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House Plants are More than Just Accessories

There are more to house plants than their visual beauty – they’re in fact, very good for your health and wellbeing, not that most of us need an excuse when it comes to investing in indoor plants.

Real plants essentially do the opposite to us, they absorb CO2 and release oxygen – which in turn freshens up the air we breathe. This comes with huge benefits such as reduced levels of stress, enhanced creativity, improved concentration, and productivity, and they’re said to boost your mood. So, adding indoor plants to your home seems like a no brainer, doesn’t it?

The big question is, which plants are good for your health and importantly, easy to look after…

Easy to care for indoor, air-purifying plants

There are loads of plants that are good for our health and wellbeing so we can’t list them all, but here are just a few (not in any order) that purify the air and are relatively low maintenance.

  1. Dracaena plants*
  2. Parlour palm (Chamaedorea)
  3. Rubber plants (Ficus Elastica)*
  4. Weeping fig (Ficus Benjamina)*
  5. Spider plants
  6. Snake plants*
  7. Aloe vera*

For more air purifying plants, head to Hortology to explore their range. Or check out House Beautiful’s best tropical plants that you can grow indoors.

Each plant requires slightly different care so be sure to read up on their specific requirements.

*Please note that some of the plants listed above are toxic to pets, therefore it’s important to do some research into the level of toxicity, as well as considering the position of your plant in your home to ensure they’re out of reach of your beloved pets. If your pet does consume any plant material (of any type, toxic or non-toxic), it’s highly advised to contact your local vet.

How to style your indoor plants

Plants are a great and easy way to brighten up or style your interior no matter your décor theme. And the benefit of indoor plants is that you have the flexibility to move them around until you find the perfect spot. Plus, these days, the botanical interior trend is here to stay.

Plants are pretty versatile, and work in lots of different places, such as in windowsills, corners, on coffee/lamp tables, hung up, on shelves and even on the stairs. There are also lots of stylish planters that can add another level of elegance to your home.

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