Bring your home to life and the garden indoors with a wide variety of indoor plants. Stunning color and foliage can create great atmosphere and a calming feeling in the home. Get creative with with these top 10 indoor plants.
This is a common indoor plant that as a distinctive tropical origin. The philodendrons can grow upto 3 feet or 1 meter high. Can grow in low light levels and likes regular watering, especially during warmer weather.
CYCLAMEN – (Primulacae)
This plant comes in a variety of white, pink, or purple flowers. It tends to flower during the cooler months. It likes well-lit areas but not direct sunlight. This plant likes to draw water from the roots so place a saucer under the pot and fill with water to be drawn up by the plant.
PEACE LILY – (Spathiphyllum)
The Peace Lilly plant grows beautiful white flowers with dark glossy foliage and grows about 11 inches or 30 centimeters in height. Suitable for low light conditions such as a bedroom or lounge. Water throughly when it is dry to touch, keep the soil moist
FIDDLE LEAF FIG – (Ficus lyrata)
This larger plant is quite popular and thrives is a well-lit position. The leaves are violin-shaped and should be planted in a large pot. Water regularly during growing season however in winter allow the soil to dry out between drinks.
Beautiful flowers come in a wide range of colors. The flowers can last for upto 3 months from one bud. This plant likes a bright well lit area but not in the in direct sunlight. Plant in well drained potting mix and water weekly.
AIR PLANT – (Tillandsia)
This unique plant is perfect for terrariums as they draw nutrients from moisture in the air so they do not need soil. Grows well in a bright spot out of direct sunlight.
LUCKY BAMBOO – (Dracaena)
A very popular desk plant with curly stems and green leaves. They are quite hardy and can grow upto 3 feet or 1 meter high. They can be grown in a jar of water or potting mix. Grows well in low light.
The Anthurium has lovely large red flowers with broad green leaves. Grow in a bright position with good sunlight. Be careful not to over water, use a good draining potting mix and water only when soil is dry to touch.
ZANZIBAR GEM – (Zamioculcas zamifolia)
The Zanzibar has long succulent stems and shiny, waxy leaves that mimic a palm. It is a very low maintenance plant that can grow in low light levels. It is quite hardy and can survive a long time without watering.
The Calathea Colorful patterned foliage of pale green with dark green spots and lines make this a very attractive small indoor plant. It grows best in mid-light and should be kept moist with regular watering in summer months.
Visit your local nursery for more ideas and varieties of great indoor plants for brighten up your home. Happy gardening.
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