It’s no secret that lush indoor plants are the perfect way to brighten up any home. Surrounding yourself with greenery has been proven to boost creativity, reduce stress and improve air quality.
Plants are a great way to cleanse the air, which allows for easier breathing. When you breathe, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
Don’t know much about plants? Here are a few ideas to help you choose some that will suit you – especially if you are someone who has trouble remembering to look after them!
I remember to water my plants:
- Weeping fig
- Dumb Cane
I sometimes remember to water my plants:
- Monstera / Swiss Cheese Plant
- Peace Lily
- Dracaena Fragrans (Corn Plant)
I rarely remember to water my plants:
- Spider plant
- Haworthia (Zebra Cactus)
Plants also cleanse the air by removing toxins such as volatile organic compounds. This includes toxic substances found in grocery bags, smoke, vinyl and rugs. Plants purify the air by taking the toxins into the soil where the roots convert toxins into food.
Additionally, plants release water, creating humidity in the air around them. This can assist respiratory distress, particularly if you have a few plants together.
With so many incredible benefits, how many plants should we have in our home or office? To improve health and reduce fatigue and stress it is recommended to have one plant per room. There is no limit to how many plants you can have, simply make sure they are well looked after and have appropriate light conditions!
For information on the many kinds of plants you might like to have in your home visit: https://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants-hub