Nowadays indoor potted plants are finally getting their day in the sun. Succulents and cacti eased us back into the idea of tending to some pots on our windowsills. Today, some of the trendiest decorators lean heavily into houseplants as key design elements.
This is one of the most affordable to incorporate home decor trend. A visit to your local nursery or home improvement store gives you an idea of just how many options you have. The only limit is your imagination and the amount of natural light in your home or apartment. If you want to get started with houseplants that are known to like indoor living, these are all excellent choices.
The snake plant or Sansevieria is an ideal plant for indoor spaces because it is a superb air purifier. Studies, including those performed by NASA, have consistently shown the plant to remove toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides.
Snake plant care is very straightforward. These plants can be neglected for weeks at a time; yet, with their strappy leaves and architectural shape, they still look fresh.
These plants are called Air Plants. Their true name is Tillandsia. The reason why they are nicknamed “Air Plants” is that they get the majority of their nutrients from the air.
These low-maintenance plants are the perfect little companions for home, work or school. They require very little upkeep and are a nice green addition to brighten any setting regardless of the season.
Many make wonderful, low-maintenance houseplants, as long as you’re careful to provide the right amounts of light and moisture. Meet a half-dozen of our indoor favorites. Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata), sometimes called sword or ladder fern, was as popular with Victorian gardeners as it is today.
Split-leaf philodendron will give your room a tropical vibe. They also grow quickly, rewarding plant owners who keep them alive with regular shoots of new leaves. These houseplants want bright, indirect light. Hence if you see brown marks on them, it could be a sign that the leaf has been burned by exposure to direct sunlight.