Day 7 in the Peace and Joy at Home Series.
Plants help bring peace and joy to a home by cleaning the air and providing a touch of beauty.
It is amazing to think that little green plants actually clean the air. Or maybe it isn't. God is our genius designer after all.
Scientific studies have shown that plants do a very good job of reducing toxins in the air. And they are usually inexpensive, which means we can have a few of them. It's best to have at least one plant per 100 feet.
For those of us who stay home a lot, it is very important to pay attention air quality. Poor air quality can cause all kinds of trouble, including irritability and distractedness. Two things which make our homes less than delightful!
I have written a guest post explaining which plants are most beneficial: Using Plants to Clean the Air in Your Home.
Here are a few of the plants we have in our home:
A big ficus tree. Which I love. They have so much character.
We also have quite a few Spider plants.
These are wonderful because they keep on propagating. I believe we've already got four or five new plants off of the original one.
I'm sure there is a proper way to plant the baby spider plants, but I usually just pick them off with my fingers and put them in a new pot with potting soil. So far, so good.
This article has some detailed information about caring for Spider plants, if you are interested.
We also have a few pothos plants.
These are great because they are hard to kill. I am not the best at remembering to water, so if a plant stays alive in this house, well call it easy maintenance. If you are like me, you might enjoy this: The Best Houseplants for Beginners: Plants You Can't Kill
I am trying to grow herbs on our enclosed porch, but haven't made it too far on this project yet. Having herbs close at hand is wonderful. It's so nice to snip some chives and toss them into a skillet of scrambled eggs!
I don't have much advice to give in this area. So you may want to check out the following articles:
The other High Five Moms are also sharing on this topic today.