Indoor Plants To Introduce To Your Home

Plants do not just belong in your garden. You should introduce them inside your hold – notice that we specify, should. You see, plants can boost your mood and productivity, so it is especially important if you spend a lot of time at home.

Not only that, for those of you who work from home, plants within your working space can reduce stress and fatigue. If all these don’t describe you, we are pretty sure you sleep in your home, right? The houseplants work for your good as the best natural air purifiers. They can cleanse the air from toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene (found in paint, vinyl, and solvents).

One more thing!

House plants make beautiful house decor.

In this article, we are going to break down some indoor plants you can introduce in your home that will spruce up your living space.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Image credit: @littlefigco

If you like a bit of drama, this large-leaf plant will be the drama you need to introduce into your home. Its leaves are semi-lobed and oval, about 12 inches long and 5 inches wide.

It can grow up to 3 metres tall indoors and it is best placed as a focal point in the living room. It thrives in moist air, making our climate perfect for its growth and longevity. Just remember not to over-water it and place it in a bright space away from direct sunlight.

How to style the Fiddle Leaf Fig?

  1. Perfect for rooms with high ceilings, place it between two twin windows.
  2. By the sofa set.
  3. Use a planter that fits the theme of your home.
  4. Place it at a corner of the home space.
  5. In front of a wall, that contrasts the tree’s green hue.

Devil’s Ivy

Not looking to commit to a plant? Meet Devil’s Ivy, famously known as the money plant in our region. It is said that placing this plant in the home can attract financial prosperity. It may be an old wives’ tale, but we know the Devil’s Ivy is one of the most versatile plants for the home.

You don’t need green fingers for it to thrive. If you don’t want it to creep too far, grow it in water. If you want to let to creep, grow it in a pot. Do note that it may creep up to 8 feet indoors. The Devil’s Ivy is relatively pest and disease-free. It also grows well in partial or full-shade outdoors.

Hot to style the Devil’s Ivy?

  1. On ‘green buntings’ where the plants are hung on wire or macrame and placed along walls and around windows.
  2. In the water on work desks.
  3. In a pot on dining or tea tables.
  4. Left to hang from the ceiling to create a curtain-like veil.
  5. On a shelf

Swiss Cheese Plant

Image credit: @bamaluzhome

Swiss cheese plant’s original name is Monstera deliciosa (a.k.a. Delicious monster), a climber that grows lush in tropical rainforests and can now flourish in your home as well. It is probably named delicious because, in its natural habitat, it bears fruit akin to the pineapple – but don’t worry, it will not flower or bear fruit indoors.

As the leaf matures, the large leaves develop deep slits and holes. It is an evolution that helped the plant withstand jungle downpours. The statement leaves can unfurl and reach up to 45cms in diameter.

Keep the plant in a bright area, away from direct sunlight. Only water the plant when the soil is dry. If you are afraid that it will grow too large, prune it often.

Hot to style the Swiss cheese plant?

  1. By the sofa set.
  2. Use a planter that fits the theme of your home.
  3. In a spacious area in the living room, dining area, or shaded porch.
  4. Dress up your desk with a small swiss cheese plant.

Corn plant

Image credit: IKEA

Okay, you are not going to get corn in your living room, and FYI, the corn plant does not look anything like a cornstalk. Though its name may give you a bad impression, the corn plant is actually a graceful, ballerina-like plant with yellow-green striped leaves.

It is easy to care for as long as you leave it under filtered sunlight. This neat plant can give your space a Scandinavian ambiance.

Hot to style the Corn plant?

  1. By the sofa set.
  2. Use a planter that fits the theme of your home.
  3. Place plant in multiples in a planter.
  4. At the corners of a room.

So tell us, do you have any plants in your home right now? Which would you introduce to your home? Even if you do not have green fingers, some of these hardy plants will still burgeon. Take a risk today and introduce a green lung into your home. You’ll feel the refreshing difference almost instantly!

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