Have you been getting allergies and headaches? Have you purchased an air purifier and humidifier lately? Do you know that plants purify air better than humidifiers? Indeed, plants have less horsepower than air purifiers, but by picking plants to clean the air around you, you contribute to the environment.
Plants are more cost-effective and natural as compared to a machine. By ridding the air of harmful chemicals, it can increase productivity and reduce stress levels. By photosynthesis, plants convert carbon dioxide produced by humans by exhaling into fresh oxygen, making your home a comfortable place to spend a lifetime in. Also, adding a plant to your home can make your home look better and elegant.
Cleanse your home using the five mentioned indoor plants below, not by the use of machines.
Crocus also goes by its scientific name, crocus sativus; it is Latin derived from the Greek word, Krokos. Its flower has delicate, cup-shaped-looking blooms in shades of lavender, purple, white, and yellow, giving your home an elegant feel. There are numerous varieties of this family that have bi-colored blooms. Surprisingly, the leaves of the crocus plant are glassy in appearance. The leaves have a white stripe along the center.
Plants like crocus flowers are a spring-time favorite and make the moods of those who set their eyes filled with joy and cheer. The flower symbolizes precisely that with its yellow to purple petals. After growing these in your home, you can give these flowers to those who give your life the most happiness. Additionally, it can symbolize youthfulness, positivity, and delight as well.
Devils Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) is also called Pothos, golden photos, and hunter’s rove. It is the popular pick for indoor plants in North America. Adding this to your interior can make the plant stand out due to its satin-like heart-shaped leaves with spots that are color white or yellow, silver, pale green, or a flame pattern.
You might be wondering why a plant has the word ‘devil’ in it. It’s because of its ability to stay alive despite harsh conditions, e.g., prevailing alive despite being kept in a dark place. Another name for Photos is Money Plant; it is considered lucky; if placed indoors, it brings prosperity, wealth, good health, and happiness.
Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum Indicum) are hardy plants with dark green and blue leaves and flowers that seem like numerous flowers. Still, each of their petals is a small floret. The sizes of this plant range from a little cushion mum to a giant spider mum. It has a wide array of colors, almost rainbow-like; its colors vary from yellow, red, white, lavender, orange, and bronze.
As we all know, roses are the most popular flower. Chrysanthemums are just one of the next popular flowers next to roses. It symbolizes loyalty, longevity, and devoted love, perfect for gift-giving during Valentine’s Day.
The name chrysanthemums are derived from the Greek words chrysos, which means gold, and flower in Greek, anthemon. This plant has 40 wild species and a thousand varieties caused by selective breeding.
Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum), also called spathe flower or white sails, is one of the most popular indoor plants because of its sophisticated look. Its leaves are of the color dark green or blue and are shiny and lance-shaped. Peace lilies’ flower is of the color green white that almost resembles a white flag of surrender. It is part of the philodendron family.
The name peace lily is no accident; this flower symbolizes peace. As mentioned above, it is understood universally as a symbol of a ceasefire. It has a wide array of varieties, including its shape from mini to extra-large. Think carefully about how big you want this plant to look in your home and where you want to place it.
Aloe Vera or better known by its scientific name Aloe barbadensis miller, has stiff foliage that is shrubby and arborescent. It has a short stem, and sometimes there will be no stem at all. It has a color of green to grey-green; some varieties show white dots on some stem surfaces.
As we all know, aloe vera’s leaves are thick. It contains a slimy tissue that stores water. This tissue contains the “gel” that people use for cosmetic reasons, e.g., hair or skin products. Additionally, it can heal burns as it is cold when applied. It soothes, cools, and moisturizes the skin when applied. It can also clear your acne, making it the perfect indoor plant to have, as it can benefit you in more ways than one.
As you have read, plants don’t only have one advantage to them. It can purify the air, clear skin acne, heal burns and become an excellent addition to your home decor. Taking care of plants does not have to be a massive responsibility as there are low maintenance plants. Indeed, even if plants are high maintenance, the result is still more significant than a little sacrifice.