Boost your mood with these easy to care for houseplants
During the pandemic, most of us became obsessed with houseplants, yet we still looked for simplicity when it came to maintenance, with searches for ‘how not to kill your houseplant’ increasing by 200% during this period.
If you’re looking for a new piece of greenery to refresh your space but don’t want the added worry of confusing maintenance, Wren Kitchens have revealed the best houseplants to have in your home to help boost your mood this summer:
- Aloe vera
Containing powerful antioxidants, the gel from aloe vera can help to soothe acne, sunburns and dry skin as well as relieve itchiness caused by bug bites.
To allow your aloe vera plant to thrive, place it in bright but indirect sunlight, and let it dry in between watering.
- Fishbone cactus
Like regular cacti, the fishbone cactus is extremely easy to look after, tolerating indirect light and little watering. Its unique shaped leaves resemble a fishbone (hence the name) and can often trail down as it grows larger, making it a perfect hanging plant.
- Snake plant
Had issues in the past with keeping plants alive? Try a snake plant – they require little maintenance and can really help to improve your wellbeing thanks to their ability to remove harmful toxins from the air. They also release oxygen mostly at night, making them ideal bedroom plants for those suffering with allergies.
- Peace lily
According to feng shui, peace lilies help to create a calm and harmonious environment, making them ideal for promoting wellbeing at home. Not only do they soak up mould spores in the air; they also absorb their water before releasing it back into their environment- a bonus for those with dry homes.
You’ve likely seen the Monstera (also referred to as a Swiss cheese plant) clogging up your Insta feed, but they can actually boost your mood. They purify the air, making your home healthier – plus, you can grow new plants from their cuttings.
- English ivy
Like peace lilies, English ivy absorbs mould in the air, helping to purify your home; and it also has properties that help you to stop being restless, meaning you can enjoy a better night’s sleep.
About Wren Kitchens
Wren Kitchens is the UK’s largest manufacturer and retailer of kitchens and stone worktops. Launched in 2009, Wren Kitchens is a family business which employs over 7,200 people across its sites and is one of the largest employers in the Humber Region. For the last two years Wren Kitchens has been recognised as the best place to work in the UK by indeed. Wren provides the best value in the market to its customers. It makes bespoke kitchens at flat pack prices and offers a price match on all appliances, together with market-leading, interest-free finance options. In 2020 Wren Kitchens opened its first U.S. showroom in Milford, Connecticut. Wren makes every one of its kitchens for the US market at its state-of-the-art 252,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania www.wrenkitchens.com