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Not only are they great for decorating, but there are also several health benefits to be gained from keeping plant life around the house. With more and more people opting to include some greenery in their lives, here are some of the specific benefits indoor plants can add to your home:
As with most succulents, aloe vera plants are easy to raise, require minimal maintenance and can be grown in small pots on your windowsill.
Aloe vera has the added benefit of working as a gel for cuts, burns and other skin conditions. Keep your aloe vera succulent in a sunny place and enjoy!
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
If you don’t possess a green thumb, a spider plant may be the one for you. Resilient, with rich foliage and tiny white flowers, spider plants enjoy a cool-to-average home temperature, moderate watering and indirect sunlight.
Spider plants look particularly nice in hanging baskets, and are a great starting point for those wanting to have indoor plants. Generally only complete and utter neglect will kill a spider plant.
Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii)
For a lush, tropical look in your home, consider a bamboo palm. Unlike other types of bamboo, bamboo palm does not require much sunlight, and can be watered when the soil feels dry. This plant will grow between 5-7 feet tall.
If you are after something that will flower, a peace lily is a great option. Relatively small, the peace lily will flower during most of the summer.
Keep this plant in a shady spot and make sure the soil remains moist. Beautiful, white and delicate, this flower looks great as a table centerpiece or as a feature in your hallway.
What plants do you think work well indoors? Let us know in the comments!