This is a complete guide to houseplants that are easy to take care of. There are many benefits to having houseplants in your own home, school and work space. For instance, it improves the air quality and instantly brightens a room. The presence of nature in a room without a doubt makes a place feel more comfortable, breathable and luxurious. But did you know there are also psychological and physical health benefits to having indoor plants?
According to RHS these are some of the psychological and physical health benefits of having houseplants.
Here are some ways houseplants that are easy to take care of can take care of you too:
- An improved mood
- Reduced stress levels
- Increased worker productivity (adding plants to office environments in particular)
- Increased speed of reaction in a computer task
- Improved attention span (in some scientific studies, but not all)
- Increased pain tolerance (for example, where plants were used in hospital settings)
The physical health benefits of indoor plants have been shown as:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Reduced fatigue and headaches by 20-25 percent in one study
- Patients in hospital rooms with plants reported decreased postoperative pain
With that said, why not start reaping all the natural goodness that houseplants has to offer today and bring the outside in!
Below I will list 6 houseplants that are easy to take care of and provide physical and psychological benefits to your well being! So even if you’re an amateur gardener or plant killer, I’m sure we have something for you.
6 Houseplants easy to take care of:
1) Spider Plant
This is a good example of a low maintenance plant. You can choose to put the spider plant in a bright spot, or a place with dim lighting and it will continue to grow, even under fluorescent lighting. Additionally the spider plant is great if you’re a busy bee, and forget to water the plants here and there because it absorbs and retains lots of water, so it will survive a few missed waterings. Furthermore, snake plants target carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other toxic air impurities which is an ideal solution if you have poor indoor air quality.
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2) Chinese Evergreen
This is a beautiful plant that can survive despite inconsistency in watering. It can be placed in low lit rooms and is very forgiving during winter seasons. You can count on this plant to purify the air you breathe, and even the least experienced gardener can successfully grow the Chinese Evergreen due to its hardiness. Another great benefit is that the Chinese Evergreen emits oxygen, which assists in increasing productivity and enriching health and well-being both in living and working spaces.
If you are guilty of forgetting to water your plants regularly, aloe could be the houseplant for you. This houseplant is easy to take care of because its a sturdy succulent that can store water in its leaves for a long period of time. This make it p and therefore is with long breaks between waterings. It’s a great example of a houseplant that is easy to care for, all you need to do is store it in bright and sunny places. In addition to aloe being a perfectly manageable indoor plant, aloe leaves contain a clear gel that can be used for various home remedies. To name a few it can be used to heal sunburns, reduce acne, and its juice is also a key ingredient for hair conditioners to promote hair growth as well as an organic makeup remover.
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4) Peace Lily
Peace lilies are another houseplant easy to care for because they can tolerate low humidity and dim lighting. Its beautiful unique white flower makes for an ideal home decor that is enchanting to look at. On top of that it makes for a perfect bathroom plant as it prevents mildew formation. This is something that can be formed from the dampness in bathroom tiles and curtains. Likewise peace lilies filters the indoor air and helps in reducing the Volatile Organic Compounds. It also absorbs the airborne mould spores, which are a common allergen and helps in good sleep.
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This is the ideal plant if you don’t have a ‘green thumb’ because they can practically live anywhere. Having a cacti at home is easy to maintain and has plenty of health benefits. Firstly, it helps you to breathe better by removing toxins in the environment and purifies the air. Secondly it helps work productivity. Thirdly, they are great plants for harnessing calmness, relaxation and intensive healing. Now this is a houseplant easy to care for, all you have to do is store it in a bright lit area, indirect from light outdoors.
6) Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Lastly, the final houseplant easy to take care of is the infamous Zamioculcas zamiifolia. A beautiful plant with its bold dark green leaves and serves favourably at home and in workplaces. It survives through neglect and accepts low light conditions. A great benefit of owning this plant is that it is a air purifier, improves cognitive function and additionally has traditional medicinal uses. The roots of ZZ plants are rich in steroid, triterpenoid, flavonoid, and polyphenolic. The extract is also a source of antioxidants and the juice is used to treat ear-ache in Tanzania and to treat the inflammation.
And that’s a wrap! I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of our favourite houseplants that are beautiful indoors, have plenty of health benefits, and as promised, are easy to take care of!
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Nicola San Lorenzo