As the spring sways to summer and the temperature soars higher, we know it’s the time of the year when everything is lively and cheerful. With birds chirping and plants swaying outside, it’s essential to liven up the ambience inside the house too. One such way to put some spirit to every corner of your home is by way of introducing house plants.
House plants not only add aesthetic value to the room but also play a role in driving away negativity and toxicity. And if you are looking for a suitable summer houseplant for your living space, here are 7 amazing indoor plants that will work best for the Indian climate. Take the guide:
- Aloe Vera
This low growing succulent is suitable for a container, rock garden and thrives well in full summer sun. The plant has average water needs and cannot bear standing water. It is one of the best options, also because it prefers warmer temperatures. Besides, it has a plenty of beauty and health benefits apart from decking up your space. No wonder it is known as the ‘Miracle Plant.’
- Indian Basil
Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors and needs four to five hours of light each day, making it a suitable option for summer. Mist the plant regularly and keep the soil loose. It responds well to topping and pruning. The leaves have a warm, spicy flavour and can be used in cooking as well.
- Spider Plant
The spider plant is an ornamental plant owning air purifying and medicinal capacities. It absorbs hydrocarbons and ozone giving a clean and fresh indoor environment. It also acts as a probiotic encouraging healthy bowel movement. It thrives in direct sunlight and requires aerated soil.
- Money Plant
Money plant is one of the most commonly grown household plants and is believed to bring health and prosperity. It tends to grow haphazard and requires to be pruned regularly. It is known that the plant bears maximum benefit if they are grown inside the house rather than outside.
- Areca Palm
With its lush and beautiful fronds, Areca Palm can easily be the focal point in your home décor as it grows about 7 feet in height. It absorbs toluene and xylene and acts as a natural humidifier. It doesn’t need consistent watering and needs to be let dry a little between watering.
- Peace Lily
This plant brings a lively symphony of hues with its striking hooded flowers and lush foliage. It is also one of the preferred indoor flowering plants in India due to its aesthetically appealing nature. This easy to cultivate plant needs a low level of watering plays a role in enhancing indoor air quality.
Available in more than 1000 variants, the hardy and prickly cactus survives in extreme heat and cold. It belongs to the succulent family, and some of the variants bloom brilliant coloured flowers. It needs to be watered once a week and requires bright indirect sunlight.
With these amazing houseplants, add some breezy sophistication to your home and create a lush look easily in your living space.