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The Benefits of Plants

Four houseplants in pots sit on a shelf. Interior decorators and designers alike can agree that plants make for good accents to any interior layout. Indoor plants can help you feel good while brightening up your space. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of houseplants and a few suggestions of the best plants for you to use in your home. 

Traits of Good Plants for a Home

Plants help improve air quality, reduce stress, and can add some fresh flair to a room. According to NBC News, indoor plants can lower stress and help you to be more productive. NASA has found ways plants help clean the air of impurities. Many gardeners report feeling more at ease while feeling a sense of calm happiness, digging in the ground, or even just being near the plants. 

Examples of Plants Right for Your Home:

  • Air Plants: Air plants are popular because they are so easy to care for. These plants get most of their nutrients from the air. They do not need any dirt to grow or stay healthy. Forget worrying about spilling the dirt when you need to move your plant. Just spritz them with water every day or so. In drier weather, soak them for up to 30 minutes.

  • Aloe Vera: Don’t just go for the pretty flowers choose a plant that can pull its weight! Aloe Vera has a sap that can calm burns. It is also one of the best air-purifying plants. Aloe is also one of the easier plants to maintain. Make sure your plant gets 2-3 hours of sun per day, indoors it will need even more light. 

  • Bonsai Tree: You may have heard of the popular Japanese bonsai tree featured in many movies and used by people to promote a calm, mindful approach. This plant is great for beginners to try out plant care, but also offers a chance for people to develop an in-depth hobby. The more time and guidance you give to the small tree’s growth, the more interesting it becomes. 

  • African Violets: If you want a cute plant, African Violets are the way to go. These pretty houseplants have blue, purple, or white flowers amidst fuzzy leaves. Make sure to use low, indirect light and keep the soil moist but not wet. 

Choose a plant with minimal watering and light requirements, and you will have a bright source of quality air and joy in your home. Kaftan Communities has the right place for you and your plants. Give us a call today at (248) 352-3800 to schedule an apartment walking tour.