When my daughter was growing up, I found great joy in giving her flowers. Cut flowers don’t last long so most of the time I gave her potted flowering plants. That was all well and good but my daughter doesn’t have a much of a green thumb or inclination to take care of plants so inevitably, almost all of them died from not being watered.
One particular event led me to buying her a Christmas cactus. It was probably her birthday which is shortly after Christmas. A cactus being a cactus, it was doing pretty well even without water but eventually the same thing would happen as all the other plants she had been given.
This time I stepped in and that plant became mine. That Christmas cactus hasn’t flowered since (OK, I’m not much of a plant person either!) but it sits on my kitchen counter near the window, a constant reminder of my daughter. It has grown and has been re-potted at least twice over the past 10 years or so.
Plants add a lot to the environment in a home. Not only are they pretty to look at but consider the following list of plants that help to purify your indoor air. NASA has studied plants to keep the air clean in space stations. Consider this list of air purifying indoor plants.
- Peace Lilly
- Spider Plant
- English Ivy
- Boston Fern
- Heat Leaf Philodendron
- African Violet
- Chinese Evergreen