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6 Plants to Start Growing Indoors During the Lockdown

Even as the world goes into lockdown, it would be unwise to not consider this as an opportunity to learn new things, discover art, and do everything else you’ve always meant to do.

Growing indoor plants and taking care of them can also be one such activity, which can feel therapeutic and rewarding. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 6 plants you can start growing indoors during this time.

Aloe Vera

Staying indoors can also make you feel mentally fatigued especially if you live in an urban area where the air quality isn’t that great. Growing aloe vera can help you combat this, as it is considered one of those plants that produce the most amount of oxygen. Apart from that, it has a ton of health and beauty-based benefits, such as reducing plaque, healing burns and eliminating wrinkles! Keep it near direct sunlight, water the plant only when the soil is completely dry, and you should be fine!

Areca Palm

Apart from looking beautiful, the areca palm also acts as a humidifier. A small pot should keep its size restricted to 7 feet, as it can grow up to 30 feet otherwise. Keeping it away from direct sunlight is a must, to keep the leaves green and beautiful. Water the plant enough to keep the soil a bit, but also let it dry before watering it the next time. They tolerate trimming fairly well, so feel free to do the same if you feel the need to do so.

Snake Plant

Guaranteed to be a head-turner to those who see it, the bold and different look of the succulent Snake Lily is at its best when under good care, but can tolerate a bit if you’ve forgotten to take care of it. Depending on the variety, these can grow up to 8 feet tall and thrive under low light conditions. Water the plant when the soil dries up, and only once a month during winters. 

Peace Lily

If you’re looking for something with flowers, peace lily, with its simple and elegant look, should do it for you. These air-purifying plants need medium and indirect sunlight to make the flowers bloom the brightest. These are also really simple to look after, especially if you live in a humid area, as peace lilies are quite tolerant to dry conditions. You can go as far as to check the soil once a week to see if the soil is damp or dry, and water the plant accordingly.

English Ivy

The small size of the English Ivy makes it suitable to hang it from baskets or pots. It grows best under partial sunlight and can scale to heights of 50 feet or more, thanks to them being climbers. Keep them under partial sunlight, and water them only after the soil is dry to touch to get the best results.

Lucky Bamboo

While also available in already grown variants, it’s best to plant and grow one from scratch to get a good gardening experience as well. Lucky bamboo has been praised a lot in Feng Shui, as it brings fortune and good luck. From a gardening perspective, the best part about growing lucky bamboo is that it can survive almost anywhere, and only dies after a long time of neglect.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Rachel

    I love growing plants and in my office, which thankfully I have someone to water everything, my PA and I saved an Aloe Vera from Homebase and on my gosh, with a little bit of love, we have successfully re-potted it and taken some clippings and grown three further plants! I was told it is hard to look after an Aloe plant, but if I can do it, anyone can do it!

    14th April 2020 at 12:49 PM
  • Reply Rhian westbury

    I love growing plants but I am awful at keeping them alive, I even managed to kill a cactus. I really want to get some Aloe Vera and some succulents when we move x

    17th April 2020 at 12:19 PM
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