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These Indoor Plants Are Sure to Boost Your Mood

Pristine Bedroom with A Pair of Ferns by the WindowHouseplants had already a source of natural elegance; however, indoor plant trends have come and gone, the benefits of including one or more houseplants indoors have remained steady. In reality, there were a number of indoor plants recognized for their ability to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. Actually, some experts claim that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. These mood-boosting properties make owning houseplants one of the best things you can do for your personal well-being.

It has been known that all plants generate oxygen. In the case of houseplants, this ensures that they can help freshen stale indoor air and even remove some of the common pollutants you may find in your Severance rental property. While according to researchers you will need over 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, having only a few plants can still produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.

Most of the more popular indoor plants help boost oxygen levels and remove toxins like xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene from the air. The most common houseplants with the capability to improve air quality include spider plants, succulents like aloe vera, the peace lily, lavender, and Boston ferns. Most of these plants release a pleasant fragrance to boot.

An increase in air quality can have a direct effect on a person’s mood. On the other hand, houseplants can make you feel good in many different ways. In fact, being in the room with plants and flowers has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, and even soothe minor aches and pains. Although researchers don’t know exactly why plants have this impact, the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. When we do this, the outcome would be satisfaction.

While just the act of taking care of any houseplant can make you feel happier, most plants seem to be better at it than others. For example, when trying to avoid a case of the blues, based on studies, no plant does a better job than the snake plant. Acknowledged for its tall sword-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements, the snake plant is both hardy and easy to grow. It is one of the best houseplants you must acquire to clean airborne toxins from the air. But it also does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. Planting one or two of these plants in a bedroom can significantly improve air quality, and that is likely to result in better sleep and an improved mood.

Another plant with proven mood-boosting qualities is peppermint. In studies conducted by neuroscientists, the peppermint plant has been shown to boost mood, memory, and mental awareness. This plant gives off that distinctive peppermint aroma that can make your kitchen smell great, as well. Easy to grow, peppermint plants thrive indoors all year round as long as the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.

Whether you’re getting a houseplant to clean your indoor air, add natural beauty to your home, or to give you the feeling of satisfaction that comes with caring for living things, there is one thing your plant is sure to do. All-together, these benefits can make your mood better and help you to develop your creativity and productivity each day.

But what is a houseplant without a home? Real Property Management of the Rockies is not about helping owners, but our tenants as well. In case you’re looking for your next house to live in, we encourage you to browse our available rentals or contact us to communicate with a professional Severance property manager today.

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