Indoor plants don’t just look good – they can make us feel good too.
Plants can do more than enhance a space. Indoor plants have been associated with reduced stress, increased pain tolerance, and improved productivity and creativity in people. They’ve been shown to boost moods and eliminate air pollutants — making for a healthier, happier you. Plants can contribute to cleaner, healthier air for us to breathe making our surroundings more pleasant and making us feel calmer.
Popular plants to de-stress your home:
Peace Lily – The Peace Lily enhances any décor and is great at reducing the number of toxins in the air. With its no-fuss beauty it is the perfect addition to your family home and is guaranteed to flourish in the shade and cooler temperatures.
Snake Plant – The perfect choice for a busy family environment the Snake Plant requires little attention. They are known to absorb carbon dioxide and as a result release oxygen during the night. Add a Snake Plant to your bedroom to give you a peaceful night’s sleep from the additional air boost. They need minimum care and attention and will survive with very little water or sunlight.
Bamboo Palm – This plant made NASA’s list of top clean-air plants with its purifying score of 8.4 and is good at getting rid of benzene and trichloroethylene, which is sure to keep your home stress free! Needs plenty of water and a little indirect sunlight.
Philodendron – A popular, decorative houseplant, especially in living areas. It’s brilliant at absorbing formaldehyde and is easy to care for. It needs plenty of water and sunlight for best results.
Spider Plant – One of the most common houseplants, often found decorating bathrooms. Easy to grow and great at keeping the air in your home ultra clean. Enjoy peace and harmony by adding this pollutant fighting plant to your home.
Aloe Vera – With a variety of healing properties found in its gel suitable for detoxing the body to soothing skin burns, the amazing Aloe Vera can also maintain air quality in your home, clearing the air of pollutants found in cleaning products. It grows best with plenty of sunlight.
English Ivy – Found by NASA to be the very best plant at air-filtering the home, because it’s the most effective plant for absorbing formaldehyde. It’s really simple to grow, try hanging it, or place as a floor plant to help keep your home stress free. It likes a spot with medium sunlight.
Rubber Tree – Easy to grow, low maintenance and one of the best toxin eliminators, Rubber Trees are great at purifying the air in your home and thrive in dim lighting and cooler temperatures.
Red-Edged Dracaena – Growing 2.4 to 4.5 metres feet high with proper care. they make excellent houseplants as they are drought tolerant. The perfect accessory to filling up space in just about any room or around the pool. This vibrant beauty doesn’t only look great, but it’s also known for removing toxins from the air, so simply place it in sunlight and watch it grow.
Golden Pathos (Devil’s Ivy) – So easy to grow this gorgeous plant has the ability to clear toxins from the air, allowing you the chance to breathe deep and relax. A standout hanging plant with its cascading vines Devil’s Ivy will bring that all important touch of nature to your home.
Acknowledgment: Lily Calyx, For more information, check out NASA’s Clean Air Study and Dr. B.C. “Bill” Wolverton’s “How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office”.