If living décor wasn’t enough to get you enthralled by the idea of indoor plants, these dynamic beauties are proven to have a plethora of health benefits and wellness enhancements that work to cultivate a greener lifestyle and healthy happy vibes indoors.
Indoor plants absorb Carbon Dioxide and keep Oxygen flowing, they purify the air by removing toxins, help to deter illness, ease tension and lower stress, create a relaxed and happy ambience whilst helping you to ultimately work better through improved concentration, heightened attention, enhanced creativity, increased productivity and enriched overall well-being. The air-purifying and filtering properties of indoor plants ultimately foster a healthier and happier working and living environment.
It may seem far-fetched that greenery can have such an advantageous effect on such a simple yet important thing such as our daily lives, but the results and smiles speak for themselves. Witness the joy a living tree like a huge Bamboo Palm brings to colleagues walking into a reception area that it inhabits, or the peaceful sleep a Snake Plant, Peace Lily or Spider Plant in a bedroom can help foster. The benefits of indoor plants are of paramount importance for indoor environment quality.
On this journey of discovery, we reveal the numerous benefits adding indoor plants to your home and office spaces can bring. And we encourage you to use this notion to inspire your creativity even more and to let yourself Discover Your Wild with the kind of ideas that not only look amazing but make you, your family and your colleagues feel incredible too.
The Benefits of Indoor Plants
The importance of a healthy working and living environment is so significant, even NASA conducted a study on clean air and how common indoor plants can help achieve this. The benefits of indoor plants and their ability to filter harmful toxins and pollutants from the air within our most occupied indoor spaces make the air more breathable for us and ultimately assists in transforming a room into a living space.
Common toxins that plague our indoor spaces:
· Formaldehyde – commonly found in tissues, serviettes, wood products and synthetic fabrics
· Trichloroethylene – commonly found in paint, varnishes and household cleaners
· Benzene – commonly found in adhesives, lubricants, vehicle exhausts and detergents
· Ammonia – commonly found in cleaning products and fertilisers
· Xylene – commonly found in nail polish, tobacco smoke and paint
As such we can understand how asthma and allergies, as a result of common toxins, are troubles that plague many people. The simple addition of a house plant or few can help to alleviate these everyday problems. Not to mention the reduction in stress levels and the increase in productivity that results from the cleaner air and increase in oxygen levels.
Spider Plant / Hen and Chickens – Chlorophytum
One of the easiest indoor plants to maintain, the Spider Plant produces oxygen whilst purifying the air in your home and office by absorbing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene.
Snake Plant / Mother in Law’s Tongue – Sansevieria
The Snake Plant cleans the air better than most other indoor plants as it has the ability to absorb excessive levels of carbon monoxide. Additionally, it emits oxygen and filters other toxins from the air such as benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum
As one of the few flowering indoor plants Peace Lily’s purify the air by absorbing air born toxins such as trichloroethylene, ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene. In addition to producing Oxygen and reducing toxins, these indoor beauties also help to eradicate mould.
English Ivy – Hedera helix
English Ivy has amazing air filtering abilities that are extremely beneficial for those with asthma/breathing problems and allergies. They also reduce air moulds and can absorb animal faeces, benzene, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.
The healing properties found in the gel of Aloe Vera leaves helps to heal cuts and burns. Furthermore, Aloe Vera emits Oxygen and is an air pollutant filter, especially for those toxins emitted by cleaning products.
Chinese Evergreen – Aglaonema
As one of the most user-friendly indoor plants, Aglaonema’s cleans and purify indoor air, absorbing formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and benzene.
Bamboo Palm – Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Like the Sword Fern, the gorgeously structural Bamboo Palm acts as a natural humidifier, and assists in cleaning and purifying indoor air by absorbing formaldehyde and xylene.
Each plant has its own varying degree of purification properties and assists in creating a healthier space in its own unique way. Utilising a combination of different indoor plants and grouping your plants together has been proven to provide the best result, both in terms of visual appeal and plant success. And as such, you should embrace the Jungle vibe and let the combination of plants work together to foster the healthiest environment.
Ultimately, on this journey of inspired living, you are aiming to create your very own botanical sanctuary and what better way to Discover Your Wild than having a variety of greenery that together cultivate a greener lifestyle and healthy happy vibes for your indoor spaces!