The Benefits Of Having Indoor Plants

July 27, 2018  |  
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If you ever sit in a home or office that you found particularly calming, energizing, or uplifting, take a look around—consider what about the space is contributing to those positive emotions. I wouldn’t be surprised if you found that they contain some form of nature, whether that’s a painting of flowers, a photograph of a natural landscape, or actual plants. Humans weren’t meant to be surrounded by cement, drywall, and pavement. We have to remember that, for as long as people have been on this planet, we spent more time surrounded by greenery than by skyscrapers. Cityscapes are relatively young in the scope of human history. We evolved to take in sounds, images, and smells of the wild. It’s important to our mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. So here are the benefits of keeping indoor plants.

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Better air

During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. When humans breathe, we take in oxygen, and release carbon dioxide. It’s actually the perfect symbiotic relationship. Having plants in your home can improve the quality of oxygen.

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