Looking to try your hand at indoor planting? Below are the five plants that you could consider as a beginner to kickstart your indoor garden.
City dwellers normally live in smaller homes than those who choose to live in the countryside. Those people and office workers who usually spend time in enclosed homes and workplaces run the risk of a condition called ‘sick building syndrome’ – a condition where people can get depressed moods and stressed out, in part due to living in such small spaces. The specific cause of the condition remains unknown, but it is estimated that it is induced by spending too much time within enclosed places for too long, with poor air quality and air flow.
Indoor plants and creating a small, personal garden is one of the ways to reduce the chance of developing the syndrome.
During the early stages of Covid-19, which forced many people to stay home, we noticed more and more people started to try their hand at indoor gardening, to positive results.
Below are the five best plants for those who are looking to join the indoor gardening craze and reap its benefits… You can either plant them at home or in your office!
Aloe Vera: You probably have seen aloe vera all over the place, be it your own house, school or local cafe. It’s also a widely used plant in moisturizers and skin gels. The reason is that it is among the easiest plants to grow and it produces a lot of oxygen and reduces toxins. You can plant them into small pots and place them near a window to beautify your house or office and improve the air quality.
Spider Plant: A spider plant is a good choice for indoor plant enthusiast beginners and it helps to humidify and purify the air. A study conducted by NASA found that it can help absorb formaldehyde, a colorless gas that is responsible for skin irritation.
Chinese Evergreen: Similar to the spider plant, this leafy green has been pointed out by NASA as a suitable indoor plant for beginners. It is said that it can adapt to any situation, can help increase productivity, enhance memory and concentration, as well as reduce stress.
Orchid: The famed orchid is among the easiest plants to grow indoors and it has an abundance of advantages for home growers. Besides making the area more attractive, orchids can also reduce tension by helping eradicate toxins in the air while reportedly aiding better sleep.
Chinese Money Plant: A trouble-free indoor plant to grow, it does need a lot of light, but not direct sunlight. In addition to beautifying and reducing toxins within small spaces, it is the symbol of luck and money. Many people believe that in order to have good luck and a lot of money, those who grow this plant should put some cash or coins into the pot, for luck.
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