An indoor plant is a plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences, offices, etc. Indoor plants are commonly grown for decorative purposes, but studies have also shown them to have positive psychological effects. Indoor plants also help with indoor air purification. Some species, and the soil-dwelling microbes associated with them, reduce indoor air pollution by absorbing volatile organic compounds including benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. While generally toxic to humans, such pollutants are absorbed by the plant and its soil-dwelling microbes without harm.
New Year. New You. Start 2020 on the right note and spend some time making your life and your space beautiful! Treat yourself and your home to indoor plants in the most stylish way possible! Indoor gardening is more popular than ever across the country and around the globe. Watering indoor plants are time-honored weekend activities that bring calm and peace of mind. Check out our list of indoor plant trends for the 2020 and find the style that is perfect for you!
1. Dracaena Limelight
Dracaena limelight is a gorgeous tropical plant. It contains upright canes and long leaves striped with colors like dark green, chartreuse, and white. Breathe easy with this plant; NASA studies reveal that Dracaena eliminates significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde. Dracaena prefers bright, indirect light. Water when the soil feels dry to the touch.
2. Calatheas Plant
The Calatheas plant is a popular plant used for indoor office decoration purposes. It is often used in homes and businesses as well. It is a type of plant that prefers indirect lighting, which means makes it perfect for indoor usage and office buildings. Calatheas plants are popular for indoor purposes because they are generally easy to care for and they look great, offering bright green plants to liven up indoor spaces.
3. Snake Plant
Add beautiful drama to your indoor space when you plant Snake plant. Snake plant is a popular ornamental plant with its upright habit and various shades of green, adding color and texture to indoor living spaces. This plant is also known best for its air purifying qualities. Snake plant prefers bright, indirect light and can tolerate low light. Water when the soil feels dry to the touch.
4. Heart Leaf Philodendron
If there were ever a plant that’s perfect for people who are terrible with plants, it’s the heart leaf philodendron. They come in a variety of beautiful shades and can be kept as cheerful, bushy plants or graceful trailers.
Heart leaf philodendrons are some of the most popular plants we use in homes and offices; they thrive on neglect and are almost impossible to kill. Another great plus, philodendron plants remove air-born toxins such as formaldehyde from the air.
5. Bird of Paradise
Add drama and structure your home with the bird of paradise in 2020. These plants need little care, are able to tolerate strong sun and little water. As the bird of paradise is a very architectural plant, position it with plenty of space around them and against a plain wall, so their statuesque shape and vibrant flowers can be fully enjoyed. As they are slow growing they can be grown in pots for many years.
6. Money Tree
The Money Tree is 2020 year’s “trendy indoor plant.” Beginner plant parents take note: We’ve already determined this to be the easiest indoor tree based on the ease of care and its ability to thrive in indirect sunlight.
Many people believe Money Trees bring good luck and financial success. Money Trees have a braided trunk with long green leaves. They are a low maintenance plant and a popular choice for apartment dwellers. Avoid direct sunlight and heater vents to avoid scorching the leaves. Water when the top 2-4 inches of the soil is dry.
Written By: Asmita Tamang
Graphic Design By: Somesh Tamrakar
Published On: January 10, 2020