Plants inside the home, much like our tasting room, do more than add aesthetics to a space. Among other benefits, they help purify the air, relieve stress, and help concentration. Below you will find our top 5 suggested house plants along with their care instructions and said health benefits:
1. Dragon Tree – Dracaena Marginata
These look nice on a countertop, shelf, or in a corner once they grow tall. They are among some of the easiest plants to care for, even for someone with no green thumb or misfortunes with other more needy plant types. All they need is bright indirect light and a good watering when the soil begins to dry.
Benefits: Dragon trees indoors are said to help purify the air and add moisture. This is especially beneficial in the winter as dry air increases your chances of catching a cold, or having dry skin.
2. Monstera – Monstera Deliciosa
This one does have benefits but in large we put it on this list as it just looks great. In the corner of a room or slightly elevated on a side table. Wherever you place it, these guys look awesome especially if you spend a little extra on a decent pot. Care is quite simple – water evenly about once a week when the soil is moderately dry. As with most tropical plants, it is better to let them dry out a bit rather than over watering.
Benefits: Aside from making your place look great, the monstera plant is shown to purify air by reducing indoor air pollution.
3. Snake Plant – Dracaena Trifasciata
Because these tolerate a variety of light conditions, you can place them just about anywhere. Care is super simple, make sure not to over water them especially during the winter months. Allow soil to dry between waterings and watering once a month is just fine.
Benefits: Snake plants are said to help with anxiety as well as improve concentration & sleep. They’re also among the best at cleaning the air in your home as they have the ability to absorb excess carbon monoxide.
4. Foxtail Fern – Asparagus Densiflorus ‘Myers’
These guys have a bit more of a delicate look and work well on bookshelves, on top of cabinets, or elevated areas as their stems tend to cascade downward. Keep out of direct, bright sunlight as these ferns thrive in indirect light and/or slightly shady areas. Keep them well hydrated without over watering, and you can mist as you please because they like humidity.
Benefits: This plant is said to purify indoor air of toxins, especially mold particles that can irritate your eyes, skin, or worsen effects of asthma for those who have it.
5. Pothos – Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’
Pothos is a great beginner plant if your thumbs are brown as they are super easy to take care of. They are also relatively inexpensive so if you can, get a few of them. Two to three of these plant friends hanging from your ceiling at home can really transform the space bringing in some fresh energy and good vibes. Pothos thrive in bright indirect light but also tolerate lower light conditions. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings – once a week is usually pretty good. You’ll know if they need water because they start to droop a little, but will spruce right back after you give it some h20.
Benefits: Aside from being a good bang for your buck and super easy to take care of, pothos are said to help mood and concentration levels. Making them a great companion at the office, studio, or your home.