Benefits of Indoor Plants
Updated: Mar 18, 2022
The winter blues are known to put a bit of a damper on your mood, creativity, and imagination. It is cold, the days are short, and you spend a whole lot of time indoors. It can be difficult to navigate through this time of year and still find motivation. One sure way to improve your mood and home health this winter is by bringing in some plants!
Let’s look below for some of the top benefits of indoor plants:
1. Improved mood
Indoor plants can improve our mood by reducing our stress levels. Psychological studies prove that having real (not fake) plants in your home can make you feel more comfortable, soothed, and at peace. Along with reducing stress levels, indoor plants are shown to also reduce feelings of depression, anxiety, and to reduce our loneliness, which has been found to be as dangerous to our health as smoking.
2. Improved air quality
Plants absorb toxic substances and pollutants inside your home and release oxygen, meaning that your air quality will be improved. This is great for your lung and heart health in both the short term and long term. NASA has done extensive studies on the importance of houseplants when researching for space stations, but we can apply their studies for our own homes as well. Here is a list of the top air-cleansing houseplants.
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3. Productivity boost
Along with the already great benefits listed above, indoor plants can also improve our productivity, creativity, and imagination. If you feel mentally blocked or in a creative rut, try urban wilding your environment by adding some houseplants and nature to your home. If you work a 9-5 desk job, try adding some green life into your office to increase your work ethic.
There is a huge variety of houseplants to choose from but one of our favourites is a mixed terrarium! A terrarium is a glass jar or bowl filled with soil and plants such as air plants, succulents, and ferns. This glass garden has its own climate which acts as a mini greenhouse.