Plants look attractive and can easily transform the look of your room. But if you dig a little more, it does more than just a show piece…indoor plants go far beyond the aesthetic in providing a pleasant and tranquil environment.
When you transform interior spaces with indoor plants, you’re not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways that enhance the quality of life.
Seeing greenery and nature help us feel more relaxed and calm, this in turn benefits your everyday mood.
Indoor plants with right placement can help you escape to nature from the hustle bustle of your busy lives. Introducing plants to your daily lives will show improvements to your health and overall happiness. As well as enhancing your mood and creating a living space that is soothing to be in, plants can also help with loneliness and depression.
- Relives Stress and promote good health:
Research says that interior landscaping has dramatic effects on the wellbeing of human beings. Being close to greenery automatically connects us to nature and make us feel more at ease.
Offices, schools and Hospitals with more plants experience more productivity and less sick leaves. Helps fight fatigue and anxiety.
Plants – Bamboo Palm, Weeping fig
- Improves Air Quality:
Reducing carbon dioxide levels
Reducing levels of certain pollutants, such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide
Reducing airborne dust levels
Keeping air temperatures down
Improve you indoor environment.
Plants – Spider Plant, Rubber Plant
- Lower Background Noise:
Along with busy roads, plants can help to reduce background noise levels inside buildings, too. Plants and their leaves absorb, diffract or reflect background noise, thereby making the environment more comfortable.
Adding plants to interior spaces can increase oxygen levels. A few plants –orchids, succulents and epiphytic bromeliads –unlike other plants, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen even at night when photosynthesis ceases. Place these plants in bedrooms to refresh air during the night.
Plant – Snake Plant, Orchid
- Maintains the Humidity:
In the process of photosynthesis and respiration, plants release 97% water in the form of moisture and increase the humidity of the air around, keeping the respiratory distress at bay. This also aids in fighting dry skin, cold, sore throat and dry coughs.
Plant – Golden Cane Palm
- Helps Focus:
A study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Cirencester, England, found that students demonstrate 70% greater attentiveness when they’re taught in rooms containing plants.
Fill your home with a wonderful fresh smell instead of using artificial air fresheners. It’s a natural and chemical-free way to freshen your home, not to mention being handy for cooking.
Plant – Dwarf Kaffir Lime
- Good night Sleep:
Vapour from some pants can help lead to a more restful sleep.
Plants – Lavender, Jasmine
The Aloe Vera plant has many healing benefits, including its ability to clean air. The gel inside can heal cuts and soothes sun burn. The leaves of this super plant can also help to alleviate asthma symptoms by boiling the leaves in water and breathing in the vapour.
How Many Plants Can We Actually Keep?
Well the count may vary on the size of your room and your goals.
Improve health and reduce fatigue – Place one large plant (8-inch diameter pot or larger) every 129 square feet. In office or classroom settings, position plants so each person has greenery in view.
Air Purification – Place 15-18 plants in 6-8-inch diameter pots for a 1,800-square-foot house. Achieve similar results with two smaller plants (4-5-inch pots).
Tip #01 – For low light situations, choose a plant adapted to those conditions
Best Plant to pick for indoor landscaping:
Study your plants briefly before placing them indoors.
Choose easy-to-care-for plants and help them bloom all year round with little effort.