12 Immortal Houseplants Perfect for Clean Indoor Air!
If you love having pops of greenery in your home, the following immortal houseplants are perfect solution for you! They don’t “ask” or need too much attention, they give you sense of peacefulness, joy and relaxation. Also, the clean the indoor air and bring brightness in your home.
Aloe Vera or ‘plant of immortality’ is an incredible medicinal plant to have all the time on hand. From its gel, you can make topical treatment for minor burns or cuts, dry skin, insect bites, and more. It’s also one of the top 12 plants to promote a restful slumber.
Simply leave your potted Aloe plant near a window that gets a lot of sun. As a semi-tropical succulent, it tolerates neglect well and only requires infrequent watering.
Maybe number ONE of all popular indoor houseplants is the Areca Palm. It can reach up to 8 feet tall. Keep your tropical tree in bright indirect light, warm temperatures and water infrequently.
Don’t worry, this plant will let you know if it’s thirsty – its fronds will wilt. Once you re hydrate it, they’ll perk right back up again!
Once you see the leaves of this pretty plant, you’ll understand where it got its name! Leaf colors vary from dark green to a pattern of light and dark shades. You can prune your Arrowhead so that it retains a bush-shape, or allow it to grow wild and free, when it will form a trailing vine.
This plant is very happy when is in indirect light. But it can’t tolerate temperatures below 60 degrees F. Allow it to dry out between watering.
One of the most popular varieties of fern with long, hanging fronds and frilly leaves is the Boston Fern. It is native to sub-tropical and tropical rain forests.
Place your fern on a windowsill which receives lots of indirect light, and in temperatures of 55 – 75 degrees F. It likes humidity, so a kitchen or bathroom are good locations for this plant.
In warmer months, and when new fronds appear, keep the soil evenly moist, but not saturated. In winter, let the surface dry slightly before you put water.
Bromeliads are great indoor immortal houseplants for people who aren’t gifted in the garden. They have only few needs and aren’t susceptible to many pests. With brightly colored foliage, they withstand drought well (although they will rot if over-watered) and need high humidity, just like the Boston Fern,.
They thrive in sunny and bright spaces with indirect sunlight, and should be fertilized quite sparingly.
6. Succulents and Cacti
Growing cacti and other succulents is an incredibly rewarding hobby because these tough, juicy plants are next to impossible to kill. This is not so urprising given the fact that they thrive in the desert!
Place the succulent or cactus on the windowsill or in the sunniest spot in your home, and neglect them in terms of watering – quenching their thirst only when the soil becomes very dry.
Cast Iron Plant
Just place your potted plant in low to moderate light. Keep it out of direct sunlight and water it thoroughly, allowing it to dry out in between. If the leaves turn yellow, stop being so generous with the water! This plant is happy in average humidity and in temperatures from 50 – 85 degrees.
Described as an ‘almost foolproof’ houseplant, the Chinese Evergreen is great for beginner gardeners. Its green leaves are usually streaked with silver, white or yellow and it grows to an average of just two feet.
These immortal houseplants do best in a north facing window but can manage in other locations as long as they are kept out of direct sunlight. They can tolerate low humidity, but like evenly moist soil. Keep away from pets.
Crown of Thorns – One of the best immortal houseplants
Native to Madagascar, this plant thrives in most homes as it adapts well to normal room temperatures and humidity levels. Its densely spiny stems support small red, pink or white flowers.
Put the Crown Of Thorns plant in a “open” sunny window where it can receive every day 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight. Once the soil is dry, make sure to water it.
Note that, although cute and hardy, this plant is poisonous if eaten and the sap causes skin irritations so gloves are a must. It’s not for pet owners as it is poisonous to our four legged friends.
With leaves that can grow to a foot long, the entire Diffenbachia plant can grow to six feet high – lending a tropical and summer feel to the home.
Providing basic care to the Diffenbachia is easy – it does well indoors, and thrives year round in average room temperatures, although it prefers they stay above 60 degrees F! Keep it in a brightly lit room but out of direct sunlight. It likes humidity and moist (but not wet) soil. During the winter season watering should be reduced.
Dracaena immortal houseplants are commonly used to add a touch of greenery to offices, malls and apartment blocks thanks to their pleasant appearance and ability to purify the air. With over 40 species, there is sure to be a dracaena that takes your fancy!
This undemanding plant tolerates low light, low humidity and even the occasional missed watering. Place it in indirect sunlight (if the leaves turn brown it’s getting too much) and keep the soil moist but not wet.
Listed as one of NASA’s top plants for purifying the air, English Ivy has been shown in studies to improve symptoms of allergies and asthma; as well as removing feces and mold from the surrounding air. It’s very beautiful and elegant plant that needs moderate exposure to sunlight. It looks up for cooler room temperature. Please note that it is toxic for pets.
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