Indoor Plant Care
Information of some very special indoor plants, and how they can be taken care of.
Pothos plant has an air-purifying quality and can absorb, strip toxins like formaldehyde from materials in the home like carpet. It is one of the long lasting indoor plants
This plant can produce stems that trail eight feet or longer, so just cut them back when they get too long and your plant will continue to look full and healthy. It can thrive in an array of lighting conditions, but low light may diminish the leaves' variegation. Allow soil to dry somewhat between watering. Very easy to care for and easy to reproduce by cuttings as long as it is not exposed to chilling temperatures.
This plant has long pointed leaves with good medicinal properties. It can grow three feet high for big impact indoors. Smaller varieties like the popular Aloe Vera, work great in small, sunny indoor spaces.
It is best to place it near a window that gets a lot of sun; with room temperatures around 70 degrees. As you might expect for a succulent, this indoor house plant prefers dry soil, so avoid frequent watering for the best result.
3. Spider Plant
These unusual-looking indoor plants add visual interest to a room, and they haven't fallen out of fashion after years of popularity in the home. Spider plants come in a number of varieties, and work well as hanging plants.
This plant grows well with evenly moist soil and bright or medium lighting conditions. If possible, use distilled or rain water. Room temperatures of 60 to 75 degrees keep them thriving. You can put your spider plant in an east, west or north windowsill any time of the year.
4. English Ivy
Due to elegance of English ivy it become the best choice for indoor plants and it gels into furniture decor. Plus, it's super easy to start a new plant for yourself or a friend by cutting a section of the stem.
English Ivy likes moist soil and cooler room temperature conditions, ranging from the mid-50s to about 70. East, west and south windows all work fine, but if direct sunlight comes in the window, use a transparent curtain to filter it. Allow the top of an English ivy's soil to dry in between watering. Trim areas of the plant with long stems and few leaves the guard against red spider mites.
5. Jade Plant
People who love the looks of a succulent and ease of care, jade plant offers thick, lush leaves and visually interesting branches. Although it grows slowly and has the potential to live from your kids' birth until their high school graduations at least! It also looks great in a pretty pot when paired with other succulent varieties.
Jade plant does not require a lot of water, so keep soil somewhat dry. It prefers bright light and ordinary room temperatures. Jades don't do well in extreme temperatures. Over exposure to both high and low temperatures will affect your plant's health. Pests that you should watch out: Aphids and mealybugs are the most common offenders. One way to remove them is to dip a cotton swab in alcohol and wipe them away, repeating this process until they are no longer visible.
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