Mother’s Day gifts can often cause a lot of stress both for you as the receiver and the giver. There is one gift that keeps on giving- houseplants. Houseplants are a great way to add a touch of nature to your home, but they also offer many benefits beyond just aesthetics.
Here are some of the top benefits of having houseplants:
Improved air quality: Plants help purify the air in your home. Some plants are effective at removing toxins like formaldehyde and benzene from the air. So, each breath you take is better for you.
Reduced stress and anxiety: Studies have shown that being around plants can help to lower cortisol levels (the hormone associated with stress) and improve mood. Simply having plants in your home can help you feel calmer and more relaxed.
Improved health: Some studies suggest that having house plants can lead to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of respiratory problems like asthma. In addition, plants can help to reduce the spread of airborne illnesses by humidifying the air and trapping dust and allergens.
Enhanced decor: Of course, one benefit of house plants is that they look great! Plants can add color, texture, and visual interest to any space, and there are a wide variety of plants to choose from to suit any style.
If you’re new to caring for house plants or simply don’t have a lot of time to devote to plant care, there are many easy-to-care-for options available. Here are some houseplants that are low-maintenance and can thrive in a variety of environments:
Snake plant: Snake plants are incredibly resilient and can handle low light, drought, and fluctuating temperatures. They don’t need to be watered frequently and can go several weeks without being watered.
Pothos: Pothos plants are known for their trailing vines and variegated leaves. They can tolerate a wide range of light conditions, including low light, and can go several weeks between waterings.
ZZ plant: ZZ plants are known for their glossy, dark green leaves and ability to thrive in low light. They don’t require much water and can go for several weeks without being watered.
Spider plant: Spider plants are easy to care for and can thrive in a range of lighting conditions. They are also great air purifiers and can help to improve indoor air quality.
Peace lily: Peace lilies are known for their attractive white blooms and ability to purify the air. They can thrive in low to medium light and only need to be watered once a week.
So, for Mother’s Day this year, ask for some low-maintenance plants that are easy to care for. They can add a touch of green to any space without requiring a lot of attention or care and keep you feeling relaxed all day long. Your family can pick them up at the grocery store or celebrate by selecting your own at some of the amazing nurseries around town.
Let us know in the comments below if you have a favorite houseplant.