Whether you’re looking to freshen the air in your home or decorate the office by putting colorful plants on your desk, picking the right plant to use is an enjoyable but challenging task. The lack of space and limited natural light are the two biggest obstacles you would face when trying to find the perfect indoor plant. Luckily, we did the research for you and made a list of 3 plants that have the best chances of thriving indoors.
Commonly called the mum, the chrysanthemum has colorful blooms which can make any interior look more beautiful. When it comes to gardening, mums would be a great pick if you are an amateur, as they don’t require a lot of knowledge or work to be properly taken care of. The most important things to do are to place them in a bright room and supply them with enough water and drained soil.
Besides bringing cheerful vibes and great looks, another pro of having mums near you at all times is that they are one of the best air-purifying plants, according to NASA’s list. When placed indoors, they also remove formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia from the air.
However, just like most of the things that come from nature, mums also have a few cons: their leaves could be fatal for children and pets, they have a hard time reblooming, and their flowers are disposable.
If you are looking for a plant that will bring you purified air and make a great interior design detail while not being extremely demanding at the same time, we can recommend the spider plant. Just like mums, they give a lot and require almost nothing in return, except for a few fundamental things, such as occasional watering and proper placement. Even though they most enjoy moist soil, spider plants will stay strong even if you miss the watering schedule. The only important tip is to fertilize the plants two times a year, during spring and summer.
Just like mums, spider plants will remove bad chemicals, such as carbon monoxide, benzene, xylene, and formaldehyde, from the air. Although they are pet-friendly, scientists proved that cats might experience mild hallucinations when being in direct contact with the plant.
The Golden Photos could be considered a “winner” on our today’s list because it requires very little maintenance and brings a lot of benefits when put indoors. It thrives well in low light conditions and doesn’t mind irregular watering; moreover, it enjoys spending some time in dry soil between watering sessions.
You’ll see this plant in the majority of homes, offices, and buildings, because it always thrives, regardless of the environment. It looks nice, falls under the air-purifying category of houseplants and rarely succumbs. Droopy leaves are the sign that it is time to pour some water in the soil, while leaves that cannot be revived using water indicate that you should transplant it into a bigger pot. It is important to keep kids and pets away from the plant since it becomes toxic when ingested due to the presence of oxalates.