6 Reasons Why House Plants Are Better Than House Pets

Every so often I find myself really craving a companion of the canine or feline variety. How nice would it be to come home and snuggle up against a furry friend? Really nice. But being in college and with the lack of time and money, I've found that I will have to hold off this urge until a few years down the road. In the meantime I have taken to caring for my four house plants. Three I have adopted and one I have recieved as a gift. These plants have taught me responsibilty and my occasionally, lack there of. This is why I have come up with reasons as to why you should consider taking a visit through the Plantae Kingdom.

                                                                            (Plant selfies...the next big thing.)

1. No deposit or monthly fee.

Does your landlord charge you a plant deposit or ask if your plant is an ‘aggressive’ breed? Of course not. There also isn’t a weight limit for plants. And if there is, I apologize for the misinformation.

2. You don’t have to clean up after them.

With pets you often find little ‘surprises’ around the house. But have you ever known a plant to have an accident? Well, besides a few fallen leaves/petals that is.

3. They don’t bark, growl or hiss.

Unless you found your plant in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, chances are it won’t make a sound.

4. No shots or visits to the vet.

There’s no need to bother with your plant needing its annual vaccination or eating something that will cause it to throw up all over your house. All you have to do is give it a little sun and watch those droopy stems perk up with glee.

5. No shedding.

How many times have you worn your black yoga pants to a friend’s house, only to look like Sasquatch by the end of the night? Too many for me to count. Unless you have a plant particularly high in pollen, you should be able to lounge without worry.

6. Plants have health benefits!

Place a few plants around your home and you might find yourself breathing a little easier. Oxygen is good for many reasons. Mainly so you can live. Live long: buy a house plant.