Benefits of Houseplants!

Benefits of Houseplants!

Houseplants don’t just look pretty, they are hard at work 24/7! Here are the top benefits of houseplants:

  • Better Sleep

Houseplants help remove background noise. It’s been found that plants can actually reduce ambient noise by as much as five decibels, allowing you to drift off easily!

  • Reduces Toxins

Houseplants not only look beautiful,  but they help detoxify the air we breathe! These plants remove 87% of air toxins in just 24 hours.

NASA conducted a 2 year study of houseplants and indoor air pollution. They found the following plants to be the best at filtering the air of toxic chemicals:

  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Dracaena Marginatta
  • English Ivy
  • Gerbera Daisy
  • Janet Craig Dracaena
  • Mass Cane Dracaena
  • Peace Lily
  • Snake Plant

English ivy removed 78% of airborn mold in just 12 hours–how amazing is that! You go houseplants!

  • Makes You Feel Better

Having plants in your home can actually help you recover from an illness faster! Horticultural therapy is a widely practiced tradition in nursing homes, Alzheimer’s units, rehab centers, and hospitals around the world.

Plants have been proven to create a calm atmosphere and encourage healing. Plus, many of these plants have medicinal properties–like aloe vera, which can be used to heal cuts.

  • Reduces Stress

It’s been found that indoor plants help improve concentration and productivity by 15%, as well as reduce stress and increase positivity! Yay houseplants!

  • Regulates Humidity

Houseplants are also know to help regulate humidity which keeps dry skin, colds, sore throats, and dry coughs at bay. This can also be a reason why houseplants help us sleep better.

What are you waiting for? Go get your green on and start reaping the benefits these beauties have to offer!

By | 2018-01-04T18:52:03+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Houseplants|0 Comments