Small Plant Guide for Your Home And Health

Every day, cities grow over our heads and our surroundings become more and more cramped. Miles of concrete landscapes as far as the eye can see, but fortunately there are some houseplants that bring a sense of nature back into our homes. Properly placed, they not only exude a pleasant atmosphere, but also filter our air, which is polluted by fine dust. With this little plant guide I would like to help you find out which plant is suitable in which room and how it can unfold its full benefits.
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1. Lavender

Everyone knows the smell of lavender. This unique scent reduces stress and ensures a pleasantly deep sleep. It has been proven that lavender reduces the pulse and blood pressure and provides relaxation. So if you don’t have lavender in your room yet, it’s about time.

How to care for your lavender
  • Lots of sun
  • Only water when the soil feels really dry
  • Don’t water too much
  • Choose a small plant, as lavender can grow quite large.


Jasmine is not only very beautiful to look at, but also gives off a sweet scent that is often used as an essential oil. This scent is known to relieve stress and help with anxiety. Jasmine effectively improves your sleep quality and is therefore a good reason to always have one next to your bed.

How to care for your jasmine
  • Place it in a cooler place with little direct light
  • A small support will help it to grow
  • Make sure the soil is always moist

3. Strelitzia

It is colorful and spreads a cheerful atmosphere. The Strelitzia Reginae stands for loyalty, love and attention and is therefore often given as a romantic gesture. It also stands for a good perspective in life. However, like most beautiful things, it is unfortunately poisonous and you should not let children or animals near it.

How to care for your strelitzia
  • Place it in a sunny spot
  • Water once a week
  • With more sun, it also needs more water

4. Aloe Vera

You can actually put this plant anywhere. At night, aloe vera produces oxygen and therefore ensures a more restful sleep. It is also very useful in the bathroom, as the gel from its leaves is great for small cuts, burns and insect bites. As a bonus, aloe vera has a built-in early warning system, as its leaves turn brown if the air is very poor.

How to care for your aloe vera
  • Place it in a sunny spot
  • Plant in succulent soil
  • Only give it water when it is completely dry
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5. Cactus

I love cactus and succulents! You only have to water it once a month and that’s it. Houseplants create such a pleasant environment and are also good for your health. I can’t even begin to talk about the possibilities of decorating with them, otherwise we’ll still be sitting here tomorrow. But we’ve already told you a little bit in our article “8 tips for a cozy home”.

Three little tips:
  • Pay attention to what light conditions your plant can tolerate
  • Most plants can tolerate less water rather than more
  • Place them in areas where the temperatures don’t fluctuate too much

6. Snake Plant

The snake plants is considered one of the most indestructible plants and can easily be forgotten for weeks at a time. It also serves as a natural air filter that improves air quality and thus ensures a good night’s sleep. Snake plant also remove many chemicals from the air that you don’t want to sleep in. These include, for example, xylene, trichloroethylene, toluene, benzene and formaldehyde. Snake plant is therefore always a good choice for a restful night’s sleep.

How to care for your snake plant
  • Not at all
  • Any light is fine
  • Give it water when you feel like it
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7. rubber tree

An absolute classic among houseplants. The rubber tree is a very easy to care for plant, but it can grow very large. As it needs quite a lot of space, it is best to place it in a place where it can develop properly. From there, it will improve the quality of the air and create a pleasant atmosphere.

How to care for your rubber tree
  • Plenty of light
  • Water once a week

8. dragon tree

The dragon tree is actually suitable for any room with a little light. As it grows quite tall, it is best placed on the floor. This plant filters the air of formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene and ensures a healthy home. Unfortunately, it is poisonous to pets and should not be eaten by them.

How to care for your dragon tree
  • Water thoroughly once a week
  • The pot should have a drain
  • Place it in indirect sunlight
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9. philodendron

While the philodendron, also known as the tree lover, is very easy to care for, it is also very good for your health. It filters the air and removes pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, ammonia and acetone. It produces oxygen and humidifies the air, which is particularly helpful in winter to combat the heating air.

How to care for your philodendron
  • Place it in indirect light
  • Water it when the soil feels dry to the touch
  • Give it some fertilizer once a month
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