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If your home does not have very bright spaces or your rooms are smaller than most, do not worry, because these plants can withstand surviving without sunlight and come in many sizes, so you can choose what suits you. Studies have shown, that in addition to purifying and filtering the air from everyday pollutants, engaging and interacting with plants can even help reduce psychological stress.
Regardless of whether you know a lot about plant care or just starting out and are looking to buy your first plant, with the following plants you will be able to create a dreamy indoor garden!
Snake plant has nothing to do with snakes, but it has taken its name from the thin, upright and sharp leaves and in Greek it is known as the "Tongue of the Mother-in-law". In addition to its striking appearance, it can survive without water, with little sunlight, although it prefers bright light, and can grow in almost every environment. Its ability to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen makes it ideal for bedrooms and office spaces.
If you are often away from home in your daily life, you need a plant that does not require a lot of maintenance, such as Dracaena. In Greek, the name means female dragon. It adapts easily to every environment and is not affected as much during the change of seasons and temperatures. It would be good to not bring it into direct contact with sunlight. Moreover, this plant absorbs pollutants and could be housed in the bedroom or anywhere else.
ΖΖ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Zamioculcas zamiifolia or ZZ plant are resistant to drought and negligent care. Watering can be done once a month and they do not need constant sunlight. What makes them stand out is their large horizontal stems that resemble potato rhizomes! It is, also, a plant that could be the perfect choice for a gift, as it symbolizes prosperity and friendship.
These plants give the impression that they have just come out of the jungle and are very easy to maintain. In fact, after a few years, they can grow and create or "give birth" to ‘’baby spiders’’ that can be transplanted into other pots. Just be careful not to bring them in direct contact with the sun's rays.
This plant needs a little more care, so it should be watered frequently, and you should leave it in a bright, but shady at the same time place. It is great for your bedroom, because it removes toxins from the spaqce and offers oxygen which in turn offers you a more restful sleep. Due to the pollen of its flowers, if you have allergies it is not recommended for you.
Aloe is known for the juice that it contains in its leaves which offer antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. So, with one plant, you could create a beautiful atmosphere in your home, but also heal your wounds and various skin diseases that may be tormenting you. Enjoy its ability to clean the air and especially removing formaldehyde.
Undoubtedly, plants are a commitment, but there are more benefits than detriments to consider. A few minutes of our daily routine are all they need to thrive. Plus, if you don't try, you won’t know. Gardening could be your new favorite hobby!