A healthy diet is not enough for a healthy life, a greener environment also does matter. Do you know how an indoor plant is useful for your life? If you do not have an idea about this go through this post. An indoor plant is very helpful for your life which can make you stay healthy and happy. Do believe it that your living area in your house is being polluted by some dangerous gases which leak from your house? And the main sources of those gases include ammonia from your toilets, formaldehyde from your garbage, carbon monoxide from your stoves, benzene from the detergents, xylene in your surface cleaner, trichloroethylene from your wood finishes, lubricants and many more. So, start adopting some indoor plant in your house and stay away from these dangerous gases.
Indoor plants help in improving indoor air by fighting with the modern phenomenon of Sick Building Syndrome. There are several indoor plants available which improve the poor air quality, increase humidity, keep air temperatures down and many more. Let’s have a look at different types of indoor plants for your house.
The Best Indoor Plants India
Peace Lily is one of the best choices indoor plants for your house and office. The scientific name of the indoor plant is Spathiphyllum which is very easy to maintain. Peace Lily is also known as the white sail plant that has dark green leaves and white “flowers.” The important thing of the peace lily is they love to grow in medium indirect sunlight area and they cannot grow in over the water. So keep in mind that thing while watering them. Moreover, these plants do not need frequent fertilizing.
Benefits of Peace Lily
Filtering out five dangerous toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air is the main benefit of Peace Lily. They also keep the dry weather moister.
Types of Peace Lily
You can find almost 40 varieties of Peace Lily and all are different in size and shape. I have mentioned below few of them
- Small Peace Lilies
- Medium-Sized Peace Lilies
- Large Peace Lilies
- Variegated Peace Lilies
Areca Palm is quite popular among households. We often see them in the living room of a house which makes the living room more attractive. Unlike other indoor plants, it is one of the easiest maintenance plants. Although Areca Palm plant grows up to 100 feet, it grows up to 6-7 feet in the indoor condition. The scientific name of the plant is Chrysalidocarpus lutescens and commonly it is known as Feather palm, Golden cane palm, Yellow butterfly palm etc.
Benefits of Areca Palm
Areca Palm plant is considered as one of the best air purifiers. Areca can keep you stay healthy by absorbing indoor air pollutants like acetone, xylene, and toluene etc. Moreover, it provides fresh air and helps in minimizing upper respiratory tract diseases causes mainly because of toluene. Areca plant helps in increasing room’s humidity and reducing the respiratory sicknesses.
Snake plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is one of the low maintenance indoor plants. The preferable place of the plant is bedroom which converts CO2 into oxygen at night. That is why another name of the plant is ‘Bedroom plant’.This kind of plant is basically found in tropical countries like India, Indonesia, and Africa. This plant has sword-shaped evergreen leaves and it needs less water to survive. Not only in indoor but it also grows outdoor. The botanical name of Snake Plant is Sansevieria trifasciata.
Benefits of Snake Plant
Snake plant has several benefits. Let’s have a look at them
- The important feature of the plant is it removes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at night while other plants take away oxygen during the night.
- Snake plants can remove sick building syndrome of the rooms by absorbing toxins through the leaves and make people happy and healthy.
- Moreover, it can make you a better place by creating an oxygenated resting space.
- The Chinese considered the plant one of the valuable plants. They keep snake plant in their house and they believe that it can bring eight virtues such as prosperity, beauty, long life, intelligence, health, art, strength, and poetry into their life.
Swiss Cheese Plant is one of the best plants for a large room, hotel or office which has unique looking leaves with holes. This kind of plant grows downward from the stem. It requires bright indirect light and does not require much water. You should water them when the soil dries out. Swiss cheese plant grows up to 10 feet tall and it prefers a warm climate to grow fast.
Scientific name: Monstera Deliciosa
Although it makes a room more stunning with their unique leaves, it may be a poisonous tree for dogs, cats, or children. Irritation of the mouth, blisters, and vomiting can happen if the leaves chewed.