6. Peace Lily
Peace lilies are known scientifically as Spathiphyllum, or closet plants. They were found in the Colombian jungle and were taken to Europe in the 19th century. Said to be some of the easiest indoor plants to take care of, not only do peace lilies liven up your home, they filter and clean the air too.
Keeping a peace lily in your home is said to provide spiritual, mental and physical wellness. They promote a sense of tranquillity, and can improve the flow of energy. It’s recommended to keep a peace lily at the front door to transmit positivity to anyone who enters, and throughout the rest of the home.
Keep your lily where it can receive bright light, but not direct sun exposure. They bloom anywhere between one to three flowers at a time, and can do so throughout the year. Keep the soil moist at all times, though not too moist. If it’s in need of watering, you will see the leaves ‘flopped’ over – this is a sign of dehydration.
Peace lilies can be mildly toxic, especially to cats, so be wary of this before choosing one for your home. Dust or wash the leaves regularly with a damp cloth, as this will keep them bright green and healthy. When dirt and grime build up on the leaves of a plant, it can attract insects, mold and bacteria that feed on the plant and result in an unhealthy, sickly-looking flower.