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Ten plants that are perfect for growing indoors

The best indoor plant varieties

Mary Keenan
Added 08:23 | March 20, 2016

We’ve spoken to the experts at the Dubai Garden Centre to find out which plants are best suited for a life indoors. We’ve listed ten plant varieties that are ideal to grow indoors below, as well as how to care for them. Happy Growing!

IO_160315 WEB INDOOR PLANTS KENTIA PALM
Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana)
Why it’s good:
An air purifier that tolerates low light conditions.
Care instructions:
Water once a week or every 10 days.

IO_160315 WEB MONEY PLANT

Money Plant / Golden Photos (Epipremnum)
Why it’s good:

Fast growing vine that purifies the air and can be planted in a basket or trained to climb.
Care instructions:
Prefers dry to moistly soil and can be a hydrophonic plant too.

IO_160315 WEB INDOOR PLANTS PEACE LILY

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Why it’s good:

Cleans up the air and is even recommended by NASA as an air purifier! Has white flowers all year round.
Care instructions:
Adapts well to low light but requires weekly watering especially when blooming.

IO_160315 WEB INDOOR PLANTS MOTH ORCHID

Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
Why it’s good:
One of the easiest flowering plants to look after.
Care instructions:
Can survive in a low light to medium light, but flowers can last 2-3 months if placed in bright, indirect light. Thrives in a well-drained container and misting of leaves and roots can be done every 3-4 days.

 

IO_160315 WEB INDOOR PLANTS MOTHER IN LAWMother-in-Law Tongue/Snake plant (Sansevieria)
Why it’s good:
Best for bedrooms because it absorbs carbon dioxide in the night and releases oxygen and rids air of formaldehyde & benzene.
Care instructions:
Water once every two or three weeks. Prefers a sandy pot with good drainage.

IO_160315 WEB SPIDER PLANT Corbis

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum)
Why it’s good:
Good option for beginners as it reproduces quickly.
Care instructions:
Water once a week.

IO_160315 WEB WELCOME PLANTWelcome Plant (Zamioculcas)
Why it’s good:
Succulent plant, requires low light and very little water. Leaves can also be planted to grow new plants.
Care instructions:
Water once a month.

IO_160315 WEB INDOOR PLANTS FLAMINGO PLANTFlamingo Plant (Anthurium)
Why it’s good:
Has a heart shape flower in a wide variety of colours (white, pink, red, orange).
Care instructions:
Requires medium to bright light and watering every 4-5 days or once a week.

IO_160315 WEB CORN PLANTCorbis

Corn Plant (Dracaena Massangeana)
Why it’s good:
Also known as a Fortune plant and believed to bring good luck!
Care instructions:
Keep out of direct sunlight and water once a fortnight.

IO_160315 WEB INDOOR PLANTS ARECA PLANT

Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus)
Why it’s good:
Has an indoor lifespan of up to ten years.
Care instructions:
Needs to be planted in moist, well-drained soil and watered every week.

Mary Keenan

Mary Keenan