Best House Plants to Perk Up Your Living Space

Even if you’ve got the blackest thumb in the world, most people admit that there is something uniquely wonderful about having plants in your home. The more time we spend in nature, the more at ease we feel with the world around us.

In 2009, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that everyone should spend at least 15-30 minutes a day outside. By bringing the outside in, we give ourselves permission to relax, and unwind at home. There are tons of plants that you can choose from. Ultimately, you should determine what kind of light exposure your house gets, and plan accordingly.

Here are a few suggestions of great house plants that will perk up any living space.

1. Aloe

Aloe vera is a type of succulent, meaning they have large fleshy leaves which retain water. Succulents are native to arid desert regions, which means they’ll actually benefit from less watering. Aloe vera plants are special because their leaves are full of a thick sap that can help heal irritations and burns.

You’ll want to put your aloe vera in a sunny location, and make sure that you only water it once every three weeks in the summer, and even less in the winter. It may even produce “babies.” These are little offshoots that you can remove and repot separately, so you can build up a plethora of aloe vera plants.

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