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Guide To Indoor Plants

Guide To Indoor Plants

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The benefits of having a plant or two (or three or four…) in your place are seemingly endless. Not only do they purify the air, clearing it of common household toxins like formaldehyde and xylene, but many studies suggest they can have more direct health benefits too. The presence of greenery can help to reduce stress levels, and the simple act of caring for something can increase your sense of purpose, which in turn can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Moreover, keeping some well-placed plant life around can really elevate your space visually. If you’re doubting your ability to keep one alive, there is hope. There are many attractive plants that don’t want too much attention at all. Some only need the occasional drink and a bit of light to thrive.

Ficus Elastica

Also known as Rubber Plant.
Likes moderate to bright indirect light.
Water sparingly when the soil is dry.

Guide To Indoor Plants - Ficus Elastica - Rubber Plant
Rubber Plant

Philodendron Congo

Likes bright indirect light.
Water regularly so the soil is kept moist, but not soggy.

Guide To Indoor Plants - Philodendron Congo
Philodendron Congo

Sansevieria Trifasciata

Also known as Snake Plant.
Likes low to bright indirect light.
Water sparingly when the soil is dry.

Guide To Indoor Plants - Sansevieria Trifasciata - Snake Plant
Snake Plant

Ficus Lyrata

Also known as Fiddle Leaf Fig.
Likes bright indirect light.
Water sparingly when about 50% of the soil is dry.

Guide To Indoor Plants - Ficus Lyrata - Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle Leaf Fig

Epipremnum Aureum

Also known as Devil’s Ivy.
Likes low to bright indirect light.
Water regularly so the soil is kept moist, but not soggy.

Guide To Indoor Plants - Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy
Devil’s Ivy

Philodendron Selloum

Also known as Split Leaf Philodendron.
Likes moderate to bright indirect light.
Water regularly so the soil is kept moist, but not soggy.

Guide To Indoor Plants - Philodendron Selloum - Split Leaf Philodendron
Split Leaf Philodendron

Monstera Deliciosa

Also known as Fruit Salad Plant.
Likes moderate indirect light.
Water sparingly when the top couple of inches of soil are dry.

Guide To Indoor Plants - Monstera Deliciosa - Fruit Salad Plant
Monstera / Fruit Salad Plant

Philodendron Scandens

Also know as Heart Leaf Philodendron.
Likes moderate to bright indirect light.
Water sparingly when about 50% of the soil is dry.

Guide To Indoor Plants - Philodendron Scandens - Heart Leaf Philodendron
Heart Leaf Philodendron

Feature Image: JD.Lee Furniture X Domus Botanica Timber Plant Stands.

Words by Nupur Trivedi. 
Photographs by Nick Vodicka.

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