5 Houseplants You Need In Your Home

Pots of succulents on steps

We’re obsessed with everything about WeHo – the nightlife, the shopping, the energy of Santa Monica Boulevard – all of it. If you ask us, there’s simply nothing better than a life lived to the nines. But we’ll be the first to admit that on some days, we wouldn’t mind escaping the urban hustle and grind for a bit, and getting back to our roots.

It’s a known fact that spending time in nature reduces stress, but when you live in an apartment in West Hollywood, the great outdoors isn’t always accessible. So what’s a nature-starved soul to do when they need to relieve a little tension?

Behold, the humble houseplant. From succulents and cacti, to ferns and fiddle-leaf fig trees, there’s no denying that houseplants are the ultimate accessory in functional décor. Here at Domain WeHo Apartments, we love the way some well-placed shrubbery can instantly create a relaxing ambience at home. If you’re ready to infuse some greenery and zen into your life, add one of these easy-to-care-for houseplants to your apartment. Trust us, they’ll look incredible on your windowsill (especially with the LA skyline in the background).

  1. Peace Lily – the Peace Lily is a beautiful flowering plant that can survive in dry environments. It tops our list of plants for combating a wide variety of dangerous organic compounds, including toluene, xylene, formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
  2. Gerber Daisy – this brightly-colored flowering plant removes trichloroethylene, which can be traced back to your dry cleaning. This plant needs plenty of light, so place it near a sunny window.
  3. Snake Plant – also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, this plant thrives in humid, low-light conditions – so it’s perfect for a bathroom. Use this plant to filter out smelly chemicals found in bleach and toilet cleaners.
  4. Bamboo Palm – NASA scientists listed the bamboo palm as one of the best air-filtering houseplants on the market. Also known as a reed palm, this small plant thrives in shady indoor spaces, and often produces flowers or small berries.
  5. Red-Edged Dracaena – this unique-looking shrub can grow all the way to the ceiling if properly cared for, and it’s excellent at ridding the air of trichloroethylene. The red edge of its long, green leaves bring an unexpected pop of color, too!

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