Houseplants can instantly make a room feel livelier and more welcoming. Studies have shown that having plants in your home can be beneficial to your health, too.
Researchers have concluded that houseplants remove toxins from the air, reduce stress levels, improve concentration, and boost your mood.
Unfortunately, houseplants aren’t exposed to much sunlight so many people have a hard time keeping them alive. The secret to keeping them healthy is choosing houseplants that don’t need sun to grow. Try these:
- Cast Iron Plant
- Peace Lily
- Snake Plant
- Lucky Bamboo
Bromeliads are tropical plants, but they don’t need the warm Caribbean sun to grow. In fact, these plants can grow even if they are only exposed to fluorescent lighting.
The bromeliad will add the perfect pop of color to your home. The outer leaves of the bromeliad are green, but the innermost leaves can grow in a wide variety of colors, including red, maroon, orange, and yellow.
The colors are so bright and beautiful that these leaves are often mistaken for flowers. The brightly colored leaves are not flowers, but the bromeliad does bloom once in its lifetime.
Cast Iron Plant
The cast iron plant is named for its strength and hardiness. Because it is so easy to grow, the cast iron plant is considered the go-to plant for busy people who don’t have much time to care for their houseplants.
This plant will thrive in your home as long as it is kept out of direct sunlight. If you want to keep this plant as healthy as possible, wipe down its leaves with a moist cloth once in a while to remove dust. The dust that accumulates on the leaves can prevent the cast iron plant from absorbing the nutrients it needs to survive, so removing this dust will keep the plant strong and healthy.
The peace lily can grow to about 40 inches in height, so it is the perfect piece of floor décor for your home. Many people are drawn to this plant because of its elegance and sophistication.
This plant has vibrant green leaves, with a single white leaf that grows around the yellow flower in the center.
All houseplants remove toxins from the air, but none can purify the air quite like the peace lily. NASA researchers found that peace lilies are the most efficient at removing harmful toxins such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene from indoor air. If you want to improve your indoor air quality, this is the right plant for you.
The snake plant is one of the most unique houseplants that don’t need sun to grow. The leaves on this plant are long and wide with sharp points at the ends. The edges of the leaves are yellow-white, but the rest of the leaves are green with a pattern that looks similar to snake skin.
You won’t need to spend much time caring for this houseplant. Snake plants are low maintenance and will typically survive even if you forget to water them for a week or so. In fact, snake plants rot easily, so it’s actually best to let their soil dry out before you water them again.
Anthuriums are beautiful and brightly colored houseplants. Similar to the bromeliad, many people believe the red leaves on this plant are flowers, but they’re not. The vibrant red leaves are often heart-shaped and feel waxy to the touch.
The roots of this plant may rot when exposed to too much water, so wait until the soil is dry before watering your anthurium.
Lucky bamboo is one of the most low maintenance houseplants that don’t need sun to survive, which is why it’s often given as a housewarming gift. It may not need sunlight, but it does need water, so make sure you change the water in your lucky bamboo’s pot about once a week.
Don’t use too much water, though. Lucky bamboo will start to get dry-rot if it is placed in soil that is too wet. It’s best to fill the pot with one to three inches of water to keep your lucky bamboo healthy.
Bring the Outdoors Indoors With These Houseplants
There are many houseplants that will grow in an indoor environment even if they are not exposed to much natural light.
Place these houseplants throughout your home so they can brighten up every room. Don’t be afraid to display them in a unique way, either.
Hang your plants from the ceiling or build a stunning indoor vertical garden to really make a statement. No matter how they are displayed, these house plants will thrive in your home!
Cheering up your home has never been easier!!