Most people love indoor plants for their beauty, but they offer so much more! 

Indoor plants increase humidity, decrease particles from air, reduce carbon dioxide, reduce stress, and improve mental health. Some plants are better at this than others. Here are some of my favorites:

Snake Plant

The snake plant, or sansevieria, is one of the best plants to start your houseplant collection because they’re nearly impossible to kill. It does a great job at filtering the toxins out of the air and survives well in lower light, making it the perfect air filter to add to any corner of your house. 

Allow your soil to dry out in between waterings and allow good drainage to keep these guys happy!

English Ivy

Another easy to care for plant that works to humidify and purify the air, it reduces chemicals like xylene, formaldehyde or benzene. It is super easy to propagate, so it’s usually easy to acquire. To keep your plant happy, give it a lot of indirect light and water it regularly!

Aloe Vera

Everyone LOVES a good ALOE! This plant contains a gel that helps with sore skin and healing wounds, but the plant itself also removes chemicals like formaldehyde from air. To keep an aloe alive, you will need to remember that this plant is basically a succulent. It doesn’t need frequent watering. Make sure to pot yours in a terracotta planter to avoid root rot.

Red-edged Dracaena

Dracaenas can grow from small houseplants to tall trees. These are fun plants that look like tropical palm trees and helps to clear the air from unhealthy chemicals like formaldehyde and xylene. And they usually aren’t expensive either!

Spider Plant

Spider plants are great addition to your plant collection and are easy to care for, so they’re great for first time plant Moms! These spidery plants purify the air absorbing carbon monoxide from it. Spider plants are also easy to propagate, so if you get one plant, after a while you might have enough for every room in your home. Make sure to place them in indirect sunlight and water them weekly.

Plants that can help us breathe easier are an essential part of wellness! Breathing polluted air can increase levels of toxins in our bodies, lead to increased headaches, trigger asthma, and decrease you energy levels. Choosing to use plants to help purify and clean the air that you breathe is so beneficial for your physical and mental health.

The more you know, the more you GROW!