Keeping a plant in the house is not only good for the health, but it is also lovely on the eyes. Essentially they do the opposite of what we do: release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide when we breathe—considering as one of the cheapest ways to freshen up the air and eliminating harmful toxins.
"Studies have proven that house plants improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15%), reduce stress levels, and boost your mood."
There are many variations of indoor plants to choose from Aloanema to Asparagus fern and many more. Some plants require extensive gardening expertise, but there are a few plants that are low maintenance.
These sturdy indoor species can survive and even thrive despite severe neglect. Here are a few selections of plants that will suit you perfectly, provide you with lots of greenery, and are easy to look after.
Awarded the most tolerant plant, the snake plant, often referred to as Mother-in-law's Tongue, can survive all kinds of conditions and have few insect problems. Characterized by its long, upright blades that can grow anywhere between 6 inches to several feet.
Another plant with multiple benefits, a gardenia plant, is an excellent choice for your bedroom as it instantly freshens up the room with its fragrant flowers. This plant is a natural sleep inducer that may help you relieve anxiety and achieve better quality sleep.
Apart from the other plants on our list, The Gardenia is slightly more work than the other plants, but the extra care needed will be worth your while. Ensure to place these plants in bright indirect sunlight and keep the soil continuously moist.
Beautify your home by giving it a tropical touch. The delicate texture leaves of the areca palm remain green all year round with minimum effort. Also, the large fronds create a bold statement with huge, fan-like foliage. Please note to avoid exposure to direct, harsh sunlight as it can burn the foliage.
Also known as a cobra plant, it also evokes harmony apart from being a low-maintenance house plant. Peace Lilies are also perfect to spruce up your home while protecting you from the harmful vapors of the products you use in the house, such as acetone and alcohol, that have detrimental effects on your health.
The Spider Plant enjoys bright to moderate light, but they are known for their low-light tolerance. It also has good air purification properties and helps eliminate toxins from the surrounding air, such as formaldehyde and xylene, furthermore safe for pets.