We all know that plants and trees are great for the environment, providing precious oxygen, shade and even helping to trap pesky dust particles. Sometimes though, we forget about the actual environment where we spend the majority of our time, which is indoors, and one of the easiest ways to improve that environment is to get yourself some houseplants.
Aside from providing oxygen and promoting better overall air quality (especially in the winter months when the windows are closed), having houseplants around also helps to increase happiness while reducing stress, as well as having the added benefit of looking and smelling great! Even NASA has done a study on the positive effects of indoor vegetation. It’s true that some of us might consider caring for houseplants to be too much work, and it can be alot of work if it becomes a serious hobby, but it really doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, there are very few cons to having houseplants aside from the occasionally messy job of re-potting a plant. Come to think of it, if you need to re-pot a plant, chances are you are already doing great and your house plants are growing and thriving!
So with that introduction out of the way, here are some plants that you can get while will oxygenate your environment and put a smile on your face.
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, there are plenty of low maintenance plants out there that will clean the air for you just fine. As well, there are house plants for just about every house or apartment whether you have low light or if you have so much light that you practically live in a greenhouse. Either way, nature’s got your back with its amazing diversity.
Low Light House Plants
Here are some low light plants to consider if your house or apartment tends not to receive a lot of direct sunlight:
1. Dragon Tree
2. Spider Plant
4. Chinese Evergreen
5. Bamboo Palm
High Light House Plants
If you get a lot of sunlight, your house plants options increase as well. With lots of light, you can start supporting more exotic and tropical house plants, including some small trees.
3. Butterfly Palm
4. Weeping Fig
5. Yucca Plant
If you’re worried about forgetting to water you plants, you can always use a plant water reminder app like Waterbot or keep it simple and just add weekly or even bi-weekly notifications to your favorite calendar. And always remember: breathe.