Being a “plantito or plantita,” a popular slang which means to be a plant lover, was one of the biggest trends this pandemic. Plants took an unexpected popularity last year during the quarantine period when people started collecting plants at home. From the smallest succulents to the giant ornamental plants, the spotlight was turned to these beautiful works of nature, making them one of the most in demand items in the market.
In buying a plant, there are a few things to consider such as your condo’s space, the light that comes in, the temperature in your area, etc. Indoor plants are a good addition to your home because they not only function as decors but also beneficial for the health. Plants help improve the quality of air by reducing toxins and give off oxygen. It also helps in your mental health as it keeps you calm, energized, and focused.
Indoor Plants for the Green Thumb
There are many different types of plants if you’re planning to get one. Not everyone has a green thumb so you might want to consider starting with low maintenance plants like a snake plant which survives even if not watered for a couple of days. It’s usually a staple for beginner plant collectors as it grows even in low light. Other low maintenance plants include the Spider plant, Devil’s Ivy, Peace Lily, and Rubber Tree.
Buying plants nowadays has never been easier. You can order in various online stores and have it delivered straight into your house. In the list below, we rank the most budget friendly indoor plants to the most expensive in the market. There is always a plant waiting to be adopted whatever your budget is. Start your journey of being a plant mom or dad by checking the list below. Happy planting!
Ten Indoor plants perfect for your condo
The list below is ranked from the lowest priced to the most expensive plants. Actual prices may vary.
Price starts at Php 250
Not just an ornamental plant but also a healing plant, having aloe vera in your house gives you many benefits. It can be used as a skin moisturizer and a shampoo. Aloe is known for its calming effects thus used as a treatment to various skin conditions like acne and psoriasis, as well as skin inflammation and wounds. Others use it as a drink to help lower blood sugar and constipation. Growing an aloe vera indoors can be done but it can also thrive outdoors. This type of plant should be watered once a week and placed in a light shade of sunlight.
Lucky Bamboo Plants
Prices starts at Php 300
Considered to be the perfect housewarming gift, bamboo plants are often gifted to new movers because of the luck it brings. The lucky bamboo is believed to attract positive and good energy into the house. The number of stalks also has different meanings. Although not a real bamboo, this type of plant belongs to the Dracaena family. Taking care of this plant is easy, just provide water and it can survive low sunlight indoors.
Price starts at Php 300
Also known as Devil’s Ivy, the golden pothos is a good beginner plant that has air purifying properties. It can also eliminate bad odor in a room. Because of its features, the golden photos can help relax the eyes and ease tiredness. This plant is a definite eye catcher for its yellow or green colored leaves shaped like a heart. Do not water this plant daily and place it in medium to low sunlight. As an indoor plant, it can be displayed either in a pot or hanging to show it growing leaves.
Price starts at Php 350 (small), Php 1000 (medium), Php 2000 (large)
The rubber tree is a sure head turner because of its stunning deep dark green leaves and glossy texture. It also acts as a good toxin absorber at home. The latex of this plant is used to make rubbers. The rubber tree thrives from medium to bright lighting conditions. Water it two to three times a week depending on the weather. Plant parents will be glad to know that it is not too high maintenance and can handle underwatering more than overwatering. Allow some space for this plant because it can grow up to eight feet tall.
Price starts at Php 400 (small)
Newbie planters need not worry too much in taking care of their spider plant. This type of plant does not require daily watering and can live in low light. A word of caution- do not expose to direct sunlight. Be wary also of the water that you use because tap water usually contains high percentage of salt which in turn causes the leaves to dry out and fade into brown. A spider plant is a good ornament to achieve your urban jungle aesthetics due to its long leaves. It’s best placed in a hanging pot but also a regular pot will suffice. This house staple is also a good air purifier because it absorbs formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene. It is nontoxic and in fact used as a traditional medicine to fractures and burns. Its extract is used for indigestion.
