Decorating your home with plants and flowers can give you the refreshing feeling of bringing the”great outdoors” indoors. But some plants have more functions than just looking good, such as the elastic aloe vera plant. We’ve found some of the great indoor plants, so that you can kit out your house in wondrous green!
The Pony Tail Palm
Beaucarnea recurvata (Pony Tail Palm) must be among the easiest houseplants to look after. This is especially desirable for people who forget to water their plants each day! These palms are unique because of their capacity to store water in the base of the stem, although this does give them a greatly swollen base in appearance. All this plant requires is a little sunlight and water whenever it is dry.
Growing the Arachis hypogea (Peanut Plant) can be a fun project at home. All you have to do is keep it warm and moist, and then 3 weeks later you can dig up the matured plant. Within this time you would have witnessed small yellow flowers bloom, but only for about half a day! As soon as you’ve dug up your plant,”cure” it for a week before roasting your nuts; then enjoy!
The aloe vera plant is native to both subtropical and tropical locations around the world. Including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. This plant can grow up to 4 feet tall in the wild, but isn’t likely to reach these heights in a plant pot in your UK home! You are more likely to observe a plant that’s a prickly – albeit succulent – perennial.
If you were to cut the leaf lengthways, you’d find the aloe vera gel. This gel is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties which come from polysaccharides inside the plant. Therefore, it is thought to be a safe herb to be used on burns and skin irritations.