My Indoor Jungle

The desire to grow and nurture a plant is something most of us feel. Greenery looks fresh, clean and is relaxing. I personally feel much more grounded and in touch when I am surrounded by plants because nature calms me. But, not all of us think we have the ability to keep a plant thriving. That’s OK – it really is just that we maybe aren’t picking the correct plant for the person. I promise that there is a plant out there for each and every one of us!

Why bother? Because finding the right plant for you is good for your health. Plants have the ability to remove up to 87% of the toxins from indoor air in just 24 hours. They absorb the carbon dioxide that we breathe out and release oxygen for us to breath in. By freshening up our air, they further help us to concentrate, they reduce our stress, increase our productivity and boost our mood! All good reasons to have them in your personal home and office.

Indoor plants have all different levels of difficulty and there are many things to think about when choosing the plants to go with your needs.

  • Sunlight
  • Temperature
  • Humidity/Watering
  • Space to grow
  • Location

When choosing a plant, think about the space you have and the time you have. The plant that you may find the most aesthetically pleasing, may not be the right fit for your needs. By picking an indoor garden plant that suits your needs and not just looks interesting, you will gain a sense of purpose when you see your plant growing and blooming. What an accomplishment!

Here are some common plants that are beautiful and can help you with your health. Be sure to find out how to care for them as they all have very different needs.

  • Spider Plant – removes formaldehyde that comes from all sorts of things you bring into your home including paper bags, waxed papers, facial tissues, paper towels, napkins, particle board, plywood panelling and synthetic fabrics . VERY EASY TO CARE FOR
  • Aloe Vera – a common natural remedy for soothing skin issues.
  • Snake plant – removes formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene and xylene toxins from your air. VERY EASY TO CARE FOR
  • English ivy – great for removing mold particles from your home. LOVES FLUORESCENT LIGHT but is poisonous to children and pets!
  • Lavender – great for bedrooms as the scent helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep. NEEDS LOTS OF LIGHT
  • Rosemary – known to help with concentration, focus and memory. NEEDS LOTS OF LIGHT/DO NOT OVERWATER
  • Boston fern – removes toxins from air. GREAT IN HIGH HUMIDITY AREAS

Filling your home with an indoor jungle is beneficial for your health and your soul. Find the plants that work for you and spread the love all around. I promise that having green spaces inside your home will help you in more ways than just being visually stunning…..a cleaner and healthier household and a happier, less stressed family….all from plants. Thank you Mother Nature.

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