Spending time in nature is known to reduce stress, improve focus and boost mood. But you don’t have to move to the woods to get these benefits - indoor plants have been proven to produce the effects too. Evolutionary psychologists have shown that top-heavy, large plants induce feelings of calm and safety. The Alocasia wentii is one of those plants: its dark green leaves might remind you of Elephant Ears and are a great way of adding structure to your plant collection.
Plants are a great way to compliment your interior design and bring everything together. Not all plants have to be green! The Cordyline Mambo is a great plant that will brighten up your home with its maroon-coloured foliage. It's a very versatile plant that tolerates various light levels. Just leave the soil to dry out between waterings.
Try grouping some plants with different shapes and colours together to create an extra bit of drama. This will make your living room unbelievably luscious and vibrant. Plants with bright green foliage benefit you by triggering an evolutionary response to help you feel vital and healthy. One plant that will brighten up your space is the Philodendron Green Princess.
Fractal patterns are patterns that could repeat indefinitely. Especially in conjunction with nature, these patterns positively affect our mental state. This is due to an alpha response that becomes activated, putting us in a relaxed yet wakeful state. By introducing this pattern into your living room, for example with the Calathea Flamestar, it can help you focus your mind.
Have you ever seen a plant whose leaves change form when you look at it from different angles? Okay, we may be being slightly hyperbolic, but we’re big fans of this rare Alocasia. The Alocasia Red Secret has nigh-on effervescent leaves, which are sultry and glossy. The deep red-green foliage catches and reflects light in a jaw-dropping way.