When it comes to decorating a house, the personality and tastes of its inhabitants greatly influence it. This personal imprint is essential to feel comfortable in your home. The feeling of comfort comes, on many occasions, with the inclusion of indoor plants and flowers. Many bet on these natural elements to fill their houses with life and colour. Some aspects that take on more prominence if possible in the autumn and winter months, in which indoor plants will bring joy to your home.
How to keep plants indoors
When including an indoor plant in the decoration of any room, it is essential to consider its average temperature and the natural light inputs available. Also, it is advisable to keep them away from radiators, fireplaces for stoves. With these premises, look for the ideal corner to place your indoor plants and flowers. If you are wondering how easy it is to keep the home looking beautiful and natural; it doesn’t have to be difficult. Flowers may not last long but keeping them replenished is a great way to deal with this. For example, lilyblooms.com.au offers flower delivery. As for plants, the more robust plants will be the best option, if you have little time to take care of them. Why not look at plants recommended by NASA, to improve air quality at home, too.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
This plant is one of the most common in offices and homes. It is native to Southeast Asia (Malaysia or Indonesia) and New Guinea, but it adapts very well to any environment thanks to its resistance, and it does not require great care. It can survive in environments between 17 and 30º of temperature, and it should only be watered when the dry land is felt. Despite being toxic to dogs and cats, Pothos is very effective against particles such as formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene, avoiding irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. Long-term exposure to xylene and benzene, for example, can cause headaches, loss of appetite, and drowsiness.
Bamboo palm (Raphis excelsa)
Also known as Rapis or Chinese Palmerita, this plant is very slow-growing at first, although it picks up speed with age. It is native to Asia and adapts to varied conditions, reaching 3 meters in height. We must consider keeping them away from direct sun, and it requires fertile soils and a humid environment for its proper growth. Its watering must be abundant in summer and moderate in winter, and its correct care will allow us to eliminate formaldehyde, xylene, and ammonia from the air with its sole presence.
Sansevierias or tiger’s tongue ( Sansevieria trifasciata)
The sword of St. George or mother-in-law’s tongue is of South African origin and loves full sun. It requires very few waterings, being excess water its worst enemy. Its vertical stems make it ideal for little spacious indoors, although if it is grown outdoors, it can withstand very high temperatures (up to 40ºC) and very low (-5ºC). This plant is ideal for removing benzene, xylene, and toluene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.