phalaenopsis_hybridHow about growing some fabulous indoor plants in your homes? If you visit the garden store nearby your area then you will find umpteen plants and varieties in different shapes and sizes and colors. Some of these are with architectural and colorful foliage and others with the most amazing flowers. As long as you put them in the right place and water them regularly, most are surprisingly easy to grow.

Indoor plants such as dragon trees, rubber plants or spider plants are good reliable plants to start with.

Peperomia is a little plant with amazing glossy leaves in green and burgundy. Other great looking leaf forms include Peperomia Caperata, Peperomia Obtusifolia and the silvery leaved Peperomia Aargyrei . All these plants need to be kept in light shade and little away from These are also classy desk plants.

Planting orchid indoors would sure add to the elegance of your home. These are easily available, relatively inexpensive and surprisingly easy to keep and what’s more the flowers last for weeks.

Among the most common orchid varieties is the moth orchid or Phalenopsis. These types of orchids prefer bright but not harsh sunlight, so they do best if placed on a windowsill.

Cymbidium is other orchid variety and is less demanding than some orchids and will even benefit from being outside for a few months in the summer.

If you are looking for plants suitable for shady areas then go for an aspidistra (Aspidistra elaitor) or a ‘mother in laws tongue’ (Sansevieria trifasciata). These are both incredibly robust plants and will tolerate even the lowest light levels.

If the area does not get sufficient light try growing Schefflera or umbrella plant. These are tough plants and will survive almost all conditions.

With places getting good bright sunlight you should be growing yuccas or cacti. There are many types of cacti available, and some such as the Christmas cactus (Zygocactus truncatus) and Easter cactus (Schlumbergera gaertneri), have the most amazing flowers.

Other favorites include Echinocactus grusonii or ‘mother-in-law’s seat’. Echinocactus originate from Mexico so are used to high light levels. They are often small and round but can grow quite large if happy.

Your indoor garden will give an exotic outlook with  citrus fruits, coffee plants , strelitzias , bromeliads, and even pineapple.

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