10+ plants best suited for Indian Homes
A plant adds not only aesthetics but also acts a decor element in any situation or place. The lush green element gives a sense of freshness, good health and positivity in life. Adding indoor plants to your home has multiple benefits – they purify the air and embellish our homes by simply adding on to the aesthetic value to the space.
Indoor plants are said to cool down the temperature and increase oxygen level. Here are few Indoor plants which are recommended easy-to-maintain and best suited for Indian Climate.
#1 Peace Lily
The peace lily is not from the lily (Liliaceae) family but from the monocot flowering Araceae family. It is a favored houseplant across the subcontinent because it can comfortably adapt to most temperatures and climate conditions.
#2 Croton Plant
Crotons are tropical plants with bright, vibrant, and multicolored leaves. They can be grown outdoors in warm and humid climates, but otherwise, it's best to grow them as houseplants or seasonal additions to your landscape.
#3 Areca Palm
This leafy plant can be grown anywhere in the house in indirect sunlight. Make sure it is not exposed to direct sunlight, or the leafs will turn yellow. The plant can grow as high as 30 feet outdoors but it is restricted to about seven feet at indoor locations.
#4 Snake Plant
The plant is best suited for bathrooms since it filters out formaldehyde, which is commonly found in personal-care products. It is one of the top air-purifying plants identified by NASA. This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.
#5 Bamboo Plant
Bamboo Plant is also an air cleaning plant. They are able to remove harmful chemicals & pollutants from the air. It can be grown as an indoor plant because of its good appearance. It belongs to shade-loving plants category & needs to be watered well.
#6 Money Plant
The money plant is an evergreen vine that is super easy to grow as it can withstand the sudden changes and extremes of Indian weather, and can grow well in low light too.
#7 Aloe Vera
This very useful plant clears formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and other toxins. Also, it is a widely-known fact that aloe vera can be used to achieve a great complexion. Aloe plants like to be dry and warm, not wet and cold, so water only when you see that the soil in the pot is dry.
#8 English Ivy
This green plant helps in reducing airborne fecal-matter particles. It also filters out formaldehyde found in some household cleaning products. The plant needs bright light to look fresh and might attract pests if they do not receive enough light.
#9 Dracaena Reflexa
Ideally placed on a side table or the mantel, this slow-growing houseplant brings a lively symphony of natural hues to your home with its brightly colored green, lime and yellow leaves. Also known as the “Song of India”, the Dracaena Reflexa plant needs indirect sunlight and regular misting to keep its leaves vibrant.
With their verdant green canopy of leaves, ferns are among the most commonly preferred plants in India. They need moderate levels of sunlight and moist soil to grow well. Daily watering and light spraying of the leaves will keep them healthy and green.