Green is one of my favorite additions to a room, it’s just about adding a plant that really brings beauty and tranquility to the room. If you want to talk about science, there are many mental health benefits to incorporating plants into your environment – from lower stress levels to boosting productivity to spicing up your next meal!
A bit of green is one of the easiest ways to modernize your space without spending money on decoration or furniture. However, not all plants are created the same and some do not thrive in every place.
Certain indoor plants have different needs in terms of sun and humidity. I learned about this recently when deciding which plants to buy for my new home. I decided to create a room-by-room guide to make your plant purchase a little easier!
French Lavender – The scent of lavender promotes tranquility and serenity, making it the perfect bedroom choice. French lavender is best for indoors, so just put it in a window and water it regularly with the sun.
Aloe Vera – Aloe grows extremely well in the sunny window, helps to clean the room air, and does not require much care. The gel inside provides a great moisturizer or helps to heal a nasty burn.
Fiddle Leaf Fig– This is one of the trendiest indoor plants around and getting into interior magazines/blogs! The reason these plants are so popular is that they thrive in indirect light, but just the right lighting is essential to keep this plant alive. Excessiveness of water, Excessiveness of light can cause this plant to struggle, so keep in mind everything in moderation!
Ferns – Low light and high humidity make bathrooms inviting for tropical plants. Like your bathroom, ferns grow in filtered light under the canopy of tropical forests. They create the perfect low-maintenance decor.
Begonia Maculata – Bathrooms are excellent for begonias as they enjoy the humidity and warmth. I love their white dotted leaves!
Chinese Evergreen – Do you want a plant that thrives even if you forget to water it? Chinese Evergreen does just that! It loves moisture but tolerates dry air. It can grow up to 1-2 feet tall, so add some lush decor in a neglected corner of your bath.
Herbs – There is no better plant for a kitchen than one that helps you cook! Herbs can be enjoyed all year round in the house. Stand by a sunny window and enjoy fresh basil and rosemary.
Spider Plantation – Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it seems. Cooking can cause a lot of fumes and a spider plant helps remove carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, it can also process a whole range of other air pollutants.
English Ivy– Limited on counter space? English ivy is perfect for hanging over the sink or window. Alike to the spider plant, it is one of the great reducers of indoor air pollutants, for example, benzene, formaldehyde, mold, and bacteria.
Rubber Tree – This elegant looking plant is perfect for living rooms with little light and full sun. They grow, so make sure you have space! I personally love their leaf color and how they resemble the fiddle leaf fig.
Cacti or Succulents – One of the easiest to care for plants as they only need watering once a month. However, many people are not aware that cacti and succulents need bright light to live. They come in so many variations and can beautifully decorate a living room.
Snake Plantation – A snake is an ideal focal point in a living room. It is easy to maintain and requires indirect sunlight. Be careful because it can rot easily, so make sure you do not water it too much!
Green can do a lot to create a peaceful home. Whether you have rooms flooded with natural light or one that relies on lamps, there is an indoor plant for every room!