Going Green in 2019: 5 Indoor Plants for Your Home


February 8, 2019

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Not exclusively for aesthetic appeal, indoor plants can enhance your functionality in every room. They’ve been proven to help the mind, counteract sleep deprivation, lower pain, reduce air pollution and promote general well-being. Adding plants to your spaces is an easy way to help your home start off happy, healthy and environmentally friendly in 2019.  To get started, check out our top 5 Indoor Plants.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is the perfect plant for the kitchen. Not only is it easy to take care of, but this low-maintenance plant works effectively as a burn remedy. Its stalks produce a natural gel that can heal even second-degree burns completely in as little as 16 days. The plant is also great at purifying air as it absorbs airborne compounds from paint or cleaning agents commonly found in homes.

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Boston Fern

Number 9 on NASA’s list of 50 air-purifying house plants, the Boston Fern is the most popular of all ferns grown indoors. This plant is especially good at removing formaldehyde found in household products, plastics and cigarette smoke from the air as the leaves absorb harsh compounds and turns them into materials the plant can use. The Boston Fern is also incredibly easy to care for and is a great addition to any living area.

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Feverfew

A flowering plant found in the daisy family, the Feverfew is both ornamental and functional. While the little white flowers add a beautiful touch to your home, adding it’s leaves to a cup of tea can help remedy and prevent migraine headaches. It can also reduce fatigue by nearly 25%. Bonus Tip: Place your plant on a windowsill as feverfew grows best in direct sunlight.

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Snake Plant

If you sleep best in cooler temperatures, the snake plant could be the perfect statement plant for your bedroom. This tall plant is proven to keep air temperatures lower as well as absorb CO2 and convert it into oxygen. This improves the air quality of your room, removes toxins, and create a more comfortable sleeping environment. Finally, the Snake Plant is also very forgiving if accidentally neglected, requiring minimal watering and sunlight.

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Eucalyptus

A plant for general well-being, the Eucalyptus can turn your bathroom or kitchen into a healthy oasis. This plant is proven to help with arthritis, flu symptoms, congestion, and enhances immune system. The eucalyptus can be kept as a potted plant or simply just dried branches. Pro Tip: have a main eucalyptus plant in one room, and as it grows cut off a few branches to place in different rooms around the house!

Regardless of the specific plants you choose for your home, living in an environment with plants can help reduce stress and improve your general quality of life. Whether in your kitchen, living room, bedroom or bathroom, having little details everywhere turn a house into a home. At Shoreline, we understand the details make the difference. Contact our team of representatives to learn more at https://shorelineparkcity.com/

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