Houseplants in your Lawrenceville Rental Home
Houseplants have proved to be a beneficial household item to have. Not only do houseplants look pretty, they also have been known to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. Some experts say that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. Investing in houseplants means investing in your home and health!
Plants generate oxygen. We all know this to be true. Even putting a few houseplants in your home allows the stale air to freshen. While experts have formulated that you should have over 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, having a few plants could help produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.
Popular indoor houseplants today include spider plants, succulents, the peace lily, lavender and Boston ferns. While all of these smell great, they improve air quality even more. These common houseplants remove toxins such as xylene, formaldehyde and toluene from our everyday environment.
A space with good air quality can have a direct effect on a persons mood in that space. By simply being in the same room as plants and flowers a person’s stress level lessens. Experts cannot see exactly why plants have this impact; the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. The responsibly and pride of taking care of something is also a huge reward when you own houseplants.
Good Choice of Houseplants
The snake plant is a good example of a plant that exhibits all the right qualities. The snake plant is known for its tall sword-shape leaves. It is one of the best houseplants worth owning to clean airborne toxins from the air. It is also a low maintenance plant that is easy to grow. The snake plant does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. By simply added a couple snake plants to your bedroom you could ultimately get a better sleep and improve your mood.
Another plant with proven mood-boosting qualities is peppermint. In studies conducted by neuroscience, the peppermint plant has been shown to boost mood, memory, and mental awareness. This plant gives off that distinctive peppermint aroma that can make your kitchen smell great, also. Easy to grow, peppermint plants thrive indoors all year round on the assumption that the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.
Whether or not you get a houseplant to clean your indoor air, add natural beauty to your home, or to give you the feeling of satisfaction that comes with caring for living things, the positive gains well outweigh the negative ones.
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