If you’re thinking about bringing a new vibrancy into your home for the coming year, what better way than to introduce some new plants. Plants in the home are great for your mental and physical health. They give you a sense of green space in your home environment and also purify the air from harmful toxins. If you’re the creative type plants can also give you opportunities for self-expression.
A snake plant is not dangerous, as the name might suggest. Actually, it’s quite friendly and useful for your home – more on that later. The name comes from the color and appearance of the plant, the green center, and white edges look more like snakeskin than a harmless plant.
The snake planet is not only harmless, at least to humans since this one is not pet friendly, it’s also excellent for your home environment. These plants are known to filter chemicals from the air such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene.
The Monstera is a trendy looking plant with big leaves with an intriguing shape, picture a monster’s footprint and you might come close. Although they are not pet-friendly they do have a range of other advantages worth keeping in mind.
The monstera looks great in a living room or home office. It’s dramatic and adds a sense of character to the home. The monstera is also easy to keep and good for beginners – it only needs to be watered once every two weeks. The monstera will also purify the air in your home.
If you’re interested in bringing the outdoors indoors next year then consider a bonsai tree. Although they can be something of a project, especially if you want one to artfully thrive in your home, a bonsai tree will add a new dimension of creativity and possibility to your home.
Bonsai Trees are traditional outdoor trees grown to their full size in a miniature pot. There are several techniques needed to successfully grow an indoor bonsai tree, including selecting the ideal species. If done correctly a bonsai tree can bring a new focus to your home environment.
Pathos is a neat plant with small leaves and delicate stems. It’s often grown in a small pot that’s ideal for any room but looks particularly nice on a desk in a home office. The Pathos has several advantages including ease of care and excellent propagation.
The Pathos is not friendly to pets, unfortunately, so don’t have one around for the cats to chew on and get ill. If, on the other hand, you want a plant that brings life and cold to your rooms without much maintenance, the pathos is a good shout.
The Dracaena is another dramatic looking plant that brings a sense of character to your home. It’s an unmissable standing plant with long curling leaves that look like a dragon’s tail. The best thing is this plant is hardy and low maintenance.
If you live a busy lifestyle and want a plant that gives you great value for little effort, the Dracaena is for you. It can survive at almost any level of light and adapts well to new environments. It also purifies the air from common toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.