Having indoor plants is the simplest way to bring nature into your household. They certainly have physical beauty, but offer so much more.
A research by NASA has revealed that houseplants can remove up to 87 per cent of air toxin in 24 hours. Studies have also proven that indoor plants improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15 percent!), reduce stress levels and boost your mood — making them perfect for not just your home but your work space, too.
Studies have shown indoor plants:
- Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity
- Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds
- Clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen
- Add life to a sterile office, give privacy and reduce noise levels
- Are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist
5 Indoor plants
1. Rubber Tree
If you have a tendency to forget about your plants, or are new to the whole “plant parent” lifestyle, get a rubber tree. This plant is “tolerant to some degree of neglect” (phew) and “handle under-watering better than over-watering.”
2.Monstera, Monstera Deliciosa: “Swiss Cheese Plant”
Monstera is a tropical plant from the Araceae family. Its name, as one might guess, comes from the Latin meaning “abnormal” because of its odd-looking, perforated leaves that are often punched through with holes.First of all Find a balance between sun and shade. If Monstera is given too much sun, the leaves will yellow. If it’s left in the dark, the plant will exhibit something called negative.
Did you know that aloe vera plants are a part of the succulent family? Just like their relatives, they enjoy the sun and prefer that their soil is completely dry between waterings. These small potted plants are handy to keep around if you have any minor burns, like a sunburn.
4. Lucky Bamboo
These small plants can grow in both soil and in water. If you choose to grow your lucky bamboo in water, make sure you replace the water every 7 to 10 days and use filtered water if possible. If you plant it in soil, make sure to water it when the first inch of its soil starts to feel dry.
Peperomia leaves grow in tight clusters, making them ideal choices for small shelves or desks. Their thick leaves can hold water and allow them to endure periods of time without hydration. They can also survive under fluorescent light, but grow best with bright, indirect sunlight.
The more presence of plants near your work space can help your attention space, particularly when studying or working from home. In other words, a natural, green backdrop in your working environment has been found to have a restorative effect.
It is important to realize, not every house plant is pet friendly!
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