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Email Post to a Friend: Bring a Little Outdoors In!

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May
26

Psychology Today writes that "Biophilia is the fascination and communion with nature stemming from a biologically driven need to interact with plants and animals." Maybe that is why we are so attracted to these lush, green indoor houseplants that are easy to grow and care for inside! 

 

Bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside helps to lower levels of stress, improve memory, and heighten creativity. Symptoms of ADHD and depression can decrease for children and adults. The benefits of green time may be physical, as well: One study concluded that a microbe found in soil may improve the body's immune response.

 

Here are a few favorites that will perfectly fit your lifestyle and skill-level, even if you are a novice, and make your house feel a lot more like home:

 

  1. Bird of Paradise thrives in well-lit indoor areas and needs to be watered once a week or when the soil gets dry. Place her near a window with good drainage and she will be easy to maintain.
  2. Baby Rubber Plant stores water in its roots, stems, and leaves like a succulent so it only needs to be watered once a week or so. It's small so it can sit nicely on your kitchen sill or on your desk or coffee table. 
  3. Snake Plants are a popular favorite for being super easy to care for and great for purifying the air in your home. They don't require frequent watering or a lot of light, making this an easy solution for a busy plant-lover. 
  4. Mini Monstera plants (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma–not actually in the Monstera family) are a much smaller alternative to the big, bodacious Monstera plant that is all the rage. You get the benefit of the beauty without it taking up so much space! 
  5. Golden Pothos is a classic vine that  is also good at boosting indoor oxygen levels, can do well in low light, and can tolerate a good amount of inconsistent moisture! 

 

I just know that your green thumb is going to shine when you bring a few of these beautiful plants into your home. If you are still a little nervous, don't fear. I'm happy to point you in the direction of a plant expert! Just give me a call or email and I'll get you connected to one of my expert resources for houseplants and flowers. 

 

 

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