Plants make people happy. They are beautiful, intriguing, and a healthy addiction.
House Plants have the power to change your life.
Maybe I sound a little over dramatic, or maybe I am just a little obsessed with botany (true fact), but realistically plants are good for your health.
Here are a few logical reasons to start your indoor jungle today.
- Natural Air Purifier : Multiple studies have shown there are plants that help purify the air. I mean this is generally common knowledge for plants outside, but indoor home plants have the same effects. With how quickly germs travel, and people get sick, it would be silly not to have some extra plants around your home and office. Cleaner air also helps with a better nights sleep.
Plants to get for cleaner air: Air Plant, Spider Plant, Ficus, Snake Plant, & Peace Lily.
- Cheap Interior Décor: Plants are a great option to spice up your décor. Go to your local Plant Shop, and find plants that fit your likings. Just make sure you ask for help or read up on the plant first to make sure the lighting you have will suffice for the plants needs. When it comes to size, I enjoy buying smaller to medium plants because 1. its rewarding to grow them big and strong and 2. they are cheaper. Another reason it is great for décor it because you can propagate plants! Which means more plant children from your current plant. (Propagation Post in the future)
Great Starter House Plants: Bamboo, Pothos, Snake Plants, Cactus (Please keep in mind all plants thrive in different environments. You can try any plant, but they may require more love!
- Reduce Stress: This opinion can be biased, but I write off personal experience. I was feeling down for a few weeks and really needed some change in my life. My friend told me about this plant store, and I was In LOVE. I had found some plants I had my eye on for a while : Monstera and a Fiddle Leaf Fig. I love coming home from work and seeing how they are doing, and watching their progress.
Wiping leaves, watering my plants, and misting the ones that need misted(tropical babies) really help to wind down after a long day. Even just being in a plant filled environment puts me in a calm state. Fill your space your in most with pretty green plants and watch your mood change.
- Responsibility: Having plants are the new children (b/c lets be honest Millennials cant afford babies with crippling student debt). All jokes aside, plants need us (but we need them more). When we bring them into our home, we are their care takers. Having a sense of purpose is beneficial to our mental health. We need to feel wanted as humans, and seeing your plants thrive is the ultimate mood booster.
Why do you love your indoor jungle? Feel free to share your positive experience in the comments.