According to Jane Marling, indoor plant and styling expert from Plant Resort, incorporating indoor plants around your home not only has the potential to boost air quality but also boasts a long list of associated health benefits.
“Indoor plants have a number of proven benefits to our health and wellbeing, including enhanced focus and concentration, improved productivity levels, potential reduction in anxiety and stress, elevated mood and a more positive perspective,” Jane says. “Plus, indoor gardening has the power to reduce stress, enhance creativity, increase productivity, and improve focus, so it’s a win-win”.
See some of Jane’s favorite indoor plants for a healthier home.
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata): This hardy and low-maintenance plant excels at removing formaldehyde and benzene, enhancing both your indoor air quality and decor.
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): With its ability to remove ammonia, benzene, and formaldehyde, it adds a touch of beauty and cleaner air to your space, but beware of its pet toxicity.
- Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica): Not only does it eliminate indoor pollutants effectively, but it’s also relatively easy to care for, making it a stylish and practical choice.
- Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): This versatile plant, known for its air-purifying qualities, effortlessly removes various indoor pollutants while adding a touch of green elegance to your home.
- Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai): Thriving in bright indirect light, this impressive plant brings a tropical vibe to your space, improving both aesthetics and air quality.
- ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia): Flourishing in low-light conditions, this resilient plant requires minimal care and is perfect for rooms with limited natural light, making it an ideal choice for busy individuals.
- Mint: Not only does it add a refreshing aroma to your indoor space, but mint also effectively repels cockroaches, contributing to a cleaner and pest-free environment.
Other ideas include lavender (Lavandula) which not only adds a pleasant aroma to your home but also has stress-reducing qualities, and aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) which is known for its soothing and healing properties, making it useful for treating minor cuts, burns, and skin irritations.
Incorporate a few indoor plants into your home now and start to reap the benefits!