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Five kgs of guava, a bundle of coriander, and thick aloe vera leaves,” grins Meenakshi as she plucks the ripened fruits and vegetables from her lush green garden. But not everyone is as lucky as Meenakshi. A large vegetable garden of one’s own, especially in metro cities, is today a luxury — rare enough to seem unrealistic.
But this does not mean that bringing green home is impossible. And what better occasion than a brand-new year to get more serious about your gardening hobby?
Here are 10 plants you can grow indoors. You don’t need a huge terrace or balcony: all you need is a little space right inside your home for these beautiful and useful plants.
1. Areca Palm
This leafy plant can be grown anywhere in the house in indirect sunlight. Make sure it is not exposed to direct sunlight, or the leafs will turn yellow. The plant can grow as high as 30 feet outdoors but it is restricted to about seven feet at indoor locations. Put it in a small container and the crowded roots will help in limiting the size of the plant. The plant is useful in filtering xylene and toluene from the air.
It also works effectively as an effective humidifier. Water enough to keep the soil moist and let it dry a little between waterings in winter.