Indoor houseplants can be a beautiful, vibrant addition to any home’s decor. They add interesting colors and textures, and they instantly create a cozy, welcoming vibe.
Better still, houseplants have been shown to be extremely beneficial to your health for several reasons:
- They remove toxins from and add fresh oxygen to the air in your home.
- Seeing greenery has been shown to reduce stress levels, encourage a sense of calm, and improve your overall mood.
- Caring for a living thing—even a plant or two—can give you a sense of purpose and may prove to be very rewarding.
Of course, not every plant is ideal for an indoor life. When shopping for houseplants, be sure to look for those that will thrive in the light and heat of each given room. For example, ferns and cacti love the baking heat of a sunroom, but philodendrons enjoy minimal light and would probably fry.
Luckily, there are plenty of easy-to-grow indoor plants available for the beginning plant parent. Here are five of our favorites to quickly and easily liven up your home: