Bring a little of the outside in…
Indoor plants can bring a bright, fresh breath of fresh air into your home. They can instantly lift a colourless or lifeless space into a bright and inviting area. They certainly can add a touch of the outdoors into any indoor space – but do you realise the health benefits they carry with them?
Unhealthy and nasty toxins can be lying dormant in our homes without you knowing. Simply adding some strategically-placed plants throughout your home can substantially increase the air quality in your home and eliminate those nasties.
So not only can indoor plants make your space look great, they can help us feel great too! We have been steadily adding to our indoor plant selection at home, and we are reaping the benefits.
OUR AWESOME INDOOR PLANT HEALTH FACTS
- Just 1 plant can improve indoor air quality by up to 25%. Pop indoor plants around the places you spend the most time and sit throughout the day for optimum benefit.
- A selection of indoor plants inside your home can make you feel relaxed, inspired and positive. Placing plants with broad leaves in your office and children’s bedrooms will help to reduce stress levels and anxiety levels.
- The clever Aloe Vera plant can clean the air in your home and can relieve asthma symptoms.
- Plants can decrease carbon dioxide levels and increase oxygen levels in your home. The Snake plant (aka Mother In Law’s Tongue) releases oxygen at night, making it the perfect bedroom indoor plant to bring you plenty of zzz’s in the night.
- Indoor plants can help to keep temperatures down on those hot days.
- Indoor plants can absorb and reflect background noise so can aide in creating a calm living environment.
- Certain indoor plants can act as a natural air freshener to your home. Fill your home with lavender and jasmine to help promote a restful sleep and provide a beautiful aroma throughout the day.
TOP 3 TIPS TO KEEPING YOUR INDOOR PLANTS IN TIP-TOP SHAPE
For those who are not-so-lucky when it comes to keeping indoor plants alive, follow these simple 3 steps to improve your chances of success.
- Buy plants relevant to the light in the room. Many indoor plants don’t like direct sunlight so be sure to choose based on light preference and place them correctly in your home.
- Don’t over water! Summer generally calls for watering a couple of times a week, whereas in autumn and winter you can cut back to around once every two weeks.
- Keep them in the same spot. Plants do adapt to their surroundings with the orientation of their leaves and whole plant structure. Try not to move them to much so they can maintain their structural integrity.
Happy indoor plant decorating!