12 Best Indoor Plants Suited for Indian Climate
A plant can liven up any decor. Thriving, lush greens propagate a sense of good health and well-being. Below are among the best natural air purifiers around. Not only do they thrive in our climate, they are great additions to mitigate stress and aid better health.
1. Aloe Vera
Also called the “Miracle plant”. There are good reasons for this. It’s renowned worldwide for having medicinal properties that rejuvenate, soothe and heal the human body.
Aloe is a stemless succulent plant with thick and fleshy leaves with serrated margins. While it grows wild in several tropical climates, it also grows indoor successfully as a potted plant. It is relatively resistant to most insect pests. Which again means you don’t have to spend your time swatting away those pests from leaves and have a ready remedy at hand for those cuts, bruises and skin ailments!
It requires a moderate level of care to ensure it doesn’t shrivel up with too much watering or burn out under too much sunlight.
Light: The plant requires bright, sunny conditions to grow well. It’s best if you place it under south or west facing windows. You may keep it on the window sill during the day and bring it inside afterwards.
Soil: Aloe requires well-drained sandy potting soil to grow well. Experts recommend to use soil which ensure excess water drains out easily. To help this process along, it’s better to use terracotta pots to grow aloe since they are porous.
Water: You need to bear in mind that since Aloe is a succulent plant, it does best under dry conditions. Aloe Vera plants cannot tolerate standing water. Ensure that the pot is completely dry before you re-water.
Tip: If you see the leaves turning brown from the tip, replace the plant to a relatively shady area.
2. Snake Plant
“Mother in law’s Tongue” as it’s commonly referred to, makes for an ideal indoor plant for several reasons. It’s ornamental value adds a dash of beauty to your house.