Being in natural surroundings positively affects us mentally and physically. Our connection to nature is so strong that indoor plants help our mind and body.
Many studies have found that a potted plant can:
- Make people feel comfortable and relaxed
- Increase productivity and creativity
- Strengthen concentration
- Improve attitude and outlook
Because of the robust human attraction to plants, a photograph of a plant cheers people up. Artificial greenery is a more powerful influence than that, and authentic plants are the best at changing moods. Plus, even the smell of plants can refresh and energize people.
The mere presence of plants affects us. People in offices and other enclosed spaces feel free, not restricted when surrounded by plants.
Plants are not only good for the mind but also the body. Because of their scrubbing power, plants can reduce indoor air pollution. Unfortunately, you need a few plants to achieve the same effectiveness as an air filter. The most powerful air cleaners are:
- Ficus trees
- Spider plants
- Rubber trees
- Boston ferns
- Areca, lady, dwarf date, and bamboo palms
It’s a good thing there is no harm in surrounding yourself with plants. In fact, researchers found that people need at least five plants to feel happier.
At a time when the leaves have fallen off trees, you can bring beauty, relaxation, concentration, and clean air into your life with a few house plants.