This lush and bountiful fern has actually been studied by NASA for its ability to purify the air. We’re not sure what space exploration has to do with plants, but we’ll trust NASA on this one. Boston Ferns are a powerhouse for removing compounds like plastics, formaldehyde, and smoke from the air. These toxic compounds get magically absorbed by the bushy leaves of the fern and turned into materials that the plant can use for its own growth and wellbeing. Boston Ferns are well known for being easy to care for and bringing some lovely forest vibes into your home, but they are also one of the top-ranking plants for offering wellness and health benefits.
Lavender is a beautiful flowering plant well known for its gentle aroma, silvery foliage, and violet flowers. Considered a staple household herb for the kitchen or herb garden, lavender also makes a perfect houseplant. The subtle and pleasant scent of lavender offers stress-relieving benefits that can alleviate tension and help with finding the calm and quiet you need before crawling into bed. It’s no wonder the scent of lavender is commonly used in spa products, candles, soaps, bath salts, and skincare items. This favorite herb can live happily anywhere in your home, but you’ll reap most of its benefits by keeping it in the bedroom. The presence of lavender may help improve sleep and soothe restlessness, anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness. Keep this Mediterranean beauty in a window with ample sunlight. Lavender loves sunshine and while it prefers deep watering, only water when the soil is nearly dry.
Golden Pothos is a trendy and well-loved favorite - and for good reason. These vibrantly green and bushy vines are one of the easiest plants to grow and thrive on low light and neglect. Pothos ,like our Fresco plant seen below, purifies the air of toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide. It can also help to eliminate odors and relieve tired eyes that have been screen bound for long hours.
Orchids are exotic tropical flowers with deep symbolism and classic beauty. Aside from being a stunning addition to a room, orchids also offer many health benefits. Orchids can improve sleep, promote relaxation, and enhance feelings of calmness and peace. Dried orchids are also used in traditional medicinal teas to boost the immune system and relieve feelings of fatigue. These incredible plants are not only beautiful but generous in their health benefits, too.
Another well known and beloved culinary herb, Rosemary has also been used in folklore and traditional medicine for millennia. Considered a powerful remedy to improve focus and concentration, your at-home office could very well use a rosemary plant for its beauty and healing properties. Simply smelling the Rosemary plant has been shown to improve memory and concentration, so it is best kept in a room where you could use a mental boost. Rosemary, like lavender, is a Mediterranean plant that loves sunshine and not too much water. The perk here is you can have fresh rosemary on hand at all times for cooking!
The Snake Plant, like The Cairo, is a popular and well-known plant for proving indoor air quality. Working especially hard through the night, keep the Snake Plant in a bedroom to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen as you snooze to improve your good night’s sleep. Keep a few of these plants around the house to be sure your air quality is getting filtered properly. A Snake Plant also absorbs chemical particles in the air, improving your overall well being. Pretty, snaky, jungle-like, and minimalist, these plants are the perfect addition to your home decor and overall wellness. Just when you thought all houseplants did was sit around and look pretty, turns out they’re hard at work to keep you and your loved ones naturally healthy and well.