Indoor plants add a natural essence of charm and dazzle to your home. Today almost every house follows ‘the-green’ path and are switching towards a more organic life. With the trending kitchen gardens, we can see more people involving themselves in gardening. The same people also realized that interaction with plants worked as therapy and helped to overcome certain anxiety related issues. Indoor plants are engaging and add a fresh green element to your home decor. Apart from the decor, these healing agents purify the air by eliminating the harmful toxins and creates a positive and breathable green home that improves your concentration and helps you cope up with everyday stress. Their mood-boosting quality cheers and keeps you calm.
These plants not only enhance the house interior but also incorporates an element of peace and harmony altogether.
To give you a clear idea, below are a few basic indoor plant benefits that will amaze you:
Elevates mental health
It’s not a hidden fact that plants in the house induce positivity and creates a much better setting for us to breathe. Recent studies say that passive interaction with plants help us in addressing a variety of psychological issues such as our emotional status, pain perception, ability to perform tasks, level of creativity, etc. Interacting with plants de-stresses us and lowers anxiety levels. Researchers also suggest that plants try to build a connection with us by responding to our feelings and emotions.
Purifies the indoor air
Our household items like furniture, carpets, paint and other appliances emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and carbon monoxide. We might not be able to see or smell them, but they indicate a high alert. Certain plants like spider plants help you clean this contaminated air by eliminating harmful toxins. The Spider plant is one of the most popular and easy to grow plant. These plants purify the harmful air and create a much safer environment for us to breathe.
Plants like scented geranium, lavender, citrus, dwarf kaffir lime tree, etc add a natural fragrance to your home. The scent is natural and better than artificial diffusers and room fresheners. Placing scented plants is a natural and chemical-free way to bright and freshen up your home.
An ideal eight-hour sleep has become quite difficult because of our hectic schedule. Stress, tension and overthinking ruins our sleeping patterns and leaves us dull and frustrated for the day. Research suggests that the presence of certain plants like Jasmine, Peace Lily, Golden Pothos, etc when kept near to your bed can lead to a more peaceful and relaxed sleep. Their natural scents produce a state of tranquility that helps you to have a better good night sleep.
Natural health benefits
Plants are natural healers and possess several medicinal properties. Medicinal plants like Balm Lemon, Thyme, Rosemary, Aloe Vera, Spearmint, etc can be added to your everyday food. Balm Lemon is used in the treatment of liver, nervous system and gastrointestinal disorder. While aromatic rosemary improves mood and helps in boosting the memory and concentration. Thyme helps in relieving stress and promotes good rest. Aloe Vera AKA ‘The lily of the desert’ is a star in the world of skin and hair wellness. Spearmint work towards oral health care.
Here are what a few of our homeowners have asked us:
What are THE best indoor plants?
Indoor plants take your home to another level. These plants in house add a natural elegance to your home and enhance the décor by making it a green home. Plants like Peace Lily, Snake plant, Spider plant, Bird’s Nest Fern, Aloe Vera, Dracaena, African Violets, Air plant, etc are few plats which are common and readily available. Indoor plants not only work towards adding a natural elegance but also creates a better and healthier space.
Best plants to display in the bedroom?
The bedroom is your happy go-to place. Your morning begins and ends in your bedroom. So, keeping it up to the trend and maintaining its style is important. Arranging plants in your room will help you get restful sleep and will intensify the positivity in the room. Plants like Lady Palm, English Ivy, Boston Fern, Rubber plant and Lavender will help you reduce the indoor pollutants and will help you feel less stressed and more productive.
How often should I water my indoor plants?
Watering factors vary for different plants. Some need to be watered often than others. Before buying any plant, make sure you do thorough research on them. Several factors count while watering plants like the amount of sun, home temperature, type of plant, etc. Winters call for seldom watering and summers are complete opposites. If you have a warmer house, plants tend to dry early. The amount of exposure to the sun also reflects the watering process. The best thing is to avoid over watering them because this can kill them.
What should I do when leaves start turning yellow?
Yellowing of leaves can be due to moisture stress which can be either from over-watering or under-watering. If your plant leaves are turning yellow, check for the soil texture. If the soil is dry and the reason is under-watering, start watering the plant more often. And if the soil is too moist, control the watering immediately. Apart from this, another reason why your plant leaves might be turning yellow can be because of insufficient sunlight. Moreover, provide enough nutrients to your plants and prune them when required.
How do I arrange my Indoor plants?
Indoor plants if arranged correctly add a natural and green element to your house. You can first start by categorizing and then arranging them accordingly. If you categorize plants, it becomes easy to club the plants together and then fulfil their requirements. Installing floating shelves will help you save space and give your arrangement a more appealing look.
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