While most people think that a potted plant is simply a decorative accessory, this is not entirely true. Yes, plants look great and they can add some wonderful natural beauty to your home and office. They can also offer a number of benefits that you may not even realise. Here are some reasons why you should have plants in your home and workplace.
Several studies have revealed that interaction with a potted plant (touching and smelling) can help reduce stress and anxiety. What’s even more interesting is the fact that it’s not only the plant but also the potting soil that can offer this benefit. Soil contains microbes that act as natural antidepressants. Without getting too technical, the properties of the potting soil triggers a release of serotonin in your body which is just what you need to get through the day. Some plants, like snake plants and lavender, are also great for bedrooms because they help encourage restful sleep.
We all know that trees and plants are responsible for providing us with breathable air. We learned all about how plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. However, what they might not teach you in school is that a potted plant can also help remove various toxic or harmful properties from the air. Different plants filter different impurities. If you have specific needs, you should look for plants that cater to these needs while ensuring that you are able to cater to the needs of the plant so that it will grow and thrive.
When the air around us is very dry, it can take a toll on our nasal passages and respiratory system in general. Mucous lines these delicate membranes and, when they become dry, it can lead to a variety of breathing problems. Plants release small to moderate quantities of moisture into the air which helps make the air that much easier to breath and you don’t have to worry about that terrible dry sensation when you wake up each morning.
Improve cognitive skills
Studies have shown that a potted plant in the workplace can help improve problem-solving skilss and creative performance. Other studies revealed improvements in concentration and productivity which is great news for all businesses. So, if you want to invest in your business, try investing in your employees by purchasing indoor plants for each office. They don’t need to be big to have a big impact. If you have limited office space, you can always find a small plant with a slower growth rate to spruce up this area.
The mind and body are more deeply connected than many people realise. When you feel more positive, it helps aid healing and can even speed the process up. The best part of all is that it’s all subconscious so you don’t have to do anything really. Just enjoy the plant and tend to it from time to time.
Don’t forget, the colour green is a cool colour. It is known for creating a soothing and calm environment. Since our lives are becoming increasingly demanding and stressful, the relaxing effect of a potted plant is just what everyone needs!