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Why You Won’t Regret Getting a House Plant

The world disagrees on many things; politics, cats versus dogs, if pineapple is an acceptable pizza topping (it isn’t), Tupac conspiracy theories, and so on. The list is endless…

However, there is one thing that I think we can all agree on; house plants are pretty rad.

Including a little greenery in your space does a lot more than just amp up your colour scheme. There are some great advantages to raising a house plant of your own. Here are a few you may be interested in:

Oxygen

The natural functions of a plant include purifying air, releasing moisture, and replacing carbon dioxide with oxygen. Although a single small potted plant won’t do much, it is possible to maximize positive effects by including multiple larger plants in your space. Consider buying an aloe vera succulent, spider plant, gerbera daisy or golden pothos if air purification is something you’re interested in.

Why You Won't Regret Getting a House Plant

Personality

There are many varieties of house plants; one is bound to be the one for you! There are hundreds of options, including succulents, leafy plants, and small flowers. Also, get creative with your potting. Buy a pot that really speaks to you, or even decorate one yourself.

There are the original terra cotta clay pots if you like classic, simple vibes.

Why You Won't Regret Getting a House Plant

Or consider hitting up your local thrift shop for something more one-of-a-kind (just like you!)

Why You Won't Regret Getting a House Plant

Don’t forget that you can play around with different textures, materials, colours, and even mix and match.

Why You Won't Regret Getting a House Plant

Responsibility

You gotta keep this living thing alive and it’s harder than it looks. You can’t forget to water it. You can’t water it too much. You can’t drop it. This is basically your first attempt at parenthood.

Here’s a tip if you’re worried about immediately killing your plant, based on personal experience; get a plant that is extremely low-maintenance. I have a golden pothos that is about a year old and this thing has survived falls, being forgotten in the burning sun, and an entire two weeks without water. I wouldn’t suggest abusing your plant as much as I do, but hey, if I can do it so can you.

Sense of achievement

For when you actually succeed at keeping it alive.

It’s surprising what a big difference a small amount of green can make. There are loads of other benefits to keeping a house plant, so go for it and reap the rewards of bringing nature into your space! 

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Why You Won't Regret Getting a House Plant
I'm Salena and the one thing that's tougher than resisting free bread at restaurants for me is writing bios.