Top 10 Plants in India for Best Indoor Maintenance
‚ÄúThe clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.‚Äù
‚Äï John Muir
While it is almost impossible to seek solace in wilderness as we wade through our tightly knit, egregiously busy lifestyle, we can always let some pieces of wilderness venture into our homes. Contrary to popular belief that all plants need to be kept outside in bright sunny positions, there are a few which particularly thrive indoors. What more - they add a dash of freshness to our habitat and makes it pleasantly charming to stay in!
Here are 10 plants which you can grow and maintain in your living space.
#1. Lucky Bamboo Plant
#4. Money Plant
Beliefs abound that when the plant thrives in your house, you will run neither short of money! As a Feng Shui plant, it is said to bring in prosperity to the household. Easy to grow since it requires little water or sunlight, it is recommended that the leaves be trimmed regularly for the plant to attain a thick bushy appearance.
#5. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis)
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.
#6. Aloe Vera (Ghrita kumari)
This plant has enormous benefits - the jelly-like extract from its leaves can act as a skin moisturizer and can also be used as a pain reliever when applied on scrapes and burns. The best spot to keep this plant is a sunny window. Also, if you have just repotted the plant, do not water it for two to three days ‚Äî wait for the roots to settle.
#7. Anthurium (Flamingo flower)
Characterised by bright red colored flat leaves, anthuriums perfectly liven up any dull space in the household. Requiring a humid environment to thrive, it is recommended to mist the plant every once in a while during winters. The flowers attract dust and insects quite often, so wipe them lightly off the surface periodically.
#8. Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens)
Also known as ‚Äúbutterfly palm‚Äù for its green, arched leaves - it can grow as tall as seven feet when kept indoors. It is a perfect plant to cover up empty looking corners in your living space. The plant is useful in filtering xylene and toluene from the air. It also works effectively as a humidifier, and bears beautiful looking clusters of yellow flowers in summer.
#9. Jade Plant (Elephant bush, Portulacaria afra)
Commonly known as friendship tree, money tree, and lucky plant - it is widely believed to bring good luck to its owners. It is an extremely low maintenance plant and requires little watering. Just keep this plant near the windows and forget about it - it will thrive!
#10. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Taking care of rubber plants is supremely easy - just water enough to keep their soil moist, and shield them away from direct sunlight. Rubber plants grown indoors in small sized pots do not grow huge, making them look pretty and adding aesthetic value to the surroundings.