As the weather gets colder and grayer, people will retreat into their homes to wait out the long winter. Instead of waiting for the plants to come back, many apartment dwellers have instead started to invest in their own home foliage, and it’s become popular for a good reason. Here are some of the many benefits to having plants in your home:

  • If you’re looking for a pick-me-up, bright blooms are a great way to do that. While you should avoid plants with pollen if you have allergies, there’s always the option of buying a fresh bouquet.
  • Plants can help regulate the humidity in your home. If you have a lot of sinus issues or get dry, itchy skin in the winter, adding some foliage can help. One great option is the spider plant.
  • Plants act like natural air purifiers. While they will not work quite as drastically as a machine would, they will still naturally soak up irritants in the air.
  • If you use a lot of herbs in your food or drinks, growing your own will save you some money. Plus, they’re typically very easy to grow indoors.
  • Succulents are a great option for people who struggle to keep plants alive. Since they only need water every couple of weeks, they’re easy to take care of while still adding some green to your décor.
  • Studies have even shown that being around plants will lower your stress levels. When you’re missing the green nature during the winter, having plants in your home will be an especially welcome addition.
  • They can be easily incorporated into your décor. As indoor plants have become more popular, their containers have gotten more variety. It’s easy now to find a pot to fit your style and hanging plants will take up unused space without feeling cramped.
  • Having a plant to care for can boost your happiness and relationship with routines. While different plants require different care, they will all need a regular watering schedule, which helps people build healthy habits.

If all these benefits sell you on the idea of indoor plants, then here are some popular variations to try out:

  • Snake plant
  • ZZ plant
  • Aloe plant
  • Spider plant
  • Money tree
  • Pothos
  • Monstera

Depending on the type of light your apartment gets, these options are a great choice for low-maintenance needs. If you’re looking for a décor change or a new hobby this winter, this could be the perfect activity for you. If a change of scenery is what you’re looking for instead, contact Tycon Companies to see our current availability.