If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ll know about the latest Maximist trend that has taken the world of interior design by storm. The bungalow is full of all colorful fabrics, tropical patterns, jungle motifs, and indoor greenery. The first step to enter the forest? Discover home plants that are not only pleasing to the eye, but are easy to care for, improve air quality, or even promote good feng shui in your home.
With the Singapore Garden Festival right around the corner, we inspected some plants ahead of the event to give you an idea of what you want to do in your home. Here is a variety that may work for you
Plants wither and die the moment you see them. You also manage to kill garden weeds. If you are not green-fingered, but just love the appearance and appearance of plants, do not lie to yourself or get ugly, artificial plants. Adopt a Zen attitude and many dishes of low-maintenance, heat-loving cacti.
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2. Sugar Money Plant
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Originating from southwest China, this small plant is said to bring good luck, wealth and abundance to its owner. As a plus, it takes up very little space in your home and thrives in hot, sunny weather with lots of water.
Commonly known as a snake’s tongue or Devil’s tongue (and, the hilarious, Mother-in-Law’s tongue), this common plant is definitely a talking point. They are slow-growing plants that thrive in heat and bright light and can tolerate low water conditions. This resilience plant comes in many different sizes and is capable of removing more than 107 known air pollutants, including nitrogen monoxide, chloroform, benzene, and carbon monoxide. With their striking striped appearance, it is one to keep for a long time.
4. Rubber tree
Breathe in with this plant, if you choose to allow it to remain in your home. According to studies conducted by NASA, the rubber plant is capable of improving air quality. Their large leaves absorb and break down the air-dissolving chemicals, making them harmless.
5. Monstera deliciosa
Ideal for awkward corners and wide doors, this plant ranks higher on the maintenance spectrum than most plants on this list – after all, it is larger (hence its name), and grows more than 10 meters in height and at 3 m. Capable of spreading horizontally. But if you’re looking for a truly tropical-looking thing, this plant will just do the trick.
Showy and highly ornamental, the calathes plant has many interesting traits. Do you know that they close their leaves at night and reopen in the morning? It is just a wee bit delicate – this house plant should not be kept under direct sunlight, as it thrives in the shade.
7. Dragon Tree
Hard and hardy, these plants are the easiest to care for, neglecting well and quickly recovering from any adverse conditions. They have also got a fantastic hidden talent – they reduce benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene in the air, and are also listed by NASA as a good air-filtering plant.
8. Faded Leaf Figs
If your house is on the side of the room and an empty space is visible, then by filling the Fidel Leaf Fig plant, it is sure to fill the space with some drama.
9. Color of Beads
This magnificent succulent is extremely drought tolerant, only for this you have to provide water every two weeks. In addition to being highly attractive due to its spherical ‘beads’ that look like pearls, this plant can be placed on walls and hung from the ceiling, making a small house forest-worthy by not taking up too much space Helps.
10. Lucky Bamboo
With a reputation for attracting health, wealth, happiness and love, the aptly named Lucky Bamboo is cost efficient and easy to care for. It is said that the more stalks are on the plant, the more fortunate bamboo is.
Renowned for its many healing and nutritional properties, aloe is one of the most practical home plants you can possibly keep. Keep in mind that there are quite a few varieties to choose from, such as tiger aloe, spiral aloe, and lace hoe. All have unique patterning and mounting patterns, but all these succulents are relatively easy to grow, and require very little care until they get sunlight.
12. Elephant’s Ear
The majestic, broad leaves of the elephant’s ear plant make them perfect to frame near the doorpost or to frame some large windows. Easy to care for and evergreen, these tropical plants are popular worldwide and are often used in landscaping, due to their ability to grow in full sunlight or partial shade.