18 Jul Indoor Plants
Love the appearance of glossy green foliage, not to mention the promise of new growth, but in addition to the visual benefits of beautiful foliage, there is much written about the positive psychological effects of keeping indoor plants.
Plants are known to reduce stress, and for me this is real. I really enjoy tending to and nurturing something so that it remains alive and healthy. Watering and feeding plants can be quite therapeutic as it provides a real sense of purpose, not to mention the huge reward when new shoots or buds appear!
Houseplants remove toxins from the air and regulate humidity. Hospital patients with plants in their rooms, or who look out to gardens have been shown to recover more quickly, so the gift of a plant to someone who is feeling sad or not well is a really thoughtful gesture.