Five low maintenance indoor plants

Published on March 25th, 2022

We plant trees to combat the pollution by purifying air, but have you come across house plants which also help in purifying air? Yes there are some amazing plants which cleanse the environment inside home. NASA recently has released a statement indicating that house plants would actually do wonders in purifying the air. Below are few easily available plants in the market and friendly companions too.

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1. Snake plant

Watering should not be given to plants in the first few days after planting as it may increase the chance of root rot, in summers irrigation is provided at an interval of 2 weeks, it is important to note that aloe vera leaves store a lot of water and a single irrigation per month would be sufficient for it growth and development.

Taking care of snake plants :

Snake plants grow well even if you neglect it for a few weeks. Watering the plant just to moisten the soil for every couple of weeks would do the job.

2. Aloevera

Aloe Vera probably is one of those plants which is already present in everyone's houses. If you don't already have one, you should get one right away for its air-purifying properties, as well as for a million other benefits.

Taking care of your aloe vera plants:

This low-maintenance plant thrives when watered once a week and exposed to a little light. It even works well if placed in a window sill.

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3. Peace Lily

Peace lilies feature a distinctive, eye-catching white blossom. Peace lilies may improve your house by producing clean, oxygen-rich air, in addition to appearing beautiful. Peace lilies are great in removing pollutants from the air. According to NASA studies, peace lilies are good at removing benzene and trichloroethylene. In both homes and offices, these two contaminants are widespread.

Taking care of snake plants :

Snake plants grow well even if you neglect it for a few weeks. Watering the plant just to moisten the soil for every couple of weeks would do the job.

4. Areca palm

Areca palms are lovely tropical trees that brighten up any space. Areca palm fronds are broad and graceful, yet they also produce a lot of oxygen! In addition, contaminants such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene are absorbed by the areca palms.

Taking care of your Areca palm:

Areca palms grow upto a height of 7 feet and live more than 10 years provided sufficient irrigation and fertilizers, Areca palms are heavy feeders and always make sure to give enough fertilizers and irrigation.

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5. Pothos (Money plant)

Pothos or commonly called a money plant can grow in both wet and dry conditions, money plants tolerate low light conditions and could be a good companion in either bathrooms or any office spaces.

Money plants grown in water require changing of water for every couple of days, however the plants grown in pots require mild irrigation for every other week.

Thus house plants in addition to purifying air, have additional aesthetic benefits.You don't need a large patio or balcony to grow these attractive and beneficial plants; all you need is a small place within your house.

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