House plants beautify your environment, purify air indoors, and create a naturalistic element to often sterile-looking office spaces.
The air cleaning capability of plants maintained within a closed living environment goes far and beyond simple removal of carbon dioxide (which humans and animals exhale) and replacing it with clean oxygen. House plants also have the remarkable ability to remove toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air, which can be a particular health hazard for those living or working in newly built residential homes, apartments, and commercial office space.
Maintaining houseplants is beneficial in several ways like adding a cozy feel for your room, serving as an attractive accessory for the decor, and purifying indoor air. There are certain ornamental plant varieties that can adapt to an indoor environment.
The palm family of plants, also known as Arecaceae or Palmae, is extremely popular and it’s easy to see why. These hardy houseplants are easy to grow and perfect for lifting people’s spirits and distracting from otherwise drab surroundings, and they’re also known to be natural air purifiers.
If you have less time to nurture your indoor plants, ornamental fern varieties are suitable for you. Taking care of these plants is simple and they require less maintenance. If you’re allergic to pollens, place these plants at ground level. This will help in reducing dispersal of spores and spreading of the same in the house.
Included in the best flowering plants for indoor gardening, peace lilies are most liked by hobbyists. They require a warm temperature, high humidity levels and shade conditions for optimal growth. The flowers are white as well as their shape is almost similar to that of anthurium. The foliage is bright green and large, thus adding to the aesthetic worth of the room, even in the non-blooming season.
Chinese Evergreens are some of the easiest indoor plants to grow and care for. They can tolerate a wide range of light and only need moderate watering, so that they will generally last for years, even if you aren’t an expert gardener. They can also act as an inside air purifier. Bonus!
African Violets are not only beautiful, but also pretty inexpensive and simple to maintain. They will bloom for about nine months at a time, and want moderate, indirect sunlight. Should there be any extreme changes in temperature, simply move them away from the window. Over-watering is the most common way to kill African Violets, so only water your plant when the top soil is dry to the touch.