Plants are a great addition to any home not just because they look pretty and aesthetic but also because they actually are really good for us. Plants will definitely make your house look more lively, fresh and zen but also purify the air as well as act as a natural disinfectant.
Not many people know the benefits of having a potted plant at home so we are here to change that! Here we have a list of the best house plants for your home and why are they good for you.
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Don't worry, snake plant just sounds scary but is actually a great addition to every household! Snake plant also known as mother-in-law’s tongue or by its scientific name which is Sansevieria trifasciata. It is a pretty looking leafy plannt with straight up right leaves with green stripes which makes it look extremely aesthetic especially with a white background.
If you are new to taking care of plants then do not worry as this plant can tolerate low water and light eenvironments where it gets indirect bright light. Even NASA says agrees that snake plants are amazing for you homes as it cleans and filter indoor air. The only con is that if you have pets who like to munch on leaves then try to keep the plant out of reach as it is toxic for them.
Aloe Vera has great uses and is quite a common house plant given the benefits it reaps. Aloe Vera can be used to treat burns, can be used for haircare as well as skincare and can also be eaten as a dish (but you have to be careful for that). Aloe Vera love bright inderict light and does quite alright if you forget to water it occasionally.
Ficus are quite aesthetic and would make an amazing office plant. You can also have it in your bedroom or by the kitchen counter near the window to give it a fresh look. Ficus loves bright indirect light like a lot of plants we have in this list and also moist soil with occasional misting.
These plants are amazing for your house given how it is known for purifying air and maintain the air purity. Also given how amazing it looks; you should definitely get one for your living room or your office.
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Peace Lily; suh a beautiful and an even more beautiful flower. This plant is known for it elegance and unique look. Peace Lily loves bright indirect light but if you can not offer that then don't worry because the plant won't be that mad at you for it and wilt as it does well in medium light as well. The plant though loves to stay hydrated and will show it's disappointment by it's droopy leaves which perks up once watered.
The plant is known to remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylene from the air but is not good for pets and can cause irritation due to the oxalates it contains.
Mint might not be a plant you'd expect to see in a list like this but it is actually an amazing addition to your collection. Mint is a great herb which can ve grown indoors and can have multiple uses. Growing mint outdoor can take up the whole yard but growing it indoor is a different story as you have control over it completely.
Mint is yummy but did you know it also acts as its own natural insecticide and repel bugs. Mint needs regular hydration and loves it's water so don't forget to water it as the plant will die if you stop or miss watering it!
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