Beat the blues with the help of these stress-reducing indoor plants. An effective and cheap décor idea to brighten up your home.
Being stuck at home for almost a year can be a bit unbearable. Good thing houseplants are here to the rescue. Aside from adding beauty to your home, it can also help your mental health. Yes, Rebecca Bullene, founder of Greenery NYC, says, “Incorporating them into our daily lives at home and work has been shown to reduce stress and increase productivity.” From Aloe Vera to Snake plant, these are the well-known stress-reducing indoor plants you should add in your home office or bedroom.
For Soothing Skin: Aloe Vera
It’s no secret that Aloe Vera is one of the most popular stress-reducing indoor plants because it purifies the air, and it provides aid for burns, cuts, other irritations, and treating sunburns. You just need to cut the leaves to access the Aloe Vera gel inside and apply. To keep it happy and healthy, provide bright light for at least six to eight hours every morning. Water it when the soil is completely dry. Be sure to completely wet the soil and let the water flow freely from the bottom of the planter.
For a Peaceful Slumber: Snake Plant
Snake plants are chill, low-maintenance, stress-reducing indoor plants. Plus, they are popular for their ability to endure the most unsuitable growing conditions. Snake plants can do well in either very bright light or low light areas of your home, but they prefer indirect sunlight or medium light. Similar to Aloe Vera, water it when the soil is completely dry.
For Increasing Concentration: Ponytail Palm
Ponytail Palm helps absorb carbon dioxide, which can contribute to drowsiness and headaches. Since this plant is a type of succulent, it’s best to let the soil dry out completely in between watering. It thrives under full sun, but it can also tolerate any light during the winter.
For Fighting Dry Air: Kimberly Queen Fern
Kimberly Queen Fern is one of the easiest stress-reducing indoor plants you should have, especially if you’re a new plant owner. It prefers bright, indirect light, but it can survive under the direct sun as long as it’s watered regularly and the soil remains moist. Water when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry. Kimberly Queen Fern prefers slightly higher humidity. It’s best to mist it regularly or place it near a humidifier.
For Self-Described Black Thumbs: Pothos
Pothos is another one of the easiest stress-reducing indoor plants to grow, especially for those cursed with a black thumb. All you need is to give them the right amount of light and water when they start to look wilty. It’s perfect for any type of home or even office because it can filter gaseous toxins like formaldehyde from the air.
It can do well in any type of light. Keep the soil moist, but do not overwater it. Pothos prefer a place with higher humidity since they are tropical plants.
For Keeping Mold at Bay: Rubber Plant
Ficus Elastica, also known as the Rubber Plant, is one of the hardiest stress-reducing indoor plants. It can reduce mold and bacteria by as much as 50%. Find a spot in your home where it will get bright, indirect light. Water it when the top inch of the soil becomes dry. Always keep the soil moist, but avoid overwatering. It’s best if you can mist its leaves to increase humidity, especially during summer.
There’s nothing bad about keeping yourself busy, but don’t forget to take a pause and check your mental health. Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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