Since most urban spaces don’t have the luxury of being surrounded by natural greens and yellows, people have taken it upon themselves to bring the scenery into their homes. Keeping indoor plants is the new trend that everyone seems eager to hop on, and honestly, there’s no reason why not to! Plants liven up any living space and add beauty to what’s otherwise drab and dreary. Taking care of them allows us to watch our efforts grow into something beautiful.
If you’re still undecided about being a plant parent, worry not! Here are five plants of different shapes, sizes, and colors, whose aesthetic appeal and easy-to-maintain qualities are sure to sway you in the right direction!
1. Dragon Tree
Dracaena marginata, or more commonly the “Dragon Tree,” makes an excellent houseplant. This pompom-like tree can grow to well over 10 feet but is usually pruned to stay shorter. This tall beauty can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. It doesn’t require direct sunlight or too much water (especially in the winter seasons). Corners of any wide room will make a happy home for them while making yours happier in the process.
2. Bear Paws
Cotyledon tomentosa, or more commonly the “Bear Paw,” is a gentle succulent whose chubby leaves look just like tiny bear paws! This adorable house plant, like most succulents, does not require too much water. Since they’re tiny plants, these munchkins will turn any desk space 100x cuter.
3. Zebra Cactus
Haworthia, also known as the “Zebra Cactus,” is another miniature succulent, whose requirements are similar to that of the Bear paw. Their unique stripes can bring a different kind of zing to wherever they are placed. These small cacti will also make themselves at home on any desk or table space.
4. Aloe Vera
If you want a succulent with additional benefits, then this is the one to go for! This plant, in addition to being attractive and low maintenance, is useful too! The juice from its leaves has medicinal properties when applied externally. These beautiful florae look best in pots near windows or against the wall, but they must avoid direct sunlight.
5. String of Hearts
Ceropegia, more commonly known as the “String of Hearts,” is a gorgeous trailing plant you can add to any living space. It loves heat and bright light but can’t tolerate direct sunlight. Their aesthetic appeal is best seen when they are hung from a rectangular or circular pot.
We’d love to know which of these you would consider trying out for your home. Let us know in the comments below!