Plants in our homes: Friends for Life

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Plants in Our Home
April 18, 2021 Apartment Living

 

Adding greenery to your house is not just interior embellishment, you are also enhancing the quality of your life by letting these living organisms interact with your mind, body and home. Indoor plants boost moods, facilitate creativity, reduce stress and purify the air as well as beautifying a space. They are friends that help in making you healthier and happier. During times of social isolation, their contributions maximize exponentially to help us physically and mentally.

You breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide whereas plants perform the exact opposite function. Moreover, plants release water which increases moisture in the air leading you to forego the need for man-made air purifiers. According to NASA research, these living organisms remove toxins from the air, for example up to 87% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), benzene, formaldehyde, etc. The presence of greenery in your surroundings can aid your vision clarity and sharpen up your focus.

Upon learning about all these amazing benefits of plants, you must be quite curious to know which plants to get for your abode. Look no further as this article is about to cover just that:

Snake plant

Snake Plants are a cult favorite for requiring minimum care and surviving long periods without watering. Minimal sunlight and water are enough for it to thrive on its own. Besides looking spectacularly pretty with its thin, upright leaves containing banding patterns, this plant helps you by filtering benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene from the air.

Snake plant

 

Money Plant

Money plants, aka Pothos, are a versatile addition to interior décor or landscaping due to their high growth rate and easy maintenance. This plant is particularly beautiful for its gradient patterns of multiple shades of green. Besides adding to the beautification of spaces, money plants drain the air of benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Money Plant

 

ZZ Plant

ZZ plant is perfect for low-light environments. These low maintenance plants remove toluene and xylene from indoor air. Additionally, they help in improving cognitive function and are capable of removing carbon dioxide from the air even after sundown.

ZZ Plant

 

Bird’s Nest Fern

Thriving in indirect light and humid environments, Bird’s Nest Fern is a particularly attractive addition to your home décor with its ripple-edged fronds growing out like a crown. This fern helps in filtering out formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. It also helps in clearing out phlegm, boosting appetite, increase digestion and stimulating bowel movement.

Bird’s Nest Fern

 

Philodendron

With their heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines, Philodendrons are amazing for landscaping and indoor planting. They are famous for growing up to gigantic sizes that can reach up to higher floors of a building when planted on the ground floor. This beautiful low maintenance plant purifies the air, induces calm and traps dust on its leaves.

Philodendron

 

Succulents

Succulents are a popular choice as indoor plants for not only their diversely attractive appearances but also for being extremely low maintenance. In fact, you can kill succulents by caring too much. These adorable plants help air purification, improve humidity, increase pain tolerance, boost focus and enhance memory as well brightening up your space.

Succulents

 

This should be more than good enough to get you started on your little indoor garden. You can always call on professional help to get you going. However, this article has been specifically designed so that you derive the satisfaction of doing it all on your own. Happy planting!

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