If you want your house or room to be cooler and more beautiful, maintaining succulent and ornamental plants can be one way to green the room. In addition, ornamental plants can also clean the air. Besides that advantage, with the presence of an indoor plant, your home will look more greeny.
But be careful, choose indoor plants that can indeed be stored indoors. Don’t choose the wrong plant that grows too tall or even lots of pests and caterpillars.
Here are 20 succulent and ornamental plant ideas that do well inside your house.
Tillandsia is a plant that is easily treated because it does not need soil to survive. This plant is suitable for you who are looking for small ornamental plants and do not bother to deal with pots or soil. You can store it in a perforated terrarium so that your tillandsia gets plenty of air circulation.
2. Aloe vera Indoor Plant
You know, aloe vera is part of the succulent family, you know. Like most succulent plants, aloe vera likes sunlight and will grow well if planted in dry soil. In addition to beautifying the room, aloe vera is also a medicinal plant that is useful for treating minor burns.
Want your apartment to be more colorful? You can grow small anthurium plants. Taking care of him is not difficult. You just put it in a place that is light enough, but doesn’t keep it under the sun directly!
4. Asparagus Fern
Although it named asparagus, this plant actually belongs to the lily family (Liliaceae). Give asparagus fern a little more space so that the leaves can expand beautifully, giving the impression of coolness in the corner of your house.
5. Baby Toes Indoor Plant
This cute plant is still included in the succulent family. It’s called baby toes because of its resemblance to the baby’s toes. Baby toes do not require direct sun exposure. So, this plant is very suitable to decorate the work table, or even kept by the bed.
6. Aspidistra plant
The aspidistra plant, also known as a cast-iron plant, is a popular type of ornamental plant. This plant is resistant to various light and soil conditions, so maintenance is not difficult.
7. Chinese Money plant
This unique plant which is famous for its round leaves is one of the plants that are difficult to obtain. Chinese Money spread all over the world because Norwegian missionary Agnar Espergen tapped it in the 1940s and shared it with the people he loved.
This plant grows easily and is easily propagated, so one of the easiest ways to have it is to tune your friends who own this plant.
8. Echeveria Indoor Plant
Echeveria is one of the most common types of succulents found on the market. These small plants often beautify office desks or study desks because of their easy maintenance and small size. But be careful, do not water this plant too often, because it will die if the soil is too wet.
9. Jade Plant Indoor
Jade plant is a long-lived ornamental plant that is famous for its thick oval-shaped leaves. The sparkling leaves can bring a beautiful impression in the house.
In order to keep the leaves of this plant nice and shiny, occasionally gently wipe the leaves to remove dust.
Besides making the leaves shiny, cleaning the leaves of the Jade plant will also increase its ability to absorb sunlight.
10. Kalanchoe plant
The kalanchoe plant is a plant that is often chosen to decorate homes because of its bright flowers.
Place your kalanchoe plant near the window so that these plants can flower well. Don’t forget to make sure the soil is well hydrated – not too wet, not too dry.
11. Lithops Indoor Plant
Many refer to the lithops plant as a living stone because it is very similar to gravel and small stones. Like the succulents, these small plants can survive in hot temperatures and little or have less water. Lithops is good for showing off to guests because of their deceptive appearance!
12. Lucky Bamboo Indoor Plant
This small plant which is said to bring good luck can grow in soil and water.
If you choose to grow your lucky bamboo in water, make sure you change the water every 7 to 10 days. Use filtered water if possible.
If you plant it in the ground, be sure to water the plant when the soil surface begins to feel dry.
13. Oxalis Indoor Plant
The oxalis plant, which belongs to the oxalis variety, is a unique ornamental plant because of its purple leaves. The shape that resembles a butterfly makes it so named.
Another uniqueness that can be found in this plant is its photophilic nature – its flowers and leaves open and close in response to light.
14. Peace Lily
Peace lily flower is one of the best ornamental plants that you can treat at home because of its beautiful appearance and its ability to clean the air.
These flowers can also be bought in the market in various sizes, giving you more choices.
Peace lily thrives under fluorescent light, making it suitable for rooms that are not exposed to sunlight and there are only fluorescent lights.
Peperomia plants can grow in tight spaces, making it an ideal choice for decorating small shelves or tables.
Its thick leaves can hold water and allow this plant to survive for a period of time without hydration.
Peperomia can also survive well with fluorescent light but grows best with indirect sun exposure.
16. Polkadot Plants
Polka-dotted plants, or Hypoestes, are colorful plants that will brighten up your study table. This ornamental plant usually has pink leaves.
Hypoestes will grow well in the shade. Too much exposure to direct sunlight will make the leaves fall.
17. Betel Ivory
Ivory betel plants are vines that are often used to decorate bookshelves or plain walls. In addition to decorative, this plant can also clean the surrounding air.
The classy impression of this plant makes this plant a popular choice for decorating offices or living rooms.
18. Rubber Plants
Although it has the potential to grow large, rubber plants can be attractive indoor plants because of their large leaves and bright colors.
To keep the size small, prune the branches and leaves regularly. New branches will grow from this pruning if you take care of it.
19. Mother-In-law’s Tongue
Sansevieria trifasciata, or better known in Indonesia as the tongue-in-law plant, is one type of ornamental plant that is easy to care for and can clean the air.
This plant grows vertically, making it ideal for giving color to narrow angles.
The tongue-in-law plant can grow in various light conditions, but it grows best if it is placed in a shady place, protected from direct sunlight.
Because this plant comes from the desert, this plant can also last a long time without water.
20. Spider Indoor Plant
Like spider legs, spider plants have long, thin leaves poking out of their pots. Dangling leaves make the spider plant an attractive hanging plant.
As with most other ornamental plants, these plants should not be placed under direct sunlight.
Cactus is one of the most favorites plants to place it inside your house
So that’s 21 ornamental plants recommendation for you. Which do you like the most?