A long winter! It’s cold, dark and can sometimes lead to the winter blues. Sometimes winter is no fun for anyone, especially your gardens. However, we have a cure for that! In today’s post, we’ve compiled a list of our top 7 favorite houseplants to help you beat the winter blues. Using plants to freshen up your home is a mood lift. Just their presence in the house can increase your happiness level. So let’s take a look at them.
Because of their many benefits for the mind and body, houseplants are a great way to get through the boring winter days. From filtering the air and increasing oxygen levels to promoting healing and boosting focus, these humble organisms make some very hardworking allies. The benefits of houseplants are actually quite amazing. With that in mind, it’s officially time to add some houseplants to the winter blues recipe list. Start growing them in your home right now.
#1 Spider Plant
Spider Plant has been shown to help surgical patients recover. The researchers found that patients with houseplants had lower systolic blood pressure and lower rates of pain, anxiety, and fatigue compared to patients without plants in their rooms. Meanwhile, NASA, in its famous study of houseplants, concluded: “Both plant leaves and roots are used to remove traces of toxic fumes from inside tightly sealed buildings. Small amounts of chemicals like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can be removed indoors by plant leaves alone.”
#2 Monstera deliciosa
Monstera deliciosa is also known as Swiss cheese plant, Mexican breadfruit or hurricane plant, it really is a delicious monster. Known for its large, forked and glossy green leaves, this tall beauty is native to the tropics and loves to take over your home.
#3 Air plants
Air Plants is one of the best choices for the person who is too busy to care about green things. Plants of the Tillandsia genus are fascinating little creatures that don’t need soil and aren’t very demanding. And they are so sweet and adorable, I know my spirits always get lifted when I think about mine.
#4 Chinese money plant
This plant is also known as the Chinese money plant because of its wealth and abundance. And sure, money is good, but this quirky beauty also promises happiness, because check it out! These lilly pad-meets-ufo sheets can’t help but inspire smiles. Pilea is super easy to grow from cuttings, meaning a whole flock of them is within easy reach.
#5 Aloe vera
The juice of the ever healing aloe vera plant can actually be used topically as a really great all natural lotion. There’s something delightful about a summery-looking succulent plant, bringing moisture to a winter-parched person.
#6 Jade Plant
Jade plants are beautiful. They work particularly hard to eliminate indoor air pollution. In the practice of feng shui, the jade plant is a good luck charm, a symbol of growth and renewal, and most importantly, bringing financial prosperity.
Ferns a great option in our selection of shower plants that want to live in your home. They’re especially good for winter moods because they’re just so lush and beautiful, and they bring the woods inside when it’s too cold to go outside.