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So, you have decided you want your home to give out that modern, urban vibe? Maybe you haven’t given it much thought, but the choice of your house plant van help you in achieving that look!
Every modern household needs a few green friends to create that boho atmosphere -natural, yet warm and cozy. While thinking about that, I have decided to make a list of five plants that will perfectly fit your modern home. I have also tried to choose easy-to-care plants because, in the 21st century, I feel like practicality is one of our life duties. So, here is my list of five modern indoor house plants:
- Corn Plant
- Peace Lily
- Aloe Vera
- Chinese Money Plant
In the rest of this article, I will explain more about plant care and special needs for every species in particular.
5 Best Modern Home Plants
1. Corn Plant
Corn plant’s striped variegated leaves and long, woody stems will create the urban vibe a modern indoor gardener is looking for.
The corn plant is the definition of a modern indoor plant – low-maintenance and fast-growing!
If cultivated properly, the corn plant will reach a couple of meters in height in no time!
This way, you’ll truly feel like you are somewhere on the South Africa coast (corn plant comes from South Africa), drinking coconut milk.
Corn plant likes high humidity levels and moist soil – never let it dry out completely.
It tolerates lower light conditions but prefers bright places with filtered light.
Corn plant likes moderate room temperatures, from 23 to 27 degrees Celsius during daytime.
During the night, however, they like a bit lower temperatures, from 18 to 21 degrees Celsius.
Water thoroughly every seven to ten days.
2. Peace Lily
Peace Lily is the queen of modern indoor plants!
They are evergreen, tropical plants with beautiful white-greenish flowers!
To add to its extravagant looks, the peace lily can be grown in water, as well!
Just place it in a vase, keeping the plant base away from water, and voila – the modern house plant is born!
They live on the forest floor in nature, which means they don’t like direct sunlight.
On the other hand, if peace lily isn’t provided with enough sunlight, it won’t bloom at all.
Humidity levels should be high.
Occasional misting is necessary.
Try to maintain the temperature level at around 21 degrees Celsius.
In any case, the temperature must be above 16 degrees Celsius!
Also, keep in mind that peace lily is mildly poisonous, so keep it away from pets and kids.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one more of the modern home plants, that are not only low-maintenance but health-beneficial, as well!
Aloe vera is a succulent plant, which means it doesn’t need often watering to thrive.
The soil must be sand-based because good drainage is essential.
Aloe vera brings that minimalistic vibe of contemporary indoor plants.
There is something so magnificent about its simplicity!
As a succulent, it likes bright places with a lot of sunlight.
Still, make sure it isn’t under the direct impact of sunlight.
Moderate room temperatures from 13 to 27 degrees Celsius will be just fine.
During the growing season (spring and summer), you may even take your aloe vera outside! Don’t water it more often than once every three weeks.
Light fertilizing is beneficial, but not necessary.
4. Chinese Money Plant
When it comes to the modern plants indoor, the Chinese money plant deserves a place on its own!
The remarkable foliage shape is truly eye-catching! Namely, the leaves are bright green and round.
Because of its exceptional leaves, the Chinese money plant has also been known as the UFO plant.
It is originally from (you’ve guessed it) China, the southeast part.
Not only they are modern plants when it comes to their appearance, but Chinese money plants are also pretty easy to propagate and take care of!
All of this makes them a perfect choice for contemporary indoor surroundings.
Their size is remarkable, as well – they are kind of ‘dwarf’ plants, growing only 20-30 cm in height.
They like bright places, but away from direct sunlight.
Don’t water too much – make sure the soil has dried out a bit before you water your plant.
Maintaining the average room humidity will be enough.
If the air is too dry, use a humidifier.
The temperature should be between 13 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Fertilize once a month during the growing season.
I’ll have to be completely honest here and admit that oxalis could easily be one of my favourite modern home plants.
It is a beautiful, exotic, yet low-maintenance plant.
Because of its leaf shape, it is also known as ‘oxalis trinagularis’ (the leaves are triangular).
Besides the extraordinary leaf shape, its colour is unusual, as well.
The shade is vibrant violet, and it is colourful all year round!
The plant is native to Brazil and likes a lot of direct sunlight.
It would be best to place the pot on a sunny windowsill.
Let the upper layer of the soil dry out before you water oxalis.
Do it every week or two.
Fertilize only during the growing season, and using a water-soluble fertilizer.
If you have children or pets, keep oxalis away from them – it can be slightly toxic.
When it comes to modern indoor house plants, there are a lot of different species to choose from.
Still, in this article, I have tried to find the five most interesting ones.
Besides that, they aren’t hard to take care of! All you need to do is learn some ground rules and apply them.
Corn plant will create the jungle vibe, peace lily will bring some smoothness into your space, with its elegant white flowers.
Aloe vera will not only add to the evergreen minimalistic atmosphere but will be very beneficial for your health, as well.
Chinese money plant will create a quirky, edgy vibe in the room.
Oxalis is as extraordinary as it is beautiful, with its triangular-shaped violet foliage.
Now it is all up to you – chose the plant that left the greatest impression on you.
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