GCC and arab world are known for its tropical weather and desert. Because of this, it is hard to grow plants and flowers that are delicate, need utmost care and water for survival. Xeorophytic are the type of plants living in the Arabian desert meaning they can adapt to living without big amount of water.
Indoor plants that are used around the world are abundant in the GCC and Arab world since these plants are independent and can live on their own, but it doesn’t mean that it’s okay to just let these succulent plants grow on their own and stand on the side. Still, it needs pruning, water, sunlight and care.
Meanwhile, these indoor and succulent plants are used for decorating homes because it helps the interiors look fresh, vibrant, cozy and natural. Besides from the physical appearance and aesthetically pleasing look, it alsoa dehumidifier and helps filter toxins around air according to NASA. So you can enjoy a cool home without harming the environment thus, thumbs up for your green thumb too!
Here are the best indoor plants suited for GCC and Arab world that will help homes look fresh and environmentally friendly:
These plants originating, popularly from desert has a lot of different kinds to choose from and shows different type of habit to grow creating quirky and lovely shapes and sizes— they can be tall treelike habit, columnar, shorter, and solitary globular. Various types used for indoor are the bunny ears, rat’s rail, easter cactus, golden barrel and peruvian apple. You can water them once or twice a week, direct to sunlight and place in spacious room decor.
Besides from it’s natural benefits to our skin and hair, Aloe Vera are also used as a decor and additional ornament on furnitures like bedside side table and center coffee tables for living room. Unlike other plants, they grow well even without direct sunlight but still retains water just like cactus. You should be extra careful and patient with this one since it grows slowly.
Rubber Plant or Ficus Elastica is ranked as one of the indoor plants that cleans the air. Though it has tough and rubberized texture, the sap are harmful to pets and humans so be careful when taking in the plant and avoid cutting or scratching its leaves and stems. It’s not only abundant in Arab World, but also around Asia being apparent even to exterior of their homes welcoming luck and the visitors.
Peace lilies also known as Closet plants are used as a decoration in offices and homes. It can brighten up living spaces, offices and are often exposed in medium to low light to produce lovely white spathe and grow to 24 to 40 inches base on standard size and 32 to 50 inches on bigger ones.
Palm Trees like Date Palms are widely scattered around GCC and the Arab World showing its vibrancy, richness and luxury. However, smaller varieties and versions like Areca Palm and Ponytail Palm (originally from Mexico) are used as houseplant because of it’s size and slow growth. Water often to keep the soil moist.
There are a lot of variety and choices for indoor plants for the Arab World. To make it look better and fresher, use the medium that best fits for your plant like vases—may be ceramic, glass or clay and indoor plant stands. Also choose where to put the plants and how to blend in with the furnitures. Remember that most of it needs direct sunlight (best garden lights) so choose a proper place with enough of it; may be near windows and water once or twice a week, depending on the indoor plant.
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