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Green, From the Inside Out: The Benefits of Indoor Plants For Your Home or Office August 9, 2008

Research has shown that indoor air pollution is the cause of many of our common and even more serious ailments; from headaches, fatigue, and toxic and allergic reactions, to asthma, infections, and “sick building syndrome”, etc. Research has also shown that certain plants clean the air by removing carbon dioxide and dangerous airborne chemicals while releasing oxygen for you. But, the benefits of indoor plants don’t stop there. Additional benefits of indoor plants are as follows:

  • Are welcoming and aesthetically appealing.
  • Reduce light reflection and improve noise absorption.
  • Soften harsh areas and hide imperfections.
  • Can be used as banners to direct (foot) traffic or to partition off an area.
  • Release moisture into the air.
  • Can raise morale and reduce stress.
  • Just might even enhance creativity and increase productivity.
  • Just might make people feel calmer and more optimistic, and therefore, happier!
  • Offer an inexpensive, easy to maintain, and locationally flexible way to have your very own “bio-filtration system” for your home or office.

A sampling of recommended indoor plants: Orchids, epiphytic bromeliads, anthuriums, snake plants, broadsword ferns, rubber plants, chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies, spider plants, majesty palm, spathiphyllum, golden pathos, and heart leaf philodendron. Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, so why not make that air as clean and healthy as possible? Happy greening!

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6 Responses to “Green, From the Inside Out: The Benefits of Indoor Plants For Your Home or Office”

  1. Karim Virani Says:

    I absolutely agree about the benefits of indoor plants. I have personally seen the change in environment when I introduced plants into the office. I found that everyone’s moods improved, productivity increased and there was a general feeling of contentment amongst the staff and myself. Everyone should introduce some plants into the office.

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  3. Sammie Says:

    What an interesting article – I will try this out by bringing in plants to my office tomorrow. I will let you knwo how positive the effects are!

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