If you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and sitting still is somewhere on your to-do list between meditating and a tropical vacation. Then here’s a little trick to help ease some of that tension: indoor plants. According to Refinery29, potted plants have been proven to help people feel less stressed and more attentive. Feeling Stressed? Try These Indoor Plants-Philodendron!
Feeling Stressed? Try These Indoor Plants-Philodendron
The Philodendron: the typical office plant. And that’s right, it’s quite low-maintenance, decorative and impresses with many more features that will surprise many plant lovers.
The big leaves make it decorative and it deserves its own special place where it can develop its unique beauty. Their characteristic features are their long aerial roots and the sometimes extremely big green leaves with gashes. It’s strictly speaking a creeping plant and that’s why you should provide a climbing help in the pot.
The Philodendron is a decorative bonus in your house and you should choose a location with enough space, so it can grow big. An appropriate incidence of light can make it quite decorative in your house or office.
Some of the philodendron varieties are extremely fast-growers! Especially the climbers.
Pinch off the new growth to keep the plant manageable and repot them annually as they outgrow their pots. Repot larger self-heading varieties as needed. These kinds can sometimes grow into very large specimens (eight feet tall, with two- to three-foot leaves), so be aware you’ll need room for them to grow.
Split Leaf Philodendron or Monstera
The Split Leaf Philodendron or Monstera deliciosa as it should be called. Is a large popular easy- care houseplant that is not really a Philodendron at all. There is a great deal of confusion about what to call this plant because the various names have become inter-changeable.
Other names for this plant include: Windowleaf Plant, Ceriman, and Mexican Breadfruit Plant. Whatever we call it, Split Leaf Philodendron or Monstera deliciosa. These plants are native to the jungles of Mexico, Panama, and India, have big glossy heart- shaped leaves that, as the plant matures, split from the leaf edge to the center vein.
These slits in the leaves are called cuts. The Split Leaf Philodendron houseplant grows rapidly and often has leaves that are up to 3ft. long and 2ft. wide. If you want a big, tropical, low maintenance plant, Split Leaf Philodendron houseplants are perfect.
The leaves, stems, and roots of Split Leaf Philodendron plants contain oxalic acid. The only part of a Split Leaf Philodendron Plant that is not poisonous is the delicious fruit it produces in nature.
Perfectly happy in a home setting
Philodendrons are one of the toughest houseplants you can possibly grow. Whether you choose upright or trailing/climbing types, they are perfectly happy in a home setting.
Even people with so-called “black thumbs” are usually successful at growing these plants. Philodendrons are very low maintenance and can sit idle for long periods. You can train them up a trellis or simply leave them to their own devices—philodendrons will survive no matter what!
Philodendron Plant Overview
There are about 400 species of philodendron, a member of the family araceae. Philodendrons fall into two basic categories: vining and non-trailing (also called self-heading).
Vines are a perfect choice for a hanging basket or climbing a trellis, while upright types such as lacy tree philodendrons can make a dramatic statement in any space. As a tropical plant, philodendron is particularly effective at helping the clean the air we breathe.
To take advantage of its air purification qualities for a healthier home environment, place philodendron plants in every 100 square feet of living space and let it do what it does naturally. They are beautiful and exotic plants, and can reach astounding heights in their native environments.