Home zenspiration! Top 4 indoor plants for reducing stress

Indoor plants

It’s well known that when bringing a little nature into your home in the form of a pot plant or two will help reduce stress and make you feel more calm and collected.  High school science also taught us that these handy green guys will also improve the overall quality of air in your home by absorbing carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Even if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, these are our top picks for indoor plants that will purify the air and make your home more tranquil and serene. Oh yeah and they also look pretty!

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy

This beautiful flower should be number one on your list of things to bring a little brilliance to your bedroom. Not only will the Gerbra Daisy brighten up your mornings when you see it first thing upon waking, it will bring a breath of fresh air while you’re sleeping as it releases oxygen at night time.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Perhaps the most versatile of the lot, Aloe will clear any nasty chemicals that are lurking from cleaners or paints. The gel can also be used on your skin to help heal cuts and burns. You can even add the flesh to smoothies. Aloe thrives with lots of sunlight and infrequent watering, making it super low maintenance, so place it next to your kitchen window for best results.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily

The Peace Lily really promotes calm and tranquillity. With a little shade and weekly watering, this zen plant will also remove all three of the most common VOCs as well as mould from the air. This makes it ideal for the bathroom or damp areas of your home.

Philodendron

Heartleaf Philodendron

We’ve fallen head over heels in love with the Heartleaf Philodendron. If you’ve just built your home, or have recently renovated, this hearty little plant will help to remove formaldehyde which is commonly found in many types of pressed wood. It thrives in a range of lighting conditions and room temperatures so it will do well anywhere in your home.

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