6 Indoor Plants which can Di-stress your surrounding

Home Improvement

A large green garden with tons of trees standing tall is a scenery not everyone is blessed with, especially when you spend a major chunk of your life in metro cities. Many researches done in the past show, how spending time with nature is closely linked with reducing stress and calming your woes. Thus, surrounding oneself with greenery becomes important.

Surely experiencing that incredible feeling of grass beneath your feet in hard when you live in a city, but bringing green; home is always possible.

That’s why we have prepared a list of 10 indoor plants which will not only gift you purified air to breathe in but will also add up to the beauty of your home sweet home. All the plants mentioned below take minimal space and are made for tiny living.

Thus, make sure you read the article till the end and let us know which one is your favorite decorative plant.

 

Chinese Money Plant

This plant with green pancake shaped leaves is easy to grow and gives a classy and adorable finish to your home when placed against white walls. The plant requires drench and dry approach to grow at its best, i.e. water thoroughly then let the soil dry. The plant grows best in bright light, with no direct sunlight.

The sad part of the story is that these plants are hard to find as they are not sold in tons of nurseries. Nevertheless, you can get this plant with any of your fellow plant lovers or buy one from an online seller like amazon.

 

Aleo vera Plant

This spiky leaf plant has been used for 1000s of years and is still favored today. This plant not only makes you balcony look complete, but the healing properties of the gel you get out of this plant are magical. The plant can not only heal any of your burns and cuts but it also monitors the air quality you breathe.

The plant grows best with lots of sun and is handy to grow in places occupied with sunlight for at least 3-4 hours a day. No matter where you have it growing, water it thoroughly and make sure all that water drains out as you don’t want your Aleo vera to be sitting in water.

 

African Violets    

This is the most popular flowering houseplants in the world as even a beginner can grow African Violets easily. The plant is cheap and easy to propagate from cuttings. The flowering plant blooms several times per year and will look great when kept on a dining table with a lamp hanging above its head.

African violets like bright, indirect sunlight and even wet soil (make sure the soil is not soaking wet). Proper watering is a vital aspect of learning how to grow African violets. The same African violet kept on my desk at CDR Writing Service office helps me to calm down my stressful mind.

 

Areca Palm

A full-grown Areca Palm is quite expensive, but it is the most widely used palm for bright and exotic interiors. Indirect sunlight is all you need to grow this plant and when cared to its best they can achieve a height of 10 feet and more.

The plant is useful for filtering xylene and toluene from the air and works effectively as an effective humidifier too. The care of areca palm is not difficult, but the plant won’t tolerate neglect. For a healthy growth, keep the soil moist in summer and allow the soil to dry slightly before watering it again in winter.

 

Indian Basil

Commonly known as Tulsi, growing this plant can do wonders for you. Properly known for its medicinal properties, this plant needs little to no maintenance and supports the body’s healthy reaction to stress.

The plant requires regular sunlight so placing it in front of a sunny window would be a great option if you want to see it thrive. The plant can be planted in a simple pot which needs to be watered regularly. The plant’s leaves can be used to make a delicious and refreshing tea.

 

Schefflera

The evergreen shrub nicknamed as umbrella tree originated in Taiwan and can reach 15 feet high. The average height of the plant is 1-7 feet and will work as a natural detoxifier and air freshener when brought home.

Like many other plants, Schefflera plant also doesn’t like it too wet or too dry. Over-watering may lead to root rot, indicated by yellow leaves, a rotten smell, or black roots. You need to water the plant with lukewarm water and keep it in medium light.

Author Bio

Kushagra Gupta is an editor at CDR Report for Engineers Australia since last 2 year and also a journalism student who loves to pen down his thoughts on mental constructs, habits and personal development.  Fan of Warren Buffet.