Houseplants For Wellness

29 February 2020

As we come into this spring time filled with budding plants and colourful daffodils, why not fill your house with greenery. Houseplants not only look good but they also do good. Research suggests that the greatest benefits of indoor plants are through wellbeing and productivity improvement.

In the late 1980s NASA's Clean Air Study found that a number of air purifying plants can detoxify a space from the airborne toxins, dust and germs that can be found in a variety of household products, materials and furniture. The idea still grips imaginations today, and while the quantities required for impact in the home environment may be uncertain, an indoor garden can be a refuge from the outside world - for many people it is a source of great joy. 

Colour wheel Patch Plants Devil's Ivy

Pictured above: Snake Plant and Devil's Ivy both at Patch Plants

Not sure where to start? Selecting your plants needn't be rocket science. At Patch Plants you can check a variety of helpful filters to work out which plants will be right for your lifestyle, and have them delivered to your door. Bloombox Club offer a monthly subscription service, with a different surprise plant sent every month. And Hortology make it easy to hone in on a look or style with categories like 'Cool & Trendy', 'Tropical' and 'Elegant'.

Whether you live in a large or small space, introducing plants into your home could brighten your outlook and overall happiness. Looking after a living plant and helping it to thrive gives us purpose and rewards us with soothing green organic presence to enjoy. They literally and figuratively add life to a room.


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