Indoor plants make the apartment more cozy and colorful and ensure good air. We’ll show you which plants are best for indoors.
Not only can it green and bloom outside, plants are also welcome roommates inside. Not only do they make the apartment more cozy, they are also super decorative and ensure a good indoor climate. They filter the indoor air and also bring a pleasant smell into the apartment or house. But not every plant can be kept indoors without any problems – some plants require a lot of attention and skill to thrive indoors.
Fortunately, there is also the opposite: Plants that grow almost by themselves in the house. Here you can find out which plants are perfect as green roommates and what you need to consider.
But I recommend that you take good care of your plants. Don’t forget to water your plants regularly. A little fertilizer from time to time is also good for your plants.
In this article I also recommend some useful gadgets and fertilizers that I use myself for my indoor plants and that I have had very good experiences with.
For example, I can highly recommend this indoor greenhouse for growing plants. This indoor greenhouse has built-in lighting that is perfectly matched to the plants. Your plants will grow very, very quickly!
The right fertilizer for your indoor plants is also very important! I have already tested many fertilizers for indoor plants and have now found my favorite. I have had very good experiences with this fertilizer. You can also order the fertilizer directly from amazon, it couldn’t be more practical 😉
But now let’s start with the top 10 list of the most popular indoor plants. Maybe you will find a plant there that you like!
- Kentia palm
The Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana) is an impressive houseplant that impresses with its simple elegance. With its pretty pinnate leaves and its evenly dense growth, the Kentia palm fits into almost any room and provides the right feel-good factor there. The slow-growing houseplant can reach a stately three meters in height in the course of its life if it is well cared for. Fortunately, the Kentia palm is very robust: it just doesn’t like direct sunlight. On the other hand, it is completely sufficient if it is only watered once a week. In order for the Kentia palm to convince with its pretty appearance for a long time, you should clean off the dust every now and then: otherwise an unsightly layer will quickly form, especially on the large leaves.
- Dragon tree
The dragon tree (Dracaena) is also a classic indoor plant. And rightly so: Not only is the dragon tree a wonderfully decorative houseplant as a solitary, it even improves the indoor climate. The air-purifying plant filters harmful formaldehyde from its environment and thus ensures relaxed breathing. But not only that ensures its extraordinary popularity as a houseplant – in addition, caring for the evergreen dragon tree is not difficult at all. In a light to partially shaded location without direct sunlight, the house plant only needs to be watered regularly. You should make sure that the substrate has dried well before the next watering, because the dragon tree does not tolerate waterlogging. On the other hand, high humidity is not a problem for the dragon tree, which is why it is also wonderfully suitable for bathrooms.
- Bow hemp
Bow hemp (Sansevieria) is known as a houseplant mainly because of its easy-care nature. In fact, the plant forgives pretty much any care mistake and is therefore also suitable for beginners and people without green fingers. There are only two things you should pay attention to when caring for the bow hemp: On the one hand, the plants should only be watered when the soil in the pot has completely dried out (this is the case about every two weeks). On the other hand, it should have a place that is as warm as possible – the bow hemp feels comfortable from 15 ° C and above. But the bow hemp has more to offer than its simple needs suggest: Its upright, sword-shaped leaves with the golden yellow pattern make it a simple but stylish plant for indoors that perfectly complements any room.
- Peace Lily
Noble, useful and also easy to care for? The peace lily (Spathiphyllum), also called single leaf, has all three abilities. In addition to its classic elegance, which it receives from its white flowers in contrast to the glossy green leaves, the peace lily is also known as an air-purifying plant. Scientific studies have shown that the peace lily can absorb and break down harmful gases and thus ensure a favorable indoor climate. And the useful beauty is anything but a diva: If you avoid drafts and waterlogging and ensure temperatures around 20 – 25 ° C, the single sheet feels completely at home.
The philodendron (philodendron) is an extremely attractive green plant with its heart-shaped, beautifully drawn leaves. As a climbing plant attached to a plant stick, the philodendron provides an exotic flair, but also as a traffic light plant it shows its most beautiful side and quickly creates a great leaf curtain. As a plant for indoors, the philodendron is not only popular because of its beautiful appearance. Its easy-care nature also makes it a great houseplant: the philodendron asks little, but offers a lot. The philodendron should only be watered regularly, and the room temperature should never drop below 12 ° C.
- Lucky feather
Especially in dark rooms, many plants grow sickly or even begin to worry – not so the lucky feather (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): This plant continues to grow unperturbed in shady rooms. Especially its robust nature makes the lucky feather an ideal roommate. A normal room temperature, no direct sun and a regular sip of water are enough for the plant to be happy. The extremely robust and frugal plant with its leathery, dark green leaves is also a visual enrichment for every house. With a height of up to one meter, it is also ideal as a solitaire and enriches every room with its charm.
- Mountain palm
Straight from the mountains to your home – as its name suggests, the mountain palm (Chamaedorea elegans) comes from the mountains, to be more precise from the mountain forests of Mexico. In the house, the mountain palm with its elegant, overhanging fronds provides a touch of sun, beach and sea. But anyone who thinks that you have to put a lot of effort into this holiday feeling is wrong. The root ball of the plant should only be watered in a full bath about every two weeks so that the roots can soak themselves up. In addition, placed in a light to partially shaded location without direct midday sun, the mountain palm usually thrives on its own.
Whether as a traffic light, climbing or solitary plant, the Efeutute (Epipremnum aureum) always cuts a good figure. Their leaf shape is reminiscent of the leaves of the philodendron, which is not surprising, since both plants are closely related. In addition, the Efeutute is characterized by an unusual leaf color and pattern, which can range from dark green to yellow to white. The Efeutute feels particularly comfortable in light to partially shaded locations, but it also tolerates shady spots – only its pattern is not as colorful here. In addition, the efeutute should be watered regularly. If these points are observed, the ivy thrives excellently and develops surprisingly long shoots.
With almost 2000 known varieties, houseleek (Sempervivum) should have something for every taste. The houseleek shines with its almost unbelievable diversity, which is reflected in the color, shape and size of the plants. The beautiful rosette-like foliage not only has a different structure, depending on the variety, but can also be colored green, red or blue-gray. The flowers can also appear pink, red or even yellow and white – there are an almost infinite number of variants available for houseleek. But especially their robust nature makes houseleek a great plant for indoors. The houseleek only needs to be watered once a week, and the plant can do without fertilizer entirely. The perennial succulent plant forgives even gross care mistakes, which may have earned it its botanical name “sempervivum”, in English “always alive”.
- Violin fig
You don’t want a small, inconspicuous houseplant but a real eye-catcher? Then the violin fig (Ficus lyrata) is just right for you: With its large, imposing leaves, which are also noticeably veined, the violin fig attracts everyone’s attention. But anyone who thinks that such an impressive plant also needs a lot of care is wrong. In truth, the violin fig is one of the easier-to-care for indoor plants: For example, it only needs temperatures above 16 ° C for good growth, should be watered from time to time and given a little fertilizer about every 14 days – you should only avoid waterlogging in any case. If the violin fig grows over your head with too good care, you can also use scissors, because the plant tolerates pruning very well. However, wear gloves: The escaping sap can cause skin irritation.
Tip: House plants should also be adequately fertilized, because nutrients in the pot are often used up quickly. A good fertilizer is perfectly tailored to the needs of indoor plants and is quickly and easily administered via the irrigation water.