6 interior plants for a minimalist home

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Want to find some great indoor plants to decorate your home? All information in this article.

We all know how minimalist design and decoration are about picking the ideal timeless pieces for the right space; this is not easy, as there are so many different designs and price ranges.

There is always this common misconception about minimalist design to be boring and lacking personality; those two ideas couldn't be any further from the truth.

If you are looking for ways to decorate your home but are doubtful about buying certain pieces, like vases, sculptures, or wall art, the easiest (and I think the first) option should be natural interior plants.

minimalist plant on a small bedroom

Now let me clarify why I emphasize natural, I know many artificial plants look just like the real deal, but they will never compare to a natural plant because they lack that vital energy. There's nothing more beautiful to me than seeing natural plants and flowers thrive in a home.

They bring good energy, uplift the room, and have many health benefits that we will talk in detail as we go through this list.

Don't worry if you are a busy person or inexperienced, in this list, I have a couple of low maintenance plants that look beautiful, and you can add to your home decor.

Remember, this is a list of ideas; you do not have to go out and buy everything.

Aloe Vera

aloe vera small pot home decor minimalist

Let's start with a plant that requires little maintenance; aloe vera can grow in both a backyard or a pot on a study, this plant prefers indirect sunlight, so an opposite corner to a wall is an excellent place for it.

It requires little water, once a week is enough to keep it in good shape.

Having aloe vera inside your home has so many benefits, you can cut aloe vera leaves and use it directly on your skin to soothe irritations, heal wounds and scars, and even boost your hair growth, this is a miracle plant.

If you want more information on the medical benefits of aloe vera, read this article by Healthline.

Snake Plant

The name is thanks to its particular shape reminiscent of a stretched snake; this is one of the most popular plant choices in minimalists homes.

Maintenance is easy, water once every two to eight weeks (this will depend on the weather and season, they will need water more frequently when it's hot), avoid getting the leaves wet (you can clean them with dry microfibre cloth) and they prefer indirect sunlight.

One of the interior plants that detoxify and purify air the most, and also one of the plants in general that produce oxygen during the night so that it can be inside your bedroom.

Ficus Lyrata

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Another favorite choice among minimalists, as this plant is tall and has big leaves, giving a feeling of having trees inside the house.

This plant is more demanding than the previous ones, it needs bright sunlight, and the soil should be moist at all times, so water it two to three times a week and note that this plant grows naturally in humid climates. So if you live in a dry environment is recommended to have a humidifier close to the plant.

The leaves tend to brown and fall, which is healthy, and you might have to change it to a bigger pot as these plants want to grow larger every year.

Monstera Deliciosa

This plant is trendy right now, and not just for minimalist interior decoration. The leaves first sprout closed and eventually starts separating, creating the beautiful shape on its leaves.

Water it once a week to keep the soil moist. Because its a plant original from humid places from Mexico and South America, dry weather is its worst enemy, and maintaining a humidifier around is a good idea.

It tends to grow a lot and fast, if you want it to stay within a specific size, do not report as it is unnecessary and regularly cut new sprouts to keep the desired size.

Ficus Elastica or Rubber Tree

Another popular choice, thanks to its big leaves and intense color, is an ideal plant for minimalist homes.

Keep the soil lightly moist, so there is no need to water it as frequently as the Ficus Lyrata, during winter, keep the ground a little less moist and prefer indirect sunlight.

Rubber plant absorbs many harmful gases in the household. It purifies the air, especially formaldehyde, which is the primary indoor air pollutant from paints, polish, and other chemical products. It may cause respiratory-related disorders and irritation of the eyes.

Dracaena fragrans

An available plant at most home depots, the maintenance is easy, keep the soil moist, not soggy because the roots will rot and the leaves lightly misted. This plant prefers indirect sunlight.

This plant is one of the most effective houseplants in air purification. It helps remove formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, and carbon dioxide.

Hopefully, this list gave you some great ideas of natural interior plants to include in your home decoration.

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