Growing plants at home is an excellent way to make the environment more pleasant and beautiful. However, it is not always easy to take the time to take care of it, either because of the rush of the day or simply because of a lack of skills.
If these are the reasons why you don’t have a plant in your home, you can put aside your excuses, as there are species that are more adapted to indoor living and that require simpler and/or sporadic care.
One of the most determining factors for the development of plants is lighting and each one has its ideal type of light. In this sense, when it comes to plants to be grown at home, species that are better adapted to shade or indirect lighting tend to grow better in the indoor environment.
Get to know certain species that can survive in low light and choose the ideal plant for your home.
1. Vanilla or Vanilla bahiana orchid
It is one of the endemic varieties of orchids in Bahia. It is a kind of climbing orchid that is commonly found attached to trees. However, it adapts very well to closed and dark places. It does not require permanent exposure to the sun so it is a good option for indoors.
In addition to being beautiful plants, they have beautiful green flowers and when pollinated they can produce very aromatic beans. You do not need to have a spacious garden to accommodate this perennial plant.
2. The zebra plant or Calathea zebrina
The Catalan zebra or simply the zebra plant is characterized by its striking dark green foliage. Its size can vary, but it does not reach great heights and can be grown in small or large environments. It is necessary to pay attention to the humidity of the air and the soil, necessary to preserve its beauty indoors.
Although it is usually grown in pots, you can also put it on a small plot of land in your garden. Try to place it in a shady area such as under a tree.
3. Grey Mangrove or Ctenanthe setosa
The Grey Mangrove is native to South America and also produces elongated leaves embossed with different stripe patterns. Its foliage is often confused with that of the zebra plant. The culture of this species is simple, it brings a rustic touch to decoration and adapts to different environments in the home.
This species needs a great exposure to light, but the garden environment does not necessarily suit it. Indeed, it has difficulty surviving at low temperatures so it is better to keep it indoors. It should not be in permanent contact with the sun either, a zone of shade is better for this plant.
4. Bamboo Dracena or Dracaena surculosa
Dracena bamboo fits well indoors, but requires some kind of indirect lighting. Despite this detail, it is a good option for home growing because of its natural beauty, size and resistance to disease.
Native to tropical Africa, it is a very beautiful hardy plant that can reach up to two meters high, ideal for high corners of the room. Its size makes it often compared to a tree with spotted foliage. It produces red or yellow colored fruits that cannot be eaten. The best time to repot this plant is spring.
5. Chlorophyte or Chlorophytum comosum
Also called spider plant because of its falling white foliage, chlorophyte is an easy plant to grow. It can be a pleasant species for those who do not have much time or patience. They are beautiful planted in hanging pots, because their leaves spread out and embellish the space where they are located.
6. Rhoeo or Tradescantia spathacea
The rhoéo is a rather special plant, because its foliage is tinted pink. It is an excellent option for indoor environments and gardens because it adapts well to different lighting conditions. It is native to Mexico and can be cultivated with little soil and high humidity.
7. Wax Flowers or Fleshy Pit
Native of China, it is a vigorous plant, easy to cultivate, very resistant to the stress of the lack of water and which presents beautiful bouquets of very scented flowers in the morning. It is beautiful in common pot and hanging pot, the perfect species to find a balance between the rustic and the delicate. Some people grow it in the garden so that it can disperse its aroma throughout the plantation.
8. Pleomele reflexa
This plant is native to Madagascar and benefits from a strong humidity. The leaves are of a bright green and the indirect lighting remains the ideal, that is to say that it is possible to cultivate it inside the house without many difficulties.
It should be known that each plant needs light and care, even minimal. Whatever plant you choose to grow, the important thing to keep it always beautiful is to know it well