The harmony of the house comes from the play of shapes and colors that are juxtaposed and coordinated according to the red thread of one’s personal taste. Indoor plants are part of this dialectic of lines and shades. There are many types, flowering or not, more or less resistant, with the need to receive many or few treatments, small or very voluminous.
The decision to decorate one’s home with plants derives from the individual relationship with nature, from the way in which you appreciate its products, from the time you want to dedicate to it, from the pleasure of contrasting artifacts of human work with buds of plant life. The presence of indoor plants certainly increases the beauty of the interiors, completes them, and gives a feeling of well-being, tranquility and greater harmony of existence.
Most houseplants come from tropical regions, such as the rainforests of South America, Asia, or Australia. This is why they adapt well to the current interior habitat, where temperatures never drop too much because the heating is turned on in winter. Indoor plants should not be kept at temperatures below 15̊ as they are plant organisms suitable for surviving in hot environments.
Indoor plants generally need a lot of light , but they don’t have to receive it directly as the leaves could burn. The ideal location for indoor plants and therefore near the window, where the sun’s rays are adequately filtered by a curtain.
The choice of the perfect houseplants for your home can range from several possibilities: there are thoseevergreens that guarantee particular forms of leaves of the color of hope throughout the year; there are plants that bloom, of all colors, from pink to white, from orange to blue; then there are bonsai and succulents that represent two well-defined worlds in terms of visual impact. Indoor plants: the most common
Some indoor plants are a classic for those who want to exercise their green thumb at home. One of the most common indoor plants is the Philodendron(Philodendron). The name derives from the Greek ϕιλόδενδρος (philodendros), that is “friend of the trees”, composed of ϕιλο- “thread-” and δένδρον “tree”. It is an evergreen plant that has dozens of species and is native to South America. The most common genera of Philodendron are climbers and this characteristic justifies the origin of the name.
The Philodendron gives the living room an imprint of great elegance. The stem is thin, while its leaves are oval or heart-shaped, often very large and shiny, characterized by a leathery texture with incised edges. The roots are able to anchor themselves to any stake, but if the Philodendron is cultivated in suspension it will acquire a decombing behavior, that is that of a vegetable organ that develops downwards and outwards until it reaches the ground.
The important dimensions of the Philodendron may be inadequate for a medium-small apartment. There are alternatives that avoid this inconvenience. For example, the Spathiphyllum is small in size and is highly appreciated for its white flowers with a single velvety teardrop-shaped petal. The Latin name is Spathiphyllum and comes from the Greek σπάθη “sword” and ϕύλλον “leaf”. Also called “peace lily” or “moon flower”, the Spathiphyllum is native to Colombia and very widespread in Europe because it is resistant and its growth is fast.
The leaves are shiny, bright green, which gradually fades to generate the characteristic bracts. In botany, the bract is a leaf that changes and accompanies flowers and inflorescence. The Spathiphyllum needs to be watered two or three times a week, bearing in mind that the earth in the pot must dry between waterings, but never dry out. Every month the Spathiphyllum should benefit from fertilizer for flowering plants, applied in a dose reduced by half compared to what is normally recommended. Indoor plants: some evergreens Evergreen
plants ensure a colorful and vital presence throughout the calendar year. They showcase all the shades of green, the color of nature, regeneration and youth.
Pothos is one of the most popular evergreen houseplants, which is liked for its large, spotted leaves and is very easy to care for. It is a climber , has Asian origins, it does not make flowers, but its heart-shaped foliage is very scenographic and colored with different shades of green and shades of yellow and cream. It adapts easily to the home context and has a fast and luxuriant growth. The only attention not to be forgotten refers to the fact that the Pothos needs a lot of water. However, its roots can rot and for this they must be provided with a mixed soil of peat and sand.
Among the small evergreen houseplants is Kentia, which comes from Australia and is to all intents and purposes a small palm. It is an indoor plant able to survive in almost all environments. It is characterized by a short stem and long and thin, leathery, deep green leaves. It grows very slowly, with a rate of two or three leaves per year, but can reach three meters in height. There are two important precautions to welcome a Kentia into your home: it is necessary to provide it with a more than long pot because its roots develop downwards and it is necessary to guarantee it a sandy soil. Hardy indoor plants
Not everyone has a green thumb, quite the opposite. Many are rather clumsy in dealing with the plants, those strange “living objects” that someone affectionately gives when invited to dinner or an evening ice cream at home with friends.
When the green thumb does not show itself or you have little time to take care of indoor plants, it is advisable to orient your choice on resistant houseplants. Some examples of this category are represented by the Aloe , the Spider Plant , the Hedera Helix, the Crassula
Ovata , the Rubber Tree and the Dieffenbachia . succulent “, so called because they consist of” succulent “tissues, that is, of an aquifer parenchyma capable of storing large quantities of water.
Some succulents are the Euphorbia Mili, very decorative thanks to its yellow and red flowers, the Lithops that grow in the desert, resemble a stone and have a flowering of one week between August and September, the Opuntia Microdasys, called also “Bunny Ears Cactus”, a variety of cactus with leaves similar in shape to rabbit ears, Tacitus Bellum with star-shaped and brightly colored flowers.
Bonsai are real dwarf trees, which are kept in small size thanks to a special cultivation technique that consists in pruning and reducing the roots. Indoor bonsai are those made up of tropical and subtropical plants. The most widespread and resistant indoor bonsai is the Ficus Bonsai, which adapts well to low humidity and is easy to care for.

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