8 Indoor Plants To Help Purify and De-Stress Your Home
Lately, we have been all about plants...maybe even a little obsessed...in a good way though. We cannot get enough of them around our homes and offices. Not only are the great to add an uplifting spirit and boost your mood, but you can also get them to help purify the air in the room which is great for people with allergies to dust and dander for example.
Check out the top 8 plants that help purify and de-stress your home the best...
1. Peace Lily
Peace lilies with their beautiful dark green leaves are one of the most popular indoor house plants. They are known for their curving white blooms and is one of our personal favorites here at Mauricettes. The most amazing part is these such easy to grow, low-maintenance plants help remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, and xylene from the air to make the air in your home less toxic. This indoor houseplant prefers moist soil throughout the pot and low light, which is great for rooms with not many windows.
2. Aloe Plant
The Aloe plant is best known for its healing properties. It’s plump leaves provide a soothing gel for cuts and burns. But what many don’t know is that the Aloe plant is really great at absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the air, improving your air quality in your home. It’s a very hearty plant that is easy to take care of. Allow the plant’s soil to completely dry between waterings. It prefers dry soil, so only water every 2-3 weeks for best results. Some varieties can grow up to 3-feet high, but there are also smaller species that work well in small spaces. It does need plenty of sun though and a room temperature of around 70 degrees.
If you have a hard time remembering to watering your plants, the Jade plant is the indoor plant for you! It is a slow-growing plant that can last for decades and has thick, lush leaves with interesting branches. It’s a low-maintenance succulent houseplant that doesn’t need much water and prefers the soil somewhat dry. Jade is great at purifying the air but does need bright light in a sunny room with regulated temperatures.
4. Snake Plant
If you have a history of neglecting your plants, the snake plant is perfect for you as well. Also known as mother-in-law's tongue or ribbon plant, the snake plant has variegated, waxy leaves that grow upright. It can come in a variety of sizes and some varieties have yellow or white edges, plus small, white flowers that rarely bloom. They’re amazing at absorbing carbon dioxide and will do best in medium to low light. This indoor plant also loves being pot bound and needs dryer soil, therefore will thrive on being ignored. Two-week vacation? No problem for your snake plant!
5. Spider Plant
The spider plant can add visual interest to any room and comes in a number of varieties. It works best as a hanging plant or in a place where the leaves can hang below, it’s pot. They’re also known as airplane plants and one of the easiest houseplants to take care of because they’re adaptable, durable and can tolerate a wide range of conditions. These trailing plants whose arching leaves look like large blades of grass and produce “babies” are miniature duplicates of mama plant & very easy to propagate. But the best thing about the spider plant is that they are super duper air purifying warriors and help remove toxins out of the air in our homes naturally. They do best with evenly moist soil and bright to medium sunlight.
6. Rubber Tree
The rubber tree is another easy-to-grow indoor houseplant that can get up to 8-feet-tall. Its beautiful dark green leaves can add a major pop to any room decor. You can also make your rubber tree into a shrub shape if you prefer smaller plants, by easily pruning any long stems. Rubber trees are also amazing for cleaning the air in your home and are one of the easiest plants to take care of. What is most special about them is they thrive even in dim lighting and cooler climates (60 to 80 degrees). The low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eliminator and air purifier. Just allow the surface of the plant’s soil to dry out in between waterings and that’s it! How easy is that?
Another one of our favorites here at Mauricettes, the heart-leaf philodendron. It is a fast-growing houseplant, with deep green heart-shaped leaves. This trailing indoor houseplant loves to make its own way down mantels or bookshelves with its decorative vines. It has perky, dark green leaves shaped like hearts that will add some much beauty to any decor. What is best about this plant, is that it is particularly good at absorbing xylene and making the air in your home so much cleaner. Plus, when properly cared for, these plants will last many years to come! They will thrive on a range of lighting conditions, from low light to sunny but prefer indirect light. Make sure to let the surface of the soil dry between waterings and not let the soil be constantly wet.
8. Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos, a member of the philodendron family, is fast-growing indoor houseplant that has striking variegated leaves. The main reason you should want a pothos in your home is that has an air-purifying quality that can absorb and strip toxins (like formaldehyde) from materials in the home (like carpet). How neat is that? It is also very beautiful and has trailing stems and works well in a hanging basket or as a climbing plant (with some training of course) onto a trellis or whatever object that will support it. This indoor houseplant can produce stems that trail 8 feet or longer. If they get too long for your liking, just cut them back and your plant will continue to look full and healthy. The Golden Pothos can thrive in an array of lighting conditions, but low light may diminish the leaves' variegation. Allow soil to dry somewhat between watering. These beautiful plants would be a great addition to a kitchen, living room, or really any room in your home.