WEB DESK: Gardening is relaxing for human beings and living near to nature refreshes our body and mind. And, you can always have grow plants indoor if you don’t own garden/lawn outside your home.
These plants have countless benefits and one of them is detox. Yes, a plant can detoxify your home naturally and here are five plants that not just detox your home but these plants can stay well indoors as well.
The spider plant is the easiest plant to grow indoors. You may have seen these plants in several houses with their cascading leaves reaching for the floor. According to Thumbtack florist, Elena Seegers,“They only need partial light to thrive indoors and like to be kept on the moist side.” Moreover, keeping them in direct sun may drive it out or burn its leaves but luckily its roots store water. And even if you forget to water it, stored water can do the job. Seegers further said,“A fascinating thing about the spider plant is the way it reproduces. You’ll notice small white flowers that turn into small replicas of the parent plant. These plantlets can be cut, and placed in filtered water where the roots will form. Once you have an inch or two of growth, pot it up.”
In Asian Cultures, Jade plant is known as the friendship, money and good luck plant. Although this plant loves natural light but can survive in artificial light as well. Horticulturist Justin Hancock of Costa Farms says,“If in doubt, it’s better to give it too little than too much water because it stores moisture in its thick them and rubbery leaves.” This plant grows flower sometimes and if not it grows rich green leaves. Hancock also says,”it doesn’t require pruning, but if you want it to grow a little faster, you can fertilize it once or twice a year or as frequently as each time you water in the spring and summer.”
Caribbean tree cactus
It is difficult to find information about how to grow this plant at home, on internet. Expert gardener at Garden Services London, Desiree Thompson says,“You won’t find a lot of information on how to grow this plant on the Internet. It’s also known as Tree Opuntia and is a tree-like cactus.” This plant grows slowly and when grow indoor, it can grow up to four feet. Thompson more says,“It’s drought resistant but prefers occasional watering. If the top two inches of soil is dry to the touch, it’s time to water it.”
Hancock says about Dracaena that,”Most dracaena varieties tolerate low light fairly well and thrive in medium and high-light spots,” adding, “Fertilize in the spring and summer with a houseplant fertilizer if you want yours to grown a little faster and avoid placing it near hot or cold drafts (like heating/cooling vents), as a draft spot can cause the leaf edges to turn an unsightly brown.”
The beautiful looking Bromeliad is easier to care as well. As Hancock says,”Native to tropical rain forests, this type of bromeliad tolerates low light and doesn’t mind medium light. High light is fine too, as long as it doesn’t get too much afternoon sun pouring through the window.” Also, always water it when the top inch of the soil seems dry. He further said,“It produces offsets, called pups, at the base of the plant that are easy to grow out into new plants for future blooms.”
Source: Reader’s Digest