The Best Plants to Introduce Into Your Home This SpringApr 15, 2022 03:06PM ● By Rose Terami
Bringing houseplants into your living space is a great way to add some vibrancy to any room, incorporate nature into your décor, and even purify the air as well as other health benefits.
Most plants thrive better in certain environments, so it’s important to consider things like access to natural light, room temperature, and care requirements before adding one to your space, but chances are, there’s at least a few plant that are a perfect match for you.
Here are a few to consider:
Aloe - The Aloe Vera plant is a type of succulent that can be grown easily indoors. It is known for its medicinal and health benefits—the gel found inside its leaves can be used to relieve minor skin irritations such as sunburn and rashes. Aloe Vera gel can also be used in small doses as a dietary supplement to aid in good digestion. The Aloe Vera plant is easy to care for: it thrives in direct sun in a pot with good drainage, and the soil should be allowed to dry between waterings.
Spider Plant - Chlorophytum comosum, commonly known as the “Spider Plant,” is a practical houseplant for most homes. Spider plants are hanging plants that produce branches bearing roots and flowers. At the end of their branches, these plantlets can be cut and propagated to grow more spider plants. Not only do spider plants look nice, but they also have been shown to help purify the air and help to remove toxins such as formaldehyde and xylene in homes.
Monstera Deliciosa - Monsteras are one of the most beautiful and easiest to care for jungle-like plants that you can introduce into your home. Known for their gorgeous ornamental leaves and aesthetic look, monstera deliciosa is also a good houseplant investment. One plant can produce many roots that can be propagated and repotted to grow your monstera collection or share cuttings as gifts with friends. Monsteras are low maintenance and only require even moisture every so often and medium to direct sunlight. They grow fast and will need to be repotted every couple of years or so.
Check out Gardener's Supply Company, Woodstock Farmers' Market, Home Depot, The Co-op, and Roberts Flowers of Hanover to find some or a variety of these plants.