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 🙂
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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 🥰
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?
Best wishes, Cx