My Top 5 Favourite Indoor Plants

Friday, December 25, 2020

 Before listing my favourite and best indoor plants, let me tell you why you should also have houseplants.

Houseplants or indoor plants aren’t just for making your home look good and beautiful, they do much more than this. plants have the innate ability to clean the air, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, without which we (living beings) cannot live. I know there are a lot of plants in the surrounding and we are not just keeping them indoor for oxygen.

Yes, they also have other air-cleaning qualities; such as collecting dust particles, improving or regulating air humidity levels and removing a variety of household toxins such as formaldehyde, NASA said about this last part! And due to improving humidity levels, research also says that having indoor plants can minimize catching cold and stuffy nose by up to 30%.

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I have also read that having indoor plants at home lower the risk of allergies in young children. They also filter the toxins in cigarette smoke, especially the Spathiphyllum also known as the peace lily. Moreover, plants have an excellent effect of reducing stress and we all have felt it at many times in our lives. There is a natural reaction in our mood when we see the greenery of plants, we feel kind of relieved. They have a calming effect, lowering blood pressure and hence making us feel more relaxed and happier.

Another research suggests the usefulness of plants for depression. They make the state of mind better by providing positive energy and an augmented sense of happiness. Having a greener surrounding also improves concentration and focus, which is better for working from home.

Enough said, let’s start the list.

My Top Best Indoor Plants List

Epipremnum aureum

Commonly know as Pothos or Devil’s Ivy is my favourite indoor plant because of its adaptability to almost all environmental conditions and very easy to care plant.


It’s a very famous plant across the world and the proof is that it has a lot of common names in different regions of the world because it’s found everywhere. Around the world, it is known as Devil’s Ivy, Devil’s Vine, Golden Pothos, Ivy Arum, Marble Queen, Pothos, Taro Vine.


Pothos is a fast-growing vine which suites to any position or place in eh house. You can grow it in pots and put them in hanging baskets, or you can keep it in glass vases with just water as a medium. You can place small pots of it on tables or windows and they will look absolutely stunning, wherever you put them. It is a very low-maintenance plant and very hard to kill. The leaves are waxy and heart-shaped while the colours depend on the cultivars – from dark greens to light green and with white patches. As said, it doesn’t require much maintenance, just water them every week in winter. It’s best propagated from cuttings which should be kept in glass jars or anything with water as a medium to encourage rooting.


Dracaena trifasciata

Most Commonly Known as Snake Plant and until 2017, it was known under the synonym Sansevieria trifasciata is the scientific name. Other common names include mother-in-law’s tongue, viper’s bowstring hemp, and St. George’s sword.

Snake plant also hits the list of my favourite indoor plants because of its architectural structure and green banded stiff leaves. It’s almost indestructible and can tolerate most of the environmental conditions.

Snake plant is also among those plants which can purify the air and according to NASA, they can combat “sick building syndrome”.

Snake plant is easy to grow the plant, which can be grown in both low light or bright light. Which means you can place them almost anywhere in your home, in corners on the floor or tabletop. As said, they can adapt to any condition but would prefer indirect light or even some direct sunlight. They prefer a loose, well-drained potting mix.

Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a very popular houseplant and almost all the plant lovers might have had it in their house at some point.

I guess this one is not just My favourite,

Aloe vera is commonly grown as a houseplant and gained favor because the gel from its leaves makes a soothing skin salve, although some people are actually irritated by the gel.

There are over 300 species of Aloe vera, but the one most commonly grown as a houseplant is Aloe barbadensis. It has thick, succulent leaves that are plumped up with a watery gel. The leaves grow from the base of the plant, in a rosette, and have jagged edges with flexible spines.

The spiky flowers appear on tall stalks, in shades of yellow, orange and red. Young plants don’t generally flower and aloe grown as a houseplant can take years to produce a flower stalk.

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