Although many are growing plants in their homes, the pandemic has made it popular more than ever. The fact that people are staying at home, doing work-from-home jobs, and keeping away from the outside world, made the idea of growing plants so much easier and convenient.
You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are many pros than cons with indoor planting. Here are some great plants to grow indoors so that all your planting efforts will not go in vain.
Many people love the chamomile plant for its various health benefits. This has been a traditional medicine known to calm your nerves and cure stomach aches, heartburn, nausea, baby colic, vomiting, and, of course, keeping your weight.
Many places this plant in easy-to-reach places because of their regular use of this herb, like when used as morning tea. To make a tea, steep a chamomile tea bag or flowers in hot water, cover, and wait for 5-10 minutes. If the water is already warm, drink the chamomile infusion and then wait for its wonderful effect.
Aside from the fact that this herb has lots of benefits, chamomile suits a traditional cottage garden. With their small flowers, chamomiles are perfect additions to your garden. In the right conditions, these plants are easy to grow and propagate.
The Aloe Vera plant, also known as the “Oxygen Bomb,” is the most popular in the production of supporting gas to the environment. It is also a toxin-buster for the likes of formaldehyde that is usually present in the air.
This low-maintenance plant is best for busybodies with minimum time to spare for plant care because this requires more sunlight and less water. Just put it near your window, and you’re good to go. The Aloe Vera plant is packed with many benefits as it helps you heal and cure skin burns. The gooey gel inside the plants’ leaves also has nutrients that are beneficial for scalp and hair growth.
When we talk about indoor plants, Snake Plants top the list due to their ability to remove volatile organic compounds. Benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and xylene are just some of the toxic gases that these plants can handle. Its light green leaves are soothing to the eyes, and it contributes much to the aesthetics of the place.
It comes as no surprise that this air-purifying plant is always picked for the living room area wherein more people can benefit. However, Spider Plants are also suitable in any corner of the house.
A very resilient plant, it seems to thrive even when left on its own though you may have to water it two to three times a day with less sunlight exposure. Since spider plants are non-toxic, you can safely have them indoors when you have small kids or pets running around.
Mint is one of the more popular herbs that you can always see in kitchen gardens. Many want to grow mint indoors to keep it in small planters where they can control its spread, for if grown outdoors, it can take over more areas than you expect.
Many like the heady smell that mints give off, so if you want your tea or beverage to have that minty taste, you can add this or bring it to a boil for a perfect drink. It is also great for your iced tea! Another important fact about your mint herb plant is that it acts as its own insecticide so that it can repel bugs.
For it to grow, it would need regular watering as it is a high-moisture plant. You must also note that once the mint buds, its sprigs lose their taste, pinching off the flowering buds may help shorten the harvesting period.
Chrysanthemums, or “mums,” which they are commonly called, are a great decorative indoor plant. It is considered a great display choice indoors because of its bold and colorful flowers that naturally pops-out in any given space. Like other indoor plants, they can purify the air and remove toxic compounds inside your house.
The downside of this plant is that it is hard for them to rebloom. Inexperienced gardeners who really like the plant often end up buying new chrysanthemum plants to maintain beautiful blooms in their gardens. Mums are also known to be toxic, so be careful when placing them indoors if you have small children or pets around.
With people wanting to connect with nature, more and more are becoming plant enthusiasts and hobbyists. And for those who prefer indoor planting, there is a world of options to choose from.
These indoor plants also give you health, beauty, and food and even contribute to the environment, but at the end of the day, many believe that they can continue because it gives them happiness and joy to see their plants flourish and grow.