Plants are more than decorations; they play a part in cleaning the air you breathe inside your home. Today we are going to talk about the best indoor plants, the most popular indoor plants, how they improve our home air quality and ways to decorate with them.
Knowing the best indoor house plants for your home is a great place to begin when shopping for plants. Whether you have a green thumb or not you will be able to find a plant here that will bring life and style to your home.
Best Indoor House Plants
You know that feeling you get when you are out in nature–walking in a park or down a beautiful trail? All the trees and plants are so refreshing and peaceful! Well, your home can be a place of tranquility too with plants. But if you're like me, you may not have a green thumb. Give me an indoor plant and I will kill it.
Now let me show you how to create a container garden like this one and it stands a chance of living. But indoor plants are another story.
Well, enough about outside let me introduce you to the best indoor house plants starting with the sweetest little plant gem called a succulent.
This little beauty is very popular right now, it is somewhat easy to care for and you can even purchase them on Amazon.
I am convinced Amazon has everything now.
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So remember me telling you we were going to talk about the most popular plant to decorate with right now? Well, that would be a succulent.
There are so many different things you can do with these delicate plants. You can have one plant placed in an ensemble of accessories, a few sitting in a window, placed in a hanging pot or all together in a precious container.
Basically, just start placing them around your room until you find the perfect spot like my daughter did.
Decorating with Succulents
There are so many things you can do with a succulent. For example, clustering them together in a bowl, like in this photo. This little home garden is easy to the eye and adds so much to your home decor.
Just placing it next to some accessories can soften the vignette in seconds or create a windowsill garden as my daughter did in her bedroom. Something about this reminds me of the '70s.
Retro is alive!
PLANTS AIR PURIFIERS
Did you know there are many things in your home that produce toxins in the air? Ammonia, Benzene, Xylene, Formaldehyde, and Trichloroethylene are common chemicals in products you use or have on finishes in your home.
There are many plants that help clean these chemicals, some clean more than others according to NASA. Yes, NASA did some studies on plants to help clean the air for the astronauts when traveling in outer space. I figured if it was good for them, then it is good for me.
So check out more details on this NASA post about what plants to get to clean the air in your home. I was surprised at how many of these air-cleaning plants I have used while decorating people's homes.
I knew plants were good for our air, but didn't realize I was using some of the ones that clean the most chemicals. That was a bonus for my clients; I just didn't know it at the time.
So here are some of the best indoor plants for cleaning the air in your home and popular indoor plants too.
This is one of the plants I used many times in home decor. I even remember having one in my home. They are pretty hardy and if you neglect to water them, they bounce back quickly.
This plant cleans all these chemicals listed according to NASA. So if you need some clean air, go purchase a Peace Lilly at Amazon or at your local landscape store. But check out Gardening Know How before you shop for tips on selecting and caring for these air purifiers.
When I was growing up, just about everyone had a real or fake English ivy in their house. This is a great plant to decorate with. But did you know that it cleans almost all the chemicals in your home too?
The English ivy is pretty hardy, also. Here's another link by Gardening Know How that will tell you more about this plant and how to care for it. And guess what? Amazon offers English Ivy plants too. Check it out HERE.
HOW TO CARE FOR SUCCULENTS
Remember me telling you I just about kill every plant I own, which is why you won't find a real plant in my house except for cut flowers. Well, I decided to do some research on how to care for succulents since my daughter loves them and now has a whole garden in her bedroom.
So, instead of me trying to explain, go check out this post called How to Grow Healthy Succulents Indoors by Succulents & Sunshine. It's a great resource from what to purchase and how to care for these cute plants.
Peace lily and English ivy are very easy to care for. If you press on their soil and it feels dry then that means it is time to give them some water. And if you forget to water them and they start to look droopy you can give them some water and like magic, they will perk up again.
If you still have more questions about shopping for an indoor plant check out my screened in porch decorating ideas post. In this post, I worked with the local nursery in my town and we meet in the greenhouse and talked about all kinds of plants.
You can also watch an interview with the gardeners and a tour of the greenhouse on my Instagram. The greenhouse is so pretty!
Now that you know about some of the best indoor plants and the most popular indoor plants, I hope you're inspired to purchase some to help clean the air in your house and liven up your decor, too.
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