Plants always add a unique touch to home décor. Whether they are placed in the living room, bathroom or bedroom, there are many reasons to have them in your home. For instance, they can be decorative, stress-relieving and depolluting at the same time. However, not all types of plants can be kept inside the home. Here are some indoor plants that you may choose for your interior spaces.
1) Dracaenas for the Living Room
Living rooms are usually the most frequently used room since it is where a family spends most of their time. They are often very spacious rooms offering a fair amount of sunlight due to large windows. Since the air in this room is used up in a short time, adding plants to it can instantly improve the air quality.
Dracaenas (or dragon tree) are ideal for living rooms. This indoor plant with coloured leaves has a relatively slow growth and does not exceed 3 meters. Dracaenas usually need a luminous and humid atmosphere without too much exposure to direct sunlight to thrive. If the atmosphere is too dry, fog the foliage or place the pot on a bed of clay balls bathed in water. In summer, water regularly but avoid leaving standing water in the pot. In winter, water the pot at regular intervals. Aesthetically pleasing, resistant and easily grown, it is one of the most appreciated and best-selling houseplants. Moreover, they also form part of plants considered to be depolluting!
2) Sansevieria for the Bedroom
For those wondering if you can have plants in the bedroom since plants also consume oxygen at night, the answer is yes! The amount of oxygen consumed is so small that you can safely add a green touch to any bedroom. You have to choose green plants with moderate growth and avoid those with strong odours.
Sansevieria is a good example as it likes cooler and drier climates. Resistant to heat, this plant will easily grow in a shaded environment and only requires a little amount of water. Besides, one of the greatest characteristics of Sansevieria is its depolluting aspect. The plant absorbs formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene, and xylene, which are organic compounds bad for health, also emitted from printers or tobacco smoke. In exchange, it releases pure oxygen which you need to breathe! A plant that is both useful and beautiful!
3) Aglaonema for the Bathroom
Plants are the best way to create a zen atmosphere in your bathroom. But which ones are strong enough to live in humid spaces? Native to the forests of Southeast Asia, aglaonema thrives in both humid and hot atmospheres, Other plants you can have in the bathroom include the fern and orchids which are both stunning and appreciate humidity as well.
4) Herbs for the Kitchen
Due to limited space, you will have to restrict yourself to small potted plants for the kitchen. Plants for the kitchen must also be tolerant to heat and high humidity, as “tropical” conditions predominate after cooking.
You can consider the various herbs such as chives, basil, or parsley. These herbs can be both practical and decorative for the kitchen. On the one hand, they can purify the air and let out aromatic odours, and on the other hand, they can be used as spices while preparing meals. You can hang them on the wall in specially designed pots or place them on the countertop in zinc platers.
5) Yucca If You Don’t Have a Green Thumb
A prolonged absence or a lack of attention on your part, and there you have your little friend, all withered or even dried out! If regular watering is not your best option, opt for the yucca plant. You can also choose other plants such as zamioculcas or chlorophytum if you do not like yucca. These plants do not require a lot of care and are highly resistant to heat.
Let us know which of these plants have you been able to incorporate in your home in the comments below!