5 Best Indoor Plants for Better Health

Looking for quick and easy ways to improve your health this year?

It can be as easy as adding a few more indoor plants to your house or office!

With everyone starting diets and attempting dry January (who are we fooling?), committing to a New Year’s resolution can be daunting. But why give up the things you love when you can just buy more plants? Even just buying one new plant for your home or office can provide lasting health benefits for years to come.

Here are our top 5 best indoor plants for better health.

1.   Peace Lily

With a name like peace lily, it has to be good. Ranking in at number one, this plant pretty much sells itself with its stunning white blooms, vibrant green leaves and sleek shape. It can take any room, from dull and drab, to elegant and sophisticated. More importantly though, it can actually improve your health by helping to remove toxins from the air.

Pro Care Tips:

  • Thrives in shady spaces
  • Water when the leaves start to droop
  • Low-maintenance

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2.   Monstera (The Swiss cheese plant!)

Monstera is one of our favourite plants due to its unique, tropical-looking leaves that resemble swiss cheese. Don’t be fooled though, this plant doesn’t actually produce cheese, sigh. It is one of the best indoor plants for better health though! In addition to removing harmful pollutants in the air, this plant encourages clean oxygen and a healthy home – and looks great doing it.

Pro Care Tips:

  • Thrives in bright, light-filled spaces
  • Water every 1-2 weeks
  • Low-maintenance

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3.   Sansaveria (Mother-in-law’s-tongue)

You’re probably wondering how it got the name, mother-in-law’s-tongue. It’s simple really: the long sharp leaves resemble that of the stereotypical sharp tongue of your mother-in-law…now that would be an ironic Christmas gift. Sansaverias are another solid addition to our better air quality list while also helping to lower common allergens such as dust and mould. Sansaveria, Snake plant, or Mother-in-law’s-tongue; whatever you call it, this is a popular plant for any house or office space (and a great conversation starter!)

Pro Care Tips:

  • Thrives in bright, indirect sunlight, but can live in any spot
  • Water every 2-3 weeks or when soil is dry
  • Low-maintenance

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4.   Ferns

Ferns are really the opposite of sansaverias with their soft, bushy leaves and relaxed vibe. Our two favourites are the Boston Fern and the Blue Fern. Both naturally restore moisture to the air keeping those pesky dry coughs and headaches at bay. Additionally, they make the list for promoting better indoor air quality overall even if they require a little more maintenance. But oh are they worth it.

Pro Care Tips:

  • Thrive in medium bright light
  • Keep soil moist, but not soaked
  • Medium-maintenance

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5.   Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes, for everything from helping to heal cuts and burns to resolving digestion problems. These desert beauties are a part of the succulent family, so they are some of the easiest plants to take care of! And they can make any space feel more Zen-like.

Pro Care Tips:

  • Thrive in bright light, but do well in any spot
  • Water every 3 weeks
  • Low-maintenance

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But what if I kill my indoor plants?

Don’t worry! That’s what we’re here for. If your houseplants aren’t looking their best, we have all the tips and tricks you’ll need to have happy, healthy, thriving plants at home and in the office!

Start 2023 the right way – more plants!

In reality, most plants can help improve your health. Even just looking at a plant can release dopamine in your brain, making you feel more relaxed and at ease – oh the wonders of nature. Start curating your stress-free, clean-aired environment by taking home a plant. All our top 5 best indoor plants for better health are available on our website. Here’s to a year of better health, happy shopping!

Daniella