Also known as Japenese Asplenium nidus is a beautiful resilient plant. Its wavy leaves have given them the title for the greatest plant air purifiers. The fact that the fern can grow endlessly if transplanted into larger pots means that its air purifying properties will only improve the longer you have it.
Radiator plants and other Peperomia plants aren’t just known for their beauty. They have a long history of medicinal use in South America, and this use has spread with the plant to other countries in the tropics. In the Philippines, for example, it belongs to the 'preferred list' of medicinal plants, being studied for its use in the treatment of arthritis and gout.
Native to the Brazilian rainforest, rattlesnake plant thrives in moist, warm, semi-shady climates. It can grow up to 3ft. and if conditions are just right, the plant produces bright yellow-orange blooms in late spring and early summer.
Because the Tricolor Plant lacks the traditional amount of chlorophyll a house plant contains, it’s actually a much more difficult plant to care for. They need a lot of bright, indirect sunlight to make sure the plant gets enough food for proper sustenence. This can be especially tricky in the winter, but make sure you rotate your plant every week so all of it gets proper lighting.
The rooting system for a pothos is relatively small compared to other plants. Because of this, they are susceptial to root rot much easier than other house plants. They wil let you know when it’s time to water as the leaves will slightly wilt. Once they do, give them a drink and they’ll go back to being happy. If the leaves are yellow, you may be watering it too much. Excessive watering may cause root rot.
These amazing plants are one of the famous dozen houseplants named by NASA that purify the air in your household (and maybe space stations in the future). Not only have they been shown to remove harmful chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde under certain conditions, they are also said to boost levels of oxygen in your space overnight. So get one, or 10 of these bad boys for your space. It’s healthy. :)
Absent-minded indoor garden enthusiasts; this is the plant for you. The ZZ needs very little light, survives long period of neglect and is immune to many pests which can affect other house plants. Its naturally vigorous and polished-looking leaves can flower in bronze during summer and autumn.