Decorating your home with plants and flowers can provide you the refreshing feeling of bringing the”great outdoors” indoors. However, some plants have more functions than just looking good, like the versatile aloe vera plant. We have found some of the great indoor plants, which means that you can kit out your home in wondrous green!
Beaucarnea recurvata (Pony Tail Palm) have to be one of the easiest houseplants to look after. This is especially desirable for those who forget to water their crops every day! These palms are unique because of their ability to store water at the bottom of the stem, although this does give them a heavily swollen base in look. All this plant needs is a bit of sunlight and water whenever it is dry.
Growing the Arachis hypogea (Peanut Plant) can be a fun project at home. All you have to do is keep it moist and warm, and then 3 weeks later you can dig up the matured plant. In this time you would have witnessed small yellow flowers bloom, but only for about half a day! As soon as you’ve awakened your plant,”cure” it for a week before roasting your nuts; then enjoy!
The aloe vera plant is native to both tropical and subtropical locations around the world. Including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. This plant can grow up to 4 feet tall in the wild, but is not likely to reach these heights in a plant pot in your UK home! You’re more likely to observe a plant that is a prickly – albeit succulent – perennial.
If you were to cut the leaf lengthways, you would discover the aloe vera gel. This gel is considered to have anti-inflammatory properties which come from polysaccharides inside the plant. Therefore, it’s supposed to be a safe herb for use on burns and skin irritations.