When there is greenery around us, we feel happy and relaxed. Plants not only enhance beauty of our house, but they also purify the environment around us. Our mind remains calm and stress-free. Plants improves our memory and concentration. They also help us sleep better at nights. Growing succulents in the office can increase the productivity of employees. Having indoor plants in the hospital has very good effects on the health of the patient. The patients who have plants in their rooms have low blood pressure and stable heart rates. Here are some of the benefits of growing indoor plants:
- Reduce carbon dioxide levels
- Maintains moisture
- Purify the air
- Reduce the levels of nitrogen dioxide, benzene
- Good for people with allergies
Listed below are some of the plants that you can grow indoors:
Basil is a plant which is considered holy in India. You can grow them almost anywhere. The plant increases the amount of oxygen rapidly. It is also effective in keeping mosquitoes away and clearing out the harmful bacteria. Keep the plant in the direct sun such as your windows or balcony.
Care: Basil plant needs moisture. So make sure to water them regularly. Do not leave the plant outside if it’s too cold outside. It cannot tolerate extreme winters and it will die. If you do not take care of this plant, it will begin to die.
Snake plant is easy to grow and requires minimal attention. You can grow this succulent both indoors and outdoors. This plant does not need much sun. It prevents infection, and eliminates harmful gases such as formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, benzene from the atmosphere. The plant is, in fact, quite common in houses. It releases oxygen even at night. So having this magical plant in your room can be quite beneficial for you health.
Note: Keep the plant away from pets. If your dog or cat swallows it, it can be harmful to them.
Care: It can be kept both outside and inside the house. It does not require much care. Water it once a week. Over-watering can kill the plant.
Aloe Vera is yet another houseplant which can be very helpful for your health. It is known for its medicinal properties. The plant thrives when it receives direct sunlight. It reduces harmful gases like formaldehyde, and benzene. It purifies the air. Its gel has antibacterial properties. It cures bruised and burnt skin quickly.
Care: Aloe Vera does not require much water. Add water only when the soil starts to dry. It will need very less water in winters.
This plant also eliminates harmful gases chloroform, carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene from the atmosphere. It keeps moisture in the air, which keeps the atmosphere cool. It is also very good for purifying the air. In some cultures, the plant is believed to bring good luck.
Care: The plant doesn’t require much care. It is very easy to take care of bamboo palm. Keep the soil moist and water only when the soil begins to dry.