In a busy life, sometimes you want to find peace and tranquility. The greenery has properties for calming the nervous system and has a positive effect on mental health. However, bizarre and ornate plant compositions can distract and take too much time to be cared. So if you prefer minimalistic and not too colorful interiors, here is a list of 10 pretty plants which will suit your taste.
Ivy is an evergreen shrub (represented by a liana), which is unpretentious to care for. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and accelerates wound healing. You can let your creativity out by organizing the stems into various shapes or just put the pot somewhere high, letting the leaves overhang. In any way, the plant looks neat and stylish.
The optimal humidity in the room should be about 50-60%; the plant grows best in the bright, diffused light. But still, some ivy varieties prefer north-facing window sills or are accustomed to artificial lighting.
It is a neat and miniature succulent that will add a chick accent to your desk. The stem grows in the form of rosettes, which makes it similar to blooming flowers. The succulent has a wide color range to suit all tastes - from delicate blue to intense green and even red. Echeveria is remarkably unpretentious in care, making it a perfect plant for busy bees or frequent travelers. It tolerates direct sunlight and doesn’t like excessive watering: wait until the substrate is completely dry.
It is a popular plant coming from the tropical forests of East Asia. The leaf blade is long but narrow, so the plant looks delicate. Aspidistra is not demanding, so it can be left home alone for some time. It can adapt to any temperature regime and grows well, even in the shade. It is recommended not to overwater this flower. For watering, you need to wait until the topsoil is dry. 2-3 waterings per week will be enough during the warm season, but reduce it to once a week while it’s cold.
Peace lily or Spathiphyllum provides any interior with elegance and luxury. This is a multifaceted evergreen plant that belongs to the Aroid family. During the flowering period, you will observe a flower of extraordinary beauty, which seems to be wrapped in white satin.
Caring for this beauty is quite difficult. Water for irrigation should be boiled (and cooled down, of course) so that there is no chlorine. During summer, spraying the leaves is a required process. The temperature should not drop below 18 degrees Celsius (64.4 degrees Fahrenheit). It is best to put on a window sill in a west or east direction; sometimes, additional artificial lighting may be needed.
When in search of minimalism and streamlined shapes, this ficus is just a godsend. The leaf plates are quite broad, vividly green-colored with a leathery texture and glossy surface. There are a lot of variegated options as well, which might differ in shade and leaf shape. Consider spraying the plant as they like humidity. Water it several times a week, but in winter, once a week will be enough. Ficus has some useful properties: it destroys carbon monoxide, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde in the air.
In simple words, a dollar tree. Its neat and retracted leaves resemble zamia leaves. The plant is not very demanding, but you will need a lot of bright sunlight and high humidity in the room to ensure its best development. From the second half of spring until the very end of summer, zamioculcas should be fertilized once in two weeks.
This shrub deserves your attention if you are a connoisseur of variegated but minimalistic plants. Peperomias are low-maintenance plants; at the same time, they clean the air, so they are very suitable for being grown indoors. This herb needs a lot of diffused light. Avoid drought of the soil, water it abundantly during the growing season, but significantly reduce the watering in winter.
Silver jade plant
The silver jade plant is a succulent native to South Africa. The plant resembles a small tree with its lush leafage and tree-like stems. Indoors, it blooms pretty rarely, but if this happens, then you will contemplate small flowers with a white-pink tint. It is one of the not so numerous plants which loves direct sunlight. It’s succulent so that it should not be watered too much: only a rare warm shower can be advised.
Another succulent on this list: it needs little care and looks very simple yet elegant - a perfect combination for a minimalistic interior. For crassula, the main piece of advice is to put it in bright, diffused light. It is best to choose windows with east, south, and southwest orientation. Watering is moderate, and the plant will feel alright at room temperature. However, in winter, you need to lower the temperature to 10-15 degrees Celsius (from 50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit).
This is a worthy decoration for your apartment, which will brighten up any interior, adding an accent. Myrsine can be grown as a bonsai, which is done in most cases. It grows well in artificial light and prefers to be placed in partial shade during summer. While it’s warm, water the plant every five days, and in the winter, reduce it to once every ten days. In terms of humidity, it is unpretentious, but regular spraying will only benefit.