Having houseplants in your home is a great way to create an inviting home. Houseplants come in many different colors, and types and ca range for easy to take care of to more advanced. They release oxygen into the atmosphere, and they absorb carbon dioxide from the air. Many plants will release carbon dioxide during the nighttime hours and then create oxygen during the day. Others such as orchids, epiphytic bromeliads, and succulents do not do this so it is a good idea to keep plants such as these in your bedroom so you will continue to get more oxygen-rich air while you sleep.

Keeping houseplants will also help to keep illness at bay as they help to increase the humidity at home. If you live in a dryer part of the world you can appreciate this. Studies have found that having houseplants can actually help decrease the chances of developing dry skin, colds, dry coughs, and sore throats.

Houseplants also clean the air. They are effective at removing toxic vapors, and some plants are more effective than doing this than others. The top plants for removing indoor pollutants are the English Ivy, chrysanthemum, golden Pothos, Peach Lily, mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Bamboo Palm, Gerbera Daisy, Azalea, red-Edge Dracaena, and Spider Plant. NASA has done extensive research on plants and how they help to clean the air, and they recommend having one potted plant for every 100 square feet of your home.

Having houseplants around also helps to boost the healing process. It has been shown that plants are actually beneficial in helping surgery patients to recover. They have been proven medicine and can help to lower systolic blood pressure, lower anxiety, fatigue, and even pain.

They even help you to be more productive. Many studies have found that by working around houseplants you will be able to concentrate better, and you will be more productive. You will even have improved memory by up to 20 percent

Houseplants are very therapeutic and make any living space more inviting. There are so many ways to display them as well. You can use macramé holders to hang them up, or you can find many different pots to keep them in. There are even glass pots that you can stick to your fridge that are ideal for cactuses or succulents.

If you don’t consider yourself to be a green thumb there are many plants that you can keep that are seemingly effortless and you won’t be able to kill them very easily. Aloe, Pothos, Jade Plant, Rubber Tree, Spider Plant, and Dieffenbachia are all very hardy plants to keep in your home. The aloe plant is very handy to have around because it can be used to soothe burns and certain skin irritations. All you need to do is cut off a little part of the plant and apply the liquid to your injury for instant relief.

Many plants are great for a hobbyist such as a Bonsai tree, and you can grow and cultivate it for many years. Lavender’s used to ease tension and for creating a calming environment. Citrus plants are great for promoting a feeling of very relaxation, and there are many dwarf varieties. They will even produce fruit which is a bonus. Tropical plants are a good way to make your home feel as if it is an exotic getaway. They do quite well indoors as well, even if you live in a cooler part of the world.

You can even grow herbs for your cooking, and they do not take up very much space, so they are ideal for apartments or small spaces. Lemon balm and Lavender are good herbs to begin with. You can even use them to make oils. Flowers are a great way to cheer up your home, and they will never die. They make a nice addition to your entryway or to your dining room table.

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