Indoor plants not only improve the overall aesthetics of a room, but they've also been shown to improve moods, increase creativity, relieve tension, and eradicate air pollution, resulting in a cleaner, happier you.
Indoor plants not only look amazing, but they can also make us feel good. Indoor plants have been shown in studies to be beneficial.
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Stress, nausea, sore throats, and colds will all be reduced.
can assist in the purification of indoor air by removing contaminants, raising humidity, and releasing oxygen.
Bring life to a barren environment, provide anonymity, and reduce noise levels.
This low-maintenance tropical plant has small, upright leaves with uneven banding that resembles reptile skin. Its drought-resistance adaptations make it a
alternative for anybody, anytime. It has been shown that snake plants can filter benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene.
The Pothos is a good cubicle plant. It's a go-to plant for consumers with less-than-ideal conditions. Like those of the similar-looking Philodendron, the trailing vines of this plant can grow to be over 10 feet long. It has been shown that the Pothos can filter benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
A ZZ Plant is an excellent alternative for any low-light situation. They are highly drought-tolerant and need no upkeep. Furthermore, the plant sense of ZZ is prosperity and fellowship, making it an ideal present for the plant enthusiast or potential plant parent.
Bird's Nest Fern
The Bird's Nest Fern has ripple-edged fronds that emerge from a nest-like crown. It's a lovely indoor hanging vine. They excel in indirect light and humid conditions. Formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene have also been found to be filtered by ferns.
They appear in heart-shaped leaves, and the trailing vines can grow to be over 10 feet long in the right indoor conditions, making it the ideal plant for a high shelf. Did we mention it's known for being one of the simplest houseplants to grow? And they also filter formaldehyde.
Indoor Plants Have Health Benefits
You'll breathe better air.
According to research, indoor plants help purify the environment by removing common toxins and pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene. According to one study, the bromeliad plant eliminated more than 80% of six volatile organic compounds (out of eight studied) in a 12-hour cycle. In contrast, the dracaena plant removed 94% of acetone (the pungent compound in many nail polish removers).
The capacity of plants to purify the environment depends on plant size, indoor space size, and the number of pollutants throughout the air, so 6 to 8 medium to large plants in a large room should be enough to create a visible difference in the air quality. To help plants grow at their best, keep their leaves clean and clear of dust, and send them outside regularly to absorb fresh sunshine so that they can 'recharge.
They make any room more comfortable.
Indoor plants not only bring color and life to your space, but they also alter the physical aspects of the atmosphere in fun ways. Plants can be used to improve relative humidity indoors, minimize noise, unappealing screen areas, and moderate room temperature by shading a warm, sunny window. Before you fill a room with furniture and decorations, consider how you want to feel in that space and how plants will help you create that vibe.
And even boost your mental well-being.
Houseplants will also improve your mental health. One research discovered that after you placed 28 new plants in common areas of a heart and lung recovery center in Norway, patients showed a more significant improvement in well-being four weeks later than patients who did not have greenery included. We arose on Earth in the grasslands, surrounded by trees and plants. It's no surprise they make us feel at ease—they've been feeding our bodies and souls for eons.
You'll feel a sense of accomplishment.
In another study, patients of an assisted-living community increased their quality of life by potting plants and learning how to care for them at home. According to the researchers, it may be attributed to a sense of pride or the companionship people enjoyed with their plants (some said they talked and sang to them).
When anyone takes responsibility for something by doing it themselves, they exude the joy of accomplishment. Anyone who plants nature, in our opinion, would take great care of it and cultivate it—being able to nurture it is part of the human experience and brings joy. So, on a watering day, go ahead and sing Beyoncé in your living room—your fern won't mind.
They'll help you forget about stress.
Potting plants and actively caring for them allow you to forget about complicated, unpleasant stuff going on in your life and concentrate on the here-and-now. While this is beneficial to humans and our psychological well-being, the plant still gains from this treatment and grows healthier, and is well suited to provide the physical benefits.
We recommend starting with succulents if you're new to gardening, having a room with a lot of light, or philodendrons if you have a room with soft light. It's okay if you don't succeed with a plant the first time and it dies—try again. The best growers can learn from their errors, and there is a lesson to be learned with any rising mistake.
They help promote healing.
Our intimate association with plants also helps us heal from disease or injuries faster. We may establish a sort of natural, living sanctuary in which we feel secure and protected by surrounding ourselves with plants.
Kansas State University researchers discovered that patients with plants in their rooms needed minor pain relief, had lower blood pressure and heart rate and felt less nausea and exhaustion while recovering from surgery than patients without greenery in their rooms. Some plants also have physical curing properties. Aloe vera, for example, can be used to treat sunburn and other skin irritations.
Plants can even enhance therapeutic care.
Growing and caring for plants may also play a part in a person's organized healing process through a horticultural therapist. Horticulture therapy is the method of using plants within a well-organized healing and rehabilitation treatment plan. It includes clinicians designing and providing measurable targets for the individual seeking care to achieve. Eventually, the targets will assist the participant in overcoming challenges, problems, or hurdles found by their recovery team.
And there's an explanation behind everyone's obsession with greenery:
boost your emotional and physical well-being. You didn't know. Have you ever wondered why you would breathe faster, concentrate more, and be healthier in a space filled with nature? These benefits, it turns out, have existed long before our apparent newfound love for lush spaces.
Call me Jen Hensey, a writer and blogger of
& UrbanHouses, who worked as a full-time content creator. A writer by day and reader by night.
Last updated:5/24/2021 1:01:57 AM