We spend most of our time at home, inside our living space. For this reason, we always make sure that our home is comfortable and pleasing to the eyes. Aside from constantly cleaning the space, we are always on the lookout to further beautify the space.
Yes, plants offer that extra elegance and life to the room, but you can further maximize your plant game by choosing the best indoor plants for your Filipino home that beautify the space, make it more alive, and also purify your indoor air.
Pair them with some stunning plant holders or pots from your favorite furniture shops, and they will take your aesthetics game to another level.
Listed here are among the best indoor plants that are both aesthetically beautiful and practically health-promoting.
- Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
First on our list ticks off both being attractive and efficient in air purifying. Chrysanthemums or “mums” are colorful daisy-like flowers available all year round.
Based on the NASA Clean Air Study, this gorgeous plant has flowers with the highest air purification rate. The flowers can purify indoor air from toxic air pollutants, such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia.
Caution: Although these flowers are pretty on the outside, they are toxic to pets and children.
2. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Another beautiful plant with great air-purifying features is the dark green and stark white combo of the peace lily. Add the delicate-looking flowers on top of that color scheme, and you get a great centerpiece.
Peace lilies are also among the top three plants for purifying the indoor air of toxins, such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia.
How to take care: Peace lilies can grow in almost any lighting conditions, except areas with too much shade, as this affects how their flowers bloom. Also, make sure that the soil is slightly moist.
Caution: The plant is mildly toxic when ingested by pets, such as cats and dogs.
3. Red-Edge Dracaena (Dracaena Marginata)
Sporting the tropical shades of red and green, dracaenas are a pop of color in a room. They also help purify the air from certain toxins.
How to take care: Good natural lighting at home is important since dracaenas need to be placed under warm, bright light and ensured with well-drained soil.
Caution: It is mildly toxic to pets.
4. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Laurentii)
Sansevierias are a well-known indoor plant family which can grow and survives in almost any condition. Its variety, the dwarf Sansevieria snake plant, is an ideal bedroom plant for its size, and it also produces extra oxygen for the room at night.
Overall, Sansevierias are among the best plants to improve indoor air quality as they help eliminate toxins and air pollutants.
How to take care: Tagged as among the hardest houseplants to die, snake plants can be placed anywhere in the house, but they grow best in areas with indirect but steady light and underwatering.
Caution: The leaves are toxic to pets and children.
5. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
Known for their lean stature and elegance, bamboo palms are also natural humidifiers that provide a healthy amount of moisture in the air. They also remove toxins in the air and are ideal for homes exposed to car fumes and gasoline.
How to take care: Place bamboo palms in partly-shaded areas to bright light conditions and always secure its moist and well-drained soil. Occasionally spray the leaves to avoid spider mites.
Advantage: A great advantage of bamboo palms as indoor plants is that they are non-toxic to pets.
5. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
This lustrous evergreen vine is a great indoor plant ideal to ease your eye strain. To highlight its beauty, place it in a hanging pot and let the leaves trail down, creating that wild ambiance.
Golden Pothos is also an efficient air purifier and grows even in areas with little light.
How to take care: Place this plant in areas with good light conditions. Minimal watering of once every week/two weeks is required.
Caution: This is mildly toxic to cats and dogs.
7. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants are best for beginners in gardening or plant collecting since the plants require minimal care. The plant has green and yellow stems and pretty white blooms called spiderettes.
They are best for newly painted or renovated houses since the plant purifies the air from the toxins, such as formaldehyde and xylene, from tobacco, paint, and synthetic fabrics.
How to take care: These look beautiful in hanging baskets or pots. Give your spider plant indirect sunlight and occasional watering.
Advantage: Fortunately, spider plants are non-toxic to pets.
8. Silver Queen Plant
This green-white ensemble plant is also known as one of the best air-purifying plants in the Philippines. It is an effective remover of Benzene and Formaldehyde toxins in the air.
9. Zebra Cactus Plant
Concluding this list with the very catchy and attractive zebra cactus plant with high levels of antioxidants, able to protect you from the free radical harms indoors. The plant is also known to reduce stress levels.
How to take care: This plant is a survivor. It only needs watering once a month; just make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight.