5 Best Indoor Plants-The Natural Air Purifier and Stress relievers for your room.

While imagining a place of complete zen whilst mellowing out on the couch in your living room, odds are the first thing to hit your mind. The psychology of interiors isn’t one size fits all formula. 

Little we may know that the house interior influence well-being, contributing to the moods and mental relaxation of the residents, creating Feng shui and positive energy around the house, be it carefully chosen wall colours, use of space or soothing lights etc.

 5 Best Indoor Plants-The Natural Air Purifier and Stress relievers for your room.

Our innate tendency as a natural phenomenon seeks connection with nature for its calming and energy-boosting conditioning effects. There is a positive association between nature and happiness globally, and our mind evolves in a sensory-rich natural habitat.

 5 Best Indoor Plants-The Natural Air Purifier and Stress relievers for your room.

The co-founder of Melbourne’s Ivy Muse, mentioned in the Sydney Morning Herald published in Sunday article September 18, 2021, that a botanical wares design studio, and co-author of Nature Style: “Cultivating Wellbeing at Home with Plants, says houseplants don’t just beautify a room, they also help reduce stress. Just looking at plants, she adds, reduces blood pressure while boosting self-esteem and enhancing mood.

Final Report to Horticulture Australia Ltd Completed 15 February 2010 “Greening the Great Indoors for Human Health and Wellbeing’, Margaret Burchett et al. the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

The results add further evidence for the benefit of plants for occupant wellbeing by reducing negative moods and stressful feelings by 6%, 37% reduction in anxiety, 58% depression and 38% fatigue reduction when surrounded by green habitat around the house or offices while improving the air quality for naturally purifies breathing.

 5 Best Indoor Plants-The Natural Air Purifier and Stress relievers for your room.

But when it comes to becoming a parent of these green babies, one can relate to the hesitation and fear of swearing to kill a cactus. Plants are delicate living things and need care and love sometimes.

Few may require extra care or little to no maintenance if chosen carefully and placed diligently around the house to achieve the urban environment and its benefits.

 5 Best Indoor Plants-The Natural Air Purifier and Stress relievers for your room.

Let’s look at the 5 best Indoor Plants that can help release stress and are natural air purifiers, time to have a carefree yoga session with loads of deep breathing asana indoor around them.

Monstera Plant-

Monstera Deliciousa is a stunning green being that grows to massive size purifying the air for natural breathing indoors while making a statement in a room with lush green leaves, raw cuts and angles.

Monstera Plant

According to the 1989 NASA study findings, the large surface area of the Monstera Deliciosa suggests removing toxins and chemicals from the air around us.

Monstera Plant

Green parenting: The plant prefers a cozy warm damp environment away from any artificial cooling or heating and harsh sunlight, needing a once a week wet cleaning with a soft cloth.

Peace Lily- 

It’s easy to find peace around the house with peace lily placed in one of the escape corners. It helps overcome stress and purifies the air to unbelievable extents. White tall popping leaf plants surrounded by lily flowers is such a soothing sight. 

Peace Lily

This plant reduces the level of toxins in the air and is a beautiful arrangement plant. The NASA study found peace lilies to be the most effective houseplant for removing TCE.
(Trichloroethylene, Cancer producing substance) from the air, up to 23% over 24 hours.

Peace Lily

Green Parenting: This miracle grower indoor peace lily loves a bright side but is sensitive to direct sunlight; it is best to keep it near the west or south windows. It likes to stay mostly hydrated, not soggy, by watering it every 2-3 days and once a week in humid climate conditions.

Snake plant or mother in law’s tongue

Great stress-relieving plant to hang around within the house and easy to care for. The adorable looking strappy leaved plant is such a breath saver.

Snake plant or mother in law’s tongue

It releases oxygen at night and spruce up the air quality by filtering common household toxins like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. It fits best on the side table to wake up recharged beside this air purifier, giving you a nice, clean, well-rested night.

Green Parenting: Snake plant is easy to survive with minimal water requirements; with partial or indirect sunlight, it can manage to grow even in darker corners as well but not recommended to keep shaded entirely.

Rubber plant: 

To amp up your room with elegance and indoor tropics, choose the Rubber plant. Its thick, luscious glossy leaves bring loads of benefits with its anti-inflammatory properties when added to the ambience as an indoor plant. 

Rubber plant

Get your hands on rubber leaves this summer to be sure of breathing the purest form of air. It reduces dust and bacteria up to 50% improving the respiratory system keeping allergies at bay.

Rubber plant

Green Parenting: It grows to neglect and does not require over pampering. It is adaptable to low light conditions and shade; direct sunlight is not recommended, pruning is the essential tip to avoid dry yellow leaves. In natural habitats, it can reach a height of 6-10 feet. Requires infrequent watering cycles and slightly moist soil with no fertilisation.

English & Devil’s Ivy:  

Another top air purifier listed on NASA’s maximum air purifying plants is the English IVY is rare to find. With its trailing ability, it looks great in the bedroom with hanging planters.

English & Devil’s Ivy

English/Devil’s Ivy is a proven indoor stress reliever plant, in addition, reducing headaches and improving night sleep. It also soothes people with allergies and asthma.

English & Devil’s Ivy

Green parenting: It’s well suited in the dry shady corners with tolerance to direct sunlight. This low maintenance Ivy demands hydration for 2-8  weeks. To avoid overwatering and root-rot test the soil if it seems moist, then water your snake plant once a month in winters. The schedule can vary depending on your house environment. Regular pruning is the key to getting lush bushier leaves.

You can bring the best natural stress relievers and air purifiers home as your new roommates based on your needs of plants. Bear in mind and do your research on the toxicity of some house plants if you have pets or kids at home.

Until then,  Happy breathing!


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