Whether you are a houseplant lover or just jumped on the trend in the past few years due to the extra time you have at home, indoor plants enliven every space, making it feel more welcoming and warm.
Every houseplant doesn’t need to be exotic in order to be incorporated into your home’s décor style. Numerous indoor plants are common and have been for years! These plants are well-loved since they’re easy to grow, don’t demand too much, and are affordable.
As researchers and scientists introduce new plant types and gardening techniques, it is always fun to add some common houseplants to your latest collection.
The old-school favorites have endured the test of time. Currently, they are sold just about anywhere. They’re available in grocery stores and big box retailers, offering you plenty of options.
When you’re looking for the most popular houseplants, you need to remember that you can take advantage of soilless techniques such as hydroponic gardening. An indoor hydroponic tower by Gardyn is designed to enable you to grow houseplants, especially edible types, including fruits, herbs, veggies, and flowers.
Hydroponic gardening systems come with everything, from artificial lights and the latest technologies to plants and fertilizers to enable you to create a nutrient-rich solution.
These systems also come with over thirty plants that you can grow indoors. With that in mind, let’s discover the top five houseplants you can grow in your home comfortably.
Almost every type of vegetable can thrive indoors. It doesn’t matter whether you want to grow radishes, tomatoes, or microgreens; you can enjoy fresh, nutritious food throughout the year.
In fact, most veggies do well indoors than in some outdoor environments, thanks to the absence of soil and related pests and diseases. Indoor vegetables also enjoy the much-needed protection from extreme climate conditions.
Growing space is a vital factor when it comes to raising vegetables indoors. Certain veggies, such as chard and courgettes, enjoy spreading their stems and leaves over a wide area compared to what many window sills can offer.
If you want to eliminate soil from your vegetable gardening equation, be sure to go with hydroponic systems. These systems are suitable for growing healthy and nutrient-rich veggies, including:
- Hot peppers
- Green beans
- Green onions
- Mustard greens
Growing veggies can save you some significant amounts of money across the year. But herbs can save you more. That is why growing herbs indoors, especially hydroponically year-round, has become common among homeowners. Herbs can thrive in smaller spaces with limited light and do not demand much in terms of maintenance and care.
Some perennial herbs such as thyme, oregano, mint, and rosemary can tolerate cold weather conditions. That means they can thrive near a drafty door or window as long as they receive enough light.
Heat-loving annual herbs like lemongrass, dill, basil, and sage need to be safeguarded from any winter drafts and require plenty of direct sunlight. That means they’ll require a grow light during winter.
Chives, tarragon, and cilantro are somewhere in the middle. These herbs can thrive with a mix of indirect and direct light and can endure a slight chill. With the right growing system, like a hydroponic garden, you can easily raise fresh herbs in your kitchen. Fragrant herbs on the other hand can add an aromatherapy touch to any space in your home including:
- Lemon balm
Mint, oregano, and thyme trail down, meaning they look perfect in hanging planters and hydroponic tower gardens. While you need to move herbs around your home to find the perfect setting where they can thrive, a hydroponic tower system enables you to install your garden in any space, including those tight corners.
Almost any fruit type can thrive indoors, especially in a hydroponics setting. But some types do better compared to others. For instance, tropical fruits often perform well in wet conditions, including:
Additionally, some picky fruits’ pH levels and nutrient content, including blueberries, are straightforward to control in a hydroponic setting compared to traditional organic soil farming.
When growing your fruits hydroponically, you need to replicate the conditions they would experience in soil. Make sure your indoor fruit plants have access to enough light and a warm setting.
Swiss Cheese Plant
A Swiss cheese plant is a 1970s favorite. It’s popular for its dramatic lacerated and perforated foliage that only gets bigger and better as it grows to maturity.
Its leaves can be up to approximately one meter long. It’s a climbing houseplant. In the wild, it grows up trunks of jungle trees. That means when cultivated indoors, it requires support.
While the plant produces thick aerial roots, they can be easily fed into the growing container or pot. The Swiss cheese plant performs excellently in reasonably bright positions out of direct sunlight.
In much deeper shades, the leaves of this plant will be smaller and less attractive. During summer, be sure to keep compost moist but not overly wet. Also, you should remember to feed your plant fortnightly during summer.
Another old-school favorite houseplant is the rubber plant. This indoor plant is popular for its attractive, glossy, dark green leaves. The beautiful leaves are supported upright by the stems, which grow at the tips of a red sheath.
Initially, the rubber plant will be unbranched. But side shoots appear as they mature. Your rubber plant requires a bright position. It’ll stand some indirect sun and allow the growing medium to dry slightly between your waterings.
This plant likes humidity so that it can stand on a pebble tray. Numerous attractive variegated options are available to try out.
How Can Gardyn Help You Grow Plants Indoors Comfortably?
Gardyn provides you with a modern, sleek, and stylish vertical hydroponic garden that can support approximately 30 large plants indoors. A Gardyn vertical garden takes up little space, including those tight, empty corners of your kitchen and living room.
With Gardyn’s HybriponicsTM technology, users of this system will enjoy high-density vertical growth and up to 30 large plants in a 2-square-foot space. These key features make Gardyn vertical hydroponic systems the perfect choice for office spaces, city lofts, and compact apartments.
Do not go to the grocery store or supermarket when you can effortlessly grow some of the freshest herbs, veggies, and fruits from the comfort of your home. All this is possible with a single Gardyn hydroponic tower system.