5 Easy Indoor Plants To Have In Your New Home

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A question I get asked a lot is: how do I make my house feel more like my home? There is a ton of different ways to do this such as painting, customizing and art work. I have found one of the best way to feel more at home is to at indoor plants! They can have different benefits such as purify the air.

Here are 5 of my favourite plants to add that can make a home feel more personal:

  1. Snake Plant Laurentii

Don’t let the name fool you. Besides looking cool, it’s a low-maintenance plant that’s known for surviving droughts, making it perfect for newbies living in almost any environment. Snake plants have also been shown to filter out nasty chemicals, like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene, so you can breathe easy having this in your home.

Pet friendly? No. 

2. Aloe Vera

This plant isn’t just easy to care for, it’s also known as a healer. Aloe vera juice has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. So not only can you use this plant to brighten up your home, but you can also use it to heal wounds and different skin conditions.Put your aloe vera plant in a bright, sunny spot and don’t worry about keeping it alive. This plant likes to get its soil very, very dry before watering. And even if you don’t use aloe vera for its healing properties, you can still reap all its air-purification benefits as it removes formaldehyde.

Pet friendly? No. 

3. Spider Plant

The Spider Plants that give off “instant jungle vibes,” like the spider plant, are having a serious moment right now and they’re super easy to care for. These plants need bright light, but no direct sun, so they’re perfect to put in a room with big windows. Just keep it away from the windowsill. This plant can be fun to have around because it grows “baby spiders” (spiderettes), which can be easily propagated. It’s also a strong air purifier, removing both formaldehyde and xylene.

Pet friendly? YES!

4. Monstera Deliciosa

These trendy plants are have an eye-catching look, and once you get them going, they’re easy growing. Especially during the warmer season, expect to see a new leaf weekly. Plus, you can easily propagate them (split off a leaf with a node and give it to a friend to grow their own). You only need to water a monstera deliciosa every one to two weeks, letting the soil dry out between waterings. Plus, it’s perfect if your place doesn’t get direct sunlight—all it needs is a spot that receives bright to medium indirect light. The Monstera Delicious have been shown to be one of the most effective at reducing air pollutants, like benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde, according to a NASA study.

Pet friendly? No. 

5. Philodendron Green

This makes it a great plant if you’ve got high shelves, or want to add a hanging planter to your home decor. Also it’s incredibly easy to prune and propagate, if you prefer a more compact shape. It’s also one of the easiest houseplants to grow. Though it’s not the most air-purifying plant out there, philodendrons do filter formaldehyde. A low-maintenance plant that’s perfect for newbies.

Pet friendly? No. 

If you have any questions about how to make the most of your space or what to add to make it more your own. Contact me at [email protected] or 604-341-9937