A beautiful plant decorating your drawing room does more than adding aesthetic value to the interior. Besides brightening up the place; plants are known to purify air, create soothing environment and spread pleasant fragrance. Plants are great stress relievers, since the living organisms interact with our body and mind. Some of the herbs act as an emergency first aid as well. Here is the list of 10 popular houseplants for drawing rooms, though the list cannot be universal, as individual choice differs.
10. Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is a great succulent plant which is easy to grow both indoor and outdoor. Aloe Vera is a perfect fit near your drawing room window, seeing that it loves sun. Besides being a great anti-septic which can heal cuts and burns, the plant has outstanding air clearing ability; especially to clean the harmful byproduct formaldehyde and benzene.
9. Jelly Bean Plant:
Jelly bean plant derives its name from its short leaves that look like live jelly beans. These beautiful plants are mostly grown for ornamental purpose, in addition to its easy maintenance. The plants flourish in all climates and tolerate all types of soil, plus, the new plants can be grown from dropped down bean leaves. The luscious plant appears adorable when the leaves take on different hues like yellow, red and green with the change of seasons.
8. Yucca Gloriosa:
Yucca or Spanish dagger is a favorite flowering houseplant that adores many an office, living or drawing room. Yuccas are grown outdoors too, but the young plants make good decorations as houseplants. The plant can survive under medium light and does not require much of water to survive. Once fully grown the plants can look like monsters, but that takes many years. During their younger days they serve as great houseplants when placed in a sunny corner. They do not need much care or attention.
7. Jade plants (Crassula Argentea):
Jade plants can reach a height of 1.5 meters when grown indoors. They take the appearance of shrub and survive with little care. The gorgeous green color is the main attraction of these plants which easily catch attention of people visiting drawing room. Jade plants should be trimmed regularly so that they don’t become top-heavy and tip the pot over.
6. Spider Plants:
Scientifically known as Chlorophytum comosum, these are one of those resilient plants that thrive like weeds. The plant enhances the beauty of the drawing room with its dark green foliage covered with contrasting tiny white flowers. Moreover, the beautiful plant takes care of benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene, commonly present in the air due to the products used in household.
5. African Violet:
The beautiful flowering plants bloom around the year, adding color and beauty to the drawing room. They can be grown easily by chopping a leaf off an older plant and planting it in moist soil. Placed on a window sill or near to a place where the sunlight shines on, the plant blooms with attractive flowers in no time. Added benefit of this amazing houseplant is that, they are available in various hues to match the interiors of the drawing room.
4. Mother-in-Law’s Tongue:
This houseplant with a weird name is tall, dark and handsome with horizontal patterns on its leaves. The plant does not need any direct light to survive, which makes it an ideal choice to decorate the drawing room with smaller windows. It is also known as snake plant due to the dense long leaves that grow vertical and appear like snakes. The evergreen beautiful plant is recommended for homes as it converts a lot of CO2 into oxygen at night.
3. Peace Lily:
A beautiful plant with cream white flowers, peace lily or Spathiphyllum does not require much care as it survives in low light and dry conditions. The lustrous, lance shaped leaves of the plant adds to its beauty. Earlier the plant bloomed with flowers in summer, but now the hybrid varieties bloom throughout the year. The plant gets rid of many pollutants present in air.
Philodendron is one of the most popular houseplants, available in various shapes and sizes. The most beautiful feature of this plant is its heart shaped leaf which lends it a romantic aura. The climber thrives in many climatic conditions, which makes it easy to maintain. The vines may need a bit of pinching to hold them back from sprawling around. These houseplants bear appealing flowers which look a lot like Calla Lilies.
Chrysanthemums, lovingly called mums, are desired for their flowers which blossom in every color including the rare shades of blue. Apart from the colors, the flower heads occur in various forms like pompons, buttons or daisy like flowers. One of the prettiest of indoor flowers, the blue knoll mum grows well in pots and containers in the drawing room, as it does in the flower bed.