Adding plants around your home is a very good idea and one which can brilliantly light up a living space. If you decide to station all kinds of plants around the house, though, it isn’t enough just to place them and stand back to admire their appearance. They need to be maintained regularly with water and plant food, or else they will just wither and die. A vivid, vibrant plant adds wonderful life to a room, but a decaying one has a negative psychological effect.

This infographic from EZ Living Interiors (http://www.ezlivinginteriors.co.uk/) examines four main areas of the home and suggests ideal plants to situate in each one. In the living room, for example, a peace lily not only looks pretty but increases humidity by 5%, helping to prevent unpleasant irritations such as blocked noses and itchy eyes. For the bedroom, you can’t go wrong with Aloe Vera. The gel from its leaves possesses healing qualities that can help with moisturizing.

In the dining room, areca palm would look splendid when placed on a sideboard or plant stand, its long, arching leaves catching the eye without being domineering. Moving along to the kitchen, white Jasmine will grow quickly when left on the mantelpiece of a south-facing window or near your cooker.

Check out the infographic below for more plant types that would make a great addition to your home, along with useful pointers on how to keep these plants in prime condition so that they don’t just fall away to nothing.