Plants are magic. They decrease stress, clean your air, boost your energy, and – as every interior designer on Instagram can attest to with their fiddle leaf fig trees – make any space look amazing. NASA even studied houseplants to find out which ones where the best at cleaning air. For those new to plants or those of us who don’t have the greenest of thumbs, we’re created a primer on the best plants to detox your home (and that are hard to kill).
Sometimes called the “Devil’s Ivy,” Goldon Pothos is a very popular indoor plant. They like a lot of indirect sunshine, humidity and warm weather. The perfect plan to keep by your windowsill – even if your radiator is blasting.
A very low maintenance plant, Spider plants are great for people new to plants. They like indirect sun and moderate humidity. Translation: if you forget to water this plant once in awhile, it will be fine. They can grow small white flowers, and if you are feeling industrious, you can easily plant this “babies” to grow even more spider plants.
Also known as “Mother In-law’s Tongue”, snake plants can survive almost anything. Their various names come from the shape of their leaves, which are said to resemble either the evil tongue of a serpent – or you in-laws. They don’t need a lot of sunlight and are drought resistant, so you can leave them unattended for long periods of time. They ranked very high on NASA’s list as well, making them a perfect addition to your house.
Coming in all shapes and sizes, philodendrons are survivors. Some species climb, others are shrubs, but all of them are able to withstand a lot of neglect. They need limited water and light and in return will provide beautiful, broad, heart-shaped leaves.
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