PLANTS MAKE US HAPPIER
When you feel down, it’s amazing what a walk outdoors can do. That’s because when we get in touch with nature, our wellbeing almost instantly improves. Studies show time spent in green spaces can reduce our mental fatigue and improve relaxation.
The average Brit spends approximately 90% of their day indoors and with the restrictions created during multiple lockdowns, more people are now working from home resulting in even more time spent indoors. This is where indoor plants can come to the rescue. Although they are not a substitute for the ‘great outdoors’, indoor plants can provide similar benefits.
Not only can the presence of indoor plants soothe and restore—but scientific field studies have shown that in workspaces, where indoor plants have been added, work performance increases, staff wellbeing improves, and sick-leave absences are reduced. Talk about plants with benefits!
PLANTS IMPROVE OUR ENVIRONMENT
Now that we know a little bit more about how plants can improve how we feel, let’s talk about how they can improve our environment. Plants can instantly soften a space and they improve indoor air quality.
They improve air quality through photosynthesis, whereby plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, and also through transpiration and evapotranspiration, where plants release moisture vapor and increase humidity.
Plants also capture indoor pollutants and convert them into stored energy, releasing naturally filtered air as a by-product. Plants do this by absorbing the pollutants through their leaves and transmitting the toxins to their roots where they’re transformed into a food source.
So why not brighten up your home office today and reap the benefits of indoor plants!