There are many benefits to bringing nature indoors. Not only will it brighten up your home and lift your spirits, it will also purify the air as the plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Did you know that even NASA use plants at the International Space Station to help with air quality?
Certain species purify the air of toxins like benzene, formaldehyde and so on. Researchers recommend, to do this effectively, you need at least one plant per 100 square feet in your home.
But while it would be nice to have a home full of plants, you might not have the time to look after them – and there’s nothing worse than a load of dead plants, is there?
So, with that in mind, here are the best low maintenance plants for your home, which will give you all the benefits with very little work on your part.
Spider plants are one of the most adaptable and easy to care for houseplants. Medium light, room temperature and moist soil will be enough to keep this plant alive. Don’t worry if you have a pet cat or dog, this plant is absolutely fine for them.
These are one of the most popular houseplants and that is probably because they are also the most tolerant and durable. Philodendron come in many shapes, sizes and colours – all of which will survive no matter how long you neglect them for and despite any adverse conditions.
That said, they do prefer medium light and moist soil. You should also wash the leaves to prevent the pores from becoming plugged with dust. Do be careful with this plant if you have cats or dogs because it is toxic to both of them.
This low-maintenance plant will look great in your home – all it needs is a cool place, with high humidity and indirect light. Provide it with these three simple needs and your Boston fern plant will live for many, many years.
This succulent, sometimes called the money plant and a symbol of good luck, is very low maintenance. It is easy and simple to care for, all you need to do is make sure you don’t drown it when watering while ensuring that it doesn’t dry out completely.
If you are looking for a plant to fill and improve the floor space, then look no further than this easy-to-care for plant. All you need to do with this one is keep it dry and somewhere warm and they also like plenty of light – so a window spot would be ideal.
Inspired to add some houseplants to your home? Browse this selection on the Bakker website and choose your favourites. Your air will be purified and your house will look beautiful in next to no time.1