Plants are an up-and-coming trend for decorating homes all over the country. We’re pretty sure that this is not just because of their beautiful looks - they simply make you feel good! This is because of their positive effects on body and mind. No wonder that many find themselves plant-obsessed once they’ve experienced the joys of plant care.
We all remember photosynthesis from science classes back in our school days. During that process, plants take in CO2 and expel oxygen through tiny pores embedded in their foliage. When they take in CO2, those pores also remove toxins from the air. Certain plants, like the Weeping Fig Tree, are very effective at purifying the air.
Plants can also support your respiratory system through increasing humidity levels. By misting and watering your plant regularly, it will increase levels of moisture in your home. If you’re looking for a desk plant, it can help reduce the drying effects of your office’s air conditioning or heating. The Areca Palm is a skilled natural humidifier whilst being small enough to fit on your desk.
We believe that caring for your houseplants will help you develop a nurturing relationship with yourself. Looking after plants can remind you of the importance of ‘care’ in general. As you develop this nurturing energy, it will eventually start to spread to yourself and other people. In the busy lives we live, taking these moments to tend to ourselves and others helps us keep more of a balance.
Naturally occurring fractal patterns trigger a cognitive response that can help you focus. These infinitely repeating patterns put us in a state that is relaxing but attentive. With its dark green fishbone marking, the Calathea Never Never has this pattern. To give yourself a break from the tiring laptop screen, keep this plant nearby, and you may notice how your focus increases.
What we’ve inherited from our ancestors is a subconscious response to natural environments. If there was a great abundance of plants in different shades of green, it indicated that the area was habitable. What we’re left with today is that we greatly benefit from a diverse and dense plant collection. Start with a table plant or our Plant Subscription to get started with your own green oasis.