7 Best Indoor Plants
You’ll be left wide mouthed if I tell you the latest obsession my mother had. She wanted to make an indoor rock garden landscape inside our living room replete with miniature falls and quaint footbridges! I was like, “What! Who does that?” Apparently, it’s the latest fad. We asked a gardening and landscaping expert to evaluate costs and it was coming to an obnoxious $2000. “Not worth it” I said. We called off all plans and started picking top indoor plants that we could use. To my surprise, it worked wonders! These are the 7 best indoor plants we found in our research.
1. Angel Ivy Ring Topiary
Short of patience? Then this plant is the right one for you. Fast growing, lush green plant with seasonal bulbs and flowers – that’s the Angel Ivy Ring home. It is about a foot tall and eight inches round. This means it could easily sit on a coffee table between two sofa sets in your living room The best temperature for growing the Angel Ivy is between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and it just requires misting through a spray can, not heavy watering. Keep this plant next to a window slit so that it keeps getting faint light but no direct sun exposure. Also known as the wire vine, the Angel Ivy Topiary will provide a support to climbing plants.
2. The Braided Ficus
This indoor beauty looks full bodied because four or more of its stems are intertwined together to create a braided look. The leaves are a deep shade of green. Can you imagine what a soothing effect it will have on your room! I strongly recommend the Ficus if your house palette is of earthy shades. This indoor plant is two to four feet in height, which means that you may want to put it in a spacious spot. Putting it in a spacious spot will enable easy convenience in watering the plant too. Yep, this one’s a guzzler as compared to other indoor plants. It needs regular watering. Besides that, it is totally low-maintenance. Let me warn you – be prepared to be hounded with curious questions from friends who visit! This plant is an eye-catcher. My top pick comes with a solid reason!
3. Chinese Evergreen
It’s funny to know why this one made it to my top list. In my first meeting with the gardener I was like “Which one of these babies will grow quick and won’t need too much attention?” Yeah it didn’t take rocket science for him to figure out my beginner levels and suggested the Chinese Evergreen. This plant requires zero maintenance and grows well in low lit areas. If you have places around the house that have less light – maybe like near a stairway or near a closet, the Chinese Evergreen will do the trick to add oomph to a bland space. It has dark green and silver colored leaves. Give it more than 45 degrees Fahrenheit and you’re good to go. Size wise? This plant grows from 18 inches to 3 feet. I give it a big thumbs up for being a hassle free plant that adds a new dimension of freshness.
4. Pony-Tail Palm
High ceilings? Triangular roof tops? Does this sound like your pad? Yes? Then the Pony Tail Palm is for you. Unfortunately, my house cannot accommodate this larger than life plant. Haha, I’ll be cheeky and tell you that I was tempted to buy a new house just so I could fit this lovely plant in! Growing anywhere from 14 inches to 6 feet tall, the trunk of this mini tree is a little swollen and the leaves protrude from the plant. By protrude I mean, they can go up to six feet in length! Some interesting trivia – As big as it gets, the Pony Tail Palm can store water in it’s trunk for a year! A good idea would be to place this mini tree where you have full length windows since the plant likes direct exposure to light. The beauty of this indoor plant is unusual, but a sure shot conversation starter.