It’s no secret that houseplants can really brighten up a room and make it more visually appealing. But indoor plants do so much more than just look good, they can help us feel good and even make us healthier and happier too. In fact, here are 8 ways plants can help make your life better:
1. Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Hands up if you could use something that helps reduce stress and anxiety. Especially something that doesn’t come in the form of medication. Well good news! A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that having plants in your home or office can make you feel calmer and decrease your diastolic blood pressure. When you think about it, this makes total sense. After all, over the years, we humans have evolved and moved our living space from outdoors to indoors. Now that we spend more than 85% of our lives inside, it only makes sense that it would feel more comfortable to bring a little outdoors in with us. Interestingly enough, some medical clinics in England are now actually prescribing indoor potted plants to patients with symptoms of depression or anxiety.
2. Improve Productivity
It’s true, people with more plant co-workers may be more creative and productive than those without. From a 2004 study, researchers discovered that people performed better and were more creative with a plant in the room with them. So stop procrastinating and start filling your home and office with more plants.
3. Improve air quality
Although we don’t like to think about it, the air inside our homes and workplaces can be even more polluted than the air outdoors. Lucky for us, a study by NASA suggests that plants can help clean the air and remove toxins. The most effective plants at cleaning the air are Pothos, Peace Lily, Snake Plant, Janet Craig, and Calatheas.
4. Add Humidity to the Air
This one may bring back some grade 5 science class memories…Houseplants absorb water when they make their food. Later on, they release about 97% of that moisture in the air through transpiration and evaporation. That’s why, if you have more than one plant it can be helpful to group them together as they thrive off one another’s humidity. Go team!
5. Provide Low Maintenance Companionship
We love pets! All kinds, from furry to scaly but we know that they can be a bit of commitment both with time and money. But that doesn’t mean you should live a life of solitude. Bring some leafy plant pals into your home will actually make you feel less lonely because you will have other living things live right along side you. On bad days and good, your plant friends will be there with you, through it all.
6. Make Us Happier
Plants are cheery, they brighten up a room and increase those awesome positive vibes we all need more of in our life. Bonus, if you gift a plant to someone else, whether for a special occasion, or just cause, it’s a win/win, you both end up happier. Good deeds make us feel great and you get to not only surprise someone else but also give them a potted plant that comes with all of these awesome benefits.
7. Accelerates the Healing Process
Studies confirmed that patients recovering in hospitals with plants in their rooms, healed quicker and over all had better outcomes. Making potted plants a non-invasive, inexpensive and effective way to compliment traditional medications and practices. So next time you send someone a Get Well plant you may actually be helping them to a speedier recovery.
8. Builds Confidence
When you take care of a plant, ensuring it gets the right amount of both water and sun, and that plant starts growing and thriving, it just makes you feel good. You have helped another living thing live its best life, and that is a great feeling.
After reading all these impressive benefits that plants have to offer, the only thing left to do is to choose one that is right for you. Shop our Personality Plantsies or Create Your Own.
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