Sometimes all you need to update your home is a touch of greenery. Houseplants are the perfect addition to any home and are proven to have many benefits outside of just being a decor preference.
Houseplants not only elevate your space, but instantly create a stress free environment and improve the air quality throughout your home. They eliminate toxins, humidify your space, and are relatively inexpensive. As houseplants have the ability to survive essentially anywhere, all you need is to choose the one that makes you happy and fits your home’s aesthetic.
Scroll down to read about two of the most popular houseplants and how to care for them.
We often think plants have to be watered all the time, but we should actually let the soil dry out in between waterings. You want your soil to be moist but not completely wet, so it’s important to choose a pot that has decent drainage. Another tip is to make sure you read up on how much light your flowers actually need, as some flowers thrive in direct sunlight, while others may live best in a shaded area.
While succulents are a modern, trendy plant choice, whose popularly comes from their low maintenance, they can actually be trickier than expected.
Succulents require six hours of sunlight a day, but can become sunburned if they remain in a spot where the light is too hot. They thrive best in clay or cement pots as opposed to glass because, like most other plants, they need a good amount of drainage.
Not only can plants improve your indoor aesthetic, they are also life-giving and provide many health benefits to the people around them. Based on several experimental studies, the presence of potted plants has been shown to lower blood pressure, raise productivity, and reduce everyday stresses and strains. When it comes to clean smelling air, many of us rely on chemical fresheners or scented candles – but did you know that our leafy friends are also powerful air filters? We hope we’ve convinced you to take a trip to your local nursery and find the perfect plant to improve your interiors, boost your wellbeing and purify your air!