Sunday, March 22, 2020 / by Jodie Steele
If you’re anything like me it’s nearly impossible to keep a plant alive, however, there are some major benefits by having these plants in your home. All the plants below are proven to clean your home’s air quality and brighten up your space at the same time. Read on for some care tips and interesting facts for each plant.
Aloe Vera. This stemless plant growing to 60-100 cm tall can also be used for medical purposes such as minor scrapes and burns. Wouldn’t that be handy to have in your home?
Areca Palm. These big, bold plants command attention of the room. The care of Areca palms isn’t too difficult either. Water them often enough to keep the soil lightly moist in spring and summer, and allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings in fall and winter.
Baby Rubber. Their large cupped leathery leaves can absorb airborne chemicals and break them down, rendering them harmless. Be sure to give these plants bright light and a lot of it! Watering needs vary according to season. Summer months these plants should be kept moist, including the leaves. During winter months you may only need to water once or twice a month.
Bamboo Palm. Potted bamboo plants bring warmth and color to any room in the house.. These plants will grow in low light condition, perfect for a bathroom.
Boston Fern. These are a little more particular to care for, but can grow to be a beautiful addition to any space. Just be sure to always keep the soil damp, as dry soil is the number one reason Boston ferns die.
Chinese Evergreen. One of the best plants for beginners as it can survive in just about every indoor condition. Now this is a plant for me!
Mass Cane. This plant can grow to 4-6 feet tall which would make a great corner piece addition. There are some typical issues that can come with this plant such as attracting the mealy bug, brown spots, overgrown stalks, tilted or leaning canes just to name a few. A lot of care is needed to avoid this.
Ficus Alii. As the ficus tree grows, it may drop its lower leaves revealing a bare woody trunk. This gives it an almost palm-like appearance. It doesn’t handle being moved around well, so pick a spot in your home and keep in there to flourish.
Gerbera Daisy. These can be the trickiest of all to grow, but their bright colors can add a great accent to your room. These typically only last a single season, but if cared for right can last up to 2-3 years.