If you follow along on Instagram, it’s no secret that I really enjoy houseplants. My obsession began when I started collecting vintage planters. Not only do they add visual interest to your home, there are a ton of benefits to owning houseplants. Need a reason to stop by your local greenhouse and grab a few?
-Indoor plants reduce cold related illnesses by more than 30%.
-Houseplants make you happy. Studies have shown they provide a feeling of well-being and have a calming effect. They’re even known to lower blood pressure due to their stress relieving nature.
-Indoor plants create oxygen while lowering carbon dioxide levels, so you’re less likely to breathe in musty, stale air that contributes to headaches. They’re also natural humidifiers. Insomnia? Plants improve sleep, too!
-They’re inexpensive. You can buy a handful of succulents for under $10, instantly adding color to your home.
I’ve rounded up a handful of plants that currently live in my home; check out my favorites.
The majority of the mentioned plants are really easy to care for. It doesn’t take a green thumb to keep any of these alive; they’re all very low maintenance. If you have questions about houseplants or gardening, please comment below. I’m happy to help! After all, Kalyn won’t let me within 100 feet of a greenhouse, in fear we will end up with more plants. I have to live vicariously through my friends.