Indoor Plants for Your Home

House plants are among the few decorating items that combine aesthetics and functionality. Not only do they add a touch of natural elegance to any indoor space, but they also provide benefits to homeowners.

First, they reduce the presence of pollutants and toxins in the air and provide fresh, clean oxygen. Second, they balance the internal humidity of any room. Third, certain house plants provide simple and quick home remedies.

Here are a few wonderful plants that add a lovely and healthy dimension to your own living space:

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1. Aloe Vera

The aloe vera is a graceful potted plant that can easily fit in any table, counter, or mantelpiece. Characterized by its nimble arms and refreshing scent, this plant is famous for its rejuvenating and healing properties. The leaves can be used to treat skin irritations and minor burns. This plant also complements minimalist décor.

2. Ficus Trees

The Ficus are a species of fig trees usually found in the tropics. Known for their glossy and thick leafy foliage and gorgeous brown trunk, they are a favorite among homeowners as they can be managed and grown indoors. Placing them in a living room or dining room infuses any surrounding with the splendor found in verdant forests.

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Photo by J Isherwood via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0)

3. Peace Lily

The peace lily exhibits an attractive blossom that brings a touch of pure beauty into dining rooms and bedrooms. It also efficiently removes a host of toxins, including acetone, ammonia, and benzene, which permeate from cleaning products. As an added benefit, this flower keeps mosquitoes and flies away, making your home a safer and more pleasant place to live in.

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Photo by emilybean via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

4. Hanging Orchids

Cherished by enthusiasts all around the world, the orchid is a symbol of love. It adds a touch of color to lifeless spaces. As a hobby, caring for this flower teaches patience, hard work, and sensitivity. Its petals can also be used for tea and as a garnish for salads and other recipes.

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Whether for ornamental or medicinal and practical purposes, these stunning plants breathe beauty and life into your precious home.