Houseplants have been a source of elegance, but while indoor plant trends change over time, the benefits of including one or more houseplants indoors have remained steady. As a fact, there are a number of indoor plants prominent for their ability to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. As a matter of fact, experts have said that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. The mood-boosting properties make houseplants one of the best things you can do for your personal well-being.
It is a fact that all plants generate oxygen. Other than that, for houseplants, this proves that they can help to freshen stale indoor air and even remove some of the common pollutants you may find in your Grand Rapids rental property. Studies have proven that it would take over 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, getting just a few plants can still produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.
A good number of the more popular indoor plants help boost oxygen levels and remove toxins like xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene from the air. The most common houseplants which carry the ability to improve air quality include spider plants, succulents like aloe vera, the peace lily, lavender, and Boston ferns. Most of these plants also release a pleasant fragrance to boot.
A small increase in air quality can have a direct effect on a person’s mood and houseplants can reinvigorate you too. Simply being in the room with plants and flowers has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, and even soothe minor aches and pains. Even if there is not yet solid proof of why plants have this effect on people, the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. When we are one with nature, we will be happy.
Whilst just the act of taking care of any houseplant can make you feel happier, some plants are more effective than others. As proof, when trying to avoid a case of the blues, experiments have demonstrated that no plant does a better job than the snake plant. Recognized for its tall sword-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements, the snake plant is both hardy and easy to grow. It is clearly one the best houseplants you could buy to clean airborne toxins from the air. In spite of that, it also does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. Setting one or two of these plants in a bedroom will significantly improve air quality, which is inclined to result in better sleep and improved mood.
Another plant with proven mood-boosting qualities is peppermint. In studies conducted by neuroscientists, the peppermint plant has been shown to boost mood, memory, and mental awareness. The plant gives off that distinctive peppermint aroma that can make your kitchen smell great, too. Easy to grow, peppermint plants thrive indoors all year round, presuming that the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.
Whether 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, there is one thing your plant is destined to do. Cut-and-dried, these can help to improve your lifestyle as it beautifies your home.
But what is a houseplant without a home? Real Property Management Investment Solutions helps you to find the home best suited for you. We encourage you to browse our available rentals or contact us to talk with one of our Grand Rapids property managers immediately.
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