Trees play a significant part in our lives. They are an essential aspect of our planet and are valuable for every living being. A tree can give one shelter and to an extent help in making medicines too. Every tree or plant has some other benefits. Some of plants are used to cook, decorate, medicinal purposes, home decor, and several things. We all should collectively understand the benefits of having a plant or tree around us. The world is evolving every single minute. It is our sole responsibility to protect the trees for a better future. Change should start from us. We cannot deny the fact that the surroundings today is like a concrete jungle. Some preventive steps to plant or adopt plants/trees will make a huge difference on the planet. Grab a cup of chai and read this article to know more about low-maintenance indoor plants.
Best Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants
- Snake Plant – Don’t let the name scare you at all! Snake Plant is also known as “Dracaena Trifasciata”. This is a true gem. It absorbs toxins and carbon dioxide and releases pure oxygen. The snake plant is said to remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air. The best part about keeping a snake plant in the house is it is super low-maintenance. It thrives well in terrible conditions. Snake plants thrive in harsh or direct sun, shade, or even if you forget to water them. Keep them dry during the watering schedules. It is an excellent addition to the room and can enhance any space’s beauty.
- Jade Plant – Crassula ovata or Jade Plant is succulent. They are easy-to-maintain houseplants. Succulents require less water. One can usually water it once a week. The bright green healthy leaves succulents are popularly gifted in Asia. It is a sign of good luck and prosperity. It is mostly found in the living area and office spaces. One should keep a note – Always avoid excessive humidity, water, and dark corners (places like the bathroom). Keep a jade plant in a bright space.
- Spider Plant – Thin long leaves plant known as Chlorophytum comosum or Spider Ivy/Spider Plant. The best part about this plant is it requires little moist soil so water is according to the plant’s needs. They are great in humid areas. Place indoors but in a place of indirect sunlight.
- Peace Lily – This one is a show-stopper if you have it indoors. They steal the show when kept in your living area. The evergreen lush leaves with white flowers look super charming. It acts as a perfect air-purifying plant. It does help with insomnia or sleep issues. It is even said to help the formation of mildew and mold spores. Super useful through the heavy monsoons in coastal areas.
Benefits of Indoor Plants
- Improves the air quality.
- Reduce carbon dioxide levels.
- Destress us and assist in normal breathing.
- To an extent – decrease harmful pollutants.
- Add volume and make the space look bright and lively.
- They are an inexpensive alternative that adds instant charm to indoor interiors.
- Studies prove plants can calm the overactive mind or anxiety.
With certain set of trial and error, one can make indoor plants thrive well!
- Many of us fail to maintain an indoor plant. The reason is quite basic and silly. We tend to water it a lot. Avoid overwatering! This will eventually end up with rot roots or yellow leaves.
- Once you get used to the water technique the plants thrive well.
- Please ensure the plants get enough sunlight as per the weather or city you reside.
- Just like your friends, talk and put your heart out to the plants.
- If you travel frequently please ask your friends or neighbors to water the plants on your behalf.
- Underwatering is best! If you overwater a plant, it might kill the plant.
Some more indoor plants that are super trending and loved by content creators that add charm as a great backdrop are Rubber Plant, Monstera, Areca Palm, English Ivy, Money Plant, ZZ Plant, etc. I hope this post helps you choose an indoor plant according to your work routine or liking. Let us know in the comments section if you are a plant lover or have the urge to start gardening and building your green stash of indoor plants. Do you have something favorite from the above list? Come let’s have plant talks below 🙂
Disclaimer – This article is for informative purposes only! For any plant/medical plant related information refer to a reliable source or individual.