As we enter 2022 and start to put those Christmas trees and trinkets back in their boxes and up in the attic for another 365 days, it can feel as though we’ve left a Christmas tree shaped void behind where our festive decorations once lived. For a lot of people January is a time to reset and prepare for a new year; a great way to do this is to refresh your living space, which can ultimately help to reset the mind and be a sense of visual therapy.

If you’ve ever felt the joy and health benefits that outdoor gardening can provide, why not introduce yourself to indoor gardening? Houseplant gardening has become an ever-growing and popular method in decorating the home and bringing life into your surroundings, as it is said that shifting your focus and nurturing for houseplants can allow for a calming effect. But what some may not know is that caring for houseplants can also produce a variety of wellbeing benefits that are known to reduce stress, fatigue, anxiety, blood pressure, improve your mood, increase work productivity, aiding a better sleep, and provide you with an overall better quality of living.

Not only do houseplants look fantastic in your home and provide a variety of wellbeing qualities, there is also evidence to show that they can influence the air around us by absorbing carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen, add moisture and humidity into the air, which then filters toxins. It’s been said that this then in turn can relieve ailments such as headaches, dry skin, and sore throats.

With such a huge variety of houseplants on the market, it can be difficult to know which plant will suit your and your environments needs, thankfully we’ve taken the hard work away from you by putting together a small guide to help assist you in choosing the perfect ones. Below we have listed our recommendations for easy to care for and air purifying plants, so you can get refreshing your space for the new year.

Easy to care for plants

Peace Lily

An easy to grow and care for plant. They tolerate low light and are best kept out of direct sunlight. They should be watered enough to keep soil moist.

Mother in Laws Tongue (Snake Plant)

One of the lowest maintenance houseplants out there, as they quickly adapt to their environment. Water often enough to ensure the soil doesn’t become dry.

Zamioculcas (ZZ Plant)

The Zamioculcas are notorious for being low maintenance, easy to keep alive with minimum care.

Monstera

One of the best low maintenances, easy to grow houseplants. Its large leaves do a great job at catching the smaller levels of light available to it when growing in a shady spot.

Dieffenbachia

An all-round easy to care for houseplant and great for beginners, just make sure to not over water.

Air purifying plants

Ferns

One of the best houseplants for purifying the air. They love moisture and are best kept in areas with humidity.

Mother in Laws Tongue (Snake Plant)

A great low maintenance houseplant that helps to filter the air around us.

Dracaena

According to NASA, this is one of the best house plants at purifying toxins in the air.

Ficus Elastica (Rubber Plant)

Another one of the best houseplants for air purifying, these plants enjoy a regular misting.

Calathea

A great air purifying plant that loves regular misting.

Spathiphyllum Sweet Lauretta

Great at absorbing harmful substances from the air – mist regularly.

Anthurium

Known as a great air purifier – keep in an bright but indirect sunny spot.

Want to find out more or have questions about your houseplants then please do come and talk to our experts

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