Indoor plants to brighten any room

When shopping for indoor plants for your home, it’s important to consider several factors. One of the main reasons why we add potted plants to our homes is to improve the interior d├ęcor. This is why flowering plants are so popular. If you are not sure which ones are right for you, here are some of the top choices to consider.

Hydrangeas

These indoor plants can also do very well outside. The key to keeping them happy in a pot is to trim the plant regularly in order to ensure that it does not outgrow its pot too quickly. Of course, if it does get too big for your home, you can always transfer it to your garden and invest in a new one to decorate your living room, kitchen or any other space that could use a little colour. Remember, the colour of the flowers will depend on the pH level of the soil so you can adjust it accordingly. Just make sure that you use the right fertilizer and the right quantity of fertilizer when doing so.

African Violet

This indoor plant is particularly popular because it can do very well in indirect light. You can place it near a window that does not receive direct sunlight or, at least, only early morning sun that will not scorch the leaves. They are available in a few colours but purple is arguably the number one choice. Make sure that the soil is properly drained and avoid over watering.

Peace Lily

A picture of pure beauty, this plant will do very well in a room with plenty of bright yet filtered light. They enjoy moist soil but make sure that your pot does allow for drainage. Keep an eye on the leaves and the general well-being of the plant in order to determine the best watering schedule. It is also important to monitor the bloom versus dormant phase. During cooler months, your plants will not need to be watered quite as often so do keep this in mind.

Kalanchoe

Native to Mexico, these indoor plants boast some of the most impressive blooms. While they are small in size, they are very bright and they cover the entire plant. They enjoy bright, indirect light and it’s good to keep in mind that they are classified as succulents. So, make sure that you do not over water them.

Amaryllis

If you have a sunny spot in your home, you need indoor plants like the Amaryllis. They love the extra light and they will certainly liven up even the dullest of corners. Since they will enjoy extra light exposure, it is important to ensure that they are watered fairly frequently. Monitor the saturation of the soil by inserting your finger about an inch deep. If you feel that the soil is getting dry, it’s time to water.

No matter which of these indoor plants you choose for your home, it is important to make sure that you take note of their sunlight and watering preferences. Your pots should always have drainage holes and you should never allow water to rest in the drainage tray under the pot since this will keep the soil soggy and can result in root rot. Once the roots start to decay, there’s no going back and the plant will perish.