Which Plants are Used for Decoration?
Lush greens are the best ways to transform a new house into a comforting and welcoming home. Plants don’t just propagate good health and well-being but also play a major part in home decor. Before we jump into categorizing which plant is a must-have for your indoor decoration, we recommend you analyze your space proportions and understand the limited spacing and natural light passages. This will help you allocate the right place for the right plant. For example, Snake plants can thrive even in dark corners but English Ivy’s require natural light, thus a thorough understanding of your own home is a must.
Plants liven up any décor. We have congregated a special list of popular four plants that are great for interior décor—not because they are majestically beautiful but also because they are the prominent agents of air cleansing. These plants will thrive in your climate and mitigate stress along with providing you cleaner air to breathe.
A reasonably low-maintenance plant that can easily grow in the weather conditions of India. These sturdy plants grow up to 2-3 meters in height and their fronds spread across wonderfully creating a beautiful pattern in itself. Also, the moisture they release fight toxins like xylene and toluene (commonly found in nail polish, adhesives, and furniture paints) from the air. Completely non-poisonous and non-toxic, thus you don’t have to worry about your children or pet accidentally swallowing a small pluck. The gas eradicating properties of the plant make it ideal for indoors.
Tip: Keep them in large and sturdy pots, like in Fiber planters, as they grow wide and big. They need indirect or filtered light so place them accordingly in your space. Water them sufficiently on a regular basis. When they grow big it’s better to relocate them outdoors like in your balconies, porch or garden. Prune the brown leaves when you notice and keep adding fertilizer once in three months for healthy growth.
This evergreen vine with heart-shaped leaves and yellow speckles can elevate the aesthetics of any space. They are easy to grow and can thrive in extreme Indian weather conditions. According to Vastu Shastra, these are considered lucky when placed in the southeast part of the home. The vine is good at absorbing harmful toxins from the air thus providing a cleaner environment.
Tip: These plants grow in any container, so you can get creative and pick up bottles, jars, or designer hanging planters. Always repot the plant when the container gets congested with roots. It grows well in indirect sunlight and does not need much watering. These are little toxic in nature thus it’s better if you keep them out of the reach of children and pets.
Peace lilies are best at absorbing harmful toxins from the air and looking spectacularly beautiful at the same time. They don’t belong to the Lilly family but are from monocot Araceae family. These are predominantly chosen by many due to their adaptive capabilities. They flourish in any weather conditions and their beauty remains intact irrespective of the temperature you place them in.
Tip: A planter with a minimum diameter of 25 centimetres will be ideal for a properly grown peace lily plant. These grow and create abundant foliage thus some maintenance is required from your side. Don’t place them in direct sunlight, they thrive in shady spaces. You can place them near bathroom or furniture inside the bedroom. Also, you don’t have to water them regularly, one in 2-3 days will do.
These are evergreen plants with strong and pointed leaves best suited for indoors. They absorb over 100 air toxins including alcohol, oxides and chloroform. They are also one of those rare plants that produce oxygen during the night, so you can keep them in your bedroom as well. These are sculptural, adaptable and easy to maintain.
Tip: Free-draining pots are best suited for them. Make sure you choose a strong pot that can take the load of the strong leaves. You can grow them in a cupboard as well; they are that good in thriving in the dark. Snake plants require very less watering, once or twice in a week will do.
Apart from these, you can also try Aloe Vera, English Ivy, Boston Fern and lavender for you indoors. Consider the right light and water requirements—maintenance should be kept prior than the decoration itself, after all, we are dealing with natural life. Get your spaces beautiful plants and transform your lifeless interiors into an exquisite and energetic ambience.