5 Sadness-Fighting Indoor Plants You Should Know

by Sasha Ridley

    Is there any plant that may make sad feelings (or depression) ease away? The answer surely keeps you satisfied. There are some indoor plants that can deal with this. Their appearance and fragrance (from flowers or foliage) can make you feel better. The way you care for them also works in here. This helps calm you down and brings you the feeling of satisfaction. Water your plants every morning, for example, is a great way to start your day.


    Here are 5 sadness-fighting indoor plants that you should know. When grown in your home, these initially serve for garnishing purpose. They create a nice balance of color to any room of your home. They can even help purify the air around you by filtering out airborne pollutants. Then, these indoor plants not only improve your mental health but also boost your physical health. Let’s check them out!

    #1 Peace Lily

    Peace lilies come first in this category. They’re easy to care and produce amazing flowers. They’re one of the most powerful plants that help purify the air. Why not place this plant in the bedroom or living room? They’re the places that you spend most time on. The cleaner the air is in your home, the more happier you’ll be!

    Keep this plant well watered and fertilize every 6-8 weeks to encourage flowers to emerge and bloom.

    #2 Snake Plant

    Spider plants are also great to bring to your home. They not only look great, but are especially good at absorbing mould and allergens from the air. These houseplants have ability to fight pollutants (like benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene), making them great to grow at anywhere in the house. Provide them with well-drained soil, and bright, indirect light.

    #3 Philodendron

    Philodendron features heart-shaped leaves. This plant is particularly good at absorbing xylene, a chemical commonly used in wall paint and cleaning supplies. It can also absorb high levels of formaldehyde from the air (similar to peace lilies!).

    Grow this plant in a warm spot with plenty of bright, indirect sunlight. Be sure not to water them too often.

    #4 English Ivy

    English Ivy not only looks great, but it is particularly useful in eliminating airborne faecal-matter particles. This wandering vine is helpful for homes that have smokers, as they can soak up carcinogens from second-hand smoke.

    This house plant is low-maintenance. But be sure you keep it away from your cat and dog, as it is poisonous to them!

    #5 Boston Fern

    Boston ferns are another houseplants that are particularly great at filtering the air. In fact, they can remove up to 1863 toxins per hour. Boston ferns prefer a cool place with high humidity and indirect light. To grow them in dry area, you need to provide additional humidity for them, especially in the winter.

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