An economical and beautiful way to purify the air inside your home is with the use of indoor plants. Indoor plants also make us feel calmer, less stressed, and more productive.
Improve your overall health and wellness by filling your indoor living space with plants that filter out the toxins, pollutants, carbon dioxide, and eliminate stale odors.
Check out these 5 indoor plants that are affordable, easy-care, and good for your health and wellness.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)
Leaves from the aloe vera plant are harvested, cut open, and the clear gel removed. The gel can be eaten as-is, added to juice, applied to skin to soothe minor skin irritations, and a wide array of other health-benefiting applications.
My mum used to cut the aloe vera and applied the clear gel on my burnt skin during my childhood. I often touched a steaming hot pot and burnt my fingers. Aloe vera gel always soothed my burns.
Aloe vera is an easy indoor plant to grow and grows best in a bright location but away from direct sunlight. Allow soil to dry out slightly, then water plant deeply.
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
English Ivy does most of its’ air-purifying work at night while you’re asleep. If you have asthma or difficulty breathing at night, this plant can help you breathe easier and get a restful night’s sleep.
English Ivy is a slow-growing vine that thrives in a dimly-lit room, which is another reason to place it in the bedroom. keep the soil moist at all times and keep the plant away from children and pets because it is poisonous.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
The Peace Lily produces an abundance of long, narrow leaves and an unusual bloom that resembles a small ear of corn with a white hood over it. Indeed this wonderful plant grows really easy and young green shoots appear one after another. The flowers bloom for long and it looks like a white spoon head on a green wall.
This easy-care indoor plant will thrive in any room of your home and it works hard to improve health and wellness by removing pollutants like ammonia, benzene, xylene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air inside your home.
Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)
This popular herb is tasty and good for your health and wellness. The scent of rosemary improves memory and concentration, making it an ideal indoor plant to place on your desk. If you are studying or working at home, a pot of rosemary could be your savior!
Rosemary grows best in bright sunlight. Avoid over-watering and prune off spent flowers.
Rosemary is easy to grow from cuttings. If you have rosemary growing in the garden, you can get a couple of cuttings and plant them in a pot indoors. A cutting powder should be applied when you plant cuttings.
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Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)
The Snake Plant has long narrow leaves that resemble a snake and is very easy to care for. These days you can often spot the snake plant trending on Instagram or Pinterest.
This plant is a little pricier than other indoor plants so you might want to shop around your local nurseries to find the best price.
The plant improves air quality inside your home at night by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen as you sleep. This hard-working indoor plant removes many toxins from the air including trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, and xylene.
Place plant in a bright location and allow soil to dry out between watering.
I hope you have found your pick from this list of the plants that are good for your health and wellness. Enjoy indoor gardening!
*This article is not intended to be medical advice, so please do not rely solely on the information provided in this article for your health.