Low maintenance indoor plants
There are many different options when choosing an indoor plant to add to your space. Depending on the amount of time you have to care for your plant babies, you can find a plant to suit you.
Cacti and Succulents
Cacti and Succulents are two of the most durable small indoor plants. Originally found in desert-type environments, these are tough cookies which don't need constant watering to survive. In fact, over watering can kill them. So, if you forget about them for a while, they'll live (literally)!
These desert plants thrive near north-facing windows that receive plenty of warmth and natural sunlight. Blind options like vertical blinds and roller blinds are great for these types of plants, as they can be easily adjusted to let in the right amount of light.
Jade Plants are a good indoor plant as like cacti, they don't need constant watering and attention. When watered, Jade Plants retain the water in their round leaves, so they can go longer periods of time without being rehydrated. Jade Plants thrive off sunlight and should only be watered when the soil feels dry.
Spider Plants are another low maintenance indoor plant. What's unique about Spider Plants is that they are very fast growing, and the new shoots they grow can be replanted. These plants like well-lit areas of your house and only require watering once a week.
Peace Lilies are a water-loving plant, so if you get over enthusiastic and give them too much, it won't hurt them.
Aglaonema Chinese Evergreen
The Chinese Evergreen is a great plant for over-waterers! With green, pink, white and red colour options, this plant can make a great addition to any space.
Direct sunlight indoor plants
If you have plenty of spaces in your home where natural light is in abundance, these are the plants that will love the constant exposure to direct sunlight.
Paddle Plants are a type of succulent that thrives off direct sunlight! If you have a window with bright sunrays shining through, this plant will make the perfect addition.
The Yucca is another plant that loves direct exposure to sunlight! Simply place them in front of a sun-facing window, and they'll be happy. Yuccas can become a larger indoor plant, so it's important for them to be planted in a pot deep enough to support the stem and leaves.
Low-light indoor plants
If your home doesn't get a lot of natural light, or you have light-filtering curtains and blinds, there are still indoor plant varieties to work for your space. With thinner slats than vertical blinds, venetian blinds let in slightly less sunlight and can be easily adjusted. These blinds are well-suited to plants that enjoy the sun in small doses.
Aloe Vera plants love in-direct sunlight and will thrive in areas with good light control.
Orchids and Cast-Iron Plants
These indoor plants are very sensitive to light, so to keep these alive, it's important not to keep them in locations where they are constantly exposed to large amounts of sunlight.
A good way to maintain Orchids and Cast-Iron Plants is by placing them near good light control. To do this, we recommend light-filtering roller blinds as they are made from translucent or sunscreen fabrics which will ensure your plants get just the right amount of soft sunlight throughout the day.
Fishtail Palms and Ferns
With two layers of horizontally striped fabrics, vision blinds are great for reducing glare and softening sunlight. The design of this stylish blind makes it ideal for plants that need non-direct sunlight and low levels of heat to flourish, like the heartleaf philodendron, rex begonias, Boston fern, fishtail palms, ZZ plant and asparagus fern.
Pothos or ‚ÄúDevil's Ivy‚Äù
Nicknamed the ‚ÄúDevil's Ivy‚Äù, this plant is great for areas where there's not a lot of light and it can also withstand over-watering! If you don't have a lot of time for plant care, this is the indoor plant for you.
Styling your home with indoor plants
Indoor plants are a great addition to any space when you're updating your home decor. Plants add pops of colour, especially flowering ones, as well as make the space feel more natural. Particularly for people who may work from home, or are confined to staying home, they can bring some of the outside in.
When styling your home with indoor plants, it's important to take note of whether they thrive from direct or indirect sunlight, and therefore ensure the curtains or blinds in that space are suitable.
Benefits of indoor plants
There are number of benefits to having indoor plants in your home or even your office.
Indoor plants can help reduce stress
Research has shown that having indoor plants in your environment can help you feel more at ease, reduce stress, and make the space feel more natural.
Indoor plants may help improve the air quality
There's some research to suggest that having indoor plants may contribute to improving the air quality of your environment. These plants are known as air purifying plants and do this through phytoremediation, the scientific term for the process of plants scrubbing the air of contamination.
While they don't remove anything from the air, the Pineapple Plant has been shown to improve air quality by adding oxygen it produces back into the air. They're also an easy indoor plant to keep alive, as they require minimal watering and can be kept in warmer areas of your home.
Dangerous indoor plants for pets and children
While there are many indoor plants that will make a great addition to your space, there are few plants not to introduce into your home if you have children or pets.
Some of the indoor plants that are not safe for pets and children include:
- Aloe Vera
- English Ivy
- Pothos (Devil's Ivy)
If you're unsure whether an indoor plant is safe for your pet or child, it's best to consult an expert just to be safe!
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