Coronavirus outbreak has made all of us sit home persuading us to get used to the new normal. It is almost 2 months since lockdown; many of us are done with cleaning, cooking, playing, and browsing. It is safe to say that gardening whether in a pot or the land is a way out to keep sanity with little to give and gain a lot. So at this point in uncertain times, let’s get introduced to the five easy to handle indoor plants that will help you make your home more livable and cheerful with low care and maintenance.
This plant is called ‘Super Plant’ for tons of health benefits from head to toe. The gel contains minerals and vitamins in small quantities yet a good and natural mixture of everything. It is good for the skin and hair as well as good for the internal organs such as the stomach. Aloe vera gel helps skin health and makes it ache and wrinkle-free. The plant requires less care, asking for no as such an ideal condition to flourish be it soil, water, or sunlight. It will be happy in no or indirect sunlight for hours, not only this but it also survives in direct sunlight on scorching sunny days, the leaves may turn red but that’s altogether a different story. You can keep it in your bedrooms, stairs, or the empty places at your place.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculus Zamiifolia)
ZZ plant is one of the best plants to removes two of the five harmful toxins from the air, toluene, and Xylene, hence making it ideal for purification of air and betterment of air quality. It can survive literally in a box with no light, however, it grows best in medium to bright light. The foliage of its lush dark green leaves makes it stand out amongst other plants. ZZ grows slowly with time and demands no fertilizer to support the growth.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria):
This plant is one of the most tolerant plants bearing harsh conditions to grow, in short, Snake Plant is very hard to get killed. It dislikes too much water as it rots the roots easily. It is widely used as a decorative plant as the foliage of its long leaves makes it attractive. The snake plant has a variegated variety too. Snake plant is commonly considered to be the plant which provides oxygen 24/7 and purifies most of the toxins in the air, caution: it may harm pets (cats and dogs).
Pothos (Money Plant)
There is nothing wrong if you decorate your rooms, stairs, and halls with money plant believing it will bring you good fortune and a lot of money considering the positive health impact. ‘Health is Wealth’, no? I mean is that this guy purifies the air, gives the color of nature inside your walls, and helps to cheer moods. The cuttings of Money Plant grow in water and soil, so either way, its okay plant few accordingly. It likes indirect sunlight and possesses colors such as white and golden along with green.
I call it ‘The Survivor’cause it is the hardiest and evergreen plant. This little champ is the king of desert and drought, and it is as beautiful as any other indoor plant to decorate with no or less care. Some of the species bloom flowers (Bunny Ear) if given the best conditions to grow. It is ideal for small glass fancy pots to give side tables or bookshelf the ecstatic look.
We are no stranger to the diseases and severe climatic conditions making our cities less likely to live, for example, heatwaves. Now that you know about at least five indoor plants treat your home and family members with some of these plants to gain benefits from the friendly beings. Indoor plants help in maintaining humidity, detoxify the air, and stimulates mood resulting in overall enjoyable experience. I tried to sum up the features and benefits of the following mentioned indoor plants, however, to do justice I would encourage you to do a bit of your research to get amazed with more benefits.