How to grow indoor plants


Emily Gallagher and Anne Fetter, Authors

     There are so many plants that can be grown inside and serve many different purposes. In this article, you will learn all about the best plants that you can grow inside your home during the winter. There are some plants that are even ingredients in food. For example, mushrooms can be used for things like soup. Mushrooms actually grow very easily indoors. 

     In order to make an indoor garden you need to have a place just for your plants. You also have to choose plants that will survive indoors because some plants are only meant for the outdoors. On top of that, make sure that there is a fair amount of sunlight. Lastly, don’t forget to water your plants! You can use a bookshelf or a floating wall shelf to display your plants. Some people even use plants that hang from the ceiling! 

     One of the easier plants to grow inside is Hedgehog Aloe (cousin to Aloe Vera) . It requires very little water and can be kept outdoors in the summer. It requires a sunny spot in your house. It soothe burns and skin just like a regular aloe plant. Some other plants that are medicinal and can be grown indoors include peppermint, English Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Holy Basil, and Aloe Vera.

     Another one of the easiest plants to grow indoors is Microgreens. You don’t even need any soil! They can grow in a grow pad or mat. They are also ready to harvest quickly. They are very nutritious even though it does not seem like you are getting much. If looking for some color, two of the prettiest indoor plants are Peace Lily and Philodendron.

     Some plants that you should not bring into your home are English Ivy, Oleander, and Christmas Cactus. If you bring English Ivy into your home, your skin can react to it and it could cause rashes and reactions. Also never bring Oleander into your home because a single leaf can be deadly to you or your pets. A Christmas Cactus should never go indoors because if a leaf is accidentally swallowed it will be poisonous. (More at In conclusion, these are all tips and tricks to growing plants indoors.