Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any Collingwood home. They are not only appealing and trendy, but they offer many health benefits. Research shows that houseplants can remove up to 87% of air toxins in a room. These plants can also improve concentration, productivity, energy levels, and mood. Unfortunately, many homeowners miss out on these benefits due to the fear of caring for the plants.
Luckily, there are several houseplants that are easy to care for, prefer the shade, and will add pops of colour to your home. No matter if you are an expert gardener or you lack a green thumb, here are a few houseplants you should consider for your Collingwood house.
The Snake Plant
The Snake Plant is a popular houseplant and for good reason. It features thick, green leaves that add rich greenery and significant contrast to any room. It is also extremely forgiving. This plant can last at least a month without any attention or water.
There are countless Bromeliad options available, allowing you to find the perfect houseplant with lots of colour. This type of plant usually offers bright, colourful flowers that will become an instant focal point in a room. Keep in mind that Bromeliads like bright sunlight so you will want to place them in an area where they get a lot of natural sun.
Chinese Money Plant
The Chinese Money Plant is an excellent addition to any home. This plant does not like direct sunlight and thrives in shady areas. It is not a large plant so it works well on the end of a table or to sit on a shelf. Plus, you can replant the off-shoots off of this plant and enjoy even more greenery throughout your home or even give them as a gift.
Pothos are another very tolerant and forgiving plant. These plants like bright light but do not enjoy direct sunlight. They also like to dry out completely between each watering so you don’t have to worry as much if you miss a day or two of watering.
If you are looking for a larger houseplant, the Rubber Plant should be at the top of your list. This plant can grow extremely tall. However, if you want it to sprout up, you will need to keep adjusting its pot size to ensure it has ample room to grow. The Rubber Plant likes very little moisture. Many experts recommend you only water this plant one to two times a month. However, you may need to mist the leaves and wipe them free from dust often. This plant also does best in bright rooms but make sure you do not place them in direct sunlight.