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Plants are not only eco-friendly, they're also great decor that can spruce up your indoor spaces!

When COVID-19 quarantine had been imposed in the Philippines, the terms plantito and plantita emerged; now, they're casually used to describe people who discovered their green thumb while stuck at home. 

Having plants inside houses can reduce stress, boost creativity, and accentuate the look of every corner. For indoor plants, people may wish to invest in something that can survive with minimal sunlight, less water, and leaves with compelling colours and patterns. 

In this article, Tatler lists down plants that could beautify places inside your apartment in a snap. 

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Living Room

The living room is a place in the house where you welcome guests. Lavender, a plant that gives off a welcoming and homely vibe should always be around the area. It is easy on the eye and only requires minimal watering or pruning. 

If that is not enough to encourage you, this plant also produces wonderful flowers and a fragrant aroma. This easy-care plant can thrive in hot and dry conditions making it suitable for landscape settings. 

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Home Office

A workplace should always be decorated with things that could improve productivity. The peace lily plant, which requires minimal care, is perfect for career-oriented individuals.

The Peace lily is known to remove organic toxins such as alcohols, acetone, benzene, TCE and formaldehyde. Research also says that the plant gives off water vapour that can purify the air.

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The bedroom is probably one of the most private parts of the house. This is the place where you could rest, relax, and spend most of your time doing nothing. Despite being hidden from guests, the bedroom also deserves a makeover and you'll need Dracaena plants for that. 

The Dracaena plant has over 120 species and all of them could always be identified by the height of their leaves. The plant is a popular ornamental houseplant that can grow both indoors and outdoors in subtropical climates.

Pro tip: You can use different coloured pots or vases to accentuate the look of its long leaves. 

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Kitchen or Dining Area

The last plant you want to see in your dining area is the one with long and spiky leaves—the baby rubber plant is the total opposite of that. 

Baby rubber plants only require medium to bright indirect light and only need to be watered once or twice a week.

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The terrace is among the most versatile area in the house. It could be used as a storage area, meeting area, and more. The perfect plant for this place is the Lady Palm plant that stands out anywhere you put it. 

This elegant plant is fairly easy to grow compared to many other palms. It only requires bright indirect light and water when the soil is dry. 

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Comfort Room

An orchid is a plant you would want in your comfort room. The plant is known to produce lovely and exotic-looking flowers. These plants need strong light and the size of their container usually determine how often it needs to be watered. 

Pro tip: Place the orchid near a window or on the washroom counter so it can be watered easily. 

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Shelves are parts of the house we often forget, but we could always take advantage of them by putting decorations that complement the area. The Chain of Hearts plant, for example, is perfect for shelves placed on higher parts of our walls. 

The leaves of the Chain of Hearts plant are heart-shaped silver, green and white leaves that form long chains. These plants like heat and bright light but they could not tolerate direct sunlight.

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