Create a Healing Space with These Hassle-Free Indoor Plants

The all-natural energy of hassle-free indoor plants helps to create a healing space for the mind and body. What’s more, the benefits extend far beyond pure aesthetic appeal. Science shows that spending time with Mother Nature is good for us. In fact, the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing reports that “being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.”

But that’s not all – certain low-maintenance plants also offer tangible benefits such as cleaner air, and some even provide a means of physical healing. Here are our top 4 choices: 

Snake Plant


Named for its long, snake-like leaves, this dual-toned plant doesn’t need much sunlight or water to survive. In addition, it acts as a natural air purifier. Absorbing carbon dioxide while filtering formaldehyde (from things like gas stoves and auto pollution) and benzene (in everything from plastics and synthetic fibers to detergents and pesticides).  



Known as “the plant of immortality,” this extremely low-maintenance option has the looks AND the healing power. Helping to rid the air of formaldehyde and benzene, its leaves also contain a natural jelly-like substance ideal for soothing sunburns, cuts, and other skin issues.  

English Ivy


In addition to its beautifully cascading fronds, this plant is respected for its ability to purify the air. The leaves work invisibly to remove formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene (found in things like paint remover and carpet cleaner), and even carbon monoxide.  

Peace Lily


This low-maintenance plant is ideal for high-tech homes. While its beautiful, flowering buds can be toxic for animals, this plant can help clear the air of benzene and acetone (a chemical found in electronics and certain cleaning products). 

This spring, purify your space with the healing energy of these hassle-free indoor plants. Find even more low-maintenance options in this post on Goodnet.org.

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