* You can now order house plants straight to your door through Amazon
* House plants have been shown to have mental and physical health benefits
* Choose the species that’s best for you and your lifestyle
If you’re on the fence about investing in house plants, consider this – NASA conducted research that proved house plants can remove up to 87% of air toxins in just 24 hours. Particularly if you live in an urban area, house plants can help not only improve your indoor air quality, but give you access to nature within the comfort of your living room. Studies have also shown that house plants can help increase productivity and concentration by up to 15%. If your past relationship with plants usually ends with you throwing out a now-brown plant and feeling guilty, SPY has you covered.
1. TotalGreen Holland Grow Fresh Lavender Seeds
If you take more of a DIY approach to planting and gardening, this Lavender Seed Kit by TotalGreen Holland includes everything you need to grow your own Lavender, including a terra-cotta pot. GMO-free, you can set it up on your kitchen window sill or balcony, and enjoy the rich fragrance that comes when it blooms.
2. Hand Selected Variety Pack of Mini Succulents
Succulents are ideal indoor plants, as they require minimal water and space, which also makes them particularly easy to take care of. This variety pack of succulents provides you with five plants in 2″ pots, which you can spread out and use to decorate your house. Perch one in the corner of your desk, on your coffee table, or use them to line a shelf to give your house some extra life.
3. Brussel’s Live Money Tree Indoor Bonsai
Most bonsai trees take painstaking effort and cultivation to get them started on the right path, but luckily this tree is already four years down its growth path, and could be anywhere from 10″ to 14″ tall. Its unique braided trunk makes it different from most regular house plants, and is also considered a traditional symbol of good luck.
4. Costa Farms Majesty Palm Tree
If you’re in the market for a larger, statement plant to take up residence in your home, this palm tree by Costa Farms can range from 36″ to 48″ tall. It arrives all ready to go in a 10″ white, modern pot, and requires that the soil be consistently moist, however never saturated.
5. Nearly Natural 5209 Ficus Silk Tree
Not all of us are blessed with a green thumb. So rather than having a sad, near-dead ficus slowly going brown in your apartment, invest in a silk one. Nearly Natural’s Ficus looks startlingly similar to the real thing, with none of the maintenance required. Six feet tall and finished with a natural-looking trunk, this tree is covered with over 1008 individual leaves.