Wednesday, January 26

The Different Types of Indoor Plants That Homeowners Have Today

 

Plants do everything for us, from brightening our moods and day, to releasing fresh oxygen and ridding our environment of harmful toxins. These days the popularity of keeping houseplants has increased as people move toward a more sustainable home and lifestyle.

Different types of indoor plants not only add to the decor of your interior spaces but can also add pops of color and flair to any room. With just a few house plants you can make your home feel more peaceful, inviting, and luxurious.

If you’ve been wanting to add a piece of greenery to your house but don’t know where to start, keep reading to see what some of the most popular indoor plants are with homeowners today!

Monstera

One of the most popular indoor plants today, the Monstera has much to offer with its iconic swiss cheese-like leaves that helped earn its nickname as the swiss chees plant. A tropical plant, the monstera prefers warmer temps with a fair amount of light, however, it can also tolerate lower indirect light as well.

The monstera likes to dry out a little between watering, so proper drainage in its container is a must. Because this plant can grow fairly big, it needs a moderate amount of space. Monstera plants are pretty low maintenance but will appreciate being misted, as they prefer humid environments.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Quickly becoming a household favorite among plant lovers, the fiddle leaf fig is known for its attractive broad glossy leaves and is one of the best indoor plants to have in your collection. These trees immediately draw the eye in any space and elevate the decor with their grand presence. The fiddle leaf fig can grow to be quite large, but is generally a slow grower and can be bought in smaller sizes.

The fiddle leaf fig does well in indirect sunlight and likes to dry out a bit in between waterings. A tropical plant by nature, the fiddle leaf fig enjoys humidity and will also enjoy an occasional misting.

Pothos

The pothos plant is also known as devil’s ivy. A long-time favorite of houseplant owners due to their attractive trailing leaves and their easy-going nature.

This plant is an easy houseplant to grow and comes in a large variety of leaf colors and striations. The pothos plant is able to thrive in many conditions and amounts of light, including low light areas.

Like many other plants, the pothos plant likes to dry out completely in between waterings, allowing plant owners some leeway in the watering schedule if you tend to forget to water your plants here and there.

Snake Plant

The snake plant is known for its verticle growing leaves that give an immediate verdant feeling to the space they’re placed in. Able to thrive just about in any location, these tropical foliage plants are high on the list that give back a large amount of oxygen and clean your air.

These plants don’t like to have soggy roots and prefer to dry out slightly between waterings. When propagated, the snake plant grows easily in water, allowing you to display an attractive water culture. Plants like these that are easy to grow often give the most returns to plant owners in terms of building confidence in their green thumbs and can even help improve your moods.

Tradescantia

A plant that has been growing in popularity in the past few years, the tradescantia comes in many varieties. This plant has many names and is also known as the wandering jew plant, inch plant, or spiderwort. It’s an invasive plant if grown outside, but grown as a houseplant it provides an easy-to-maintain addition with its beautiful foliage and delicate flowers.

This plant is a fast grower when watered regularly. Nearly impossible to kill, tradescantia plants thrive in just about any setting, and can even be grown or propagated in water. The ease of care with this plant makes it an ideal starter plant for people just starting their indoor plant journey.

This plant doesn’t require very much, not even fertilizer, so you can simply start taking care of this plant almost as is when you get it. If you do find that you need a new planter and other supplies for your houseplants, these products can often be found at your local garden centers where they can answer any questions you might have.

ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant is a favorite among plant lovers when they need a plant that thrives in low-light situations.

Another plant that is hard to kill, the ZZ plant is a perfect first plant for beginners. These plants don’t require much water and prefer dry periods in between watering similar to succulent plants.

The ZZ’s are the perfect addition to bring a pop of green to an end table, bookcase, or even an office. The leaves of the ZZ plant have a waxy shine that adds to its beauty. This is a slow-growing plant that doesn’t need to be repotted often, making it one of the most low-maintenance plants you can add to your collection.

Parlor Palm

Another great plant known for its air-purifying capabilities, the parlor palm has been a classic houseplant since the Victorian era when people would display them in their parlors for an exotic burst of green. Parlor palms are an easy-going plant that needs to be watered every other week or so.

Parlor palms work well in most living spaces including kitchens and living rooms. They are slow growers and often slow down at around 12 inches but can reach a couple of feet in height over the course of a few years. This makes them an ideal plant to showcase on a table or shelf while they are smaller.

Find the Perfect Types Of Indoor Plants Today

It doesn’t matter what skill level you have when it comes to plants. There are various types of plants that match any plant owner and maintenance level.

Whether you’re looking to spruce up an empty space or revamp an existing room, houseplants are a great way to add life to your decor, while making you feel great along the way.

If you enjoyed this article and would like to read more on how houseplants can bring your style to the next level, check out our posts in gardening and entertainment today!