Back-to-school season is upon us, which means everyone can return to their regular, super busy schedule. Even if you prefer this time of year because it feels more organized and routine, there’s one thing that’s going to be noticeably missing: free time to spend outdoors.
Once summer is over and the kids are back in class, indoor air quality becomes extra important since you won’t be spending the majority of your days taking in fresh air.
These 6 plants are especially school year-friendly because they’re air purifying and a cinch to maintain.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera isn’t just low maintenance, it’s useful, too. Aloe vera can be used to treat skin problems like dry skin, mosquito bites, scratches and sunburn.
Anthurium is on the easy-to-care-for side, so long as the soil doesn’t get too dry or drenched. Bright indoor light is best, and once you have the right lighting, this plant blooms year-round.
3. Bamboo Palm
Bamboo palm is one of the best air purifiers, removing chemicals from the air. They also thrive even in shade, so you don’t have to worry about finding a sunny place for them.
4. Ponytail Palm
You’ll need to put the ponytail palm in a bright, sunny window, but when it comes to watering, you only have to refresh it every week to 10 days. This plant also absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, keeping your kiddos more alert to finish homework.
Pothos is one of the easiest plants to grow, easily adapting to low lighting and minimal watering. They can also be suspended in hanging baskets, keeping them out of the way while still prettifying your space.
6. Spider Plant
Even though spider plants have pretty, draping leaves, they can get by just fine in small pots, meaning they won’t take up too much space. They prefer cooler temperatures, too, so long as it’s not too cold.