Indoor plants

8 indoor green plants

Green is the color of life and hope. The vast majority of plants have this color, since it is what chlorophyll gives them, and without which they could not photosynthesize or grow, so finding the right species to have inside the house can be a task a bit complicated.

There are so many species, that one of the most important things to take into account are the size they reach and of course the care that must be given to them to keep them well. So, let’s see which are the most advisable green indoor plants for those who do not have much experience or time to dedicate to them.

Aralia

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The aralia is an evergreen shrubby plant whose scientific name is Fatsia japonica. Its leaves are large, up to 30 centimeters in diameter, palm-shaped and of a beautiful bright green color. Its flowers appear in terminal panicles white-green.

Although it can reach 5 meters in height, it tolerates pruning well. Indoors you have to put it in a bright room, and water it about 2 times a week, except in winter when it will be more advisable to space the waterings.

Adam’s Rib

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Adam’s rib, whose scientific name is Monstera deliciosa, is a climbing plant that can reach 20 meters high. Its leaves are quite large, measuring up to 90 centimeters long and up to 80 centimeters wide.

It needs light to grow, but it must be put away from windows. Water it about 3 times a week during the warm season of the year, and less in winter.

Ficus benjamina ‘Kinky’

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The Ficus benjamina ‘Kinky’ is a variety of the F. benjamina that has smaller leaves, and its size is also smaller, which is why it can be much more interesting than the type species for interiors. The color of its foliage is also green, although it has lighter colored margins.

It must be kept in a room where a lot of light enters, because in this way your glass will always remain green. As for watering, it should be moderate.

Ivy

Ivy is a fast growing and very adaptable evergreen climbing plant, even I would say more than Epipremnum aureum (pothos). Its scientific name is Hedera helix, and it has green or variegated leaves with a size of 5 to 10 centimeters depending on the variety. The flowers arise in green umbels, and these produce fruits that are black berries which are poisonous.

At home it must be placed in a room with light, and if possible in an area where it can climb. For example, it can be very beautiful if it is attached to the door or window frames. If you have a balcony that does not get the sun, you can also use it as a hanging plant. Water it about 2 times a week.

Hosta

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The hostas are perennial herbaceous plants that reach a height of between 6 and 50 centimeters. Its leaves are green, but the hue varies depending on the species. Its flowers are green, white, purple or pink, and in some species they are aromatic.

They resist the cold well, but since they are one of the favorites of snails, it is highly advisable to grow them indoors. There, they will be put in bright rooms, and will be watered about 2 times a week.

Living room palm tree

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The hall palm, also known as camadorea or pacaya, and whose scientific name is Chamaedorea elegans, is a palm tree with a single trunk (sold as if it had many, when in fact there are several different specimens that have grown together in the same flower pot). It grows up to 2 meters, and its leaves are pinnate.

It will be fine in a bright room, and away from drafts. It should not be placed next to the window as otherwise it will burn. Water it an average of 2 times a week in summer, and a little less in winter.

Potos

The potos is the classic climbing plant in interior decoration. Its scientific name is Epipremnum aureum, and it is a climbing plant that, although it can reach 20 meters high, can be cut back so that it does not grow so much. Its leaves are heart-shaped, green or variegated.

Like ivy, it requires some support to climb on, and to be in a bright room. Water it between 2 and 3 times a week in summer, and space the waterings in winter.

Sanseviera

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There are many types of sanseviera, but we recommend the Sansevieria trifasciata. Known as St. George’s sword, lizard’s tail, mother-in-law’s tongue or snake plant, it is a rhizomatous plant that has flat and somewhat succulent leaves. It grows to 140 centimeters tall. Its flowers appear in inflorescences and are white.

In cultivation, it requires a light exposure, a substrate that drains water well (such as universal substrate mixed with perlite in equal parts), and sporadic watering.

Which of these green indoor plants did you like the most? You have someone?

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