Bringing nature indoors is a wonderful way to create ambiance and a relaxed atmosphere. There are numerous health benefits to spending time outdoors, but equally as many in bringing the outdoors in! From purifying the air to using the plants to actually heal ailments, adding some greenery to your rooms will give some much needed life to your walled-in habitat. The Huffington Post published this list of plants that are incredibly easy to take care of, and in turn, they'll take care of you!
Aloe Plant: The gel of the aloe plant has a number of healing properties, from soothing skin burns and cuts to detoxing the body, and it can also help to monitor the air quality in your home. The plant can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products, and when the amount of harmful chemicals in the air becomes excessive, the plants' leaves will display brown spots. Just an FYI: Grows best with lots of sun.
English Ivy: NASA scientists listed the English Ivy as the number one best air-filtering houseplant, as it is the most effective plant when it comes to absorbing formaldehyde. It's also incredibly easy to grow and adaptable — try it as a hanging or floor plant. Grow in moderate temperatures and medium sunlight.
Rubber Tree: Rubber trees are good for cleaning the air and are one of the easiest plants to grow, as they thrive even in dim lighting and cooler climates. The low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eliminator and air purifier.
Peace Lily: The beautiful peace lily plant is a wonderful low-maintenance flower to keep in the home. Peace lilies do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air.
Snake Plant: Snake plants don't need much light or water to survive, so they're an easy choice for any corner of your home. The plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night (while most plants do during the day), so add one to your bedroom for a clean-air boost.
To view the rest of the air-cleaning and zen-inducing plants in The Huffington Post article, click here!