Physical health and mental health benefits of indoor plants

House Décor

Houseplants help create a welcoming environment in your living space. Who doesn’t love having beautiful flowers and an interesting foliage to look at every day? Indoor plants can be a natural beauty addition to your home decor at a low cost and maintenance.

Natural air humidifiers

At night plants typically respire like humans. They absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Plants such as orchids, succulents and epiphytic bromeliads do just the opposite; they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. At night place a couple of those plants in your bedroom to increase the levels of humidity and to help you breathe easier or sleep better.

Reduce stress

We all know the mental health benefits of spending time in nature. Studies show that time spent outside in green spaces can help you reduce mental fatigue and increase relaxation. Although house plants are not a substitute for outdoor plants, they can provide similar mental health benefits. Studies show that seeing greenery in your home can help to reduce stress, boost your mood and feel calmer.

Indoor plant Oasis

Nurturing a plant and watching it bloom and thrive is rewarding. It gives a sense of pride and accomplishment. An indoor plant oasis can be a refuge from the outside world and for many people— it is a source of great joy.

House plants can improve indoor air

Studies show that indoor pollution can be 5 times worse than outdoor pollution. The paint on the walls, HVAC systems, oven, paint, chemicals, fireplaces, and upholstery on are some of the many examples of items in a home that release toxins and pollutants. A NASA study concluded that certain plants could improve indoor air quality. Peace Lily, Snake Plant, Orchids, Spider Plant, Aloe Vera English Ivy are ideal natural air filters.

Tip. A regular house cleaning helps to reduce dust, allergens and pet dander in your indoor air. Call us today and take this invaluable benefit of a clean and healthy home.