5 Indoor Plants That Add Zen to Your Home

Living in these stressful times, many are looking to bring ‘zen’ into their living quarters. One way to start is by inviting greenery into your home.


Indoor plants don’t just liven up your living space, but also infuse it with much-needed tranquillity and calmness. Plus, plants are natural air purifiers. Several studies have established the positive impact of houseplants in elevating the indoor air quality.

So, if you wish to turn you home into a blissful sanctuary, where you can relax, retire, and rejuvenate after a long, hard day, adding a splash of greenery is just what you need!

Here are 5 houseplants that can help to enhance the sense of peace and well-being in your home.

1. Split Leaf Philodendron


Also known as Swiss Cheese plant, Fruit Salad plant, or by its scientific name Monstera Deliciosa. Of late, the popularity of this tropical plant has spiked, with plant-lovers showing off their Monsteras in social media as well as its stunning leaves getting featured in art and design.

Besides their undeniable beauty, this plant is low-maintenance and will thrive easily without much care, as long as you remember to place it where there’s plenty of natural light.

2. Fiddle Leaf Fig


This darling of Instagram and Pinterest boards can create that ultimate ‘zen’ feel in your home, thanks to its large, lustrous, bright green leaves. Fiddles are like statement pieces. So, if you have one or two of these in your living room, it’s enough to make your space look lively and serene.

Though it’s easy to keep a Fiddle happy, it does require some love and attention. A well-lit spot that doesn’t get direct sun rays is ideal for this plant. Also be careful not to overwater it.

3. English Ivy


This vine with gorgeous lobed leaves was a part of NASA’s famous experiment which found that indoor plants can clear the air of cancer-causing volatile organic compounds. Sure enough, English Ivy sucks out toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, leaving your indoor air clean and healthy.

If you’re a beginner or someone who isn’t blessed with a green thumb, this plant is perfect for you. It demands very little in terms of care. Whether you keep it in a dark corner or place it on a window sill flooded with light, on the balcony, or in the bedroom, this toughie can survive just about anywhere. All it needs is regular watering.

4. Peace Lily 


Also featured in NASA’s research, this plant has air-purifying properties and is a charming addition to your bedroom. The white blooms and the deep green leaves form an alluring contrast, making Peace Lilies one of the most gorgeous houseplants. Give it a little water and shade and it will thrive and grow happily.

5. Snake Plant


This hardy plant with green and yellow leaves is increasingly common choice among Aussie homeowners and trendy cafés across the country. As one of the most effective air-purifiers on NASA’s list, this plant can turn your bedroom into a calming space to relax and breathe in fresh air. Just take care not to overwater it and that’s all it takes to keep it healthy and happy.

Although most of these plants don’t need a lot of care and maintenance, indoor plant hire services in Brisbane can make it easier to keep and maintain houseplants even for the busiest of people.

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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