Houseplants don't just look pretty, they are hard at work 24/7! Here are the top benefits of houseplants:
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!
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 airborne 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.
Indoor plants help improve concentration and productivity by 15%, as well as reduce stress and increase positivity! Yay houseplants!
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! Search 'houseplants' to see what we have at Barlow's!