8 Houseplants to De-stress your Home

8 Houseplants to De-stress your Home

Are you a stressed out mess? Looking for a room to breathe in? Now you can thanks to soothing houseplants that increases a room’s oxygen flow. But best of all these plants are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. If you’re looking to remain calm and decorate your home, try one or any of these houseplants to soothe the energy and atmosphere. Whether the plants are in a sunroom or used as a centerpiece, these plants are sure to keep stress right outside your front door.

Aloe Vera
The aloe vera plant keeps purified air flowing in the room and clears the air of pollutants found in many home cleaners. In fact, if the air is too clogged of chemicals the leaves display brown spots. They’re perfect for shoreline homes as they grow best in sunny climates. Also, if you catch too much sun the aloe is used as a healing property to relieve burns and irritated skin.

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English Ivy
This plant is highly effective in absorbing chemicals, especially formaldehyde. In fact, NASA scientists have labelled this plant as the best air filtering plant. This plant best grows in moderate temperatures and sunlight.

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Peace Lily
With a name, “Peace Lily,” it’s easy to overcome stress when surrounded by these beautiful flowers. This plant reduces the level of toxins in the air and is a beautiful arrangement plant. These plants grow best in cooler temperatures and shady climates or rooms.

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Red Edged Dracaena
This two-toned colored plant can grow up to 15-feet in height. It grows best in sunlight and known to remove formaldehyde, xylene and trichloroethylene chemicals from the air.

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AlekZotoff / iStock / thinkstock.com

Calla Lily
Calla Lilies are the perfect lawn flower to cut and decorate your home with your favorite lily-filled vase. Their beauty stuns the eye, and calms the body with it’s white, pure petals. It’s no wonder why their beauty touches humans as the world “Calla” derives from the Greek era meaning, “beautiful.” Maybe this is why it’s a popular wedding bouquet flower?

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Spider Plant
Not to worry, spiders do not come with this plant. Ranked on NASA’s top air-purifying plant lists, these plants remove benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene from the air.

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Alex Bramwell / iStock / thinkstock.com

Bamboo
This popular desk plant is also a stress relieving, eye-calming plant, which is maybe the reason why people admire bamboo flooring and furniture. The most effective air-purifying bamboo plant is the bamboo palm. It’s effective to clear out benzene and trichloroethylene.

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Cactus
There are over 2,000 species of cactus with some originating from the ancient eras. This popular houseplant is a decorative tool to bring a bit of the southwest flavor in home. For a less prickly bush, try a succulent or cacti succulent. Their grand geometric shape is remarkable yet soothing at the same time.

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