Beat the heat of India with these Cool plants!
As the summer is here, add these greens to keep your homes and offices cool and eco-friendly. Here, we have the top 7 options of Plants which you should totally bring home this summer!
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is very effective at cooling the air temperature and removing toxins from the air. Additionally, having an Aloe Vera plant on hand will not only come in handy if you get any nasty sunburn! You can keep them near your door or near windows where this plant can get bright sunlight.
- Areca Palm
Growing up to 2 to 3 meters in height, the areca palm is one of the easiest houseplants to grow in India. This sturdy plant can combat stressful weather conditions and is reasonably low on maintenance. It is also found to eliminate carbon monoxide and formaldehyde due to its continuous gas absorbing property. The areca palm is non-toxic and non-poisonous; if you have small children or pets, this plant will be a great pick for you.
Bougainvillea is the hardy creeper which can be grown outside your house, in a balcony or in roof garden as it needs harsh sunlight to grow. It is not only good for providing shade and breeze, but it also grows quickly. These plants are resistant to pests and only suffer from wet-feet syndrome when grown in pots, so they must be watered sparingly and keeping time between watering will help the bloom.
- Golden Pothos
The money plant is an evergreen vine that is super easy to grow as it can withstand the sudden changes and extremes of Indian weather and can grow well in low light too. This plant can grow in any container – and in water too. Small containers can be hung up or kept high on stands to let the leafy strands trail downwards. You may also let it climb a grill or netting. This plant is slightly toxic in nature; it is advised you keep it out of the reach of small children and pets.
- Peace Lily
Peace Lily is a favored houseplant across the subcontinent because it can comfortably adapt to most temperatures and climate conditions. You might best place it in your bathroom to purify the air or in the living room as an ornamental piece. This plant does well in shady and no-sunlight areas. It is enough to water it every two to three days in hotter seasons and four to five days in winter.
- Snake Plant
The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is recommended by NASA to help purify the air. This plant is evergreen with strong and long pointed leaves. The plant emits oxygen during the night time, keeping you cool as well as absorbing a substantial amount of toxins from your home. It grows best in moderate, indirect light or low light areas.
- Spider Plant
The spider plant is popular as it’s one of the easiest plants to grow. And like the other plants mentioned above, it will not only help cool the air at your place, it will also absorb some of the toxins present as well. It needs bright filtered light or semi-shade. Also, a well-drained potting mix is recommended with regular watering for Spider plants. Additionally, Spider plant is completely safe for pets.
You can buy these and many more plants online here.