Surrounding yourself with greenery, whether that’s going for a walk or having your own green oasis at home, can benefit you in many ways. Plants can boost your mental wellbeing, and your physical health too! Each variant has its own characteristics, which influences how it will benefit you.
As plants ‘breathe’ through their foliage, they filter toxins from the air, keeping them out of your airways. Our rule of thumb: the more surface area a plant has, the better it will absorb nasties. One of the best purifying plants out there is the Kentia Palm. It’s a no-fuss plant. Keep it in your living room or a dimly lit bathroom. It’s a beautiful green companion to have!
Another A+ student at air purifying is the Dragon Tree ‘Magenta’. This super durable plant has stunning leaves in shades of green to deep purple. Its compact size makes it a great feature for your desk - a simple way to improve the air quality of your office!
All of the plants in this edit have a lush green colour. Psychologists found that this colour triggers an evolutionary response that’s energising. In our collective subconscious, an association with health and vitality is deeply embedded. Having houseplants can help you create this positive atmosphere, making it a sanctuary to recharge your batteries and be ready for what’s next!
To help your plants flourish, you’ll need to give them a bit of your attention. Taking the time to repot your plants, water them, or even touch their foliage will help you develop a nurturing relationship with nature. This will not just be beneficial for them, though – you’ll benefit too! Those who are already plant-obsessed will know that there is hardly anything more satisfying than seeing your plants grow and flourish!