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8 Great Indoor Plants to Grow at Home

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Mourning the end of your summer and fall garden? Try growing some indoor plants to brighten up the winter months!

When cold winter weather has you trapped indoors, don’t forget that you can still enjoy the beauty and pleasure of growing indoor plants!

Houseplants can not only brighten up your living and office spaces, but they can also help cleanse and purify the air, and provide stress relief.

Even if you don’t have much a of a “green thumb” there are easy-to-grow houseplant options that will grow and thrive in most environments. Just make sure you pay attention to the plant care instructions that come with your plant. Some require more light and water than others.

Here are 8 indoor plants that will provide enjoyment all year long:

Easy-To-Grow Indoor Plants:

1. Aloe Vera

The Aloe Vera plant is a smaller version of the bigger Aloe plant. It has variegated leaves that grow from its centre base. Aloe can be kept in a pot in the kitchen near a window for everyday use. The juice from its leaves will relieve pain from scrapes and burns.

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2. Jade Plant

A jade plant offers thick, lush leaves and interesting looking branches which look great in a living space small or large. It grows slowly and has the potential to live a long life.
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Visually Appealing Indoor Plants

These plants will give you joy when they flower and will create a talking point for visitors as you all take pleasure in their beauty.

1. Hibiscus

The Hibiscus forms large colourful blooms, which grow to up to 8 inches in diameter, on an upright plant that you can train to grow as a tree. Plants bloom freely from late spring through autumn and sometimes through winter.
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2. Oxalis

Oxalis bears triangular, clover-like purple leaves and an almost constant show of pink or white blooms. Other varieties come in plain green foliage with or without silver accents.
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Indoor Plants For Smaller Living Spaces

Just because you might be limited on space, it doesn’t mean that you have to forego things like having plants. You just need to purchase plants that won’t take over the space.

1. Air Plants

There are actually more than 650 varieties of air plants available and they have the ability to thrive even without soil! Many air plants grow with attractive strap-shape or slender triangle-shape leaves, and the majority have attractive tubular or funnel-shape flowers.
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2. Cactus

Cacti come in many shapes, colours and sizes but the smaller variety are wonderful if you’re stuck on space. They’re also really easy to care for so it’s a win-win situation.
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Indoor Plants For Office Spaces

For the office, you probably want some plants that will uplift the mood but which also require very little maintenance. Here are the best options:

1. Spider Plant

This plant sports vibrant green and white stripes and once the plant grows, long stems with smaller spider plant clumps appear at the end.
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2. Rubber Plant

This plant can grow to heights of up to 50 feet but require little care and can use up vacant, boring and open space in an office so is a good option, especially where ceiling height is high.
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For pictures plus plant care tips, see the full article at CapitalGardenServices.com

 

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