Right now with school back in session and most of us thinking about more time inside, we have stocked a huge number of easy to grow, low care and low light houseplants. We also have Orchids, African Violets and several other flowering options.
With technology running our lives, toxins filling our air and limited time in the natural world, our personal environment becomes crucial to our well being. For better mental and physical health, lets talk about the
health benefits of houseplants.
While some plants are better than others for absorbing pollutants, all plants have properties that are useful for improving indoor air quality.
Here are a few ways that plants can help improve your health:
Indoor plants increase humidity levels and decrease dust, reducing cold-related illnesses by more than 30%.
Excess carbon dioxide can elevate drowsiness levels. During photosynthesis, plants remove carbon dioxide from
Houseplants can contribute to a feeling of well being, making you calm and optimistic. Plus, plants have been known to lower blood pressure due to their stress-relieving nature.
Exposing your children to plant-related allergies early in life works like a custom allergy shot and may build your child's immunity.
Plants are a natural humidifier, and can soften the air and
increase the moisture level in your home.
Since plants give off oxygen, they can help improve your night's sleep.
If you're looking for easy plants, Peace Lilies, Dracaenas, and Golden Pothos are some of the most hearty, least finicky indoor houseplants. Other easy plants include: Colorful Croton, Chinese Evergreen, Weeping Fig, Coffee Plant, and Philodendrons.