Plants & Wellbeing
Indoor plants don't just look good in a space, they make us feel good too. Many studies have shown how plants can reduce stress levels, boost our moods and clean the air around us by removing toxins.
Top 7 benefits to keeping and caring for houseplants
There are so many proven benefits for children and adults when keeping and caring for indoor plants.
Here are our top 7 benefits:
Did you know...
Plants can sharpen your attention
In a small study involving 23 participants, researchers put students in a classroom with either a fake plant, a real one, a photograph of a plant, or no plant at all.
Brain scans of the participants showed that the students who studied with real, live plants in the classroom were more attentive and better able to concentrate than students in the other groups.
Plants may help you recover from illness faster
A 2002 study revealed that people recovering from several kinds of surgery needed less pain medication and had shorter hospital stays than people who weren’t looking at greenery during their recovery periods.
Plants may help reduce stress levels
A recent study found that plants in your home or office can make you feel more comfortable, soothed, and natural.
In the study, participants were given two different tasks: repotting a houseplant or completing a short computer-based task. After each task, researchers measured the biological factors associated with stress, including heart rate and blood pressure.
They found that the indoor gardening task lowered the stress response in participants. The computer task, on the other hand, caused a spike in heart rate and blood pressure.
“We bought a Peace Lily for my husband and not only did the plant come beautifully packaged but the children had the best time mixing the soils and learning what they were all for. Such a lovely idea for those hard to buy for people”
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