You come to a flower shop – your eyes run away from the colors and shapes! And now you are already going home, carefully carrying another miracle of selection in your hands. However, many plants that looked so attractive on the shelf, in your home quickly fade, begin to dry and get sick, require frequent care and generally bring more trouble than good.
How to learn to choose flowers correctly and take care of them? Before buying a new plant, read this article – from it you will learn which useful and unpretentious plants should become the basis of your home mini-garden.
Sansevieria is an evergreen houseplant with tough, leathery leaves. Please note: it is better to grow sansevieria in a tight ceramic vase. The powerful root system of the plant is capable of tearing thin plastic in two counts. The leaves of this plant contain saponins – antimicrobial and fungicidal substances. In folk medicine, sansevieria juice is even used to treat cystitis, stomatitis, otitis and cuts. Sansevieria is recommended to be kept in the bedroom because its leaves, unlike the leaves of other indoor plants, produce oxygen at night.
These are graceful herbaceous plants that do not require special care. Chlorophytums are widely known for their ability to absorb harmful compounds from the air. Thanks to this quality, they firmly established themselves not only in our homes, but also in institutions. Chlorophytums are absolutely harmless. They can be grown in kindergartens and schools, lobbies of polyclinics and libraries. All they need is a spacious pot and some free space.
Ficuses are popular indoor trees, the leaves of which can vary in size, shape and color. These plants are grown in special soil for ficuses, without forgetting about the drainage layer. You need to choose a tall, stable pot. Plants are placed in a place where they will not be exposed to direct sunlight. But you shouldn’t put them away from the light either: the leaves will start to turn yellow and fall off. Ficus leaves remove benzene and phenol from the air, converting them into substances necessary for growth.
These are beautiful indoor plants that can be found in almost every home. There are flowering and non-flowering varieties of begonias. They are grown on north-eastern and western windowsills, where they are not exposed to direct sunlight. These plants are indispensable in the homes of people with respiratory tract diseases. Begonia leaves are able to trap dust and absorb chemicals from the air. In addition, these plants moisten the air. To make begonias feel comfortable, grow them in a low, wide pot and be more careful with watering.
This succulent, which is popularly called a centenarian, can be found in almost every house. It helps with cuts, suppurations, toothache, runny nose and many other diseases. Its juice perfectly moisturizes and nourishes the skin, heals wounds that are difficult to treat, and also helps with such a dangerous disease as sinusitis. Please note: aloe should be watered only in a tray to avoid rotting.
All varieties of this charming indoor plant, which is often called “female happiness”, are real natural filters. They absorb compounds dangerous to our health and release a number of biologically active substances that have a positive effect on our mood. In fact, spathiphyllum is a real natural antidepressant. Plant it in a flower pot with light soil, place it anywhere in the apartment 1-1.5 m from the east or west window, water the tray – and you are guaranteed cheerfulness!
This liana-like plant is the most powerful natural filter. It cleans the air from harmful chemical compounds and enriches it with substances that improve indoor ecology. In addition, they say that epipremnum improves the energy of apartments. Where this creeper grows, people become much calmer and more balanced. Epipremnum does not require special care: a wide stable flowerpot and moderate watering, occasional feeding.