The Benefits of Having Houseplants – Shopleaf Plant Studio

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The Benefits of Having Houseplants

Have you wondered why so many people became plantitas and plantitos over the past year? Our friends and family show us pictures of their plant babies with proud faces and beaming smiles. The next thing you know, their living room almost looks like a forest!

We did a little digging, and we’ve found out that owning plants can boost your physical and mental well-being. Regular plant owners can attest to the fact that taking care of plants makes them feel better, but how?

Plants help you stay uplifted

For everyone who’s been stuck working from home, having ornamental plants within sight has been proven to boost how well one finishes their tasks. Being able to see the greenery helps when we aren’t always allowed outdoors. Flowers and ornamental plants also help reduce work-related stress and prevent depression.

Plants improve air quality

Plants are the most timeless air purifiers around, and indoor urban areas can keep nasty toxins trapped with nowhere to go. Indoor plants such as philodendrons and dracaenas help clean up the air of any dust particles while adding a spry accent to your rooms.

Plants reduce the risk of illness

Aside from dust, plants can increase the humidity levels of a room. Dry air can hurt your skin, your nose, and your eyes. Having plants in a room means you are less likely to experience irritated airways, a runny nose, and itchy eyes.

Plants encourage you to eat healthier

After taking in a few ornamental plants, you may find yourself taking the leap to growing your own food. Nothing tastes better than fruits or vegetables you were able to grow in your own garden, but if you want to start small, you can find herbs and spices that can fit on your windowsill! Popular windowsill herbs are basil, oregano, and rosemary.

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