There are so many ways in which a home can be decorated – be it hanging framed photos on the wall, putting up decoration pieces atop a side table, or just throwing in a simple rug under the sofa – these are all great ways to jazz up your space. However, purchasing new items from the market every time you want to elevate your home’s décor can be a little rough for your wallet and this is exactly where Mother nature can come in to save your day!
Adding indoor plants to a room can not only transform its ambience with a breath of freshness, but it can also be one of the easiest ways to accentuate your home décor. A little bit of greenery in a room is sure to be captivating and will bring in serenity – which will also help the inhabitants to feel relaxed!
Most importantly, indoor plants can also help purify the air. NASA says that houseplants are able to remove approximately 87% of the toxins from the air. This also aids in easy breathing for the dwellers and provide a better living condition.
So, let’s look into some Bangladeshi weather-friendly indoor plants that you can grow in your home.
1. Aloe Vera
Easily found in any nursery in Bangladesh, this plant is definitely one to consider having around your house because of all the wonders that it can do. The gel of Aloe Vera applied to skin can help soothe skin burns and also detoxify the body. Moreover, Aloe Vera gel is a natural ingredient that can improve acne, sunburns and skin irritation. Just leave this plant in a well sunlit area and you are good to go!
2. Tulsi / Indian Basil
For most Bengalis, tea or more commonly known to us as ‘chaa’, is an integral part of our lives. Having said that, tulsi is a great plant to grow in your home. When guests drop by your place, and you haven’t got anything special to serve them, then a visit to your balcony or ‘veranda’ is all you need. Serve your guests a cup of ‘tulsi chaa’. This flavourful drink will be a great beverage to sip at as you indulge in conversations. Known for its various ayurvedic properties, Tulsi is an easy plant to grow and maintain; it thrives in sunlight. So, it is an ideal plant to keep near a window.
If you’re always out and about, without having much time in hand to care for a plant routinely – then a cactus is for you! Cacti are pretty low maintenance and don’t require frequent watering. Just be sure to place it under sunlight and you have a funky accent in your room.
4. Money plant
This evergreen creeper is a great choice for your home. It can brighten up any style of home décor and is great for both indoors and outdoors. Even if you don’t have green fingers, it doesn’t matter. All it needs is moderate to high humidity (thanks to Bangladesh’s weather), indirect sunlight and a tad bit of watering every other day.
5. Peace Lily
This beautiful plant is the ideal bloom to keep in your room. Known for its adaptability to most temperatures and climate conditions, peace lilies will add a softness in your room. Additionally, this houseplant cleanses the air by removing pollutants like acetone and benzene. It lives best in shade and doesn’t require too much sunlight. It is enough to water it every two to three days in hotter seasons, and four to five days during the winter.
6. Snake plant
If you have a busy schedule, then you can opt for houseplants such as snake plants for your home, as it requires minimal care and attention. It doesn’t even need too much watering; twice a week should do the trick. It grows best in moderate to low light areas. Snake plants complement almost all types of room décor and add a modern, chic look.
7. Bamboo palm
One of the most common houseplants is the bamboo palm. This plant loves shade, lots of water and can tolerate fairly low temperature, making it a good choice for sheltered garden and shabby rooms. Bamboo palm is non-toxic and non-poisonous. Therefore, if you have young children and pets, then this plant will be a great pick for you.
8. Golden Pothos
The Golden Pothos is a gorgeous and one of the easiest houseplants to have around. The heart-shaped green leaves, with a dash of yellow spreads positivity all around. The trailing stems look pretty on a shelf or from a hanging basket. This low maintenance indoor plant can also help purify the air and unwelcome pollutants.
9. Fishtail Fern
Fishtail fern, a graceful yet versatile fern. It is one of the easiest ferns to grow indoors and will keep green around the year. It needs little sunlight and the water needs of this fern are also moderate. Thus, easy to maintain and a great option for the indoors.
10. Spider plant
Spider plants produce rosettes of long, thin foliage that are green and variegated with white. They are known as one of the most adaptable and easy to grow houseplants as they can grow in a wide range of conditions. Adding this plant in your home will refine the beauty of the interior design of the room and be a simple, yet gorgeous way to decorate the space!
All of the plants discussed above are quite low maintenance and easy to manage. They also upgrade the appeal of the home interior and create a more relaxing and soothing aura. So, hurry to your nearest nursery and grab some houseplants!
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