How to Turn Your Home Into a Greenhouse
J. Merrell via JJ Locations
Even if you don't consider yourself to have much of a green thumb (or maybe it's totally nonexistent), introducing some greenery into your space is beneficial for your health and the air quality of your home while also lending a colorful and refreshing décor element to any room. Not only can certain indoor plants help filter out air toxins and produce fresh oxygen, but many only require minimal care and, in some cases, are able to survive in less than ideal lighting conditions—meaning you won't kill your investment overnight. Since we're huge advocates of the advantages house plants bring to your space both design- and well-being–wise, we've selected a few air-purifying, indoor-growing greens that will turn your home into a stylish sanctuary. Shop our favorite (easy-to-care-for) plants below.
Demo Store Fiddle-Leaf Fig ($125)
This beautiful bright green specimen is a décor buff's go-to when it comes to incorporating an indoor plant into the design scheme of a room. The standing plant only needs to be watered once a week and is the perfect piece to adorn a window as it requires indirect but bright light.
Another plant known to help purify the air and eliminate indoor pollutants, the Chinese Evergreen requires little effort to grow. It is about as durable a houseplant you can get in that it can survive poor light, dry air, and little water. The plant is also known in Asia to bring luck to its grower.
If you are a known plant-killer, the Pachira Aquatica is your tree-of-choice as it can withstand over-watering is extremely hard to kill off. Known as the money tree, it grows in indirect light and is the ideal indoor plant to add a clean leafy green into the décor scheme.
Which plant will you be adding to your indoor space?