Have you ever been to someone’s house and it just looks boring, like something is missing? Or maybe it’s your house that looks like this. Whatever the case, there is a good chance that the house is lacking some greenery.
Plants help add to the ambiance of your home. They help create a nicer environment to live in and a balance between all the structural items of your house, especially if you opt for evergreen plants.
I know what some of you are thinking, you might be thinking to yourself, “I kill plants and I am not good at taking care of things.”
Don’t worry! you just need to make sure you do not purchase some exotic plant that belongs outside. Whatever you do, please don’t break down and buy silk!
Here’s a tip: If you have an indoor garden, you know they are very time consuming to maintain. Consider fake grass to help lower the maintenance of your indoor garden but still have it looking as beautiful.
Follow this list and you will be on your way to finding great plants for your home. Here are the top ten plants that are commonly used in homes.
1. Sansevieria trifasciata
Sansevieria trifasciata is also known as Snake Plant and Mother in Law’s Tongue. This is a great option for a low-light area that could use some plant beauty.
The great thing about this plant is that it only requires a little bit of water in the summer months. During the winter it hardly needs any water.
2. Chinese Evergreen
The real biological name of this indoor plant is Aglaonema.
This plant grows well in low-light conditions. It needs to be watered occasionally, and the soil needs to be well drained at all times.
This popular indoor plant is also popular by other names like Dumb Cane and Leopard Lily.
This is a poisonous plant if eaten so make sure your children or pets can’t reach it. The leaves are beautiful. Its soil needs to be kept moist but not soggy. Lastly, it works best with medium light.
4. Chlorophytum comosum
Other famous names of Chlorophytum comosum are Spider Plant and Airplane Plant.
This is a great plant for an east-facing window. It removes formaldehyde from the air. It will survive in any condition, but does best in bright light with regular watering and soil that is well-drained at all times.
5. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum)
This is also effective at removing formaldehyde. The vines on this plant have green heart-shaped leaves. You can neglect this plant and pests will not really bother it.
From time to time you can pinch the tips to make it bushier. It will thrive best if it is placed by an east-facing window and is watered regularly. Just don’t overwater.
6. Dracaena marginata
Also known as Dracaena
There are a lot of varieties of this plant. Some prefer low light, some medium. Water requirements depend on their size and shape.
7. English Ivy
There is another name for the English Ivy Houseplant, which is Hedera.
8. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Peace lily tolerates low light and low humidity. The dark green leaves and white flowers look attractive in a plain white or black glossy pot.
9. Schefflera (Brassaia)
It prefers medium light but will be fuller if you put it in bright light next to a south- or west-facing window. Also, let the soil dry between watering.
10. Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philondendron)
This plant is poisonous, but amazing at cleaning the air. It requires little light or water and has few pest problems. But, too much light will burn the leaves.