Indoor plant ideas for living room

 

Indoor plants should be an essential part of every interior design. Greens brighten up interior spaces and are known to have mood-lifting properties.

Houseplants are popular because they are simple to maintain, provide health benefits, and can be utilized in a variety of decorative styles. . Indoor plants are a great alternative to an outdoor garden for those with a small backyard or those who live in climates with harsh winters.

So if you’re taking care of houseplants for the first time, our definitive guide will give your green friends the information they need to thrive.

To give you expert insight, we asked our senior horticulturist at Ambius, Matt Kostelnik, to answer some frequently asked questions about houseplants.

What are indoor plants?

Houseplants are plants that grow indoors. Several tropical plants, such as palm trees, grow indoors.

How to plant indoor plants?

Often, indoor plants are already in containers, so there is no need to plant them. There are usually only two reasons why you want to grow a houseplant.

1. If your plant is too big, you should report it in a bigger pot.

2. If you want to grow bulbs indoors, you will need to plant the bulbs yourself.

How much light do indoor plants require?  

Cacti and succulents need constant, everyday sunshine. On average, leafy plants need 8 hours of light every day. We advise doing some study on the individual plants you are growing since the quantity of light needed varies depending on the plants you are cultivating.

What qualities make a good houseplant?

When selecting a houseplant, there are a number of characteristics to consider.

1. When selecting a plant, a healthy root system is crucial. Although it is impracticable, a little plant may be taken out of its container to have its roots examined. Thick and light-colored roots indicate healthy roots.

2. Foliage: Here’s a good rule of thumb regarding foliage: The vegetation is thick enough if you can’t see through it.

3. Check for disease – Some signs of a diseased pest or plant are: white spots, sticky residue on the leaves, and a bad smell.

Which houseplants need low light?

Houseplants that require little light are suitable for places where light is poor. Some plants that need less light:

• Philodendron – A popular houseplant that seldom attracts pests. It is a robust plant that can adapt to a variety of conditions.

• Pothos, or Devil’s Ivy, is a plant with vivid and brilliant leaves. This plant thrives in a variety of conditions, including low and intense indirect light.

• Dracaena, another popular houseplant with lush green foliage. If the foliage grows too long, this houseplant will need to be pruned.

• Pea Lily-This plant grows best when the soil is moist but not soggy. If you want your peace lily plant to bloom, move it to a dark room.

What are the easiest houseplants to care for?

Below is a list of easy-to-care indoor plants:

• Sansevieria

• Philodendron

• Very fertile

• Pothos

• ZZ Plant

What plants are considered houseplants?

Houseplants are plants that grow well with little light and water. Ambius considers the following plants to be common houseplants:  

• Dracaena

• Hedera’s Helix

• Sansevieria Zeylanica Superba

• Scindapsus

What are examples of some common houseplants?

Here are a few more examples of common houseplants:

• Aglaonema

• Dracaena

• Ferns

• Philodendrons

• Palm trees

• Pothos

• Spathiphyllum

• Fertil

What are the best indoor plants?

Good indoor plants can survive wetness and low light. Additionally, they won’t have to deal with bugs as often. Since you don’t want a houseplant to grow too quickly, they often don’t grow very quickly. The following are some of the top houseplants::

• Aglaonema-attractive, tolerates little light, does not proliferate.

• Aspidistra – it does not need to be given a lot of water and tolerates little light. If you like to go on vacation and don’t want to take care of your plant, Aspidistra is a good option for you.

• Succulents – Be sure to give them bright light.

• Dracaenas

• Philodendrons

How do we replant indoor plants?

Unless your houseplant has outgrown its pot, you usually don’t need to repot houseplants. See our blog on repotting plants for steps and tips on adequately reporting plants.

How do you care for indoor plants? These are some tips to help you care for indoor plants:

• Keep the soil in the pot moist – ensuring that the soil is neither too wet nor too dry.

Make sure the bottom of the potted plant has drainage holes.

Place the plant near a natural or artificial light source.

• Determine the species of plants you have so you can care for them more accurately.

How to prune indoor plants?

If there is no justification, avoid pruning plants. However, we advise cutting your plant if you see it has become tall and lanky.

What are the common causes of houseplant death?

Some of the most common causes of plant death are:

• Excessive water or immersion

• Light levels 

• Negligence

How long do houseplants usually live?

Indoor plants usually last 2 to 5 years. After that, the plants stop growing, and it is better to invest in another plant.

What indoor plants improve air quality?

All plants can act as air fresheners, but these plants are more beneficial than others.

Dracaena with red edges

• Fig Crying

• Bamboo palm tree

More information on plants that improve air quality can be found here.

How do indoor plants affect people’s moods?

People are often surprised by the usefulness of indoor plants. Plants not only clean the air but also reduce noise and stress in the workplace.

Are houseplants expensive?

Indoor plants are known to be very economical. The smaller the plant, the cheaper it will be. We advise consumers against purchasing plants from major retailers. Larger retailers often sell coconuts or palm trees, which are large indoor plants that sell relatively cheaply.

Just because a factory is more extensive and sells for less doesn’t mean you’re getting the best deal. We recommend talking to a salesperson at a garden center or doing some research before buying.

What houseplants work well for small spaces?

