May 22, 2017

That you need to step outside your house to experience greenery, says who? There are many indoor plants, which promise to be your companion with little or no care. Growing indoor plants and nurturing is indeed a satisfying task, the more you give the more you receive in return.

8 Indoor Plants Which Can Be Your Selfless Companions for Life

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe is a magical herb. Every house must have their own pot of this magical potent herb. These can be placed in an open bowl or a pot and need a little dry soil and bright light. The can grow up to a size of 3 feet in length and breadth.

Benefits:

  • Detoxifier
  • Betters immune system
  • Controls cholesterol and sugar level
  • Benefits digestion
  • Prevents ageing
  • Helps reduce burn marks

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2. Peace Lily

Lily, especially peace lily, grows in low humidity and dim light. The leaf shaped flowers normally blossom during summers, and some of these can grow throughout the year. The dark color of the leaves brings a positive energy in the house. These can grow up to 1-6 feet high and 1-5 feet wide. They require moist soil to grow.

Benefits:

  • Air purifier
  • Easy maintenance
  • Scented flowers

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3. Asparagus Fern

These cute little leaves grow like branches all over. Plant them in a beautiful hanging basket and watch the tiny white flowers like needles bloom into red berries. Beware of the berries as these could be poisonous and must be kept out of reach of pets and children. They need medium to bright sunlight and moist soil to grow. The height may vary from 18-36 inches.

Benefits:

  • Cures cough
  • Prevents breast cancer
  • Helps tuberculosis
  • Betters dry cough

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4. Peperomia

Peperomia is a herb that could well look like art placed in your living room. They are usually heart shaped and when put in a vase can make for lovely table decor too. They need semi-dry soil to grow. The color of the leaves is similar to the skin of watermelon. They grow 6-12 inches high and 6-12 inches wide.

Benefits:

  • Source of joy
  • Reduces uric acid issues
  • Prevents gout
  • Reduces skin disorders

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5. Snake plant

Snake plant is the most friendly plant and grows almost everywhere. It grows as tall stalks and the green color of the leaves releases a fresh fragrance throughout the day. Look at them closely and these would never let you feel alone. The leaves in the upward direction inspire you to stay positive and ambitious. They grows 6-48 inches high and 6-36 inches wide.

Benefits:

  • Improves air quality
  • Converts Carbon dioxide into oxygen at bedtime
  • Inexpensive to maintain

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6. Cast-iron plant (Aspidistra Elatior)

It is a tortoise plant that grows slowly and steadily. It needs low light, low humidity and in fact very low maintenance. Find a dark corner of your room and make it bright with its pretty presence. The height and width varies from 1-2 feet. The plant is extremely happy to look at during those dreary winters.

Benefits:

  • Toxin filtering plant
  • Air purifier
  • Natural medicine
  • Treatment for abdominal cramps
  • Cures diarrhea, urinary stones, and traumatic injuries

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7. Dracaena

The combination of green and yellow leaves is like sunshine on the grass. Keep these on the study table to breathe some fresh air into your work or bring some positivity on your dining table, while you talk with the family. They need moist soil and bright light. You can place them on your balcony as well. These are usually 1-10 feet high and 1-3 feet wide.

Benefits:

  • Perfect home décor
  • Air purification
  • Humidity control

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8. Hoya

It resembles a bunch of grapes and can often be mistaken for one. Hoya is the perfect indoor plant; it has pink or white flowers, a red colored center, bright and shady thick leaves. It also has sweet scented flowers. The height is about 6-12 inches and width is 48 inches. They need bright light and semi-dry soil.

Benefits:

  • Herbal medicine
  • Air purifier

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Hope you liked our article. Feel free to share your queries and concerns with us about indoor gardening.