5 Best Indoor Plants to Have in the Middle East

5 Best Indoor Plants to Have in the Middle East

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It is time to redecorate your lovely adobe with the element of greenery. And how exactly would you do that? With the help of some beautiful house plants.

A little bit of green can add a tinge of liveliness into your living space while stimulating a serene indoor environment. Indoor plants or house plants have a handful of benefits, one of the main benefits being clean and purified air circulation among your house. Plants can increase indoor humidity while eliminating air toxins which in turn would improve the air quality and cleanliness.

The most common ground for the use of house plants is interior decors. Keeping house plants around can also have a significantly positive influence on both your mental and emotional well-being.

Here is our pick of the best houseplants to be nurtured indoors on par with the Middle Eastern climate;

1. The Jade Plant/ The Money Plant(Crassula Ovata)

Considered a symbol of good luck, the Jade Plant is a combination of both trees and a succulent with oval-shaped leaves. It can grow up to a height of approximately 60-90cm tall. To avoid scorching the leaves, the younger plants shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight whereas the older plants can grow with up to 4 hours of direct sun exposure. Always keep the soil of the Jade Plant moist but not wet.

2. Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)

One of the most popular indoor palms to transform your home space into a tropical adobe. Can approximately grow up to 12m of height. Kentia plants usually tolerate lower conditions of light yet prefer shadier spots with indirect light exposure. Kentia plants will be happy if they are fully hydrated but never too wet or soggy, so it is best to water the plant once a week if and when the soil starts to dry out.

3. The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

The Peace Lily Plant is one of the easiest indoor plants to take care of and is considered one of the most top air-cleaning plants. Grows up to approximately 60-105cm tall. These plants can draw in partial shade and even in rooms with no windows at all. Peace lilies don’t require a constant watering schedule, it’s best to moisten the soil once a week if it appears to be dry.

4. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Overig)

Chinese Evergreen plants require very little maintenance and are considered to be tolerant of many growing conditions. Capable of growing up to 95cm tall with lower watering requirements. It’s ideal to dampen the plant’s soil once every week. Chinese Evergreen plants thrive in medium to low light conditions therefore it’s best to keep the plant in a shaded spot in a bright room without direct sunlight exposure.

5. Snake plant (Sanseviera Trifasciata)

NASA research has proven that Snake Plants can keep the air inside your house clean and purified while removing harmful toxins. Snake Plants are pretty easy to take care of and will thrive and grow in any light condition, be it a spot with the brightest light exposure or the darkest shadiest corner of your house. However, overwatering and direct sunlight exposure can harm plant growth. It is ideal to moisten up the soil if and when it dries up. Approximately grows to a height of 0.5-1.0 m tall with a spread of 30-60cm.

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