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5 benefits of houseplants

Houseplants week is 11th – 17th of January so I thought I would do a post about why house plants are good for you 🌱 I only have succulents at the moment, but I’m hoping to get some more this year πŸ™‚

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Freshen the air

During photosynthesis, plants give out oxygen and we obviously breathe in oxygen which means that they are perfect for having in the room. The extra oxygen helps your concentration.

Boosts your mental health

Sometimes going on a walk in the park reduces stress or anxiety so having a little bit of nature inside does the same kind of thing. It can trigger serotonin which is known as the ‘happy hormone’.

Can help illnesses

*Take this with a pinch of salt

Apparently taking flowers to ill patients is actually because the plants benefit the patients! I always thought they just looked pretty and who doesn’t want a bunch of flowers? But they can reduce dry skin, colds, sore throats and headaches.

Makes you happy

Caring for something, watching it grow and knowing you’re a part of that process makes you feel good. Also, I love naming my plants, it makes me happy πŸ₯°

Gives you a better nights sleep

Plants give out oxygen during the day but there are a few plants that give out oxygen during the night too! This means we get a better nights sleep. The best plants for this are succulents, snake plants and orchids. Luckily I have a lot of succulents…

Today’s post was a bit of a short one but I thought houseplant week was a fun one so created this post. I don’t have many houseplants but I’m looking to get more – maybe I’ll get one for my birthday. I love the look of Monstera Deliciosas πŸ’•

Which houseplant is your favourite?

Best wishes, Cx

60 thoughts on “5 benefits of houseplants”

  1. I think ivy is cool, like in your picture! And a prayer plants is top of my list to buy next πŸ™‚


  2. Ooo this was an interesting post! I’ve recently bought a cheese plant because it looked pretty, but it’s good to know there’s other benefits to it too! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  3. I love houseplants, my room is full of them! I didn’t know that certain types of plants give out oxygen at night. Luckily I have some succulents too, and a snake plant! My favourite house plant is a Hoya. xx

  4. This is such an interesting post. I never knew houseplants had so many benefits. I usually just choose them because they look pretty and to style a space. I’m definitely going to pick up some more now!

  5. Admittedly, I am not very green-fingered, but we have three lovely plants in the office. Thankfully two of them are hardy succulents, which helps when I forget about them! It’s interesting to do houseplant awareness in January. I don’t tend to think of plants and nature at this time of year when it is cold and dark outside. I am going to check on them now πŸ™‚

  6. I love house plants, I have two in my bedroom currently. I’m in the middle of purchasing my first home so I can’t wait to decorate my house with more plants!

  7. Love this so much! We do have a lot of plants in our home, and I’ve upload a mini garden tour in my blog! Plants can really help in different ways and I always find myself looking at our plants after a long stressful day! 😊

  8. I do love a good house plant, so much so that every friend who moves house I treat them to a new house plant as a welcome gift but I can’t seem to keep them alive! I do need a couple in our bathroom when we make it over this year. Currently, we only have fake plants in the house but like you say it’s so good for mental health and the air in general. Excellent post πŸ™‚

    1. I love that – they’re great gifts! Maybe try succulents – they are pretty hard to kill. I rarely water my succulents which sounds bad but they are growing so it seems to be ok <3 x

  9. Very insightful post. I was actually just thinking about how lucky we are to be living close to nature. We don’t have many indoor plants but we live on acres and are surrounded by lots of trees and wild flowers. Looking out the window usually boosts my mood because of all the colours and greenery!

  10. Oh, I did not know there was a houseplant week. Thank you for sharing. I love houseplants and gardens. They are the best! I agree with everything on your list. It is just relaxing and nurturing to be around plants all the time. Our tiny house is filled on the inside and out. What is your favorite houseplant atm?

    1. Awww, that sounds so cosy! I’m currently growing a succulent from a clipping – they are so tiny at the moment. I’m also loving Snake plants – my sister has one in her flat and I’m so jealous ahah

  11. I love houseplants so much! I’ve been on quite a binge getting a few more recently, anything for a crumb of serotonin haha. Love this post x

  12. Oh wow, I didn’t know there was a houseplants week. Damn, how could I have missed it? I recently restarted my collection again, and I am quickly filling up my ikea rack with plants. I’m so excited for the remaining pots from my order to arrive. Thanks for sharing these benefits!

  13. You’re so correct that it lifts the mood. And my plants also make my house look more inviting! But I had no idea they could help with sickness. Thank you for that lesson. Awesome post!

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