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If this rule resonates with you, Congrats!
You are a nature & gardening lover with a variety of houseplants already enhancing the beauty of your place & would be interested to explore further.
You sure love to keep your home green but have had few failed attempts & can not bear the guilt of killing plants that you brought home so enthusiastically. Sigh!
No worries. We assure you (coming from professional Interior Designers & Architects :P) it’s no rocket science & ANYONE can maintain indoor plants in India particularly, with minimal care & basic knowledge. In case you haven’t given a thought about adding greenery to your home/office ever: Hmm Here we need to persuade you a bit by sharing immense benefits & positive impact of these magical things called ‘House plants.’ 🙂 Also, If you wish to give a makeover to your place on a budget, Plants should be your first pick as they bring luxury, aesthetics & class to your home & are economical.
Read on to get more ideas on low maintenance, easy indoor plants with multiple benefits apart from ornamentation.
The best way for a better quality of sleep is to fill your home with beautiful indoor flowers and plants. Not only do they look great and bring vitality and life to your living spaces, but also they have fantastic relaxing and purifying benefits – which in turn can promote a healthy sleeping pattern.
A Recent study shows that plant makes living 17% more ornate, 17% more interesting, 17% more cheerful, 17% more attractive, 16% more welcoming, 15% more relaxing, 11% less stressful, 11% tidier, 8% quieter. These days, there are lots of options available to clean the air in your house, from humidifiers to air purifiers. But did you know that you can breathe fresh air by just adopting house plants?
Sadly As Indians we all are facing air pollution constantly & it has become an unavoidable part of our lives, these air purifying plants can provide us much needed clean air at least at home & office :
1 Snake Plant
Snake plant emits oxygen at night time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – something we naturally produce when breathing. All this leads to a purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep. The Snake Plant also filters some nasty but common household toxins from the air.
Snake plants drive away insects, snakes and these are one of the few plants that can endure extremely harsh conditions. They are easy to grow and need low light and a little water.
2 Rubber Plant
It is very interesting to know how baby rubber plant swallows unpleasant smell and harmful chemicals from surrounding air.
While baby rubber plants are grown as easy-care houseplants, they also improve indoor air quality, according to studies conducted their large leaves can absorb airborne chemicals and break them down, rendering them harmless. With this, they absorb stinky or unpleasant odors also.
This one over the left is rubber plant in our one of the recent project.
3 Bamboo Palm
This small plant is a fantastic air purifier. Ditch your chemical-laden air fresheners in favor of a few of these pretty palms and say goodbye to airborne smells and toxins.
Not only will you be able to enjoy your home’s pure, fresh air during the day, but you’ll enjoy a fantastic night’s sleep too.
4 Aloe Vera
One of the most common indoor plants, aloe-vera is very easy to grow, and takes very little effort to maintain. Just mild sunshine and moist soil are enough for this plant to thrive. Not only does it clear formaldehyde and benzene, but it’s also an excellent natural remedy for many hair and skin problems.
By keeping an aloe-vera plant at home, you get clean air, besides being able to use the plant extract on your skin and hair.
5 Areca palm
If you’re looking for a plant that will decorate as well as purify, choose areca palm. They grow to a height of 3 to 5 feet, need little watering, and sunlight through a window is usually enough.
Since these plants are big, you can keep them in a corner of any room, and watch the space immediately come alive.
They not only clear gases like xylene and toluene from the air, but also act as a natural humidifier.
6 ZZ plant
ZZ plant, with its wide, attractive, dark green leaves, boasts many favorable traits for offices and homes. ZZ plant tolerates neglect, is drought tolerant, and accepts low-light conditions without throwing a fit. Its waxy, smooth leaves reflect sunlight and brighten rooms. ZZ usually grows slowly to a height and width of two to three feet so it is not a plant monster that outgrows containers quickly.
(At the office even without natural lights its grown well in our one of the office project.)
