6 Houseplants That Will Elevate Your Space and Lift Your Mood
Houseplants don’t just look great; they also make you feel better.
From improving indoor air quality to introducing a therapeutic plant care routine into your life, the wellness benefits of houseplants are a wonderful complement to their ability to elevate your living space.
When it comes to the winning combination of being both visually pleasing and easy to care for, these 6 plants are worth a trip to the garden centre:
1. Snake Plants
These hardy plants require relatively little water and light and — with their thick, upright leaves — have a distinct look that will add some dark green to your shelf or counterspace. They’re also one of the most effective air purifying plants on the market.
This light green beauty grows quickly and develops trailing vines as it thrives, making a strong visual impression when hanging off a high shelf. It also bounces back quickly if you’ve missed watering it for a couple weeks.
Also known as the “medicine plant” for its healing properties, aloe is drought-resistant and can grow both indoors and outside. As part of the succulent family, bright light is a must, but this also means aloe doesn’t require frequent watering. Its sap can be used to soothe minor skin irritation or sunburns.
4. Dracaena Corn Plant
Looking for something a bit more substantial? Dracaena corn plants can grow up to 12 feet thanks to their strong trunks. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean more demanding though. This sturdily built plant can withstand low light and infrequent watering.
5. Boston Ferns
Ferns dehumidify your indoor air, making them equally helpful in the summer, as well as the wintertime when you have the heat on constantly. Unlike some similar plant types, they’re also pet-friendly.
6. Heartleaf Philodendron
With its eye-catching dark green tone and heart-shaped leaves, the heartleaf philodendron will immediately elevate your table or shelf décor. Not only are they beautiful, they’re also fairly low maintenance. Indirect light and weekly watering are all they need to thrive.