Cities in India are cramped up with small settlements, flats and mega apartments. According to UN estimates, 50 percent of the projected increase in world’s urban population would be from rural to urban migration. Migrants from rural areas account for 81.26 per cent of the total migrants in India. Thus, there is hardly any space left for vegetation. Having a garden in the backyard is a luxury for even a rich city dweller. Moreover, the working class in cities barely has time to have a leisure breakfast, how would they imagine having gardening as their hobby. That is how ‘Indoor Gardening’ becomes a quintessential part of today’s urban lifestyle.
Interior decoration, in no time, has become an irreplaceable trend in this modern world. Everyone wants to give their dream house a unique makeover to add an extra splendor. And one can now surely look forward to Indoor gardening as a potent component of Interior Decor. It may sound difficult for those who have never tried their hands in gardening, but if you trust the experts Indoor Gardening can surely reduce the level of stress, boosts creativity and productivity apart from decorating your house.
Here is a list of 5 Indoor Plants that the beginners can look up to enhance the beauty of their house and for improving the air quality index of their house:
-ZZ Plant: First on the list is Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Plant or ZZ plant. It is one of the most stylish indoor plants known for effective quality of removing chemicals like Toulene or Xylene from the air. It requires very less care and less water. One can easily water this plant once in 10 to 14 days according to their convenience. Another important thing that needs to be taken care of is to keep it away from direct sunlight.
-Rubber Plant: Second is Ficus Elastica also known as Rubber Plant. This is another most recommended indoor plant that requires less care. Rubber plant is best known for removing pollutant like formaldehyde from the surrounding air. The only thing that needs to be taken care of is that the soil must always remain moist. It doesn’t mean that one has to water it all the time, moderate watering is all that is required. Apart from that it should be kept in mind that the plant should not face direct sunlight. It may damage the leaves of the plant.
-Fiddle Leaf Fig: Third on the list is Ficus Lyrata or Fiddle Leaf Fig. This amazing indoor plant is very efficient in reducing humidity level of a room. Moreover, it is also known for its air purifying qualities. This plant loves humid and warm place; so it can easily be placed in the bright part of the room, preferably near windows.
-Areca Palm: Fourth is Dypsis Lutescens, better known as Areca Palm. This beautiful indoor plant is available in different sizes ranging from 1 foot to 4 feet. Areca Palm is highly recommended because of its quality of removing toxic pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde. They are best suited for study corners of a house. The important thing that one should keep in mind is that it should be exposed to indirect sunlight and the roots should get enough water (water once in 3 days). Apart from that one should also keep in mind that the roots should not be disturbed. So it is advisable to allow the plant to be in the plastic bag until it is fully grown.
-Monstera: Fifth and last plant in the list is Monstera Obliqua or commonly known as Monstera. This plant is available in wide varieties. It is best known for removing toxic chemical like formaldehyde and cleanses the surrounding air. It should be kept in a well lit corner of the house but should never be exposed to direct sunlight. The soil should be moist which is easily possible if watered once in 3 days.
A well lit house with adequate ventilation is a must for a healthy lifestyle. But if the rooms can be filled with a wide mix of indoor plants, it is certainly going to add a new dimension to the interiors. In this era of COVID-19 pandemic where sound health is in everyone’s bucket list, Indoor Gardening can act as a life-saving leisure activity.