Plants are one of those things that never fails to amuse me with their strange yet incredible traits. Growing plants around homes and offices is a trend that you shouldn’t miss out on!
The main reason behind their popularity lies in the benefits they provide. They add up to the aesthetic and ecological value of the place they’re grown in. No matter if you have a green thumb or not, whether you have the skills or not, there’s a plant for everyone out there.
There are plants that are exclusive to be grown in your home, they’re beautiful and have vibrant colors. Owing to these characteristics they’re competent enough to set the mood in your anyway plain and dull setting.
If you do thorough research and analysis, you’ll definitely find something that will meet your requirements and produce a luxurious, lush green surrounding around you.
To ease your job a tad bit, we’ve got some of the most beautiful houseplants that you must know about.
15 Most Beautiful Houseplants Everyone Must Know About
Croton is a kaleidoscopic colorful tropical plant. It needs humus-rich soil to thrive properly. At the initial stages you can also grow them in compost comprising a little bit of sand.
Being a tropical survivor it needs frequent watering so that the soil is not left dried. If you want to maximize their growth, pour acidic fertilizers during the growing season (you can also use apple cider vinegar with water). This plant is hard to kill if you take proper measures to grow it.
2. Silver Vase Plant
At first I thought we have to grow this plant in a silver vase and hence it is called so, but contrary to my personal belief the plant derives its name from its appearance and design.
Also known as Aechmea Fasciata or Urn plant, a silver vase plant is an evergreen perennial plant. If you are looking for something transitory satisfying, this is for you! The plant dies after it has completed the flowering tenure. Another thing to remember is that it takes a lot of time to blossom so it’s better you buy a plant that’s already bloomed.
3. Nerve Plant
Fittonia nerve plant is a typical tropical houseplant and it requires ample humidity (use a shallow tray with pebbles in water) to grow to the fullest. This plant is available in a large variety of colours from pink to dark green and many more.
Frequent watering would suffice for their growth and over watering may lead to rotten roots. The light requirement is subjective to the variety of flowers but in general they require filtered sunlight.
4. African Mask Plant
This plant is also commonly known as the Elephant’s ear and scientifically called Alocasia Amazonica. This plant has a unique and eye-catchy appearance that would perfectly suit your modern home decor. However, keep it out of reach from your children and pets.
To ensure their upkeep just provide them a continued supply of humidity, regular watering from the bottom of the pot, and indirect sunlight. During the winter season, let the soil stay dry between the waterings.
The soil must be porous, loamy, and moist; feed them with diluted fertilizer in the growing period.
5. Bird’s Nest Fern
This plant is an easy to grow deal and can last healthily for a long time if you manage to care for it. Water them regularly (water the soil not the plant) until the soil is dampened and fertilize them every once in a week during the growing season.
They grow happily in humus-rich soil and humid environments. To meet their moisture requirement, it’s recommended to grow them in your bathroom.
Avoid touching the leaves as they’re sensitive to touch and might not take it very well.
Another plant that will give you high returns by investing a little bit of care. Calathea is also popularly known as zebra plant or peacock plant. They love dark rooms with minimal sunlight and humidity at par. You may even need to install a room humidifier if you live in a dry region.
Water them frequently during the summer season only when the upper layer of soil seems dry and rarely during the winter season.
7. Fiber Optic Grass
If you’re picturizing this plant as collective strands of optical fibers, you’re probably right. This plant looks exactly like that in a herbal form though. The presence of tiny flowers at the end of each strand accentuates the beauty of this plant.
You just have to grow them in a mixture of potting soil and peat moss, show them some sunlight, water them frequently, and avoid humidity to perpetuate.
Feed them with the supply of fertilizer during the growing season only.
8. Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)
Pachira Aquatica or money tree plant is said to bring prosperity and good luck to your home. They’re one of the easiest indoor plants to grow that will make your house a home.
Water it once after every three to four days and make sure it’s receiving proper moisture. Fertilize it during the growth period with a water-soluble fertilizer. The plant stays happy under indirect sunlight.
9. Ponytail Palm
Surprisingly, a ponytail palm isn’t a palm, it is a succulent instead (such a misleading name). They grow happily in dry soil and under full sunlight. They’re so nice that even if you don’t show them full sun much often, they’ll still thrive.
Water it sparingly so as to let the soil dry significantly between the waterings. Fertilize them about three to four times a year and they’ll be fine.
10. Rex Begonia
The enticing leaf structure and colors of a rex begonia plant attract me the most. This plant craves humidity and proper care to give the electrifying look they’re known for.
Water infrequently but thoroughly whenever you do and feed them water-soluble fertilizers every once in a month. Show them indirect sunlight and sit back to enjoy the lavish sight.
11. Pencil Cactus
Owing to the shape of its branches, pencil cactus gets this name. It is a tropical plant that requires full sunlight and minimum care. This plant is perhaps the least demanding in the list in terms of care.
Plant it in well-drained soil, water every two to three weeks in the summer season, and no need to water at all during the winter season.
One thing you must highly take care of regarding this plant is that it releases toxic secretion which is immensely dangerous to human life.
12. Aluminum Plant
Another name for the Aluminum plant is Pilea cadierei, the leaves of this plant exhibit a mesmerizing pattern and colors. Grow this plant in well-drained soil and water it regularly.
There are several varieties of this plant, so know your plant before jumping on the requirements. Generally, they favor sunlight in the winter season and partial shade in the summer season.
Regulate the temperature between 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the night.
Popularly known as Shamrock plant, this plant has itsy bitsy circular leaves of a green hue. You must use slightly moist soil in the growing season and water every once in a week or two.
Also remember to let the soil be dry in between the consecutive waterings. When the new shoots arrive, show bright sunlight to the plant.
14. String Of Pearls
This tiny bead-shaped plant is easy and fun to grow as an indoor and outdoor plant as well. Their sheer flamboyance will complement the decor of your house.
The plant is happy under bright sunlight, in well-drained soil and you can also use fluorescent lights if required. Feed them sufficient water every once in a while and weak fertilizer once in the growing season.
15. Pleomele (Song Of India)
The spectacular upright leaves of the Pleomele plant is a sight to behold. As these leaves stand out taller than the rest of the shoot, they become dirty and you will have to clean them using a dampened cloth.
The plant will thrive in normal room temperature and average humidity. It can tolerate partial light but in order to get the best results, keep it under bright indirect sunlight.
It grows well in the all-purpose soil mix and the soil must be kept slightly moist in the spring season and slightly dry in the winters. Feed water-soluble fertilizer every once in a while.
These plants can be the testament of your incessant toiling and hard-work, so choose wisely and flaunt your indoor garden in front of the visitors.