Decorating your home with plants is not only aesthetically pleasing but can provide health benefits too. Here are some of our favourite low-maintenance houseplants, and their health benefits.
It’s no secret that plants are scientifically proven to reduce stress and in the wake of the pandemic there seems to have been a spark in a lifestyle shift toward greenery. Surrounding yourself with green, living, and breathing decor is incredibly beneficial for your body and mind.
houseplants eliminate toxins from the air, improving home air quality. They are energizing for the mind by lowering stress levels and encouraging better sleep.
Let’s take a look at how to decorate our homes with plants and how some beautiful and unique options are almost maintenance-free!
Our favourite low-maintenance houseplants:
The snake plant, commonly referred to as mother-in-law’s tongue is great for the living room area and bedrooms. It complements a high-ceiling room because of its tall-structured leaves. It’s one of few plants that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night, perfect for a great night’s rest. Snake plants are easy to care for, water them once a month and they can survive in low to moderate light. These plants are extremely slow-growing and can last for years.
The ponytail plant is known for Its sleek bulb-like trunk and lush, long curly leaves that makes it visually pleasing. It’s highly decorative and a great choice for sprucing up your living room or dining room area. It’s quite a hardy houseplant and only requires water every 2-3 weeks. It’s also known for being one of the best air-purifying plants to keep indoors.
The ZZ plant
The ZZ plant is easy to care for, drought-tolerant, and has glossy green foliage! They make fabulous accent plants in low-light rooms, rooms that only have artificial lighting, on tabletops or as eye-level focal points. The ZZ plant removes Toluene and Xylene from indoor air, which are compounds that are used in many households and industrial products.
The great thing about succulents is that they can be decorated in collections. Succulents are great for adding interesting shapes, textures, and colours to any area and, they offer many health benefits too. From improving your focus to enhancing memory retention – they also have a special ability to retain water, making it a very low-maintenance houseplant.
The Peace Lilly is the perfect flower houseplant to have in your home. It’s a beautiful plant, but also easy to care for. This houseplant purifies the air and, promotes better sleep.
Tip: Adding a decorative pot enhances the beauty of the Peace Lilly.
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