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Sep 19/19

The Benefits of Houseplants

Did you know that adding houseplants to your home can make you feel better?

Here at Platinum Realty and Management, we love plants and the benefits they provide. Even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still enjoy the benefits of houseplants.

Thanks to photosynthesis, plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Adding plants to your home will add more oxygen to the air making it easier to breathe. NASA research shows some plants absorb the harmful chemicals formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene found in the home. The chemical-absorbing Spider Plant, Bamboo Palm, and Boston Fern are hardy potted plants that are also easy to care for. 

Other superstar plants like the Peace Lily will absorb airborne mould spores and other allergens. The Peace Lily is a perfect addition to any bedroom as it can thrive in a dark room with watering once a week. Mother-in-law's Tongue also works well in bedrooms because it will absorb nitrogen oxide and needs little light and infrequent watering. 

If you have a hard time sleeping or are prone to stress, consider adding a plant next to your bed. Jasmine and Lavender are two easy to care for plants; the sweet scent they release helps you relax and reduce stress. Get a deeper and more restful sleep when you add these aromatic plants to your bedroom.

To help improve your mood, concentration, and creativity, add succulents or cacti to your home. These unique plants are drought tolerant and interesting to look at, plus they can live anywhere from a dark office to a bright window. The Aloe Vera plant can alleviate sunburns, while the Agave cacti can be used as a natural antiseptic. 

Plants do more than just help us breathe and feel healthier; they also deflect sound. Just as shrubs and evergreens help outdoors, houseplants can absorb noise indoors. Plants that are dense, like the fern, or have broad leaves, like the Peace Lily and Rubber Plant, are perfect sound absorbers. Place these plants near windows, doors, or even on the balcony to reduce excessive noise. 

Once you've found the perfect place to live, fill your new home with plants and start enjoying the benefits!