With quarantine continuing as summer comes to an end, it can be hard to feel happy and refreshed at home. Without a nice working environment, focusing on things like school or work can be difficult. An easy way to add a little bit of brightness to a room are indoor plants. Adding plants can help an area to feel more refreshing and provide an array of benefits.
There are a couple things to look at when buying an indoor plant, and the first is how easy the plant is to take care of. Certain types of plants are easier to care for than others, depending on climate. The easiest indoor plants to maintain are succulents. Succulents are similar to cacti, in the fact that they don’t require much water. In dryer climates, like Southern California, plants like succulents are ideal. They can be small or large, and be placed indoors or outdoors. Another easy plant to care for is the snake plant (Dracaena trifasciata). Snake plants work well as natural air fresheners because they are constantly producing oxygen. Snake plants, similar to succulents, do not require large amounts of water and can be watered sporadically. Both of these plants are very easy to care for and are fairly inexpensive to purchase. They are also pleasing to look at and can be used as decoration on desks or anywhere that needs a little brightness.
A couple unique plants that can be grown indoors are devil’s ivy (Epipremnum aureum) and basil. Devil’s ivy is an ideal plant for hanging. Because the plant grows like ivy; it gets very long and spills out of the pot, which is nice for a hanging plant. It is very versatile and can be hung from the ceiling or be placed on a stool or bookshelf. Devil’s ivy is fairly easy to care for and only needs to be watered when the soil feels dry. For people that want a more interesting or versatile plant, devil’s ivy is perfect. Basil is another plant that can be grown indoors. The special thing about basil is that it can be eaten. If taken care of, indoor basil plants can easily grow up to two feet tall. Basil also grows small white flowers, so it is also nice to look at. The fragrance aspect of the plant can also be appealing to some people. The plant can be used for many different things and is pretty easy to take care of, with weekly watering and sunlight.
There are a variety of indoor plants and each can be used for something special. They can be used as decor, air fresheners, or overall mood boosters. Adding plants to a work area, or any room, can provide the motivation and happiness needed to accomplish new things.