One of the many things that Covid and 2020 has highlighted is the utmost importance of our overall mental and physical health.
Researchers have found that people who live around nature feel much happier than those that don't.
With a lot of us living in the cities we're not all as blessed to have nature so close to us, so we make do with what we have.
Something we can all do to incorporate some nature into our homes is to care for plants. Whatever the type, plants undoubtedly bring us some joy and being surrounded by some greenery helps us feel more positive and relaxed.
PROVEN BENEFITS OF INDOOR PLANTS
The most immediate and evident effect of indoor plants are their aesthetics and beauty. Plants instantly add warmth, a natural touch and personalisation to any space, whether it be in our homes or in an office.
Boosts Productivity & Mood
Plants can also help boost mood, productivity and concentration. Studies consistently show that adding plants to your workspace helps decrease stress levels and improve productivity, with one UK study showing that plants increased productivity by as much as 15%.
Reduces Stress & Fatigue
Studies have also shown that the presence of plants and the act of looking after them can increase feelings of well-being amongst those suffering from depression and anxiety.
Improve Air Quality
Some plants have also shown to improve air quality indoors as they can remove toxicants from air, soil and water. Common houseplants such as Ficus’ and Boston Ferns are amongst the top 10 houseplant air purifiers.
Boosts Immune System
As plants can help reduce stress levels and remove the toxins in the air, this in turn also means plants can work as a natural boost to our immune systems.
Plants may also help you recover quicker from any illnesses. As shown by a study of people recovering from different types of surgery, those who were looking at greenery during their recovery periods needed less pain medication and had shorter stays in hospital than those who weren’t.
HOW TO GROW PLANTS SUCCESSFULLY
As wonderful as plants are, unfortunately not all of us have a green thumb but help is at hand.
Click & Grow indoor gardens make it so easy for plants not just survive but also to thrive. With a perfectly calibrated automated watering, lights and nutrients system, your plants can essentially care for themselves.
Having an innovative indoor garden also means fresh, homegrown, organic, pesticide-free fruit, herbs, vegetables and flowers all year round!
Today around 55% of the world’s population live in urban areas and cities. With the negative effects of Covid and lockdowns taking its toll, caring for plants is a way for us to counteract such effects and helps us to connect with nature.
Indoor plants have proven time and time again to have a positive impact on our health through consumption, stress reduction, improving air quality and also act as mood and immune boosters.