Houseplants can improve our daily lives, from cleaning the air we breathe to helping us reduce our stress levels. We’ve rounded up 5 beautiful houseplants that are easy to care for and effective at increasing the overall health of your home. Try adding one to your living room, bedroom or office space!
The Aloe Vera is a sun-loving succulent, also known as the medicine plant for its healing benefits. The gel from the leaves can be used to soothe burns and cuts when applied topically to the skin. Beyond its healing benefits, the Aloe Vera is also a great houseplant for improving indoor air quality.
Try placing this plant in a sunny kitchen window or a spot in your living room that gets plenty of sunlight! If you tend to overwater your houseplants, try growing the Aloe Vera in a terracotta pot with drainage.
Also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, this plant is one of the most tolerant in a household. It has stiff upright leaves and an architectural shape that makes a modern style statement! Even if you neglect a Snake Plant, it will reward you by purifying the air.
Snake Plants do not need much water or light to survive, so they're an easy choice for any corner of your home!
Even if you don’t have much of a green thumb, you’ll still have a hard time killing this resilient plant! With lots of rich foliage and tiny white flowers, Spider Plants are one of the most common and easy to care for houseplants. It is also a champion at eliminating harmful toxins found in the air!
Spider Plants are incredibly easy to grow, thriving in indirect sunlight and relatively dry soil.
If you wish to boost the positive vibes in your home or workplace, look no further than the Jade Plant! With it’s thick, woody stems and oval-shaped leaves, this succulent is known for being a symbol of good luck. Just like a miniature tree, Jade can grow 3 feet tall or more!
Place this plant in a bright area of your home, and remember to keep the soil moist but never damp! To prevent rotting, use a terracotta pot with drainage.
This vibrant plant not only brings a pop of colour to your home but also adds clean oxygen. Acting as an amazing natural air purifier, The Dracaena filters out harmful chemicals found in the home. Not to mention, there are over 40 different kinds to choose from!
Although this plant grows slowly, it can reach as high as 15 feet! Try placing it in a room with relatively high ceilings and moderate sunlight. Remember to keep the soil moist, but never soggy!