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10 Ornamental Plants for your Home you Should Know

Ornamental plants are able to provide a certain charm and a greater attractiveness to spaces that otherwise would not stand out.

Do you want to give your spaces, your office or your home a fresh and green air? Then, don’t get complicated. Just add a couple of ornamental plants that are easy to care for.

Besides, there are many options, for all spaces, for all tastes, for everyone. Just find yours and pamper it. So are these ornamental plants that today we propose you to adopt:

 

1 – Ferns, one of our favorite ornamental plants

photo of several pointed plants

What better than the simplicity and beauty of a fern? Shady and moist, this little plant grows charmingly in indoor gardens or in the shade of facades. It also grows well in hanging planters from which they fall in joyful cascades.

One of our favorite ornamental plants.

Ferns are seedless vascular plants. Their most outstanding morphological characteristics are their large leaves (“megaphylls” or “fronds”), usually pinnate and with circinate prefoliation.

 

2 – Lilies

close-up photo of a white flower with two green hairs growing out of it

These flowers, from temperate to warm climates, are increasingly on trend and with good reason.

Of course, they need a lot of pampering: porous soil that drains water, direct light, the bulbs should be planted in the warm season and as quickly as possible. And before they bloom they will need much more water.

Lily refers to plants of the genus Iris and other similar genera of the same family of iridaceae. This common name can also be used to refer to large-flowered Lilium and other plants of the lily family. When the flower is medium or small, they are called lilies.

 

3 – Verbena

close-up photo of several small purple flowers

This plant with small violet-colored flowers requires very little water (so it withstands sunlight very well), so the soil in which it is located should be well porous.

Bring a verbena into your life… and enjoy its beautiful color.

It is a perennial herbaceous plant, of uncultivated land, which grows up to 100 cm or more in height. Its stem is straight, obtuse, quadrangular and highly branched, and is marked by two longitudinal grooves.

The leaves are opposite, petiolate, rough, pinnate, lanceolate and deeply lobed.

 

4 – Orchids, incredible ornamental plants

close-up photo of several small purple flowers

Orchids are flowers of tropical climates, they love direct light and need to be always well hydrated.

Their care is meticulous (I won’t deny it): they need to be pruned and the soil needs to be changed every two years, watered constantly… but it’s worth it.

Orchids or orchids (scientific name Orchidaceae) are a family of monocotyledonous plants. The are distinguished by the complexity of their flowers and by their ecological interactions with pollinators and with the fungi with which they form mycorrhizae.

 

5 – Aromatic plants

photo of several plants in one place

They only need 4 to 6 hours of sunlight, a space with enough light and ventilation, little water (they don’t need too much). Aromatic plants are a great option.

Follow these tips and you will have chives and cilantro, mint and basil to brighten up your recipes and aromatize your home.

Aromatic herbs are plants widely used in Mediterranean cuisine for their aromatic and spicy qualities. They are cultivated in gardens of different sizes.

 

6 – Lucky Bamboo or “dracaena”.

photo of several plants with large dark green leaves and light green in between

To add a modern, minimalist feel, this little plant needs a bright space…and while it’s small and its stems have buds, it can live in water.

But as it grows, it should be moved to land.

Common names include Sander’s dracaena, ribbon dracaena, lucky bamboo, curly bamboo, Chinese water bamboo, Goddess of Mercy’s plant, Belgian evergreen, and ribbon plant. The word bamboo occurs in several of this plant’s common names.

But D. sanderiana is of an entirely different taxonomic order from true bamboos. It is worth noting that this plant and true bamboos both fall under the monocot clade.

 

7 – Cactus

photo of several small dark green trunks with spikes

You do not have a “good hand” with plants? Don’t worry, the cactus came to keep you company.

If all the previous plants failed to pass through your hands, the cactus certainly will not. They need little water, don’t demand a lot of care, and look beautiful in a pot on your desk.

Cactaceae, the cacti, are known collectively as cacti, cactus or cacti. This family is native to the Americas. However, there is one exception, Rhipsalis baccifera, which is widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar and Ceylon.

 

8 – Succulents, another one of our ornamental plants

photo of several small plants of various colors

These little plants, like cacti (they’re actually related), don’t need much water to survive and reproduce very easily.

A lot of light is what they need (near the window) and not so compact soil, with good drainage.

One of the most interesting ornamental plants we know.

Succulent plants – from the Latin suculentus, ‘juicy’ – or succulents, are those in which some organ is specialized in storing water in greater quantities than plants without this adaptation. These reserve organs have a high proportion of parenchymatous tissue.

 

9 – Aloe Vera

photo of several plants with large leaves and on the sides small tips

This beautifully colored plant is a “must” that everyone should have at home. In addition to being pretty, its gel soothes the burning of injured skin. People use it for face masks and to moisturize (and grow) hair.

You’ll also love it because it doesn’t require much: just well-drained soil and light.

Shrub acaulescent or with short stem up to 30 cm, erect, without lateral shoots. The leaves can measure up to 40-50 cm long by 10-15 cm wide in adult specimens. They are arranged in the form of a basal rosette.

 

10 – Roses | One of our favorite ornamental plants

photo of several briefly bent and red flowers

This gardening classic loves deep soil, regular compost, sunny exteriors, and plenty of water. And we love to see a rose bush at its best.

The genus Rosa is composed of a well-known group of generally thorny and flowering shrubs that are the main representatives of the family Rosaceae.

The flower of the members of this genus has the name rose and the plant has the name rosebush.

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