The following floor plans are great for those who live in apartments or work in small workspaces. Here is a list of small plants suitable for small spaces.

• Friendship

• Fertile, if you have a good light source

• Hedra Helix

• Devil Ivy

What is the best houseplant fertilizer to use? Walk to a garden center and look for fertilizer with “houseplants” on the label. You will use less fertilizer for outdoor plants, so be sure to use the proper rate for indoor plants. If you’re getting fertilizer for flowering plants, look for a fertilizer labeled with the type of plant (orchid, for example)—but if it’s not clear. 

What you should choose, it’s okay to use indoor fertilizer.

How to get rid of insects on indoor plants?

Insects on your houseplants might be bothersome! If you detect bugs, go to a garden shop and get some insecticidal soap in a spray bottle. . Spray the whole plant—the leaves, stems, undersides, and tops—when you see insects. Then, after approximately two weeks, reapply the spray. Then wait two more weeks before spraying once again.

You will need to spray three times, as soap does not usually remove the eggs. If your plant is dealing with an infestation and you can’t get rid of the pests, throw the plant away. You can use a wet paper towel to remove the pest.

How do I know when to water my houseplant?

Overwatering is a common mistake; you must ensure the plant needs the water or wait until later. Here are some ways to tell when it’s time to water:

• Soil Test – This test will remove the soil and will help you understand how dry the soil is below the surface.

• Moisture Meter-This tool, on a scale, tells you how dry the soil is.

• Lift the plant-heavy means the plant has enough water, but light means the plant is dry.

• Wilting – Wilting is usually caused by insufficient water supply to the plant. Lift the plant to see if it is lighter or heavier.

• Drooping – If the edges of the leaves turn brown and start to feel crisp, the plant needs water. When the edges of the leaves turn brown but look smooth, the plant has received too much water.

• Yellow leaves – Yellow leaves also indicate that a plant is getting too much or too little water, but this is not always the case.

How to care for inner peace lily plants?

Peace lily (spathiphyllum) plants can be a great addition to your indoor space, such as an office. These plants should be watered moderately often, but be careful not to overwater them. If your saint. Lily starts to wilt. Give it some water. You’ll know you’ve done enough if water starts to seep out of the pot’s drainage holes. The peace lily also copes with low light. A north-facing window is a good place for this plant, but you don’t need to put it in a window.

Choose from different types of houses

1. Common houseplants

Common houseplants are commonly found in homes as they are generally easy to care types. Examples of this type include aloe vera, pea lily, weeping fig, jade plant, dracaena, and others.

2. Flowering plants

Flowering plants are the ones you see blooming earlier. The bright color of the flowers adds beauty to the room. These plants include China Rose, Moth Orchid, Florist Cyclamen, Ornamental Pepper Plant, Barberton Daisy, and many others.

3. Easy, low-light plants

 Easy, low-light plants are very easy to care for. There are many rooms without direct sunlight, so this type of plant is ideal for such places. Examples are corn plant, mother-in-law’s tongue plant, cast iron plant, dragon tree, lucky bamboo plant, pea lily, and others.

4. Indoor palm trees

Indoor palm trees are expensive compared to other plants, but they are one of the best choices. Examples are Parlor Palm, Kentia Palm, Sentry Palm, Lady Palm, Areca Palm, and others.

5. Air treatment plants

Air-purifying plants are best to keep indoors, and they purify the air and filter out toxins and pollutants to provide fresh air for everyone. Examples of these plants include Peace Lily, Mother in Laws Tongue, Barberton Daisy, Dragon Tree, Areca Palm, and others.

6. Table plants

Another popular option for decorating a living room is table plants. You can easily place them on any flat surface, and they add beauty to the room. The plus point of these plants is that you can also add creative planters to enhance their beauty of these plants. The best plants for a table are devil ivy, aglaonema, ficus Benjamina, bromeliad, philodendron, peace lily, and others.

7. Tropical plants

Tropical houseplants are another great choice to keep indoors. They bring color and brightness to your living space. The best part about tropical plants is that they can be grown in any climate. Different types of tropical plants are the Amazon elephant ear, anthurium, bird of paradise, bromeliad, peace lily, philodendron, and others.

8. Hanging Plants:

You can hang plants if you have enough space in your home. Hanging plants look really attractive and attractive. The best hanging plants for your room are Tillandsia (Aerial Plant), Arrowhead Plant, Bird’s Nest Fern, Boston Fern, Donkey’s Tail, English Ivy, Maidenhair Fern, Spider Plant, and many more.

How to care for indoor plants?

However, indoor plants require less care compared to outdoor ones. However, they need proper care to bloom and grow for a long time. Here are some tips for caring for indoor plants:

Do not overwater the plants.

• Use peat-free compost for houseplants.

• Place colorful plants near windows.

• Try not to move plants as they are less friendly to the new environment.

• Prune your plants regularly to prevent long legs.

Decorating your living room with plants may seem like an easy task, but proper placement can be tricky! Plants give your room a cozy vibe. Ocean and beautiful natural beauty. Keep all this in mind and decorate your space as you wish. These tips are sure to impress your guests. You can get help from HomeLane’s in-house experts, who will guide you in beautifying your lifestyle.

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