They require less light and temperatures ranging from 15 to 18 degrees C. They can be propagated through stem cuttings. They are easy to care for and are common as indoor and ornamental plants. However, remember that these leafy plants are poisonous and care should be taken while handling them.
Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are not poisonous to humans. Eating its leaves may cause nausea and vomiting and skin contact with its white sap may cause a mild rash. But this happens if a person is sensitive or allergic to the plant. ASPCA enlists poinsettias among being toxic to cats and dogs.
Another excellent flowering plant for indoor plantation is the moth orchid. Categorized in the genus, Phalaenopsis, this orchid is found in various colors. The care is easy and it blooms for about three months. For maximum bloom production, place your moth orchid near a window or door where it can receive filtered sunlight.
When grown as a houseplant, it can reach a height of 2 m. Young leaves are 20 cm long, which later can grow up to 100 cm. The leaves grow densely, giving the plant attractive look. It is a popular houseplant, especially in temperate regions. It can remove air pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene. ASPCA enlists it among plants toxic to dogs and cats.
This cultivar is also included in the list of best indoor plants that clean air. The name is coined with reference to the sharp tip of its leaves. It grows well even when exposed to low light conditions for an extended period. Also, this plant requires less watering. During summer, watering once a month is sufficient for its healthy growth.