Making New Year’s resolutions is as common as not keeping them. But we want to help you make one you’ll be able to easily keep and that will contribute to a cozier and healthier home: filling it with plants.
Plants for dummies
Would you like to have plants at home but are too busy to take care of them? Don’t settle for cactuses. There are some really tough plants that will survive harsh conditions and even neglect. Our all-time favorite indoor plants are pothos (Epipremnum aureum). Perfect for indoor living, pothos can thrive in temperatures from 18 to 30 ºC and don’t need direct sunlight, which makes them suitable for low-light spaces. They don’t even need planting: pothos can live in a vase filled with water. Therefore you won’t even have to water your pothos, just change its water from time to time. As easy as it gets.
On the other hand, our favorite outdoor plants are aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). They both need little caring and have the huge advantage of being useful. Aloe vera willo do wonders to your skin and rosemary is a great ingredient to use in your cooking and herbal teas. It’ll be just like having a little garden.
If you’re looking to add some drama in your decor, a tall plant or small tree is your best bet. It will give character to the room and will help purify its air. We especially love rubber trees (Ficus elastica) due to their beautiful leaves and, just like all the other plants on this post, they are super easy to care for. Rubber trees like to have lots of light but not direct sunlight, so they are ideal to be kept inside. In summer, you should make sure their soil is always moist, but in winter they only need watering when the soil is dry (about once a month).
The healthiest plants on the planet
We believe that having plants at home is wonderful for your health but don’t take our word for it. NASA’s research shows which are the healthiest plants to have at home. Among them you can find some of our recommendations, such as pothos and rubber trees. If you want the complete list of plants, you can find all the details on the official website.