Sure, having some greenery in the house or in the office is a nice addition to mundane decor, but have you really considered the value of having these living breathing goddess of greens accompanying you in your spaces?
I mean think about it, having a fluffy puppy doll isn’t nearly as engaging as having a real puppy to sit for (not that all puppies will improve everyone’s lives, but consider the impact of introducing another living thing into your everyday).
- Improves Air Quality
We humans breathe oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Plants, on the other hand absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during photosynthesis. This contrast in intake and output are a complimenting factor plants and humans have. It goes without saying, having fresh supply of oxygen helps to increase oxygen levels and improve air quality.
- Helps With Focus
Students had 70% higher rates of attentiveness when learning in rooms with plants versus learning in rooms without, according to a study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Cirencester, England.
- Boosts Overall Health
Two separate studies in Europe, one by The Dutch Product Board for Horticulture and another by the Agriculture University of Norway, found adding plants improves overall health. The former study found welcoming plants in workspaces decreases fatigue, colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats and flu-like symptoms while the latter study found a 60% drop in sickness rates.
It’s easy enough to make this improvement isn’t it, so what are you waiting for?