Best Indoor Floor Plants

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Best Indoor Floor Plants

Consider the best indoor floor plants to help bring the beauty of the green outdoors inside your home for year-round enjoyment. These lar

“A passionate look, touch, or a hug on a plant is enough to open your inner eyes than going for serious yoga and other therapies.”   — Karthikeyan V

Is your dim, dry, or overly humid, a shoebox of an apartment hindering your dream of pursuing your life as a plant parent?  The biggest hurdle in having your apartment feel like a lush, tropical paradise is your apartment itself. But the good news is, while most plants need a paradise-like living arrangement with sufficient light and constant care, there is an array of options that can survive in less-than-perfect environments. Plants are figuratively and literally the breath of fresh air we don’t realize we need in our homes, and they happen to look modish too. 

The best indoor floor plants
add a cozy touch from your living room to the bathroom, the lush foliage, the thick leaves change the whole vibe of your place instantly. Choose a bright corner near a window and most indoor plants will sustain there for years to come.

Read on to find our roundup of the best indoor floor plants, most of them are low-maintenance, or, where they aren’t, they are worth the effort.

 

 

1. Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)

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Dragon Tree

 

 

 Popular among beginner green thumbs, Dracaena marginata plants tops our list of the best indoor floor plants. Though often used as a table plant, Dracaena marginata grows impressively into tall trees with multiple canes and several long, thin, green leaves trimmed in dark red. They make a desirable and expensive specimen plant due to their thick, twisted, and woody canes. Dracaena marginatas, or Madagascar Dragon trees are low-maintenance plants as sometimes called, easy-care, durable indoor plants that suit offices and homes best. they are known for removing harmful chemicals from the air.

 

 

 

 

Light

They prefer medium light but can thrive in low-light situations as well. But they still, however, should not be kept in low light conditions as it impedes the growth rate and reduces the size of new leaves. Keep away from direct sunlight as it burns the leaves.

Water

  • Do not over-water as it will cause the plant to die. Water every 3-4 weeks.
  • Water well and wait until 50% of the soil is dry.
  • If possible, use distilled water.

 

2. Fishtail Palm  (Caryota genus)

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Fishtail Palm

 

 

For an effortless tropical island feel to any living space, there is no better plant than a Fishtail Palm tree. The leaves of the Fishtail palm tree have jagged-edges that resemble fins and fishtails, hence the name.  if you are looking for something with an exclusive profile, this plant will best suit your fancy.

 

 

 

 

Light:

  • Can survive on full to moderate sunlight and make an ideal indoor plant because of their ability to grow with only partial sun exposure. 
  • Indirect sunlight exposure is best for this plant to grow in the best living conditions.
  • Take this plant outside for air, sunlight, and cleaning occasionally.

 

Water:

  • For those living in warmer climates, don’t let the palm dry out because it will cause the leaves to shed.
  • This plant loves humidity. pretend humidity by spraying the leaves with lukewarm water or use a humidifier daily.
  • Low humidity can impede the growth and cause the leaves to turn yellow.
  • Wet is best, but still, be careful not to overwater

3. Money Tree  (Pachira aquatic)

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Money Tree

 

 

Apart from its uniquely twisted trunk and sprawling leaves, the Money plant is said to bring to your finances. Who knows adding this plant to your home might rain money on you. Money or no money, it will bring you beauty for sure!

Interested in how the Money Tree got it’s name? We found this interesting, too!

 

Light:

  • Sufficient in low light but grows best in indirect sunlight.
  • Direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn so should be kept away from the window.

 

Water:

  • This tough plant can handle a few forgetful mishaps but not, Ignorance.
  • Needs to be watered every one or two weeks but if the topsoil seems to be dry, it’s the time to water.
  • Up the water intake if your plant is getting more sunlight.
  • It requires a lot of water but not daily.

4. Rubber Tree Plant  (Ficus elastic)

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Rubber Tree

The rubber plant, known for its long, glossy leaves has been a favorite family member for centuries that adds elegance and beauty to our indoor spaces. The rubber plant is a rapidly-growing plant and can reach up to 10 feet height in just a few years so you need to choose a spot accordingly.

Less finicky than their fiddle leaf fig cousins, Rubber plant can adapt to changing light conditions. Although a bright spot with adequate sunlight is best for Rubber plants for faster growth. The rubber plant loves the perfect measure of sun and water. If you can give it the perfect measure of both, you’ll have a tall, solid, and tall rubber tree.

Light:

  • Rubber plants need indirect light that isn’t excessively hot
  • Direct sunlight can result in parched leaves.
  • You can keep your rubber plant close to a window with a sheer shade to give it the perfect measure of sunlight.

Water:

  • These plants require more water during their growing season in the mid-year.
  • keep the soil soggy, not drowning.
  • wipe the leaves down with a wet cloth for moisture and to enable your plant to ingest more sunlight.
  • Misting is another choice if you would prefer not to wipe down each leaf.
  • Keep your rubber plant in well-draining soil consistently to avoid root decay.

5. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

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Orange bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

We cannot dare to miss adding THE QUEEN of the indoor plant world, the Bird of Paradise into our list of the Best Indoor Floor Plants. Add a rich, tropical flair to your space with this large, upright plant as its glossy, banana-shaped leaves fan out. this tough guy can thrive to a wide spectrum of light conditions from direct to indirect to high to low but best flourishes in a sunny spot. With the right balance of light and water, this beauty can grow as tall as seven feet, even indoors, its leaves can reach up to three feet in length. Take care of this plant by providing it with lots of light, regular fertilizer, and moist soil, it will pay you back with its beautiful orange and blue flowers

LIGHT

The Bird of Paradise can deal with light levels from direct sunlight to low indirect light. However, it thrives in a sunny spot.

WATER

  • Keep the soil moist, yet not soaked throughout the spring through fall.
  • In the winter, allow two inches of soil to dry out between watering.
  • The Bird of Paradise can’t deal with ‘wet feet’, which means its underlying roots should not sit in wet soil.
  • It’s ideal to keep your Bird of Paradise on the dry side.

If you’re looking for the best indoor floor plants, contact houseplantjoy.com. We will be glad to help you with plant selection and plant maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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