The Benefits of Having Indoor Plants

August 18, 2022

What Plants are Best for You and Your Lifestyle

It may be astonishing to believe but there are several science-backed benefits of having indoor plants – actual benefits that will give you a better quality of life. So why WOULDN’T you scatter your living space with plants? Along with great benefits to your wellbeing, they decorate and brighten it up!

Being out in nature can reduce stress and stimulate our mood. There’s something called horticultural therapy which helps to improve memory, cognition, language skills, socialization, and task initiation. So, it goes without saying that having indoor plants is a no-brainer. Benefits include:

  • Reduction of stress
  • Reduction of fatigue
  • Happier mood
  • Air purifying

What potted plants are good for you and your lifestyle? The ones mentioned below require little maintenance. So if you travel a lot, these plants may work best for you. And because Autumn Park Apartments in Medford is a pet-friendly complex, all plants mentioned below are ok for your furry friends .

Bamboo 

Who wouldn’t want a “lucky” bamboo in their apartment? Bamboo is said to bring good fortune and energy into your home. Depending on what type of bamboo you purchase, they thrive in either indirect light or low light (check the tag on the plant when purchasing). Bamboo grows in either water or soil.

Prayer Plant

These beautiful dark green plants do great in low light. Their unique leaves fold up like praying hands at night and return to lying flat during the daytime. They flourish in humid environments, with lots of fertilizer, and moist soil.

Spider Plant

Spider plants do best in indirect light and are known for being easy to grow indoors. These common household spider-like plants produce offshoots that dangle over the edge of the pot. Always keep the soil well-drained.

African Violet

This great plant blossoms with either pink or purple flowers that usually last year round and requires very little care. They need indirect sunlight and moderately moist soil

Friendship Plant

Once this plant is established, it’s easy to share with family and friends. It grows well in medium to low light (no direct sun) and stays under a foot tall. It’s very low-maintenance and needs moist soil.

There are many herbs and edible plants that are great to have fresh at your fingertips.

  • Basil – Place your basil plant near a warm window with direct light and keep the soil moist.
    Lavender – Lavender needs bright light and thrives best in windows facing south. These plants also do well under artificial light. Soil needs to be slightly dry between waterings.
  • Thyme – Thyme is very easy to grow and requires a lot of sunlight. Be sure to keep the solid well-drained. Allow the solid to dry before watering.
  • Oregano – Oregano needs six to eight hours of direct sun daily. Let the soil dry between watering.
  • Cilantro – These plants need direct sunlight four to five hours a day and make sure the soil is dry before rewatering.
  • Catnip – Catnip requires as much as five hours of sunlight daily. Allow for medium moisture soil and proper drainage to avoid root rot.

Below are plants that are toxic to pets that you may want to avoid:
Aloe
Lilies
ZZ plants
Devil’s Ivy
Alocasia

Plants help make your apartment feel welcoming. They serve to brighten your mood, help your health, and even reduce your grocery bill. Decorate your Autumn Park Luxury Apartment in Medford, NJ with these wonderful additions.