Ever since the quarantine was implemented, numerous activities were in trend to make the “home time” more productive. From the so-called Dalgona coffee, posting TikTok videos, the yummy baked sushi, and many more. Little did we know that collecting indoor plants will be part of the trend and more and more people are getting addicted to it. Honestly, I didn’t try those trends I mentioned above but for this? Sign me up! Besides, studies show that gardening can someone make happy, reduces stress, and good for the heart. Who wouldn’t want that?
Having plants in the garden is indeed a lovely sight for everyone. But what about those not having any garden space. If you are one amongst them, you might want to consider having indoor plants in your living room. With some research and understanding, you are sure to beautify the interiors of your home that’s praiseworthy from your family members and friends.
Monstera deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant)
If you are looking to decorate your room with boldness, this plant would be perfect for your liking. This plant has dashing large leaves that are often split or perforated with holes and is a climbing plant, which means this will be perfect for large spaces. One of its charms is its dark green leaves and to keep it clean, you can wipe it with a damp cloth. Monstera deliciosa might be large in leaf size but it is delicate with the amount of sunlight and water it needs. Remember to keep this plant from direct sunlight but make sure they get good light and shade. You can water this plant once a week. Monstera deliciosa seedlings range from 4 to 10usd.
Ficus Altissima (Lemon Lime Rubber Tree)
If you are looking for a plant that can grow tall and sturdy, Ficus Altissima is a great choice. Characterized with its waxy and dark green leaves, this plant can grow into a sophisticated tall plant given with proper care. You can keep this plant in a well-lit bright room without direct sunlight. They will need a moderate amount of water to keep them healthy. Rubber tree starts at around 30usd.
Yucca filamentosa (Adam’s Needle)
Originating from the southwestern United States and Mexico, Yucca filamentosa is known for being drought and pest resistant. Suitable for adding distinct design in your home, this plant is a low maintenance plant. They grow best in a partly shaded room with bright indirect sunlight. Yucca plants prefer to be dry as they are drought resistant, however, you can still water moderately based on the condition of your plant. One important reminder is not to overwater your Yucca plant. Buy your own Yucca plant for as low as 14usd.
Pilea Peperomiodes (Money plant)
It is a favorite among many households across the globe, but is quite sensitive and can die easily. This is either because of placing them in direct sunlight or over-watering. Its price ranges from 2 to 300usd, depending on age. It requires less weekly watering and should be kept in a terracotta plant or something which drains well. In addition, this plant requires to use cactus soil instead of a regular potting mix. It has unusual looking leaves and shapes, which makes it perfect to be kept on the windowsill, sideboard, or shelf styling including hanging planter.
Calathea (Prayer plant)
This plant is a wonderful addition to your bathroom. Its stripy leaves are quite attractive. It can be kept at any semi-shaded or shaded area like a south-facing bedroom or hallway. Direct sunlight should be avoided. You can water twice a week generously during warmer months. Get your own prayer plant for as low as 7usd.
Senecio Rowleyanus (String of Pearls)
It is a creeping succulent with a super cute vine that is best kept in hanging planters. Place them in a pot with good drainage to avoid root rot. Less watering is essential for proper growth. Use cactus or succulent soil. A string of pearl starts at 4usd.
Aloe Barbadensis Miller (Aloe Vera)
The Aloaceae family boasts of having over 350 species, ranging in leaf size, shape, color, overall plant size, and pattern. Its gel can cure burns and wounds. Having them at home also improves air quality as well as treat insomnia. Direct sunlight is essential and pot should have good drainage. Fertilize monthly and eliminate baby plants to allow it to bloom well. This starts at 3usd.
So there you have it!
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