24
January
2018

How plants can improve your life

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Besides adding a green touch to your home, growing houseplants will also bring a fresh and positive touch to any space. Even though there are many people who love having all kinds of plants in their homes, they usually do not realize the amazing health benefits that houseplants have. Of course, strategically placing a plant will give your home a more welcoming look but there are also air purity considerations and light requirements that you need to take into consideration when choosing plants. But before buying different houseplants, just make sure that you know how to grow them because taking care of plants is not always as easier as it seems. For example, if you choose to plant flower seeds, firstly read the seed packet and follow the instructions because it is better to use the information given on the seed packet, rather than growing seeds and not knowing what to do.

Plants are natural humidifiers

Normally, a small but important percentage of the moisture in the air we breathe is due to plants, so you for sure need to add some houseplants to your life. An example of such a plant is areca palm, also known as butterfly palm, yellow palm, golden cane palm, dypsis lutescens or chrysalidocarpus lutescens. Areca palm is a very popular choice for a household palm and it releases moisture, which is more than welcomed in dry winter months. Also, succulent plants can be used in the same way because they retain water, so they become a great method for a natural humidifier.

Plants can help you have a more restful sleep

We know that getting a good night’s sleep is very important for our health but how many of us are actually sleeping enough? It is said that we need 7 or 8 hours of sleep in order to be rested and healthy but if you are the type of person who has problems with insomnia, then you do not always need to take melatonin capsules in order to help you sleep better. Instead, try growing houseplants. For example, people who suffer from fibromyalgia have sleep disorders but this symptom can be treated with a medical marijuana plant that can help you relax to the point of sleepiness. Also, the smell of lavender and jasmine plants induce a state of tranquility which can help you get a good night’s sleep.

Plants can help reduce stress and improve your mental health

Studies have shown that houseplants work best as a stress reliever, so make the best out of them. You can use different plants in your home or workplace, and the results will be amazing. Houseplants have a positive effect and help reduce stress, fatigue, and also, they work wonders when it comes to boosting your productivity at work. Moreover, if you place a plant into your child’s bedroom, there are high chances that your child will focus better on homework. And because there are multiple benefits of houseplants, when you are feeling down, your plants will also help to increase positivity, so you will easily get through your dark days.

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