Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Having plants inside your home can have some surprising health benefits. Studies have shown that it reduces stress and relaxes the body, even as far as reducing pulse rates and blood pressure. Plants also absorb carbon dioxide and other harmful chemicals from your pets and synthetic materials in your home, such as plastic, paint, Styrofoam, glass and aerosol sprays.
When it comes to indoor plants, there is a wide variety to choose from. Think of your home’s design style, as well as your willingness to take care of the plant. Choose something hardy and low-maintenance if you’re not that into gardening.
These four fabulous indoor plants are top picks as indoor plants.
Very easy to maintain, the snake plant is also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue. It grows upwards and has yellow edges on the leaves, which is a great look for modern interiors, especially if the snake plant is in a minimalist, white pot.
The rubber tree can grow as tall as eight feet, and can become a great verdant addition to any room with its shiny green leaves. You can also prune it if you’d rather have a small tree.
Succulents are very low-maintenance and do not need to be watered every day. As long as you put it where it can get a lot of sunlight, it can thrive in any indoor space. Succulents’ varied colors and interesting textures are great for a rustic home.
Also called Dumb Cane, dieffenbachia has big variegated leaves, with dark green edges and lighter on the inside. Able to thrive in medium and low lighting conditions, it is perfect for areas of the home without much light from the sun. Its wide leaves also create a nice touch of tropical greenery in the room. - Aislinn Kee