Wednesday, August 6, 2014

4 Indoor Plants For The Home

Plants can do great things for your mood and environment, including air purification. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have the outdoor space to set up and maintain a garden. Nevertheless, there are quite a number of plants that can be kept indoors, which can help brighten up your living area. 

Like most succulents, it gets by on dry soil so it has an infrequent need for watering, which may be good news for homeowners without green thumbs.

1. Aloe

You may recognize this succulent from its use in many skincare products. Aloe helps to heal and moisturize, and can grow in small spaces, reaching up to three feet in height.

Like most succulents, it gets by on dry soil so it has an infrequent need for watering, which may be good news for homeowners without green thumbs.

2. Philodendron

The philodendron is a common indoor plant as its vines and heart-shaped leaves are quite pleasing to the eye. Furthermore, this hardy plant can withstand low levels of sunlight as well as a moderate amount of neglect, which makes it a great choice for inexperienced horticulturists.

As an added bonus, the philodendron is well-known for having air purifying properties.

3. Snake plant/Mother-in-law's tongue

This easy-to-grow and air purifying plant can add a great natural accent to any room in your home. It grows upward instead of outward, minimizing its footprint in the room.

Consider placing this plant in your bedroom as its CO2 conversion happens at night as opposed to the daytime cycle of most other plants. This gives you great, fresh air when you wake up in the morning.

4. Pothos                                                

This indoor plant is another great air purifier and thrives in a variety of temperatures and lighting conditions.  It needs less watering than other plants.

Its variegation is visually appealing, and it can grow as a hanging plant or in a pot but, if you keep it on the ground, be sure to trim its stems when they get too long.


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