The Benefits of Houseplants

Houseplants are an inexpensive way to improve the appearance and health of your home. Sure, you can invest in all sorts of expensive air purifiers, air fresheners, and decor to accomplish the same thing but houseplants are cheaper, don’t consume electricity, and give you additional benefits that you just can’t get from air fresheners or decorative doo-dads. Here are six benefits of having a home (or office) filled with plants.

Beauty/decor: This one is obvious. Plants can make a home more attractive. You can find plants that enhance your decor. If you’re going for a tropical look, look for brightly flowering plants or cousins to the palm tree family. If you’re going f


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5 Responses to The Benefits of Houseplants

  1. Kim says:

    Okay I’m just trying to get out of debt here and my plastic flowers die! But I do hate artificial flowers. Remember the big straw hats with artificial flowers that decorated homes in the 90’s.

  2. Good points, and I agree with most of them. However, you have to watch people with allergies because some plants can do more harm than good, especially with pollen producing types. Overall, good post. Keep the good stuff coming!

  3. HelpMeFriend says:

    Bought some ornamental grass, a tropical pink plant, and a tropical tree, sort of like a palm. I can’t wait for these to add life to our home. I put the pink one by the fish tank, as it needs to be displayed where everyone can see it, but the grasses are placed on tables in the living rooms to add fresh air where it is needed most.
    Thanks for this awesome post!

  4. Darren says:

    Plants are also good for you when you are at work…International research not confined to the laboratory but in real life situations, has shown how the introduction of office plants can reduce minor ailments such as headaches, blocked sinuses, eye and skin irritation, fatigue and more. They also have a very positive effect on reducing anxiety and
    depression by as much as 60%.

    One of the most recent studies around indoor plants achieving positive results was in Edinburgh a couple of years ago when introducing plants into an office not only reduced CO2 and monoxide levels but also increased humidity levels which keeps us all comfortable,and perhaps most importantly the plants reduced absenteeism levels by 50%.
    Other studies in Norway and Germany have shown a decrease in absenteeism levels of up to 60% in earlier studies. Another bonus about office plants is that they can also increase productivity in the workplace by up 12%

  5. giax says:

    For anyone with pets (or small children): double-check that any plant you want to have in your house is safe. The same goes with patio plants, at least if they’ll ever have to be indoors for cold season.
    One example of the plants I don’t recommend for anyone with pets: sago, or also known as sago palm. They are poisonous for cats and dogs, so keep the plants away from your pets reach at all times.

    For any cat owners I’d recommend getting wheatberries or non-processed whole oats from a natural grocery. You can get 2 lb for $ 3 vs $ 1,50 for 1 oz of the same stuff in cat grass packets. Cats love that stuff, and it’s very easy to grow, and it looks good too.

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