The home you live in is a reflection of the overall well-being of its inhabitants. Introducing some indoor plants can have great health benefits and infuse great positivity and energy in the home. We at Livspace have curated a collection of our favourite indoor plants that are easy to maintain and will dramatically affect your home environment. Pick one or bring them all indoors!
Best indoor plant #1: Vaastu-friendly Aloe
Aloe vera is becoming a common household plant nowadays, mainly because of the numerous benefits it has to offer. It is one of the easiest plants to grow at home, which requires minimum care and effort. All it needs is mild sunlight and slightly moist soil to keep it fresh and growing!
Benefits: Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, aloe vera can be used in a nutritional drink or applied to your hair and skin. It’s proven to be great for treating skin injuries and internal cleansing.
Best indoor plant #2: The Adaptable Spider Plant
Bright, indirect light and occasional watering makes the spider plant or the Chlorophytum comosum one of the easiest plants to keep at home. Display these long-leaved plants in hanging planters to show-off the curvy green leaves. These plants make for beautiful decór accents at home.
Benefits: It purifies the indoor air and elevates freshness at home. It also absorbs toxic carbon monoxide gas. It can survive without any extra effort.
Best indoor plant #3: Cilantro Surprise!
This is indeed the king of herbs in Indian kitchens! The humble cilantro adds a dash of freshness and a lot of flavour to almost any dish you cook. So, quit buying and stock your kitchen garden with this plant and use it fresh. Read here to know more.
Benefits: Used in almost all Indian dishes and is very easy to grow indoors. It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. Start growing!
Best indoor plant #4: Ka-ching!
The pothos or the money plant, as it is commonly called, is one of the easiest and most sought-after indoor plant. It can grow even without sunlight or soil. You can place it in a pot of water with pebbles or recycled bottles.
Benefits: It purifies the air, so putting it in the bedroom will help you breathe better! It is also believed to prevent cases of glaucoma and cataract.
Best indoor plant #5: Ring in some luck!
The lucky bamboo comes highly recommended by feng shui experts — two stalks for wealth, three for happiness, four for wealth and so on. It can be easily grown if you water it regularly. What a lovely way to bring some luck into your home.
Benefits: It is a natural humidifier which is beneficial in areas with dry air conditions. It also clears the air of carbon monoxide and purifies it.
Best indoor plant #6: Go Green with Succulents
Succulents are great indoor plants for a reason. They are appropriate for forgetful gardeners who cannot dedicate time for their home gardens. With juicy leaves and stems, succulents and terrariums brighten up the interiors and look lovely alone or along with other plants.
Benefits: Keeping succulents at home contribute to reducing flu-like symptoms, headaches, fever and cough. So hello, overall health benefits!
If this isn’t enough motivation to give your home a green makeover, we don’t know what is! These are just a few of our favourites. There are many other plants that you can grow indoors — check with your local nursery for options. You don’t need a green thumb with such low-maintenance plants. Let us know how you fare!