And again in fashion: indoor plants from the USSR

  • Aug 07, 2021

Indoor plants have become so firmly established in human life that without them the apartment is uncomfortable and empty. In addition to beauty and pleasant smell, they purify the air. Many cultures have been in demand since the times of the USSR. These are the well-known and beloved cissus, tradescantia, morgan stonecrop, campanula.

Campanula. Illustration for this article is used under a standard license ©
Campanula. Illustration for this article is used under a standard license ©
Campanula. Illustration for this article is used under a standard license ©

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This plant is known as birch or indoor grape. The tropics are considered his homeland. It belongs to decorative vines. Cissus often decorates offices, government and educational institutions. This plant cleans the air from pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

It is an evergreen climbing plant with slender shoots up to 2 meters. It clings to all kinds of supports thanks to its antennae. Has carved leaves, can grow in the shade. Flowers are small, light green.

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The most popular varieties of cissus are:

  • Diamond-shaped - a flower with smooth diamond-shaped leaves and jagged edges. The top of the leaf is green, the bottom is light green with a plum tint. It tolerates bright and dark lighting, temperature changes well.
  • Antarctic - is a green liana with serrated ovoid leaves, reaching a length of 12 cm. The stem and cuttings are covered with a small downy.
  • Multi-colored - has an original pattern on the leaves - light silver spots are located on a dark background, the reverse side of the leaf is red-lilac. Requires compliance with a temperature of 15 ° C and high humidity. In winter, the leaves fall off due to the dry air. Bare lashes must be cut off. In the spring, the bush releases new shoots.


A herbaceous plant native to North America. The culture is well used for landscaping wall panels, balconies, terraces, for growing in pots and boxes, decorating aquariums and reservoirs. In addition to decorativeness, it brings considerable benefits: it cleans the air in the apartment from dust and toxic emissions from furniture and tobacco smoke.

Tradescantia. Illustration for this article is used under a standard license ©
Tradescantia. Illustration for this article is used under a standard license ©

The plant has beautiful leaves of variegated color, green or purple. The leaves are lanceolate, elliptical or ovoid in shape. It blooms in small buds of a dark blue or purple hue. The plant requires adherence to the rules of watering, it grows better in a room with high humidity. It can grow both in a bright place and in a dark place.

Morgan's sedum

The second name of the plant is monkey tail. This is a representative of the genus of succulents from the fatty family. The homeland of the plant is Central and South America. In Russia, it grows indoors - greenhouses, greenhouses, conservatories, apartments and offices.

The plant has elongated shoots, their length can reach 1 m.On the stems, the leaves are densely packed, the leaf length reaches 2 cm, the width is 0.5 cm. The entire aerial part has a wax-like coating that protects the plant from sunburn.

Morgan's sedum grows, forming small buds with a red-pink tint. Flowering time is February-March. The plant is fragile - with small touches, the leaves break off and fall off. High humidity is contraindicated for him, and an inflow of fresh air is necessary both in summer and in winter.


Indoor plant, popularly known as the flower of family happiness. It was first discovered in the Mediterranean, but thanks to its bright, bell-like buds, it quickly spread around the world. It is used to decorate the landscape design of gardens when creating a bright contrast against the background of other flowers.

Depending on the variety, it has velvet or bell-shaped buds from pure white to deep purple shades. The plant loves good lighting, stable humidity, good drought tolerance.

Indoor plants from the USSR do not lose their relevance today, they delight with their beauty and unpretentiousness and can compete with modern species.

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