* 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
While a lot of us are stuck inside and feeling the effects of social isolation, getting a few plants to take care of and keep you company might be a good idea. They’re beneficial mentally, physically and a great decoration piece to give any room or apartment some new life.
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. Garden Republic Indoor Herb Garden Seed Starter Kit
If you’d like to rely on your own indoor herb supply this kit will get you going. The seeds are organic and non-GMO so you know you’ll be growing the highest-quality ingredients for your meals and recipes. It’s got seeds for lavender, chamomile, lemon and mint. The kit comes with four grow bags, plant pots, soil discs, pruning shears and bamboo plant markers so you can tell which is which as they grow.
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.
6. Costa Farms Indoor Peace Lily Spathyphyllum
This peace lily is easy to grow with enough moisture and light and comes in a decorative 6″ mason ceramic planter. It clears pollutants in the air and will continuously produce white calla-like flowers with proper care. This plant also loves humid environments, so it’s a great choice for a bathroom.
7. Indoor Golden Pothos
This Golden Pothos is a sprawling leafy plant with vines of heart-shaped leaves that will brighten up any bookshelf or kitchen counter. They grow well indoors and are easy to keep alive as they don’t require a lot of water or attention. They work well in shaded areas outdoors as well on balconies or along window sills in containers.
8. Sansevieria Snake Plant
This snake plant is also known as “Mother In Law’s Tongue, it also happens to be hard to kill and grows very easily. It’s very hardy and perfect for a busy or forgetful plant owner who hasn’t had much luck in the past. Trust us, with this plant you’ll do just fine even if you’ve got a black thumb.
It’s got a nice color variation to it and adapts well to direct sun, partial sun or shade. Water it well, totally soaking the soil and then dry it out fully — never letting the plant soak in soggy roots. These plants ship at a minimum of 12″ tall so you’ll have something to work with immediately upon delivery.
9. Cool Cactus Collection – Live Cactus Succulents
This product includes a 4-pack of cacti succulents, all of which are hand-selected by gardeners for their overall health, color and vitality. If you have a history of killing your indoor plants, then these cacti are the best indoor plants on Amazon for your home. Be sure to place them in a room that gets plenty of natural light and these succulents will thrive, bringing a little color and life to your home or apartment.
10. Aloe Vera With Ceramic Planter
Aloe vera is one of the best plants to grow in your home. These plants are relatively easy to take care of (provided they get enough sunlight). Even better, aloe vera has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Fresh aloe juice can be applied to minor burns and rashes for a soothing home remedy. This 14″ aloe plant comes in a modern two-tone ceramic planter that will blend in perfectly with your home decor.