Why should you invest in Indoor Plants?

Why should you invest in Indoor Plants?


Plants are an asset in more ways than you might think. They reduce stress, clean the air, increase creativity and have a positive impact on your overall health.



Plants help clean the air in your home

One famously known experiment conducted by NASA, published in the '80s, found that indoor plants can scrub the air of cancer-causing volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. 

According to this research, indoor plants can remove pollutants from the air by absorbing these gases through their leaves, roots and soil. The microorganisms that live in the soil of potted plants also play an active role in neutralizing VOCS (volatile organic compounds which are compounds that easily become vapors or gases) and other pollutants.

Yes, the quantity of plants in one space does relate to how effective they will be at absorbing pollutants, but any amount of plants in the home is better than none at all, at least we think so ;) 




Stress Relievers!

There are many ways in which plants can reduce stress and anxiety. Simply caring, maintaining and tending to your plants can provide a natural therapeutic quality, reducing stress and anxiety. 

It is a proven fact that people who have plants in their home generally feel happier and less stressed than those without. The way in which they eliminate toxins and purify the air contributes to the stress relief that they can provide.

Studies have also shown that interaction with indoor plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress compared with mental work. This is accomplished through suppression of sympathetic nervous system activity and diastolic blood pressure and promotion of comfortable, soothed, and natural feelings. 

The takeaway? Indoor plants are good for you, weather in the home or office, they are definitely an asset!



Boost creativity and productivity

Having indoor plants around the home and office/workspace, overtime, you will find there is an enhanced job satisfaction in office workers, reduced psychological stress, improved mood states, and enhanced cognitive health. 

Plants help the workspace feel more homely and increases its attractiveness. Workers report more innovative thinking and creative ideas when they are surrounded by beautiful foliage.

The simple act of watering plants in the office can also help you feel relaxed. Although watering plants only takes a few minutes, it gives workers a break from the mundane and allows them to come back to tasks more refreshed, focused and ready to complete their work.  





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