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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 🙂
Read How to use plants to design your interior by The Little House By The Sea
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.
Check out 11 desk-friendly plants to improve air quality at your job by In Sequiral
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 🥰
Related post: The magical properties of Bayleaf by Digital Coven
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* 💕
Which houseplant is your favourite?
Check out this post by Vicky on how to use plants to design your interior
Best wishes, Cx
I think ivy is cool, like in your picture! And a prayer plants is top of my list to buy next 🙂
Thanks! I’d never heard of a prayer plant but I just looked them up and they look super cool 🙂 xx
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 🙂
Thank you, they are so pretty! Tysm for reading and commenting xx
Della Driscoll says
I’ve been meaning to buy some houseplants as I’ve heard a lot of good things about them, like the ones you’ve listed. Great post xx
You definitely should <3 Thank you for reading and commenting x
Me too. I want some houseplants. Bringing a bit of nature inside with me sounds great.
Sophie | Love and Literature says
I’ve wanted to buy a houseplant for a while now, one of those small ones in the tiny pots hehe! Hopefully I’ll get around to it sometime soon! x
Yes, they are so cute too! Thank you for reading and commenting xx
Rachel Roy says
I love houseplants, so much green, and quiet energy!
Our number of plants vary depending on pets and kids, but there are always a few!
I totally get you, we have to keep a lot of plants up high because of our two cats x
I love houseplants. Honestly looking at them really does make me so happy and are great for decorating a room. It’s so great they also have really amazing health benefits as well. I would love a big monstera deliciosa x
Yes, they are so decorative! Thank you so much for reading and commenting xx
Molly @ Transatlantic Notes says
I always feel that plants brighten my home and improve how I feel — this is a reminder to invest in some this year. Thanks for sharing!
I totally agree, thank you for reading and commenting x
Sophie Harriet says
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
I know, it’s crazy cool! A room full of houseplants sounds amazing <3 Just looked up a hoya and it looks so cute, love the flowers xx
Tiffany McCullough - Metaphysical Mama says
Great post! I love having houseplants! I find they bring in a positive energy. My favourite right now is my Spider Plant.
Thanks for sharing!
I agree they’re great! xx Thank you for reading and commenting xx
Kelly Diane says
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!
Thank you! xx
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 🙂
I have lots of succulents too – they’re very forgiving! Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment 🙂 x
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!
Aw cool, it will look so nice I’m sure xx
This was really interesting! I had no idea that plants could actually help with your sleep x
I know right! Plants aren’t just a pretty decoration hahahaha. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment xx
I decided to add plants in my office for decor, and they really do add a lot to my space and my mood. It was the best decision ever!
Agreed! Thank you for reading and commenting x
Jirah Merizz says
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! 😊
Ooh, a garden tour sounds fun – I’ll go check it out! x It’s amazing how much they help us 🙂 x
Jenny in Neverland says
Love this! I’m going to be getting plenty of houseplants for my office. I can’t wait to be surrounded by greenery! x
That sounds amazing <3 xx
Amber Page says
I was thinking about getting some house plants and after reading this I am going to have to!
Amber | The Unpredicted Page
Yay, I’m glad! <3 x
Gemma Cantan says
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 🙂
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
Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour says
I love house plants a lot but I never knew they had so many benefits! I feel like houseplants help brighten our mood and having them around brings about a soothing calmness. Great post x!
Definitely! Thank you for reading and commenting xx
Riana Ang-Canning says
Ah I need to get on the houseplant train! I could definitely use a little mood boost through the day – and help sleeping at night!
Plants are so unknowingly cool 🙂 x
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!
Thank you. Oh I absolutely adore wildflowers! You must take such lovely photos 😍
Markus + Micah says
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?
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
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
Totally agree, thank you for reading and commenting 🙂 x
Katy Stephenson says
I had no idea they had this many benefits… It’s a shame I can’t keep mine alive for very long haha!
Katy | http://www.katystephenson.com
Ikr, plants are so cool! Maybe try a succulent? They’re quite easy to take care of xx
Ming Qian says
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!
That sounds great, I’m so jealous! xx
Great post Caroline. I have been thinking about getting houseplants for a while. Just need to find the right ones for me.
Aw yes, that sounds great! xx
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!
Thank you! Plants are so great 😍
I’ve heard so much on the benefits of houseplants – I think I definitely need to invest in some for my office at home! x
Ellie Phillips says
Agreed they make you happy!! I bought a mini cactus one day about a year ago and now i own about 15 house plants!
I love that! xx
John Smith says
I was confused whether to use flowers or houseplants in my home. After reading this blog, houseplants are what I will go with.