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If you’re thinking of what addition would you shoiuld bring into your home this season, then why not consider getting some houseplants? They can be hung, planted on awesome planters, and can be placed in different rooms. They can easily make your room fresh and stylish without eating up space.
But besides being great for decor, they help purify your air and improve your health. And having said that, here are some awesome houseplants that’ll benefit your health and make your home look great. So check them out and let me know what you think!
WARNING: Many of these plants are poisonous to consume. So keep away from small children and pets.
Also called Mums, this plant is effective in removing benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and ammonia from the air in your home which is commonly found in glue, paint, plastics, and detergent. Its colorful flowers can brighten your home and are readily available at your local garden center.
Being one of the easiest to grow houseplants, Aloe Vera has some serious health benefits. It removes formaldehyde from the air and the gel inside the plant has wound-healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Place it in your kitchen window with a good amount of sun and it requires less frequent watering since it’s a succulent.
Keep your home’s air clean by simply adding this toxin filtering plant. It’s great for beginners since it’s among the easiest houseplants to grow. Just put in a place where there is indirect light and only water once a week.
Aside from its fragrance that induces relaxation and calmness, lavender works well in treating conditions like toothaches, migraines, insomnia, sores, and joint pain as well. And since growing this indoor plant can be a bit tricky since it requires a very sunny spot, consider placing in an area where there is direct sunlight. The fresh aroma will lend a sense of calm and reduce any stress that you might feel.
With a beautiful white bloom, peace lilies will definitely make your home look amazing while improving your health. This plant removes benzene, formaldehyde, and other chemicals emitted from harsh cleaning products. Also, it can help reduce toluene and xylene in the air.
Another powerful plant for removing formaldehyde, Golden Pothos is a fast-growing vine that will create a cascade of green from a hanging basket. Just be mindful that it’s a poisonous plant and should be kept away from small children and pets.
This low-maintenance houseplant grows in bright, indirect light, and allows the soil to dry out between waterings. It helps purify the air with pollutants that’s typically found in carpets and furniture.
Known as the number one air-filtering houseplant, this plant is especially good for people who are sensitive to smoke. It reduces airborne fecal-matter particles and has also been shown to filter out formaldehyde found in some household cleaning products. It grows best with moist soil and four or more hours of direct sunlight each day.
With more than 40 different kinds of Dracaena plants, you’ll find one that’s perfect for your home. It combats pollutants associated with varnishes and oils and helps filter your air improving your health. Just keep them away with your cats or dogs since their leaves are toxic to your plants.
These plants act as humidifiers and can help to restore moisture to the air so they are perfect for those who suffer from dry skin and other cold weather problems. They’re relatively easy to grow and care, making them perfect for any beginners.
They also look great hung too (see #5 on this hanging plant ideas list from our friends over at Chasing Foxes!)
More than decorating your home, houseplants are good for you as well. They have properties that can help improve and better your health. And they make a great home addition and are totally beneficial for you and the whole family’s health. So get them now and let me know what you think!
Now if you have any questions about these plants, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to help you out!
I’d love a revised list that’s safe for house pets.