If you ask us, houseplants make the perfect addition to any home, office, or business. They help create routine, bring a sense of calm, and can be totally insta-worthy. As we transition into fall and start spending more time indoors - the practice of self-care becomes more and more important. This article talks about the most therapeutic indoor plants, their benefits, and why they should be a staple in every home!
When you hear about medicinal plants, there’s one green amigo that comes to mind above all. The Aloe Vera plant is recognizable near and far for it’s long, fleshy leaves that fan out from the plant’s central stem. This succulent is no stranger to the world of wellness, and is a key ingredient in many beauty products. When applied topically, the juicy bits of aloe plants can relieve minor burns, cuts, scrapes and other inflammations (we see you, sunburns). Keeping an aloe in your home allows you to forgo over the counter products and reach straight for the source! Just keep this green amigo in a bright, sunny spot and water when the soil is dry. Careful not to overwater! This will result in droopy leaves and root rot - and nobody’s here for that.
Sansevieria or Snake Plants
English Ivy might be one of our favourite houseplants in the fall, as it is hardy, trailing, and can survive colder temps. What many don’t know about the hedera helix (it’s other name) is that these climbing plants have traditional medicinal origins! Wild hey? Not only do they improve air quality in a way similar to snake plants, but they are also used by herbalists to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, chronic pulmonary disease, and even intoxication! With anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties, English Ivy can help strengthen blood vessels and reduce allergies. Malorie the miracle plant! This being said, we definitely don’t recommend ingesting the ivy hanging in your Fiona pot… talk to an herbalist as a first step.
Are the three amigos above not really your style? We have good news! Keeping plants (any plants) in your space is a great way to practice mindfulness and improve your wellness game. Environmental psychologists agree that houseplants can increase creativity, reduce distraction, and improve emotional well-being - so there you have it! Want to learn more about the green amigos in your life? Reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help!