The Benefits of Houseplants
National House Plant Appreciation Day is on Jan 10th. Houseplants are more than a beautiful addition to your home decor, they also help improve your health and quality of life. Here are 5 benefits of houseplants:
(Some plants are toxic for both pets and children. Please do some research before bringing a new houseplant into your home)
Improves the quality of indoor air.
According to NASA’s research, some plants, like the spider plant, removes dust and ash floating around in the air. The peace lily also purifies the air – but is also toxic to cats and dogs.
Assist in breathing.
Some houseplants, like orchids and succulents, help with the flow of oxygen. They take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. These type of plants are great for the bedroom, they increase the oxygen in the room while you’re sleeping.
Can help with recovery from pain or illness.
Sending flowers to someone who is sick, helps them a lot more than you think. Study shows that being able to look at plants – or nature- while recovering from an illness or injury can help quicken the recovery process.
Taking care of plants can be therapeutic.
Research shows that horticulture therapy can help improve the health and happiness for people who experience anxiety, depression, or dementia.
Improves your work-from-home environment.
An office with a view of the park can uplift your mood while you’re working. But a beautiful potted plant or a vase of flowers in your home office, can also help reduce stress from work.