Van Mahotsav is an annual event celebrated with tremendous zeal and intensity in India. The festival is dedicated to the cause of tree planting and environmental preservation. It is a week-long event held every year in the first week of July. The event was founded in the 1950s by Kulapati Dr K. M. Munshi, then-Indian Union Minister for Agriculture, to encourage afforestation and environmental awareness.
Plants are a great way to spruce up your living area and or bedrooms as they bring greenery, warmth, good vibes and an organic feel to your home. And no better day than Van Mahotsav to take precious time out and give your home plants the love and care that they need. But in case you are wondering how to begin putting your home garden together and are looking for inspo on which plants you should get for your home, look no further. Here is a comprehensive list of plants that are easy to maintain:
1. Snake Plant
A natural air purifier and low-maintenance plant, the snake plant is also referred to as 'mother-in-law's tongue' and is a delightful plant that will give your garden a refreshing vibe. This plant will not take too much light or water but will thrive even in the most basic of conditions.
2. Song of India Plant (aka Dracaena Plant)
The Dracaena family of plants is a very diverse group of tropical and indoor plants. The plants are often called corn plants or dragon trees, the plants vary in size, shape, and colour, but they all produce long leaves that grow outward from a central stalk called a cane. Most dracaenas will grow in low light conditions, but some varieties like Dracaena Marginata can thrive in bright, indirect light. Dracaenas do not require a lot of water and are happiest when the soil is kept moist but never soggy.
3. Money Plant
Money Plant is an obvious choice for your indoor plant collection since it improves air quality naturally. This is an easy-to-grow plant which doesn’t need too much maintenance as well as care. And if you believe in the teachings of Feng Shui, this plant creates opportunity and prosperity as is obvious by its name as well.
4. Fern Plants
Fern Plants are low maintenance and increase the look of the corners in your home. They are considered as one of the oldest and most common Indian plants thanks to their lush green branches. Ferns have the ability to enhance the indoor air quality of the spaces they inhabit.
5. Bamboo Plants
Bamboo plants are meant to be kept near light and a window so that they can absorb the natural sunlight and breeze and prosper. This plant is known to bring good luck and good fortune so it will be a great addition to your home garden.
6. Weeping Fig
Weeping fig is an evergreen tree or shrub, belonging to the family Moraceae. The following article is all about how to take care of weeping figs and other descriptions. This plant is famous for its narrow, pointed glossy green leaves that grow as an indoor as well as an outdoor houseplant. The weeping figs are native to India, southern China, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, the Philippines, northern Australia, and the islands of the South Pacific.
7. Monstera Plant
Monsteras have become a very popular houseplant over the last several years. Their beautiful leaves and easygoing nature make them a great choice for houseplant owners. Both beginners and seasoned houseplant enthusiasts have been taking advantage of these low-maintenance indoor plants.
8. Peace Lily Plant
These humidity-loving plants are a great option to bring into your home. Not only do they help purify the air, but they’re also a perfect beginner houseplant because they’re relatively easy to take care of and maintain. Peace lily plants do well in most light conditions, even in shade, though they prefer bright, indirect light. They can also handle a certain amount of under or overwatering and typically bounce back after the right balance is found.
9. Aloe Vera plant
This moisture-rich plant thrives outdoors in the very warmest regions. In other areas, aloe grows best indoors as a houseplant, with some gardeners moving it outdoors for summer. If you place aloe in a spot with bright indirect light during the warmer seasons of the year, it will thrive. When growing aloe outdoors, provide light shade, especially during the hottest parts of the day. A great spot for growing aloe outdoors is on a covered patio or porch.
10. Anthurium plant
The bright and blushing red Anthurium plant is well-recognized among plant lovers as a flowering houseplant. This is a tropical plant and is native to the Americas. It’s a legitimate showstopper with its heart-shaped, shiny leaves called “spathes” and even though they look like flowers, they are not. Anthurium are aesthetic plants that would be a great addition to your home garden.