Do you want to make your home more comfortable and green? Buy a house plant! It not only brings in nature in your home, making it more beautiful and welcoming, but it is also good for your health. Green plants purify the air by emitting oxygen and reducing the level of toxins. Breathing, people release carbon dioxide which is absorbed by the plants. The whole process, called photosynthesis has a lot of benefits for people- it purifies the air and lowers the level of carbon dioxide.
In general the atmosphere in your living room will be fresher, you will breathe easily and enjoy the greenery even if it is raining or snowing outside. Moreover, green plants have a really magical effect on man’s spiritual condition – they drastically decrease the stress, the sadness and the anxiety, and make you feel relaxed and calm.
A recent plant study of Kansas State University proved that adding plants to hospital rooms makes the patient’s recovery easier. Patients in rooms with indoor plants have lower blood pressure, experience less pain and anxiety compared to patients in rooms without greenery.
I can bet that these facts totally convinced you to buy a plant for your home and you are heading to the florists’ store. Hmm, buy yourself a plant but what exactly – there is such a variety and it is difficult to choose. Take a look below and find out some really useful information about the most popular and easy to take care of houseplants:
Aloe – aloe plant is very popular for growing at home and has a plenty of healing qualities. Aloe gel is widely used in the cosmetics and really does miracles. As an indoor plant the aloe do not like the direct sunlight and definitely it does not enjoy too much water. So be careful!
Spider plant – Spider plants are one of the most adaptable and easy to grow houseplants. So it is a perfect choice for beginners in growing houseplants. Spider plants love natural, but not direct light. You should water the plant about once a week and fertilise it every 3 to 4 months.
Dracaena – dracaenas like warm temperature and indirect sunlight. Keep them on an east window, covered by a transparent curtain. Do not water the dracaena too often – if you do, it will turn brown.
Bamboo palm – this indoor plant also does not like the direct sunlight, so find space with filtered light. Keep the soil moist, but avoid over watering. Bamboo palms do not like very low temperatures, but adore liquid fertilisers once a month.
Actually whatever houseplant you choose, it will bring life and freshness in your sweet home. So do not hesitate – Be green, buy a plant!