The Benefits of Houseplants - An Infographic
Explore the benefits of having indoor houseplants with this inforgraphic
There are more reasons to keep indoor flowers than just to make your house beautiful and provide a healthy natural source of food. Improving air quality and air filtering are just some of the few health benefits that they can provide. Research shows how
Houseplants can contribute to our well-being, making us fee calm, less stressed, and even optimistic. Plants have also been known to lower blood pressure.*
Some plants, like some orchids, bromeliads, and succulents, release some oxygen at night, so placing these plants in our bedrooms may help us sleep better.
Plants release water vapor into the air, so they help raise humidity levels indoors. This also helps with dry skin!
Plants remove carbon dioxide from the air during photosynthesis. This can help us feel less fatigues. Excess CO2 can lead to fatigue and drowsiness.
Some houseplants remove indoor air pollutants released by common household items, like formaldehyde, ammonia, and benzene, from the air. They are "nature's air purifiers."
Ideal air filter plants include peace lilies, spider plants, dracaenas, pothos, snake plant, Chinese evergreen, and English ivy.
One plant in a 10-12" container per 100 square foot of living are (or 2 plants in 5-6" containers) or optimum effect.
*KSU Research cited in "Do Container Plants Help You Heal?"
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