstera plants prefer a warm climate that is away from direct sunlight. In addition, they benefit from regular cleaning with a soft and damp cloth.

Allow the top 4cm of soil dry out between watering as over watering could lead to root rot, signs of this are yellowing or wilting leaves. For the best results, Monsteras should enjoy conditions which are fairly moist so avoid artificial heating and cooling. These plants will require monthly feeding in spring and summer when planted in containers.

In its natural habitat, Monsteras like to climb so provide it with some kind of stake or trellis for support.

Burgundy Rubber Tree

This is one of our favorite Ficus trees. It’s less finicky than its popular cousin - the fiddle-leaf fig - and it can grow up to 25 feet indoors. When it comes to light, the Burgundy Rubber Tree does well when it’s bright and in indirect light. Make sure that you keep the soil moist during the growing season, which is summer. In the winter, the soil needs less moisture.

Dracaena Massangeana Or Mass Cane

This plant is popular among beginners to plants and is as simple to look after as it is to play at an online Bingo casino. It’s frequently an office staple thanks to its hardy nature. Mass Cane frequently grows between 1.2 to 1.8 meters tall with stalky stems as well as long, green leaves featuring light yellow in addition to green stripes running through them.

It’s a fantastic option if you’re looking for a significant plant. The Mass Cane is best placed in indirect bright light however it can tolerate low light. You’ll just need to water it once a week. However, it’s essential to note that Dracaena 'Massangeana' is toxic to dogs as well as cats so it’s not the absolute best option if you have pets around the house.

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