Traditionally many people stay more at home during the colder months. Nowadays, many people work from home and indoor plants have become even more important than before. Indoor plants not only help purify the air, but also help improve overall health and wellbeing. There are many benefits to adding plants to your home, office, or other indoor spaces. Just think of being able to look at a lush green corner during a snowstorm or having a little tomato plant in your home office.
Since air pollution may be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), adding plants and opening windows when possible are good solutions. Even one medium-sized (roughly 8inch and larger) plant can already significantly reduce the pollution in a room.
If you have little kids or pets however, you know that it can be a battle to them away from plants. You may also have limited floor or shelf space. One way to still indulge in having pants is to use wall space or plant hangers. While floating shelfs are a more permanent fixture, plant hangers only need to be mounted with a hook and will give your plant to grow on all sides.
One of the easiest starter plants are probably spider plants, since they thrive in moderate lighting, specifically bright, indirect sunlight. They have minimal water and humidity requirements for essential growth and are per ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) website, non-toxic. Plus if you found the right spot for them they will easily have pups that you can plant and use to grow your indoor jungle.
If you would like to know more about how keeping plants can improve mental health, there is an interesting post about that topic at trees.com.