House plants are good for you. According to healthygreenatwork.org they:
absorb harmful substances
filter dust and dirt from the air
enhance creativity and concentration
reduce stress levels
keep up the atmospheric humidity levels
have a cooling effect
lift the general mood
emit oxygen and refresh the air
I have a few houseplants. Maybe they are slacking off, but I’m pretty sure they don’t do most of those things. If I remember to water them more often perhaps they will try harder.
I’ve had this African Violet for about 5 years or so. I haven’t fertilized or repotted it once and it’s blooming like crazy. Sometimes I forget to water it for weeks at a time, and it always bounces back.
Left: This little aloe plant sits in the middle of our coffee table. He’s looking a little rough from having a remote control helicopter repeatedly crashed into him over the holidays…
Right: This snake plant lives in our basement. I don’t know how the little fella is still green. I almost never water him.
I have a few air plants scattered around the house. These are harder to keep alive than I thought. I purchased 12 and only 4 survived. One lives in a bird cage hanging from our bathroom ceiling. Come to think of it, that’s kind of a wicked witch-ish way to keep a plant. No wonder he’s not enhancing my creativity and concentration!