Indoor plants add a finishing touch to any room’s décor They bring a liveliness to our living room, den, bedroom, or office. Plants with colorful blooms add a pop of color to a room, making it more vibrant or complement a room’s color scheme. While they help level up our living space, household plants have much more to offer. This week is National Indoor Plant Week and in celebration of it, I am going to share 5 good reasons why you need some plants in your home.
Stress Free Zone
Today’s climate and current events have many stressed. If you are in that number, a houseplant may be just the prescription you need. Researchers have found that plants in our home have a calming effect on us, helping to alleviate mental stress. Lavender is an aromatic and appealing purple plant. Its strengths go beyond its fragrance and beauty; however, it is well cited for its relaxing properties. Lavender is often used in aromatherapy and in teas to help relieve anxiety.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Everyday items that we have and use in our homes such as carpet, paint, cleaners, and printer ink contain and emit pollutants. These pollutants may cause eye and skin irritation and make it harder to breath. Houseplants take on the form of a natural air purifier by helping absorb the pollutants. English Ivy, Snake Plants and Dragon Tree plants are a few examples of these natural air purifiers.
Hate dusting? Most of us would agree that dusting is a tedious chore. Houseplants offer some assistance with this task. Plant leaves filter and trap dust, leaving less of it on your furniture. Allergy sufferers whose symptoms are intensified by may benefit from packing a few plants in the house. Peace Lilies and Violets are two good dust busting plants. When buying plants just be sure to avoid those that contain pollen and spores.
My mom always kept an Aloe Plant or two in the kitchen and now I keep them in mine. Why the kitchen? Gel from the aloe plant is useful for soothing minor burns sustained while cooking so it is good to keep some close. You may also want to keep one in your bedroom and/or bathroom as well because they are also effective in treating psoriasis and eczema and can be used as a laxative for constipation.
Focus, Focus, Focus
Need a boost in your productivity? A study conducted by researchers at Exeter College showed that plants can increase productivity. In this study office workers who filled their workspace with plants realized a 15% jump in their productivity. Work from homers who want to pump up their productivity should purchase one or more of the following plants: Golden Pothos, Bamboo Palm, English Ivy, Peace Lily, or Dragon Tree.
Now that I have given you 5 good reasons to become plant parents, you may be wondering what plants are best for you and your living space. I have you covered! Here are 3 links to sites that can assist you in your decision making:
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