Green indoor plants create a pleasant ambience in the home, adding color and interior scenery. Most house plants prefer a humid environment and indirect light. Always protect your indoor plants from hot and cold drafts, and keep them away from heat registers and hot appliances. Whether you're a gardening guru or casual cultivator, you can grow beautiful green foliage house plants.
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema dove)
The Chinese evergreen can survive a variety of indoor conditions. The plant has lush green foliage, and its leaves are fairly big (which makes for easy cleaning). It produces white, unattractive flowers that are best removed for the sake of its foliage. Chinese evergreens can adapt to various light levels and require minimal care. Water once every other day or when needed, as the plant is prone to root rot; yellowing leaves is a symptom of overwatering. Remove the lower leaves as they become discolored.
Dumbcane is one of the easiest house plants to grow. Their green, cane-like stems can grow up to 4 feet high, and the large leaves are long and narrow with pointed tips. Dumbcane does not bloom and can tolerate dim light. The plant does best, however, in bright light (not direct sunlight). Water the plant only when the soil is completely dry, using water at room temperature. The soil can be kept moist but not soggy. Fertilizing this plant every three or four days will keep the leaves glossy.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The peace lily sports showy green foliage and flamboyant white flowers. The plant gives a tropical feel and can be used as a flowering or foliage plant. Its leaves are dark green and large, thus easy to clean. Peace lilies prefer filtered light, but not direct sunlight, as this can burn the leaves. Humidity above 25 to 30 percent is best for this plant. Water only when the soil is dry and make sure not to overdo it, because the peace lily dislikes soggy soil and is highly susceptible to root rot. If the leaves start turning yellow, you are overwatering. As its flowers fade, be sure to clip them off so they don't sap the plant's resources.