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In today’s age, with people spending most of their time indoors and on technological devices, it is challenging to relax. Therefore, it’s no surprise that as a result, people have started to fill their homes with houseplants.

They serve as beautiful decorations, but that’s not their only benefit. In this study, researchers found “that indoor plants have positive physiological effects on the nervous system.” They’re a great way to connect with nature without having to go anywhere.

If you need some new ideas about which ones to buy on your next trip to the garden center, we’ve put together this guide to explain some of the different types of indoor plants. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is perfect for new houseplant owners because it doesn’t require a ton of attention. The great thing about it is that you can crack open the leaves to get to the extract, which is great to put on sunburns or dry skin.

All you need to do is pot it, put it in a place that receives a good amount of indirect sunlight, and allow the soil to dry before watering it again.

2. ZZ Plant

ZZ is short for Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, and the plant is so shiny and has such perfectly ovular-shaped leaves that it looks like it isn’t real. Its long stems make it perfect to set on a short dressing table or a stand in the corner of a room.

Even though they are low maintenance, using a Zz plant care guide will provide you with some tips about how you can best take care of them.

3. Venus Flytrap

No matter how fast you close the doors after coming inside during those warm days, somehow those pesky flies still seem to find a way into your home. So why not purchase a plant that captures them and is visually pleasing?

A Venus Flytrap (dionaea muscipula) only grows to be about 6 inches, not taking up much room in your home. It needs direct sunlight when it’s in the growing stages and watering every day to keep the soil moist.

Regular watering should be observed for a venus fly trap plant to grow and thrive.

4. English Ivy

English Ivy is one of the most beautiful indoor house plants, as it has a rich green color and heart-shaped leaves. Even though it grows pretty fast, you can trim it to keep the stems from getting too long.

These require a bit more care than the previous house plant types. The key to taking care of this plant is keeping it in a cool and humid area, ideally in a place that is fifty to seventy degrees during the day.

You will also need to trim it frequently to keep it from overrunning the area you placed it in.

5. African Violet

If you want a house plant that adds a pop of color to your space, you can’t go wrong with the African Violet. The group of dark purple flowers sprouting among their deep green leaves makes them a perfect centerpiece on any table or addition to wall shelves.

Place them near a window to ensure that it gets at least 14 hours of daylight and water frequently to prevent soil from drying.

Try Taking Care of These Different Types of Indoor Plants

Some people get intimidated by owning any of these types of indoor plants because they are afraid they aren’t going to remember to take care of them. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, you can find one that fits your level of expertise. They are worth the life and color they bring into your home.

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