Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up is a trick that can not only brighten-up a space with its beauty but also purify the air.
There’s something wonderful about a home full of flowering plants and houseplants are the ultimate addition to any decor nowadays. These entire plants take up minimal space, blesses your home with tons of benefits and beauties. Blooming plants add a welcome touch of color to inside space. Houseplants or indoor plants are not just decorative items. They purify the air in our house, increase oxygen content and have many health benefits. They brighten up our house, create a relaxing ambiance, boost healing, clean the air and enhance our productivity.
Houseplants definitely make for stylish focal points, but welcoming nature into your home can also offer some serious health benefits. We put together a list of five of the best houseplants to add to your indoor garden.
Tropical hibiscus is the ultimate plant for creating a touch of the tropics. It forms huge blooms, up to 8 inches in diameter; the giant blooms are eye-catching and irresistible. Plus, hibiscus comes in a dizzying array of colors — from shades of red to pink to orange, yellow, white, and even blue.
- Chinese Money Plant:
‘Pilea peperomioides’, commonly known as the Chinese money plant, has such a distinctive look with its round coin-like leaves and straight stems – they look gorgeous in short pots. These hardy plants grow quickly with a once-a-week watering (depending on the temperature in your home) and will happily thrive in bright spaces but don’t require direct sunlight.
- English Ivy:
English Ivy reduces airborne fecal matter particles and has also been shown to filter out formaldehyde in household cleaning products. If you have a smoker in your home, then removing benzene from the air should be a top priority — and English Ivy is one of the best plants for removing it (and aiding in asthma).
- Aloe Vera:
This easy-to-grow succulent plant helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which is found in chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Beyond its air-cleaning abilities, the gel inside this medicinal plant helps heal cuts, burns, rashes and abrasions. It also contains potent antioxidants that act as a wonderful natural moisturizer: one teaspoon of aloe gel and one teaspoon of coconut oil make the perfect skin cream.
- Spider plant:
This plant will do great in a living room because you can admire its long leaves from afar and it doesn’t need a ton of care. Water it every two to three days and keep it out of indirect light like on the bookshelf.They’re effective at fighting pollutants including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene.
There are many types of jasmine. Many-flowered jasmine and Arabian jasmine are two of the easiest to grow; just give them plenty of light and moisture. They’ll all bear fragrant pink to white blooms on vining plants. The beautiful pink or white blooms are the some of the most fragrant you’ll find on any houseplant.
- African violet:
Amidst lush and green, it’s time to add a pop of color. The African violet has flowers with a stunning purple hue, it will love the light on your window sill, and Country Living says it only needs to be watered every couple of days – just be sure to keep the soil moist.