indoor healthy plants

11 Indoor Plants with Amazing Health Benefits

House plants make your living space more alive, beautiful and luxurious. I believe that including indoor plants in home décor is not only a great way to enhance your interiors, they also uplift you and have a positive effect on your mood as well.

Apart from just adding color, numerous studies have revealed that the unmitigated health benefits of certain indoor plants just cannot be overlooked. So, irrespective of how small or big your home is, you can always find a way to create your own green sanctuary.

Here’s a list of plants that you can bring home, to improve health and detoxify the environment.

1. Cacti:

  • Cacti are easy maintenance plants, which thrive in natural light and only have to be watered once or twice a month.
  • They are great to have around to help increase relaxation and bring calmness, and you can place them anywhere!
  • Whether it’s in the living room or on the study desk, these beauties are perfect to improve your mood and concentration.
  • Pair them with some lively planters to make like a piece of art.

2. Calatheas:

  • Also called Peacock Plant because the foliage somewhat resembles a peacock’s tail, this beautiful plant grows up to 2ft tall and adds a splash of colour to your bathroom or bedroom to brighten things up.
  • They thrive in moderate to low light and enjoy humid temperatures, while helping to remove toxins from the air.
  • Relatively easy to maintain, just mist them often or place them in a plant stand with pebbles and water.

3. Snake Plant:

  • The Snake Plant – also called Sansevieria or Mother-in-law’s Tongue – filters toxins like benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, which makes it an excellent choice for indoors.
  • Because it emits oxygen throughout the night and has the ability to absorb excess carbon monoxide, it’s the perfect companion for your bedroom.
  • Place them in indirect light and allow the soil to dry out between watering and remember not to over-water them in winter.

4. Money Plant:

  • In feng shui, this plant is considered lucky because it helps boost wealth and prosperity.
  • Whether it actually does so or not, the money plant is a powerful air purifier and is known to offset toxins from synthetic paints and carpets.
  • Your money plant’s meandering vines can grow to 30 feet, so take advantage and let them flourish with the help of a trellis and outdoor products and create a mini living wall in any room with indirect light.

5. Rubber Plant:

  • Rubber plants are effective at removing indoor air pollutants and help to improve indoor air quality by absorbing harmful chemicals.
  • Help to reduce stress and anxiety levels.

6. Dracaena Warneckii:

  • Also known as Striped Dracaena or Cane Plant, this plant features long, slender leaves striped with shades of green and white, giving it an eye-catching appearance.
  • They can grow up to 6ft tall, making them an excellent choice for adding height and interest to any room while helping to purify the air and a healthier choice for indoor spaces.
  • Need low-maintenance, they thrive in bright, indirect light and prefer their soil to dry out slightly between watering. Allow the top few inches of soil to dry before watering thoroughly.

7. English Ivy:

  • Known as European Ivy or Hedera helix, this is evergreen climbing vine popular for its lush, deep green foliage.
  • English Ivy is an excellent choice for adding greenery by creating a beautiful, natural accent.
  • Very easy to care for, it prefers bright, indirect light and moist soil. English Ivy is also known for its ability to purify indoor air by removing toxins like benzene, and xylene.
  • English Ivy has been associated with several potential health benefits, including improved respiratory function, reduced stress levels, and even increased mental focus and productivity.

8. Spider Plant:

  • Also known as Chlorophytum comosum, the Spider Plant is a lovely houseplant with long, arching leaves and small white flowers.
  • These easy-to-grow plants are excellent for both beginners and experienced plant lovers.
  • Spider Plants purify indoor air by removing harmful toxins and create a healthy addition to any living space.
  • Spider Plants are also believed to have stress-reducing properties, with their graceful movements in their surroundings.

9. Golden Pothos:

  • Devil’s Ivy or Hunter’s Robe, the Golden Pothos is a trailing vine with heart-shaped leaves that range in color from golden yellow to deep green.
  • These low-maintenance plants are perfect for beginners, needs low to bright indirect light, and can tolerate some neglect in watering.
  • The Golden Pothos has the ability to purify indoor air by removing harmful toxins such as carbon monoxide, and improve the indoor air quality.
  • Golden Pothos is believed to possess calming and stress-reducing properties.

10. Peace Lilies:

  • Peace Lilies Spathiphyllum, are beloved for their ornamental part resembling a flowers and lush, deep green leaves.
  • These graceful plants can grow in low to medium indirect light and a great choice for bathrooms or offices.
  • Peace Lilies are renowned for their amazing ability to purify indoor air.
  • Peace Lilies are believed to have a calming and stress-reducing effect.

11. Boston fern:

  • Also known as the Sword Fern or Nephrolepis exaltata, the Boston Fern is a lush, cascading plant with delicate fronds that add a touch of tropical elegance to any space.
  • These beautiful ferns thrive in humid environments with bright, indirect light and consistently moist soil, making them a perfect choice for bathrooms or terrariums.
  • The Boston Fern is celebrated for its ability to purify indoor air and create a healthier living or working environment.
  • Boston Fern is believed to have a calming and relaxing effect in the atmosphere.
  • These low-maintenance plants are a great choice for those new to caring for ferns or looking for a forgiving houseplant.

*The information I provided about the plants is based on research conducted by NASA and other scientific studies.

Similar Posts