3. Snake Plant
Snake plants are one of the easiest plants to take care of.
It can be watered as little as every 2-3 weeks.
Like most plants, it thrives off carbon dioxide at night and turns it into oxygen.
Studies show that increased oxygen levels lead to better sleep (7).
Snake plant also clean airborne toxins like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene (1).
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a great plant for people who don’t have a green thumb. It tolerates neglect and missed waterings.
The plant reproduces easily, meaning that one plant will spawn enough babies to fill your home.
Slicing aloe vera lengthwise releases gel that can be used to relieve minor cuts and burns, insect bites, dry skin and sunburns.
Gardenia blooms fill your home with a lovely fragrance.
It’s an effective plant for treating insomnia and poor sleep (8). A recent study found it to be as effective as Valium in relieving anxiety and promoting sleep (9).
Gardenias need lots of bright indirect sunlight and proper care. It might not be the best option for a first-time plant carer.