Have you ever walked in a forest and been taken over by positive energy? Or experienced the feeling of calming vibrations when walking into a room full of plants? Well, plants have a great impact on improving our health, especially indoor plants. They can help reduce stress and anxiety, which many students, unfortunately, struggle with. Therefore, getting yourself an indoor plant to take care of can be very essential to making your room feel more lively.
Hence, here is a guide to help you find a perfect indoor plant to get yourself (or why not all five of them) to make your room more gezellig.
As Aloe Vera is part of the succulent family, it is one of the easiest plants to take care of. The plant likes bright light conditions, but not direct sunlight. As Aloe Vera consists mainly of water, it doesn’t have to be watered too often. However, every 2-3 weeks would be good as the soil should be kept damp. However, in the wintertime, the plant requires even less watering. Although Aloe Veras are slow growers, they can be beneficial for your health, for example, in skin care or cooling sunburns.
This semi-succulent can spice up your room with its glossy leaves. Zanzibar Gem (also known as ZZ Plant) grows well with different light levels, but it's better to avoid direct sunlight. Watering, however, depends on the amount of light the plant gets. More light = more water and the other way around. As this plant thrives well on neglect, it is not a problem if you forget to water it for a while. Therefore, this plant is also perfect for travellers. However, if you are planning to stay at home, it is suggested to water the plant every 1-2 weeks.
Despite its slightly disturbing name (also called Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, an equally disturbing name), this is actually a plant that anyone can grow. Snake plant can tolerate both, low and high light and does not need much water either. However, make sure not to overwater it! A bit of H2O every two weeks and you’re good to go. What makes the Snake Plant special, are its slick sword-like long leaves.
If you are looking for something bigger, a plant that can just sit in the corner of your room - you can consider a Parlor Palm. This is one of the most popular indoor palms and can grow up to 120 centimetres tall! Parlor Palms don’t demand too much light and prefers colder conditions. Additionally, it thrives well with just a weekly small amount of water.
Last but not least, this plant can be easily confused for moss, which can be found anywhere in nature, it is so much more than that! Baby’s Tears is unique for its small leaves and quick growth - the plant spreads fast and often climbs over the edge of the pot. Unlike the previous plants, Baby’s Tears is a bit harder to maintain as it needs to be watered every 5-7 days and prefers bright, but not direct light.