Home should feel like a breath of fresh air, welcoming us after a long day. After all, this is where we go to relax and rejuvenate our bodies and spirits. Because our surroundings greatly impact how we feel, it is important to design our living spaces with thoughtful care. Fortunately, one of the simplest and quickest ways to add life to your home is through the use of indoor plants.
There are many benefits associated with owning an indoor plant. In addition to being visually pleasing, studies show that indoor plants may, “improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15%), reduce stress levels, and boost your mood” (Lee). Fortunately, whether you have a green thumb or not, owning a house plant doesn’t have to be a hassle. There are several easy-to-care-for indoor plants, such as Jade plants, Peace Lily plants, and Snake Plants.
Jade is one of the most popular succulents to keep indoors, touting its beautiful oval-shaped leaves. Although they are generally easy to maintain, Jade plants do require a lot of sunlight, so be sure to place yours by a bright window. Your Jade plant shouldn’t have sopping wet soil, however you will need to water it enough to stay moist (VanZile, How to Grow Jade Plants). Learn more about Jade plants: https://www.thespruce.com/grow-jade-plants-indoors-1902981
PEACE LILY PLANT:
The Peace Lily is a plant that produces gorgeous, long-lasting white flowers. This plant survives best in shadier environments, making it the perfect plant for your home. Because the Peace Lily is a tropical plant, you will need to ensure that it stays moist, especially in the summer, by frequently watering and misting your plant (VanZile, Peace Lily Plant Profile). Learn more about Peace Lilies: https://www.thespruce.com/grow-peace-lilies-1902767
The Snake Plant, with its strikingly bold leaves, is fairly hard to kill. This plant does best under indirect sunlight, however it can adapt to either very bright or dim conditions. You also don’t have to water this plant as frequently, since it is best to let the soil dry before watering again. Keep in mind that over-watering is more of a threat to the Snake Plant than under-watering is (VanZile, Snake Plant [Mother-in-Law’s Tongue] Profile). Learn more about Snake Plants: https://www.thespruce.com/snake-plant-care-overview-1902772
If you need any help with interior design, be sure to contact a member of The Easling Team. We will get you in touch with one of our favorite, local interior designers. Good luck on your house plant journey!
Lee, Sophie. “Why Indoor Plants Make You Feel Better.” NBC. 2017 July 13. https:// www.nbcnews.com/better/health/indoor-plants-can-instantly-boost-your-health- happiness-ncna781806
VanZile, Jon. “How to Grow Jade Plants” The Spruce. 2019 June 01. https:// www.thespruce.com/grow-jade-plants-indoors-1902981
—- “Peace Lily Plant Profile” The Spruce. 2019 April 07. https://www.thespruce.com/grow- peace-lilies-1902767
—-“Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue) Profile” The Spruce. 2019 April 25. https:// www.thespruce.com/snake-plant-care-overview-1902772