The Best Indoor Plants for your Apartment


One of my friends recently moved into an apartment in one of the residential projects in Uttarpara. Last week I went to her place for the housewarming ceremony and what I gifted her was a matter of surprise for everyone present there! You must be thinking what it was, isn’t it? Well, it was nothing but an indoor peace lily plant. It is not a regular gift option, I agree, but it actually is a very good gift for a housewarming. We live in a world which is full of pollution. And no matter how hard you try to keep your indoors safe and germ-free, the fact remains that the indoor air pollutants are one of the top five environmental risks of today!

As per several types of research, paints, cleaning products, furniture, synthetic building materials, etc., can often cause harm to our health. All these emit several toxic compounds and hence, it is important to try and keep the interiors free of such harmful substances. And several indoor plants help in keeping these toxins at bay.

Here are the top three indoor plants which you can include in your home and improve the air quality around you:

  • Aloe Vera

This is a wonder plant and has several benefits. It helps in eliminating formaldehyde from the air, therefore, keeping the indoor air safe for breathing. Aloe has wound-healing as well as anti-inflammatory properties and hence, it can be your handy treatment plant as well! However, the only thing you need to ensure is that the plant gets drained out of the excess water easily or else it might die in just a few days.

  • Spider Plant

One of the easiest to grow houseplants, the spider plant will help you to decorate your indoor spaces and also help in keeping your home fresh. This plant usually grows in a bright spot where indirect sunlight comes and hence, you must make sure that you have such a spot in your apartment. Spider plants help in eliminating xylene and formaldehyde from the air inside.

  • Peace Lily

In Kolkata, peace lily can be a great indoor plant option. This is because the plant flowers for almost all throughout the summer season. This is easy to grow and can also live if kept in shady areas. This plant combats several air pollutants like benzene, ammonia, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. Also, the flowers look beautiful. Keep a few tubs of this little plant and see how it changes the decor of your home!

My friend is very happy with my gift and she said it looks amazing with her interiors. I chose something for her which I knew would help in keeping her and her family healthy. I did my bit and I am sure you all will include these plants in your apartment too. These are easy to find, affordable, looks amazing, and most importantly, keeps your indoor germ-free and healthy!

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