They say the first step to moving on is admitting there’s an issue, but I don’t see any problems with my house plant obsession.
Besides being pretty, there’s a ton of benefits to bringing live plants, indoors.
The Lung Institute even goes as far as to recommend certain plants by room. For example, put Chinese Evergreens and Areca Palms in your Living Room and Gerbera Daisies and Snake Plants in your Living Room.
*Although these statements are popular opinion (as determined by a survey on one person who may or may not have written this post), they are not scientific fact. Yet.
… It doesn’t stop there!!
This practice has even gone as far as being an accepted form of rehabilitative and vocational therapy. Horticulture Therapy is a practice that uses gardening as therapy. This excerpt from Health Line breaks it down even further:
HT is thought to improve recovery time as well as:
|Social improvements||Physical improvements||Vocational improvements|
|thinking abilities||coordination||problem solving|
|language skills||balance||following directions|
Some studies show that HT offers significant improvements for several behavioral and health issues, such as:
In addition to social, physical, and vocational improvements like socialization and coordination, people in hospitals or care homes also:
It’s common to find plants in office spaces because they’ve been shown to increase quality and accuracy, creativity and productivity.
If you’re anything like me, you can kill a house plant faster than I killed my parent’s dreams my freshman year of college. Well, just like we’re in a real life version of The Hills, it’s Lauren Conrad to the rescue! This adorable graphic from LaurenConrad.com gives a visual break-down of which plants are best for “people like us”.
If you’re not sure which plants are best for your space, Google! Seriously, there’s a boat load of information on house plants on the internet. Hop on Pinterest and type in “Low-Light Houseplants” and you’ll get a never-ending list of plants that are best for dimly lit spaces. Want to know which plants are the most low-maintenance? Same thing! Type it in your search bar and watch the world (wide web) come to your rescue.
Indoor plants are #trending right now so it seems like everywhere you turn there’s a planter that fits perfectly into your home’s décor. If buying a pot isn’t your thing, Pinterest is packed full of simple step-by-step guides on how to build your own.
I know I’m filling my living room and office with indoor plants, are you?