TOP 5 HOUSEPLANTS
This succulent should ideally be placed near a window. It has healing properties – the gel in the leaf can be applied to burns, grazes and sunburn. It’s also said to clear the air of pollutants from cleaning products.
(Ficus robusta) It makes a good houseplant as it’s easy to grow, requires little maintenance and can handle the lower humidity indoors. Place it in a spot that has a good balance of light and shade.
(Spathiphyllum) This plant enjoys medium to low light. The more light it gets, the more likely it is to flower. One of the most common reasons peace lilies die is over-watering. Once a week is generally enough.
(Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’) This plant – also known as mother-in-law’s tongue – doesn’t need much light or water to survive. It’s good at cleaning the air as it can absorb excessive amounts of carbon dioxide.
(Monstera deliciosa) This popular indoor plant prefers bright light and requires moderate watering. It’s actually a climber in the wild so you’ll eventually need to support it indoors with a pole or other stable structure.