By February 20, 2017

What Are The Benefits Of Indoor Plants?

Plants are a great way to spruce up any room. They look great on mantles, nightstands, in the corners of the living room, and just about any other place you may want to put them. There are a vast array of plants to choose from and they really do make nice decorations. However, did you know that indoor plants aren’t just for decorations? It’s true!! They not only look great but they also help the people they come in contact with. The benefits of indoor plants are great and they just may shock you.

How can I benefit from having some indoor plants?

Indoor plants offer a surprising amount of benefits. One of the main reasons why indoor plants are good to have is the fact that plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, in the process called photosynthesis. Humans breathe in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. So, it’s safe to say, we help each other out. Plants give us what we need and in turn, we do the same for them. They also help to increase the humidity in the room. In order to increase humidity, the plants release a great portion of the water they take in, back into the air and this is great for preventing respiratory problems or combating already present ones. Indoor plants also help to remove harmful toxins like formaldehyde from the air indoors. Formaldehyde can be commonly used in flooring, shelving, cabinets, etc. It is good to rid your home of as much formaldehyde as possible because overexposure has been said to lead to health issues including cancer. The plants remove these toxins by taking them out of the air and using them as food. That way the air indoors is cleaner and the plants can continue to thrive and do their job.

What other benefits do indoor plants offer?

Indoor plants offer benefits for your health, mental stable, and your overall well-being. Certain plants offer different benefits and here are is list of some:

– Philodendron

Philodendron Indoor Plant

This plant helps to purify the air and remove harmful toxins.

– Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy Indoor Plant

This plant is perfect to put into your bedroom because it releases oxygen into the air at night and it helps to remove harmful toxins.

– Spider Plant

Spider Plant

This plant is fairly easy to grow and it is known for being very decorative and for its ability to remove toxins in the air quickly.

– Snake PlantSnake Plant

This plant doesn’t need a lot of light or water to survive, which makes it easy to take care of, and it removes toxins and purifies the air.

– Peace Lily

Peace Lily Indoor Plant

This plant is a great one to have in your home because of its capabilities to remove mold from the air.

– Fern

Fern Indoor Plant

Ferns are great decorative plants for any indoor area and they are known for humidifying the air.

– English Ivy

English Ivy Indoor Plant

This plant also removes toxins from the air and purifies the air.

– Anthurium

Anthurium Indoor Plant

Anthuriums are known for their beautiful, tropical flowers, making them nice to look at, and they help to naturally purify the air around you.

Which indoor plant is right for me?

There is no such thing as a bad choice when it comes to an indoor plant but your decision should include what exactly you want the plant to do and what the maintenance may be. Since so many of the plants listed offer purifying qualities and removal of harmful toxins, you shouldn’t have a hard time deciding which one you want or just how many you want. The main goal is to take care of the plant and it will help take care of you.

Are indoor plants only good for my home?

No, indoor plants are perfect for anywhere that is indoor. This includes: homes, offices, hospital rooms, restaurants, etc. Just simply having a plant in the room can help with coughs, headaches, anxiety, stress, memory, fatigue, concentration, and can increase productivity, among others. The benefits definitely outweigh the maintenance because a lot of indoor plants only require water once a week and in exchange, they help your overall well-being on a daily basis, no matter what room you put them in.

So the next time you are in the market for some decor for your indoor area, consider a plant. This will allow you to have a nice decorative piece and it will be giving you so many other benefits, at the same time.

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Jon Clark is an Internet Marketing Consultant, Entrepreneur and current editor of the Facebook Marketing Blog. Jon loves coffee, sports and NY. You can follow him on Twitter @jonleeclark or circle him on Google+.

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