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A Review on the Best Indoor Plants

When it comes to indoor gardening you should know that it can be just as fun as outdoor gardening, and there are a few indoor plants in particular that you should be interested in having, of which will be discussed in detail here.

Braided Ficus Tree

This is one of the best indoor plants of all, namely because of how easy it is to maintain. It is in fact one of the most popular foliage plants in the world because of its adaptability to the great indoors. It features leathery leaves that are dark green in color and which cover the semi-weeping branches.

The ficus braid itself has four stems that are intertwined together, resulting in the creation of a truly wonderful specimen plant with a full and bushy top. This plant is incredibly easy to take care of, as all you really need to do is give it consistent moisture in order to prevent excessive leaf drop.

Chinese Evergreen

This is another of the best indoor plants, one that is perfect for all you beginner gardeners. It is one of the easiest to maintain indoor plants, and is a low-light lover. It is also one of the few foliage plants that are able to survive with only a reading light providing it illumination.

The leaves on this plant are a blend of silvery gray color and dark green, and they typically form an upright bushy habit. Because this plant grows in low light, you need to make sure that you pay careful attention to watering and also allow the soil to dry thoroughly before waterings. As well, they prefer warm growing areas and so you need to keep them in rooms with a temperature above 45 degrees F.

Pnoytail Palm

Yet another of the favorite indoor plants is the ponytail palm. This plant has a foliage type that arises from an unusual swollen trunk, and the leaves are leathery and ribbonlike and can actually grow to be up to six feet in length and less than an inch wide. These plants require extremely high light levels in order to have the best growth and they are one of the few plants that can even handle direct sunlight.

There are numerous other plants that you can choose from as well that work indoors, however you just want to make sure that you do not take on too many at a type, particularly if you do not have that much gardening experience under your belt.


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Gardening Tip #10

Some houseplants require a humid environment. One tip to maximize humidity is to put the pot inside a larger pot and fill in the gaps with stones or compost to keep in the moisture. Grouping plants together often creates a microclimate that they will benefit from. If you want, you can spray them with water once or twice a day depending on the temperature.