7 Bamboo palm
This indoor plant is also known as reed palm, and grows well in shady places. It also produces small flowers and berries, and adds to the beauty of your interiors. Bamboo palm is best known for its air purifying qualities, and is particularly known to filter benzene and trichloroethylene. It can also be placed in areas that give out formaldehyde like kitchens, bathrooms, and around furniture.
8 Peace Lily
Keeping flowers at home brightens up any space. Peace Lily is one plant that can make any space look beautiful with its white flowers. It is also known to be one of the best plants to purify air for breathing. Peace lily is especially helpful in removing formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. The flowers also look slightly different than usual – the upper part is somewhat like the hood of a snake. Overall, this is a great indoor plant for air purification.
9 English Ivy
If you have the problem of molds in your house, then English Ivy is the remedy. This evergreen climbing vine has the ability to reduce molds in your house, and minimize chances of airborne diseases. However, there is one big disadvantage for this plant–its leaves and berries that can be poisonous for animals and humans. If proper care is taken, there is no reason why English Ivy cannot be kept as a natural air purifier.
10 Chinese Evergreen
One of the easiest houseplants to have and maintain, Chinese evergreen is a tropical plant that thrives and blooms even in low light. It grows even where most other plants won’t grow. The plant filters out a lot of toxins and pollutants with more and more exposure to the air.
11 Weeping fig
This can be a tricky plant to take care of, since it prefers bright but indirect light. But once that is managed, it is a really beneficial plant to have indoors. Weeping fig improves air quality by filtering out pollutants that come with furniture and upholstery. Weeping fig comes in different varieties with differing leaf colours. The all-green type, F. benjamina, is the most common variety, but there are other varieties as well, though they may only be available with few plant nurseries.
12 Warneck Dracaena
Commonly known as Warneckii, this plant has the potential to grow up to a height of 12 feet. This dracaena is striking with its striped leaves forming clusters, and can be used to beautify any living space. In addition, Warneckii is a natural air purifier, helping to filter out pollutants that come from varnishes and oils. Even with minimal water and sunlight, this plant grows well indoors, and provides several benefits.
Follow these tips to maintain your indoor plants like an expert gardener:
- Never allow an indoor plant to sit in water, always drain the excess away immediately after watering.
- Fertilizer Most houseplants benefit from a dose of fertilizer,but only during the growing season. Liquid or powder fertilizers made specifically for houseplants are the best choice.NPK chemical fertilizer of a spoon monthly will help boost plant growth.
- Notice where you are placing the plants and not just anywhere. Spots that are near heat or air conditioning ducts, or near TV or between curtains are not good for the plants. So avoid these places.
- Make sure the plant is getting sufficient light as per its need. The best way is to choose houseplants that will thrive on the amount of light that your house can provide.
- Healthy plants are better able to ward off pests and disease much than the weak plants. You can follow simple Vaastu tips. Those plants that need full sun you can keep near a south facing window.
- For partial shade plants, use East or West facing windows, these get moderate sunlight. However, windows that face north gets very little sun. However, windows that face north gets very little sun.You can also mist the plant with a spray bottle.
- Dust on houseplants not only looks untidy but it is also bad for your plant. Dust clogs the pores of plant leaves, making it difficult for the plant to breathe. It also decreases the amount of light getting absorbed hence the photosynthesis of the plant also goes down. Dust and dirt will also attract pests, mites, and insects. You can wipe large-leaved houseplants with a wet and soft cloth with some light soap, or you can use neem spray. For plants which have small leaves, use a hand sprayer to drench them with water.
Where to buy best breed Indoor plants in Pune?
We have found the best resources of live plants are these. They sell perfectly priced plants considering the plant health, which you will never get onver the road side shops.
- Jagtap Nursery Garden is one of the Pune’s biggest place to buy plants, pots, accessories everything.
- If you are tight with time, no worries, Nursery live provides wide range of indoor plants in pune. We have largest collection plants like Annual flower, Aquatic Plants, Aromatic Plants, cactus, Ferns, Indoor Plants, Landscape Plants, Bamboo and more along with 6000+ seeds, pots, planters, pebbles & garden accessories online in pune.
- Girme Farm Baner, Pune