Houseplants not only look good and can aesthetically transform a room, but they can also make us feel good. Several studies have shown that houseplants improve mood, productivity, and concentration and reduce stress and fatigue.
It is a fact that people spend a lot of time indoors, so it is also essential to improve and purify the air quality. Plants purify indoor air by absorbing toxins. They also increase humidity and produce oxygen.
However, a little research is necessary when choosing plants for your home. You should consider each plant’s requirements, such as how often it needs to be watered, whether it likes the sun, and what soil it can survive in.
That’s why we’ve put together this article – Top 10 houseplants – which will give you a little insight into how to care for each plant we’ve chosen, so you can see which one is right for you.
Jade plant (Crassula ovata)
The money tree grows into a small bush size. This houseplant likes to be in the light, where it is partially exposed to the sun. The money tree is not demanding and is easy to care for. It also does not need special soil, but if you wish, you can find a soil commonly used for succulents.
It is most often killed by people watering it as often as other houseplants. However, the money tree does not need to be watered often as its leaves and stems are like reservoirs of water.
In summer, it should be watered every 3 or 4 days, but in winter, it is recommended to water it once every two weeks.
This plant could be considered one of the easiest houseplants to care for.
Moses-in-the-cradle (Tradescantia spathacea)
Moses-in-the-cradle is a perennial plant. It has a short trunk and thick, tough leaves. People like this plant because of the unusual colouring of the leaves. The top layer of the leaf is green, while the underside is a pinkish purple colour.
The tradescantia spathacea is also special in that it can flower all year round. The flowers are white and small and bloom quickly.
This plant loves the sun. In the sun, the leaves of the Rhea take on vivid colours. This plant should not be placed in a shady or cool place, as it can die in such conditions. Although it is always in full sun, it does not need frequent watering. It prefers drier soil to damp, as moisture encourages the roots to rot.
The houseplant is elementary to care for as it does not require much effort or watering. The main thing is to ensure that it is exposed to direct sunlight.
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
The spider plant is one of the most popular houseplants. It loves bright rooms and more humid conditions in summer. If the plant is happy, it will produce small white flowers yearly.
Spider plants can withstand periodic drought. It likes humidity, but it will cope if you forget to water it. In any case, the plant will show that it wants to be watered. Its leaves will not look so plump and firm, so it is not so easy to forget to water this plant.
This houseplant is a desirable purchase for anyone because of its ability to humidify and purify the air. It is recommended to place this plant in the kitchen as it will clean unwanted gases. However, it is more often placed in bedrooms or children’s rooms, where air quality is essential. Many people also choose to place this plant directly in front of their computer desks, as it will be able to clean away pollution from electrical appliances.
This plant is usually chosen for its hardiness, ease of propagation, and maintenance. And best of all, this plant can adapt to virtually any condition.
Devil’s ivy plant (Epipremnum aureum)
Devil’s ivy tolerates both drought and humidity. It does not prefer to be kept in full sun but likes bright areas. It is one of the most popular houseplants because it is effortless to propagate and care for and looks effective in any interior.
People like to hang this plant from the ceiling or put it on elevations or stairs, as the drooping branches with their beautiful leaves complement the room perfectly.
Devil’s ivy also has an air-purifying function. People often put them in living rooms, study rooms, or the kitchen.
Dragon tree (Dracaena marginata)
Dragon trees love room temperature, so they are well suited for indoors. They also do well in the heat on hot summer days. If the air in the apartment is dry, it is recommended to spray the leaves with water at room temperature.
Green dragon trees prefer shady areas, while dracaenas with coloured leaves like very sunny areas.
However, this houseplant should not be purchased unless it is provided with warmth. The dracaena marginata may die if the room temperature is below 10-12 °C.
It is even better to place it on a balcony or take it outside in summer. It will be very grateful to receive direct sunlight and feel the warm summer rain.
Snake plant (Dracaena trifasciata)
Snake plant is one of the easiest plants to care for. It can withstand prolonged drought, so it is suitable for people who may forget to water their plants. It certainly does not like wet, humid conditions.
Snake plants like sunny areas most of all but can tolerate shade. This plant should be watered about 2 or 3 times a week. However, water must be drained if it remains on the saucer under the flowerpot.
Snake plants can also improve indoor air quality and increase oxygen levels.
Ivy is familiar in the garden but can also be grown as a houseplant. It has beautiful, delicate tendrils and very rhomboid leaves. Ivy likes a bright location, but direct sunlight should be avoided.
Ivy prefers cooler climates, so it is best placed in a bright but cool room.
It is a perennial. Ivy is effortless to care for, grows quickly, and is a delight to watch. It is most often hung from ceilings as it is a drooping plant. However, outdoors usually climbs up the walls and fences of the house.
Aloe vera plant
Aloe vera is a perennial plant that is easy to grow and care for. It is most comfortable in full sun but does not mind shade.
Aloe vera is an excellent choice if you want a tropical feel in your home.
Aloe vera is known as a medicinal plant. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. Women also choose to use it in cosmetics.
Although aloe vera is light-demanding, it should be protected from the hot sun during the spring and summer seasons. In addition, in winter, aloe vera needs peace, coolness, and light.
Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera)
The Christmas cactus is a trendy plant because it is one of the few plants that bloom in winter.
The Christmas cactus loves water. It needs to be watered quite often, but it should never be kept very wet. It should be watered when the ground is arid. However, this plant needs soil that does not hold moisture for long.
This houseplant likes plenty of light but not direct sunlight. As a tropical plant, the Christmas cactus likes warm temperatures, around 18-25 degrees. However, humidity is also essential.
Wax plant (Hoya carnosa)
The wax plant is unique because it has glossy leaves and fragrant flowers.
The wax plant does not like direct sunlight but needs plenty of light. The more light, the more likely the wax plant is to flower. Remember to ventilate the room as this flower needs fresh air.
Room temperature water is suitable for watering this plant. Care should be taken to avoid getting the plant wet, as the wax plant prefers drier soil. This plant will appreciate an occasional sprinkling of warm water.
It should be noted that the wax plant likes to be in the same place. If it is moved around, it will feel uncomfortable and not produce flowers.
We hope that our suggestions have prepared you for your next houseplant purchase.
Plants aren’t the only way to improve your interior. For more ideas on how to make your room even more enjoyable, read our articles- How to make your room cozy and Decorative wall decals – a way to revamp home interior.