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10 Of The Best Indoor Plants In The UAE For Your Office And Home

UAE climate corresponds to the subtropical climate of the country.

The average daytime temperature during the cold winters of January is +24 °C. In summer, it is much hotter here, about +41 °C.

So the residents may feel it’s hard to grow indoor plants in their offices, home, or apartments that can endure such warm temperatures.

But there are plants that can live through any hardships – heat in summer, cold in winter, shade and sunshine, a long absence of water, and poor stony soil. 

We will be listing such miraculous indoor plants that can easily thrive in the hot, humid weather of the UAE.


Sansevieria plant in dubai

Sansevieria is a great option to get acquainted with if you do not have houseplants at home.

It grows well and is unpretentious to care for.

This plant has long, hard leaves of dark green color with horizontal light stripes and spots.

At the edges, it is painted with a yellowish border and grows horizontally from thick creeping roots.

With sansevieria in the bedroom, you will sleep well.

It emits volatiles and disinfects the air. According to NASA, it is one of the best houseplants for absorbing toxins into the air, including formaldehyde, nitric oxide, benzene, xylene, and trichloroethylene.

And sansevieria is one of the few houseplants that continue to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen even at night.

Aloe Vera

Aloe is one of the plants whose healing properties are widely known.

Usually without a stem or a very short stem, with thick green and fleshy leaves growing directly from the plant’s central stem.

The edges of the leaves are topped with small thorns.

Aloe has not only a luxurious look but also a very easy-to-care-for houseplant. It is succulent, so it does not require frequent watering.

This houseplant can be a wonderful decoration of the kitchen window sill. 

Aloe also cleans the air of formaldehyde and benzene contained in varnishes, paints, detergents, materials from which furniture is made, etc.

This houseplant absorbs carbon dioxide and abundantly enriches the air around it with oxygen.

Lantana Camara

Lantana at home forms a small compact bush, although the plant grows into a huge bush in nature.

Lantana leaves are rough, dark, or light green and dry to the touch. Numerous caps of two-tone flowers appear on the bushes in early summer.

Flowering lantana lasts until autumn. 

This beautiful plant has wide varieties; flower caps are white-yellow, red-orange, or pink.

Even a novice florist can grow lantana; caring for a plant is quite simple, but the plant needs warmth and bright lighting.

The plant can tolerate heat, cold, drought, and even low-quality soil.

Chlorophytum crested

Chlorophytum is one of the most popular indoor houseplants.

This is a small beautiful plant in the form of a rosette beam.

The leaves with yellowish edges are beautifully curved from the center in different directions, releasing baby plants.

It blooms with white flowers.

It grows quickly, usually up to 20-30 cm. 

Chlorophytum is so unpretentious that even if you are not a fan of gardening and tend to forget about your home pots, you will find it difficult to neglect this resistant plant.

It is also useful in smoking areas because it is one of the best filters against cigarette smoke.

As an added bonus, this houseplant is safe for pets.

Devil's Ivy

The evergreen tropical plant brings a bit of the jungle into the house, creates a relaxed atmosphere, and alleviates your wanderlust.

With its elegant and playful tendrils, the ivy greens windows and shelves.

But not only does its exotic appearance make the houseplant a must-have, but its air-purifying properties are also impressive: the ivy can filter pollutants such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and benzene from the air.

In the bedroom, the air-purifying plant promotes a good night’s sleep and helps you wake up full of energy in the morning.

Calathea or Zebra or peacock plant

Green, purple, jagged, or straight – the colorful leaves of the calathea simply attract everyone’s attention.

But not only its decorative nature is convincing, but the houseplant is also an excellent air filter.

With the help of its large leaves, the calathea can supply the air with plenty of oxygen and filter formaldehyde out of it.

The calathea has a day-night rhythm and is therefore also referred to as a living plant.

As soon as the amount of light decreases, the houseplant leaves close with a rustling sound.

Flamingo flower

The flower of the flamingo flower resembles a single leaf.

It can shine from white to salmon pink to bright red and is sure to draw everyone’s attention.

However, the beautiful sight has its price: the flamingo flower is considered to be very demanding and only thrives at a humidity of 60-65%.

The plant also does not like the direct sun; therefore, it is not recommended to plant flamingo flowers outdoors in UAE. 

However, if the flamingo flower feels good with the right care, it is considered one of the most effective air-purifying indoor plants and filters pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and ammonia from the air.

Dragon tree

Dragon tree plant in dubai

The dragon tree, which comes from Africa, enriches every living environment with its exotic appearance.

Its impressive foliage really comes into its own as a solitary plant.

In addition to its impressive appearance, the dragon tree positively affects the room climate and, as a houseplant, ensures good air.

The plant filters and neutralizes pollutants that get into the room air from carpets, furniture, etc.

Formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene don’t stand a chance against the dragon tree!

Bird of Paradise or Strelitzia

It is named as such because its flowers actually resemble the magnificent colorful plumage of these little tropical birds in shape and color.

Originally from South Africa, a Strelitzia can also be cultivated indoors in a pot in UAE.

Be sure to place it in a very bright and ventilated place (no drafts!), and often clean the leaves with a damp cloth.

The plant loves moisture in the warm months; water it copiously, but ensure the soil dries well each time – water-logging produce root rot.

Water only moderately between June and July, the stage of vegetative dormancy.

Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm flower plant in dubai

Parlour palm is an ornamental plant ideal as a decorative addition in apartments.

Its feathery, lanceolate green looks delicate and fresh and has a slight sheen.

Find a spot for them with bright but filtered sunlight. Be careful because it does not tolerate areas that are too dark and fears the cold: the climate in the house will therefore be ideal most of the time.

The parlour palm grows up to 1 meter high in the pot.

Final words

Have you found the perfect indoor plant for your home and office?

Welcome these low-maintenance yet air-purifying plants that add greenery to your home with their exotic beauty.

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