This 2020, we are observing the new normal. We spend most of our time in the comforts of our home, whether it may be you working from home, attending online classes or simply spending time with your family. We are busy adapting to these necessary changes — some of us might have renovated our homes, and these times are the best chance to optimize our home to a healthy and stress-free environment.
One we can do is planting indoors. Indoor plants are the easiest to maintain, they consume less space and perfect for home decoration. Aside for their aesthetic purposes, some studies shows that indoor plants help purify the air of its surroundings by getting rid of air pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and others. In exchange, plants release oxygen for us.
We listed some air purifying indoor plants you can try for your house modification and beautification.
1. Snake Plant
For starters, we recommend you this plant. Snake Plants or Sansevierias are low maintenance plant buddies, their strappy and architectural shape makes them survive dry soils and can live in any environment, making it the perfect plant for beginners. You will never run out of choices with Snake Plant’s variety of 70 different species, they vary in colors, patterns and sizes. You can place it indoor or outdoor and will still perform its job to filter the air for you.
2. Swiss Cheese Plant
Swiss Cheese Plant or Monstera Deliciosa belongs to the Philodendron genus of plants. According to studies, this large-leafed plant is one of the most effective at reducing air pollutants. This plant will surely add class and elegance to your home. It is easy to grow and doesn’t need too much direct sunlight.
How to care for this plant? Water it occasionally for at least one to two weeks, or as needed when the soil is completely dried. You can expect to see fresh buds to re-pot and propagate.
This plant is great in adapting to different light environments; this is the best choice if your place gets little to no light. Adding this to your interior will add accent and shades, which makes it a perfect match to condominium units.
4. Zanzibar Gem
Also called as the ZZ Plant, is a drought tolerant plant. You can expect this plant will require little care from you, but in return it will perform its best in air purifying while sitting independently on your pots or shelves. If you are a person who travels a lot, this plant is for you! It can be watered once a month during its growing season and every two months for maintenance.
This plant is called gem for a reason; some people believe that ZZ Plants symbolizes friendship and prosperity — that’s why every married couples are gifted with these or vice versa.
5. Aloe Vera
We cannot forget this miracle plant. With the fact that it is easy to regrow, Aloes are known for its numerous benefits: healing and soothing burns, rash and irritations; moisturizing the skin and helps clear acne or pimple breakouts; promotes hair growth and if digested, aloe vera improves your digestive and oral health.
With P.A. Properties’ variety of model units, we are certain that you can have one or some of the plants mentioned above to upgrade your home’s interior design. Bring out the inner #Plantito and #Plantita in you and start filling your home with these indoor plants.
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