Different indoor plants
A houseplant always gives a little extra atmosphere. There are several indoor plants. One is intended for a short period of time, while the other may be for years to come in your home. You can also place small trees on the veranda inside, and for the adventurous among us, every plant shop sells a set of ‘carnivorous plants’
Indoor plants are very cozy. It provides a very pleasant atmosphere in the house. One plant can be enough to fill the house with joy. These plants do need care to keep them looking fresh. another reason you should keep houseplants is that they contribute to general health. A plant purifies the air, this might not be a ‘panacea’, but every little bit helps.
Every pot plant has its ‘requirements’. They are usually not high, but it is still recommended to follow them. More information can be found all over the internet if you need information about a particular houseplant and how to care for it.
Different indoor plants
Indoor plants come in all shapes and sizes, whether you like them big or small, or you prefer your own carnivorous houseplant, it is all possible, because there are plant centers everywhere in the Netherlands. The chance that they have what you are looking for is very high.
Everyone knows this plant, because Aloe vera is in a large number of care products. The plant has a short, woody trunk, 30-50 cm high, which forms offshoots or branches at the base. They are usually blue-green in color. 40-50 cm long and 7-8 cm wide at the base. The young, unopened flowers face upwards.
Should you have a shortage of sunscreen in the summer, the leaves of the Aloe vera plant have a juice that can work wonders when smeared on the red, burned skin.
The Sansevieria trifasciata, or the ‘woman’s tongue’, is a commonly used houseplant. It blends in nicely with the whole in most living rooms, and the plant requires very little care. Especially in Flanders, this plant was the most popular houseplant for a long time. The ‘woman’s tongue’ is very suitable for increasing the oxygen content indoors.
Cape violet is a plant of the Gesneriaceae family. This houseplant is usually blue to violet in color. The Cape Violet does need more attention than most houseplants. But you get very beautiful colors in return. And a refreshing scent in the house.
Stag horn fern
The stag horn fern is a fern from the oak fern family. This plant is originally from Australia, but it is also used as a houseplant with us. The plant has two types of leaves: sterile and fertile. The sterile niche or mantle leaves are broad and round and provide support for the drooping fertile leaves. They are often overlapping over the branch on which the fern grows.
These sterile leaves slowly rot to form humus from which the roots of the fern extract food. You may also need to remove the dead leaves from time to time, otherwise this plant needs water 1-2 times a day. Be careful not to put it too close to the outside air, this plant is very sensitive to aphids.