Indoor plants can be useful thanks to many of their properties – they can be air-purifying, insect-repelling, to de-stress, spread amazing scent or just for the sake of making our interior prettier. If this is the case why you want to add some plants in certain room, know that you have so much choice!
That’s why in this article, we are sharing with you our ten favorite indoor plants for this season (or any season!). You will read about small plants such as cacti or bigger ones such as the ficus. Just scroll along and see which one will fit your room the best.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera doesn’t like when it’s cold and frozen outside, so it’s best to keep it inside during winter. It needs good potting soil and a pot that allows drainage, because otherwise the roots might rot if being exposed to water for longer period of time. This plant doesn’t need to be fertilized and its leaves grow upward from the base. Aloe is not only popular houseplant choice because of its look, but because of the health properties it has as well.
2. English Ivy
The English Ivy is a climber that doesn’t require too much work around it. Make sure to water the plant and keep the soil moist until it is established and it grows, after that it doesn’t need watering that much. The plant doesn’t need fertilizer most of the time as well and when grown indoors, it’s important to plant the English Ivy in pots with stakes that allow it to vertically climb, or in basket where it can tumble over the edges.
3. Rubber Tree
If you want a larger plant, consider getting this plant, because it can grow up to 50 feet tall. It’s better to buy young rubber tree because it can easily adapt to being indoor plant, which is not the case if you buy a more mature tree. For this plant, it’s important to keep good balance when it comes to watering and light. The rubber tree isn’t difficult to look after, yet it will award you with big, green leaves and will certainly make your room’s interior more charming.
4. Snake Plant
You can see why this plant got the name “snake” – it has got long, green leaves that might appear similar to a real snake. But, for this kind of “snake” you don’t have to worry – it will make your room prettier and won’t do you any harm! The snake plant doesn’t necessarily needs to be fertilized and it’s flexible when it comes to the light it gets, however you should be careful with the watering – too much of water can kill it.
The cactus is surely one of the most most popular house plants and we can see why – it comes in various sizes and shapes, while it’s still very easy to grow. First choose which specimen of cactus you want for your room – it can be a little one such as lithops, or large cactuses such as Cereus peruvianus. Cacti don’t demand much, so you won’t have to worry about it, but the only think they don’t stand is overindulgence.
The Philodendron is one of the best choices when it comes to indoor plants, because this one simply loves staying inside. Although occasionally being outside will be nice too, you won’t have to fear about moving it – the Philodendron doesn’t get stressed during this change. Find a sunny spot, water it regularly and use balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients.
Pothos don’t need too much of a maintenance – just place them where the light is low and grow them in mostly dry soil or in vase with water. It can be kept in the office or the bathroom thanks to the low light need, which makes them quite a popular choice for a house plant. However, note that the Pothos is poisonous – rarely fatal, but make sure to keep children or pets away from ingesting it.
When it comes to the ficus, it’s really important to keep high humidity around the plant, but make sure to not overwater their roots. Unlike most plants on this list, the ficus actually needs to be fertilized once in a month because it grows rapidly and it needs plenty of nutrients. Consider getting a ficus especially if you need to fulfill large and empty space – the big plant it is, the ficus is going to add green and make the space prettier.
9. Fiddle-Leaf Fig
Here’s another tree plant that can add a pretty contrast to any room – especially if it has more light colors, like the one from the picture. The fiddle-leaf fig needs watering only when the top layer of the soil is dry and indirect light, but not the sunbeams falling right down on it. It doesn’t need to be fertilized in winter, but it needs fertilizing once in a month during the other seasons.
10. Olive Tree
Keeping an olive oil as your house plant might not be the most common choice, but it is definitely worth the try. It’s best to pick dwarf olives, because these grow to 6 feet, but you can prune them and keep the tree shorter. It also needs a sunny location where it can get at least six hours of sun and make sure to plant it in a container with drainage holes. And if you were wondering, the indoor tree doesn’t produce olives in most cases!