Add some design, life, and color to your home with an easy-to-maintain houseplant. When contemplating the type of plant to bring into your household, many are unsure of where to begin. Some people worry about the tedious and complex maintenance of houseplants. However, do not allow that deter you from your quest to have successful houseplants. There are several types of houseplants that are fairly simple to care for and keep them thriving. If you desire to do so, you may want to consider using an indoor grow light when growing plants strictly indoors. These lamps provide plants with the full spectrum of light, emulating daylight. Here are our top four picks for adding greenery to your home.
Easy to grow and maintain, the spider plant removes toxins in the air. It gets to work quickly clearing the air of 90% of toxins. This plant purifies the air in your environment, absorbing toxins such as carbon monoxide, xylene, and formaldehyde. Studies have shown that the spider plant kills 90% of the potentially cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde from the air. Formaldehyde is an active ingredient in many household products like grout, adhesives and fillers. Keeping a spider plant around your kitchen and bathroom is a great idea to keep the air purified. It also releases humidity back into the atmosphere.
These plants thrive in low, medium, or bright lights. This is a slow-growing plant so don’t expect any fast growth out of it. Don’t require as much water as most plants, can water it every other week or so. This is a great option for homes with less lighting. The foliage on this plant looks shiny and glossy, almost like a “faux” plant from far away. These plants also make attractive room dividers.
A member of the succulent family, aloe plants thrive in medium to bright light. If your home has little to no sunlight, an indoor grow light would be a good idea to grow a healthy aloe vera plant. This plant is very hardy, and its gel is great for treating burns and scars. Also an excellent organic treatment for skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis.
Similar to the aloe vera plant, the jade plant requires very little maintenance and watering. It flowers each spring with delicate pink or white foliage. Its health benefits are plentiful and versatile, known to help with warts and nausea as well as promoting positive mental health. Many enthusiasts of Feng Shui believe it can bring prosperity and wealth into your home or business.