Hi, friends! Want to know a little something about me? I love indoor plants. The energy they bring is calming as they literally breathe life into a space.
I’ve been wanting to do a post about my love for house plants for a while now and am excited to share what I was able to dig up (pun intended 🙂 on the benefits of having such sweet roommates.
Caring for plants and watching them grow over time brings such a feeling of happiness for me. Anytime I add lush flowers and/or plants to my space I feel like it not only enriches it’s aesthetic with comfort and beauty, but as I’ve come to learn there are some pretty amazing health benefits.
Three Health Benefits of Having House Plants
- Plants are efficient air cleaners. They absorb toxins, reduce dust and add moisture to the air which can help in hydrating your skin.
- Adding plants to your space can help those that experience regular headaches, respiratory issues and allergies by increasing the oxygen levels in the air.
- Increased oxygen levels aid in lifting your mood, energy and productivity, reducing stress!
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t always been the best with caring for my plants. It wasn’t until my parents gifted me with a beautiful arrangement when my daughter was born that I felt the need to nurture all the pretty babies with love and care. I got in a rhythm of watering them every two-three days or so. Seeing how much they’ve grown makes me so proud. It’s hard to keep from turning into a crazy plant lady and wanting to add more and more (and more).
It wasn’t too long after receiving that arrangement, that the plants started to outgrow their little containers. I separated them into bigger ones, added more potting soil and tried to find nice sunny spots around the house for each of them. Paying attention to their leaves (color, etc.) I would move them around to make sure they were getting enough light.
Along the way, I’ve added new plants to the fam and just love how they make our home feel. It’s so nice to have an element of nature in the house, considering how much time we’ve spent inside with quarantine.