Starts at Php 450 (small/ dwarf); Large- Php 800, XL- Php 4500
Perhaps the most popular indoor plant because of its benefits plus the fact that it is one of the most maintenance plants, snake plant is almost always the beginner plant of any plant parent. Also known as Mother-in-law’s tongue or Sansevieria (specie name), snake plants originate from Southern Africa and Asia. Its thin, upright leaves with green streaks resemble a snake hence its name.
The pointed leaves meanwhile symbolize a mother in law’s sharp tongue. Ideal in your study or in the living room, snake plants are a known air purifier that eliminates bad chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene. It also releases oxygen and helps increase your productivity. Study shows that it helps enhance memory, concentration and mental health.
This plant grows up to two meters in an upward trajectory, not sidewards, perfect for small-sized condos. Snake plants like bright indirect light although it can survive also in low sunlight. It also doesn’t need frequent watering. Check if the soil is dry before watering it again. Avoid overwatering especially during damp season. Don’t worry too much as snake plants are one of the most resilient plants out there.
Trivia: Due to its natural air filter properties, snake plants are included in NASA’s list of houseplants.
Price starts at Php450 (small), Php 1100 (medium), Php 6300 (extra large)
There are many varieties of Dracaena used as indoor plants. One of them is Dracaena Janet Craig that has a dark long leaf which grows upright. The Dracaena Anita meanwhile has long narrow leaves. This floor plant lives long in low light and even in shady areas, although it enjoys a brightly lighted area. It’s also a low maintenance plant that survives a drought and goes healthy with once every two weeks watering. Dracaenas are regarded as an adaptable plant because it thrives in different light environments. However, stay away from putting it under direct sunlight.
The most resilient dracaena is Dracaena Lisa which can deal with various indoor temperatures. The Dracaena Marginata meanwhile is a good air purifies that helps eliminate benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. The dracaena is a good ornament for your urban oasis as it grows big up to three feet, although slowly. The Dracaena Massangeana or Mass Crane is frequently used in an office setting. It is however toxic to pets.
Price starts at Php 500 (small)
Peace lily is a lifesaver to those who want a low maintenance plant paired with good aesthetics. It has a big dark beautiful leaf with a white flower. Peace lilies are usually found on offices, living rooms, and bathrooms as a decorative plat. This plant is a mold absorber and a natural air purifier. It removes volatile organize compounds and excess moisture. It doesn’t need constant watering, twice a week would be good enough under low to medium indirect sunlight.
Trivia: Peace lily is one of NASA’s air purifying houseplant.
Price starts at Php 1500 (small)
ZZ or Zamioculcas zamiifolia Plant is the perfect plant to those who travel a lot. It’s a low maintenance plant that can live without watering up to a month. It contains “rhizomes” that helps store water for a long time, allowing it to survive a drought. The leaves of a ZZ are strong and glossy shaped like a wand. It also has air purifying properties. Avoid frequent watering- once a month would be enough. Keep out from direct sunlight; it thrives in indirect, low sunlight. Check if the soil is dry before watering and avoid overwatering because it will cause the root to rot. ZZ plants are also believed to symbolize prosperity and friendship, making it a favorite housewarming gift.
Price starts at Php 1800 (small), large- Php 3000
One of the trendiest plants because of its instagrammable aesthetics, Monstera Deliciosa is a definite crowd favorite for plant parents. Let the soil dry out before watering it every once a week. It doesn’t need direct sun exposure- bright to medium light will do. Large philodendron plants like the monstera are effective pollutants reducer. It helps eliminate benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.
The leaves of a monstera grows quickly and sometimes changes shape. It grows holes then opens up wide. There are varieties of Monstera. Monstera Peru is a rare houseplant and prefers a humid area. The Monstera Alba is another unique plant that thrives in low light and infrequent watering. The Monstera adansonii variegated is referred to as Swiss Cheese because of the appearance of holes in its leaves.
Indoor plants are a great addition to your condo. They add that nature vibes to a room and provide numerous health benefits to its owners. Not only that, but plants are also a great help to one’s mental health. No wonder they were such a hit this pandemic, plants can uplift one’s mood and provide a calming effect. Spice up your condo’s appearance with these plants and embrace your inner “plantito or plantitaness.”
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