A beautiful plant arrangement can serve as a substitute for artwork and can be placed in a wonderful vertical garden lobby with stunning succulents and plants attractively placed in horizontal rows but surrounded by plants, the grass and freshness can be quite magical and rejuvenating, indoor. Plants or house plants also create a fresh and colorful interior. They instantly transform the atmosphere that makes your decor different and to complete it they not only add elegance to the room but also make it a friendly, inviting place to live or work.
People feel comfortable when they are in harmony with nature, when they are close, or when they are promoting living plants. There are many reasons to turn your home into a beautiful retreat because houseplants have some health benefits in addition to their aesthetic value and air purification, good sleep, a happier, more relaxed and productive mindset.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Hettel Jujare, interior designer and founder of Aarcs – Interior Design Studio, suggested the following aspects to consider when choosing a plant for your home:
1. Climate – Due to the air conditioning, it is not important in the interior. If you do not have that option or you do not want to use it, the temperature of your home can affect which plants grow in your environment.
2. Pets and Kids – It is important to choose non-toxic plants or keep them out of reach if you have pets or small children in your home. Carefully check this list of endangered plants to ensure that the plants you choose are safe for all people living in your home.
3. Space – It is really important to consider how much space you have when choosing a plant. Accordingly, you can decide whether to place hanging plants, floor plants, tabletop or shelf plants in your place.
4. Light source – The amount of light you receive in your room can greatly affect the plants you use. If your area does not match the plant you want, you can replace it with things like blinds, curtains, shadows or artificial lighting.
5. Keep your schedule in mind – Find suitable plants for your level of maintenance. Remember, plants also need care and love. If you are going out of the house a lot, do not choose a high maintenance plant.
Types of indoor plants to detoxify the surrounding air
According to Charu Gupta, director of L’Institute de Dessins (LIDD), these are just some of the plants you can bring home, and most of them are usually found at your local florist or nursery:
1. African purple – Purple is a welfare benefit in itself. Looking at the plant can help relax by stimulating adrenaline release and increasing the flow of oxygen to the brain. The plants are small and easy to care for; They like the direct rays of the sun.
2. Aloe vera – Useful plant that cleans formaldehyde and benzene. The best place to put this plant is in a bright window. Aloe does not grow well in shade. Because of its medicinal properties, many people keep aloe vera in their home. The gel inside the leaves is wonderful for healing burns and cuts, and it is also good for your skin. This is an excellent plant to improve your indoor air quality.
3. Areca Palm – This deciduous plant can be grown anywhere in the house under indirect sunlight. Plants help remove xylene and toluene from the air. It also works well as a humidifier. When watering in winter, water the soil well enough to keep it moist but allow it to dry slightly.
4. Azalea – Grows in bright places. This can help reduce formaldehyde levels from plywood and foam insulation. This plant produces beautiful flowers in spring which last for many weeks. They are shade tolerant, making them ideal for areas that do not receive direct sunlight. This attractive plant looks like a hut and comes in a variety of colors.
5. Boston Fern – It is one that offers beauty and health benefits. They act as a humidifier and can help restore moisture in the air, making them ideal for sufferers of dry skin and other cold-weather problems. They can also help remove formaldehyde residues. Keep them in direct sunlight and cover them regularly with water.
6. Chinese Evergreen – It is very easy to care for and can help rid your home of many air pollutants. Small red berries are beautiful to look at and can remove toxins from the air that are commonly found in household cleaners.
7. Dracaena – This plant does not need direct sunlight and can grow up to 12 feet in height, so make sure it is planted in a place that allows ample space to grow. Its height can be controlled by pruning. And keep moist but moist soil for this plant.
8. English Ivy – This green plant helps in reducing the particulate matter in the air. It removes formaldehyde, which is found in some household cleaning products. To stay healthy, the plant needs bright light, and if it does not receive enough light, it can attract bugs.
9. Philodendrons – This is a climbing bell that is often ideal for homes without small pets or children. If eaten, the plant becomes poisonous. However, it is a good way to get rid of formaldehyde, which is commonly found on particle board.
10. Peace Lily – It is a beautiful plant and can improve your indoor air quality. It absorbs mold spores through its leaves and then spreads them to plant roots, where they are used as food, which helps to limit the amount of mold spores that spread in the habitat. Peace lilies can help keep bath tiles and walls free of mildew in the bathroom, and it can absorb dangerous alcohol and acetone vapors.
11. Crying Pictures – This leafy plant helps against emissions from curtains, carpets and furniture. Allow it to stay in bright, indirect light for a while. Also, keep away from cold or hot air coming in through the door, as this will cause the leaves to fall off. It is a long lasting plant, so you will be able to appreciate its beauty for a long time.
Adding to the list of types of indoor plants to detoxify the surrounding air, Hettel Jujare shared:
1. Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) – This plant produces oxygen in the evening, making it the perfect choice for the bedroom. In order to absorb airborne pollutants and act as a natural moisturizer, in-laws’ tongues are commonly called snake bites. The plant will filter benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.
2. Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutecens) – Also called “butterfly palm”, Areca palm emits large amounts of water vapor, in addition to removing pollutants from the air, which is beneficial in dry weather. It can survive in a variety of indoor conditions, but prefers a humid environment to avoid tip damage.
3. Rubber Plant (Ficus robusta) – Rubber plants are especially good at removing formaldehyde from the air. In hot months apply thin liquid fertilizer on a regular basis. From mid-summer to late-fall, water generously and allow the soil to dry before re-watering. Overwatering is a no-no for this plant.
4. Golden Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, Money Plant (Epipremnum aurium) Golden Pothos is a beautiful, low maintenance home plant. It is believed to bring good luck, money and health to its owner in Chinese culture, where money plants are often presented as gifts in the Chinese New Year. This type of bonsai tree, however, is harmful to cats and dogs, and should be kept out of the reach of young people.
5. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) – The spider plant is one of the easiest plants to grow for air purification. With its long leaves and delicate white flowers, the spider plant reduces benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene. It spreads quickly, producing small flowers and attractive hanging plants on long stalks.
6. Boston fern (Nephrolapis exaltata) A powerful air cleaner, especially for formaldehyde. When the soil is kept constantly moist and the fern is exposed to indirect light, it thrives in a humid environment. It prefers moist soil environment.
7. Dendrobium orchid (Dendrobium spp) – It is a beautiful flowering plant. It cleans the inside air of formaldehyde, acetone and chloroform. Toluene and xylene have also been reported to be aggressively removed from the air by many dendrobium species. During the summer, these orchids grow rapidly, but in the winter, they rest.
Charu Gupta advised, “Fertilizers are not usually a big deal for indoor plants. Before using any fertilizer, make sure to water your plants thoroughly. Your pot soil should be light enough to allow for enough porous space for air, water and root growth.