Having plants in the bedroom, living room and more is not only decorative but also offers a variety of health and psychological benefits. Houseplants improve indoor air quality by absorbing pollutants from the air and producing oxygen. They can also help reduce stress and increase concentration. In addition, they contribute to a generally positive mood and can even improve room acoustics. In this article we will take a closer look at the positive effects of plants in your own four walls.
Plants purify the air and ensure fewer pollutants
Back in the 1990s, Bill Wolverton, on behalf of the US space agency, discovered that plants in the house filter the air and make it cleaner. Plants can also filter out toxins, such as benzene or formaldehyde, which is often used in furniture making.
Houseplants ensure less dust and therefore better air
Another advantage of plants for the bedroom, office, etc. is that they catch a lot of dust. You've probably noticed that most houseplants are very dusty - but look at it positively! This way the dust doesn't fly around in the air and you can use a tried and tested trick to clean the plants again - take them into the shower!
Better indoor climate: Plants in the apartment increase the humidity
Plants are also a real benefit for the indoor climate. They increase the relative humidity by 5-10%. Nevertheless, it is important to carefully select plants based on their physiology. So you should make sure that plants with a lot of stomata, for example Cyprus grass or hibiscus, produce a lot of moisture, whereas the popular Schefflera or Ficus are rather poor humidifiers.
Another advantage: plants dampen sound
By the way, houseplants are also suitable for keeping eavesdroppers at your door. They dampen sound, especially large leaves like those of the rubber tree or the most popular house plants like Monstera and Philodendron. Bow hemp, spider plants, single leaves and aloe vera are particularly easy to care for.
Green plants reduce stress
On the whole, plants promote a natural and pleasant atmosphere. In addition, the “Urban Jungle” is currently very trendy. Studies have even proven that plants reduce stress! Because a houseplant absorbs carbon dioxide and emits oxygen, you even get improved air quality.
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