Quite beyond the benefits of cleaner, fresher indoor air, houseplants bring with them a whole host of additional benefits, including the opportunity to grow food in the tiniest of spaces, better sleep, increased productivity and mental sharpness, improved mood and, naturally, a more pleasing décor.
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Tip 1: Bag giveaway plants from local reuse groups
Houseplants are a pretty frequent offering on reuse listings such as Freegle, Freecycle and assorted Facebook groups, so sign up and be ready to contact the poster quickly when a new post is published.
Tip 2: Ask friends and family if they have any cuttings to share
Quite a few popular houseplants will re-root from a cutting within mere days, so if friends and family have any good-looking succulents or similarly easy-growing greenery, why not ask if they can spare a bit?
Tip 3: Pick up some Sansevieria trifasciata plants for your bedroom
Also known by the unfortunate name of ‘Mother-in-law’s Tongue’, Sansevieria trifasciata is one of just a few species of plants which give off fresh oxygen during the night time, thereby helping to promote better sleep.