I have always loved plants and gardening. To me, it’s super therapeutic and I love how many bee’s and butterflies just a few colourful flowers can bring to your garden. We’ve recently undergone a garden revamp and I’m obsessed. (My boyfriend actually built it – he’s amazing!)
For those interested, this is what it looks like:
Anyway, with that in mind, I then thought about revamping my room with some plants. So, here is my list of must-have plants for your home or room.
#1 Aloe Plant
Most of you will already know that Aloe Vera is jam-packed with benefits. It can help improve your skin, hair and help aid weight-loss. Alongside these, it is also a natural remedy for healing cold sores, burns and other skin conditions. In order to use Aloe Plants for these benefits, you must rub the gel found within the leaves on your skin.
However, the plant itself is great for decontaminating the air within your home which can often be full of chemicals from paint and cleaning products you use.
Aloe plants help clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more.
#2 Peace Lily
Peace Lily’s are probably my favourite out of all the plants mentioned here. They’re also one of the most popular choices for offices and homes due to their pretty floral elements.
Research conducted by NASA found the Peace Lily to be one of the top indoor plants for cleaning air. This tropical plant breaks down and neutralizes toxic gases like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.
They are also excellent plants for contributing increased moisture levels in the air.
They absorb the pollutants from the air through their leaves, then send them to their roots, where they’re broken down by microbes in the soil. – Gardening Know How
#3 Snake Plant
A snake plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, beauty or skin care products and toilet paper and tissues. Hence, placing one of these in your bathroom or beauty room is great for cleansing the air in these rooms.
Alternatively, research shows that these plants are also great for absorbing carbon dioxide to release oxygen during night hours. So, it might be worth adding one of these plants to your bedroom to increase oxygen levels whilst you sleep.
#4 Bamboo Palm
As weird as it may seem, leather furniture can actually give off gases in your home such as formaldehyde. In order to prevent this from causing damage to both you and elements within the room, you can use bamboo palm, also known as reed palm, to purify the air.
This small palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and often produces flowers and small berries. It tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene. – MNN
Bamboo palm is also very aesthetically pleasing and using a wicker pot you can bring a tropical vibe to a room or oppositely, place it within a plain white, ceramic looking pot to keep the room looking simple, clean and more formal.
#5 Spider Plant
If you aren’t great with looking after your plants, spider plants are a great addition to the home. They’re super easy to look after and extremely resilient. You can regrow them by simply cutting off a leaf from the plant and placing it in a pot with some soil. These plants thrive in cool-to-average temperatures in dry soil.
Spider plants battle benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene to help purify the air. These toxins are often found in areas producing rubber and leather.
As you can see, there are lots of reasons to add plants in your home and hopefully you’ll have some great suggestions of which ones are must-haves. Any other suggestions? Comment below.