Indoor plants for interior decor have become more popular these days. Succulent plants have followed suit as well. Everyone says they are beautiful and healthy, so why not? But how do you know the right indoor plants to select for a breathtaking plant sanctuary? Well, keep reading.
Research conducted by NASA has shown that house plants, also referred to as indoor plants, improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15%), reduce stress levels, and improve your mood. This research also concluded that indoor plants could remove about 87% of air toxins in 24 hours.
According to the World Economic Forum, air pollution around the world has risen by a whopping 154% in the last decade. Keeping the air you breathe clean and pure should be a primary goal for you. You can even decide to plant a tree today—save the planet!
Aside from being great for visuals, indoor plants also have a direct effect on your psychology. The greenery around your workspace has been shown to increase levels of optimism, regulate humidity, improve the feelings of calmness and serenity.
Seasoned and experienced interior decorators understand this phenomenon and employ it in curating designs for home and office apartments. Careful selection and positioning of indoor plants can ultimately make your home and office a healthier place to relax—on the flip hand, they are also an inexpensive way to jazz up your indoor spaces.
Creating your Plant Sanctuary
Understanding the physiology of plants will tailor your choice of indoor plants. Plants generally release oxygen and suck up carbon dioxide during the day; this mechanism is reversed at night. So, if you will be choosing a houseplant for your home, you should know which will be most beneficial. Read on to find out more about your decision to choose an indoor plant.
Just as the name implies, this beautiful, evergreen, easy-to-care-for houseplant helps to improve the quality of indoor spaces. It filters toxins and air pollutants, especially formaldehyde and benzene.
This plant requires little maintenance and enjoys low lit and humid conditions. Cleaning agents usually contain extracts from this plant.
It is also found in cosmetics —of course, the whole point of cosmetics is to remain evergreen, isn’t it?
This plant works explicit wonders on mold levels; as such, it’s a perfect fit for bathrooms and kitchens. The best part of this plant is its blooming colors.
It is also known as Hedera helix or European ivy. English ivy contains saponin—a chemical that has shown effects on easing respiratory distress. English Ivy tends to grow aggressively and so needs regular pruning.
Chrysanthemum is referred to as the florist’s joy—and with good reason!
This blooming burst of pink and green is excellent on visual effects and in air-filtering. It particularly enjoys and thrives under sunlight, think of flowers sunbathing!
The best location for this plant is window sills. Extracts from chrysanthemum are used in plastics, glue, and detergents.
This cascade of bright green colors has been around for quite a while – they’ve been used as houseplants since the Victorian era.
It is a tropical tree and is quite sensitive to light and temperature drifts. A cool corner of your indoor space is best for this lovely plant.
Daisies are an absolute delight to the eyes, with a burst of vibrant, bright, and attractive colors.
Daisies come in different shades of red, yellow, orange, or pink and are known as an effective air cleanser. This house plant thrives tremendously in rooms with lots of natural light —although they don’t do well with potting because of their deep root system, daisies require moist but well-drained soil.
Succulents perform exceptionally well as an indoor plant. Aloe Vera tops that list.
This plant has been known as a healer for several decades. It is an effective air cleanser and also helpful in treating burns and minor cuts – which is why it is best kept on your kitchen windowsill.
The best part of aloe is that it thrives on neglect. Do little or nothing at all, and the plant keeps growing —you get to be lazy with this one.
Well, this plant is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue —jokes on whoever named it this.
Aside from the awesome aesthetics snake plant has, it is also known to be the best air purifier amongst all houseplants. It readily absorbs excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and is specifically great for relaxing.
This plant with succulent, leathery, green, cream, and yellow patterned leaves, is regarded as the toughest houseplant; you’d have to be a plant murderer to kill a snake plant.
You get to eat this one!
Aside from being an effective air purifier, the spider plant is also edible. It is especially recommended for those starting in creating a plant sanctuary. It is low maintenance and has an excellent visual appeal. This plant can tolerate several conditions but thrives well in bright indirect light.
Extracts from this plant are used in rubber and printing industries as solvents.
Broad Lady Palm
This plant has an oriental appeal, which is accurate, considering it originated from regions of China and Taiwan.
Broad lady palm has gotten a lot of attention around the world in recent years, probably due to its unique ability to reduce ammonia levels in indoor spaces. It also enjoys a humid environment, and so is a good fit for your bathroom.
Dragon tree adds a flash of color and thrill to your indoor spaces. This plant is especially useful in removing formaldehyde from the air. It can grow about 8ft, and so is suitable for spaces with high ceilings. Keep your pets away from this plant because it is toxic when ingested.
A beautiful and clean space is suitable for the mind and body. If you’ve read to this point—which I’m sure that you have, I mean, who doesn’t want an adorable plant sanctuary?—then, I’m confident you know the best indoor plants for your home and workplace. These houseplants cost little and offer much. So, be it in your office or home, your health is assured of a boost if you keep these plants close.