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8 More Affordable Plants For The Home

You can have a beautiful garden even if you're on a tight budget. Some of these plants are below P100!

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When adding life to your home by way of plants, a little goes a long way. While you could easily spend a ton dressing up your home with expensive, exotic, and hard-to-find greens for your garden, it’s easy to deck your home with species that won’t break the bank.

Pull up this list when you’re ready to go shopping, and keep your home refreshed and alive with these easy to find plant babies:

Aloe Vera: P40 to P250

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If you’re ready to up your succulent game, consider buying aloe vera. Whether you want to keep it in a small pot or go large by dressing up your garden with long-leafed varieties, you’re set to benefit from this plant because it offers a wide range of medicinal qualities. One of the lower maintenance plants, aloe vera thrives in tropical climates, making it a good pick for those without a green thumb.

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Snake plant: P30 and up

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Known for its vertical leaves that offer an architectural element to your space, a snake plant can thrive even with weeks of neglect. Best kept indoors with low light, this “bedroom” plant is also known to be a natural air purifier.

READ: 5 More Houseplants That Can Purify The Air At Home

Spider Plant: P25 to P400

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When flowering, this plant is decked with pretty white flowers; but apart from its more aesthetic values, the spider plant also is an effective air cleaner that can thrive indoors. If you’re looking to decorate your home with some hanging baskets, this is also a good option.

Heartleaf Philodendron: P300 to P500

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If your capacity for decorating with plants is just limited to a simple tablescape, this dark-leafed variety can be your perfect pick. Its shiny, heart-shaped leaves add dimension to any space and can also be used for vines, if you’re looking for a more sophisticated way to design your space. Nearly impossible to kill, this is a great starter plant for those who are just beginning to explore their green thumbs.

Pothos: P300 to P500

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Flexible and readily adaptable to the environment its in, Porthos can be placed on a table, made to hang in a basket or can even creep up poles. Try to go for the “Nioy” variant, which boasts beautiful white and green leaves for elevated aesthetic appeal. Pothos are great as hanging plants, which are perfect for condo balconies.

Ti Plant: P200 and up

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Found in many provinces all around Luzon, this plant is readily available in Dangwa (for those who are ready to deep dive into flower central). With beautifully purplish leaves, this colorful plant is also considered to be fortuitous around Southeast Asia.

READ: A Handy Guide To Dangwa Flower Market

Dumb Cane: P500 and up

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Also known as Bachia or Dieffenbachia, this plant is native to South America, but is cultivated all over the world as an indoor plant. It is known for its leaves, which have contrasting white and green shades. Dumb canes can be slightly intolerant of intense summer heat and need a filter, skylight or barrier between the sun and its leaves. Take note, though, that the sap of this houseplant is poisonous to animals and humans, so you might not want to use it if you have children or pets.

READ: Which Garden Plants Can Go Bad?

Zanzibar Gem: 200 to P400

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Also known as the “lucky” or “welcome” plant, this tropical plant comes highly recommended by Feng Shui experts as the perfect plant to place near doors and portals as it is said to bring in good chi or energy. This ornamental plant is known for its glossy appearance, which offers a unique, distinctive sheen.

SOURCES: tierraplants.com, olx.ph, renz15.wordpress.com

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