Looking to some Easy To Grow Indoor Plants In India? Then you’re in the right place because in this article our experts have researched and shortlisted 8 Easy To Grow Indoor Plants In India.
As we have repeatedly stressed, plants, in addition to being beautiful and furnishing our home, can be considered excellent natural air purifiers capable of destroying the very harmful volatile organic substances. If you think, however, that you do not have a green thumb and every plant that enters your house does not survive for more than 15 days, do not despair we have the right solution for you.
8 Easy To Grow Indoor Plants In India For Clean Air & Decor
Growing cacti could be an alternative, but in case the succulents are not for you, here are the 8 best plants to grow at home, which require a moderate amount of light and water.
Crassula or jade tree
This beautiful succulent, originally from Central Africa, belongs to the Crassulaceae family which has 300 species of the most diverse forms. The most common are Crassula Ovata, Crassula Perforata and Crassula Variegata. It is a plant that is well suited to apartment life where it can tolerate even areas with low light. Obviously, it will grow more luxuriantly if positioned near a window.
It does not require much water; indeed, frequent and excessive watering can cause root rot and death of the plant itself.
Spathiphyllum (Spathiphyllum Mauna Loa)
This lily requires a semi-darkness, constant temperature and regular watering once a week in order to produce its white flowers. If the leaves turn yellow and fall, perhaps the plant receives excessive exposure to sunlight. It is unbeatable in the fight against the most common volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichlorethylene but it is also effective against toluene and xylene.
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We remind you that this plant is to be considered highly toxic to cats, to which it can cause severe kidney failure if ingested.
Saintpaulia or African Violet
This evergreen plant, native to southern Africa, thanks to its fascinating and lasting flowering together with the ease of cultivation is excellent for apartment life. The secret to perfect cultivation is the regularity of the watering which must be frequent but made up of very small quantities of water. It is also good to wet the soil and not the plant or even worse its flowers. For this purpose, we recommend the use of a long-beaked watering can.
About 275 species of evergreen and climbing shrubs belong to this genus. The plant, originally from South America, is characterized by large, extremely ornamental heart-shaped leaves. It is advisable to place the pot in an area with good brightness but not directly exposed to the sun’s rays.
The watering must be abundant in spring and summer and moderate during the rest of the year. Avoid allowing the substrate to dry completely. Flowering is very rare. Also, for the philodendron, as for the lilies, we advise you to be careful if you have small children or pets in the house as the plant is highly toxic.
Aphelandra or zebra plant
This evergreen shrub, native to central-southern America, in nature can reach 2/3 meters in height, but in pot it generally does not exceed 60 cm. The peculiarity, from which the plant takes its name, are the leaves of an intense green color that have white or yellow streaks that recall the coat of the African equine.
In the apartment, the plant must be positioned near a window but never exposed to direct sunlight. It particularly fears the cold, so pay attention to drafts and temperature changes. The watering must be regular and between one and the other it will be necessary to dry the soil completely. Excessive quantities of water can promote root rot, yellowing and leaf fall.
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)
According to Feng Shui this plant brings peace, strength and luck to the house where it is grown. Native to tropical Africa, this evergreen shrub is reminiscent of that of bamboo. It can be grown both in pots and directly in water. The exposure of the plant must be in a bright place but in indirect sunlight and possibly at a temperature never lower than 12-degrees.
They fear air blows and sudden changes in temperature. The branches grown directly in water require weekly changes, possibly with rain or mineral water. While regular watering is recommended for pot-grown plants.
Belonging to the Liliaceae family, this herbaceous plant native to East Asia, looks like a tuft of long, bright green leaves that come to life directly from the roots. Its flowering is very particular in that it occurs between the leaves close to the ground with small purple buds.
The Aspidistra prefers very bright positions, even if never in direct sunlight, which cause a noticeable slowdown in growth. For this reason, it also adapts well to penumbra conditions. It does not require large quantities of water. It will be sufficient to water it when the soil is dry, remembering that it can withstand short periods of drought well.
Sanseveria or mother-in-law’s tongue
This evergreen succulent, native to Asia and Africa, converts CO2 into oxygen during the night by filtering the toxins present in the air. It prefers an exposure in bright areas of the house but not in direct sunlight and is also suitable for situations of penumbra. It fears the cold and sudden changes in temperature.
Like many other succulents, sansevieria does not need much water, especially in the cold months. It is advisable to let the soil dry between one watering and another.
Armed with extraordinary air-purifying qualities, these plants take to our climate like a fish takes to water. Not only do they thrive in our climate, they are great additions to mitigate stress and aid better health.
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