When you add plants to your home or office, besides adding greenery to the room and looking pretty, you’re actually getting some other benefits you might not know about!
- Improving Health, One Plant at a Time! Offices are a veritable death trap. Sickness lurks around the water cooler. Add a few plants to an office building and you can decrease fatigue, colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats, and flu-like symptoms.
- Take a Breather! Just like how your science teacher told you! We exhale carbon dioxide. And even though it might seem like witchcraft, it’s really not. The plants can use that carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and absorb it while releasing oxygen!
- Toxic Vacuums! Plants can remove toxins from the air. About 87 percent in 24 hours.
- H20! Photosynthesis at its best again. Plants release water vapor into the air to increase the humidity of the room. So gather a few plants, cluster them together, and you can increase the humidity. What good does that do? Well it can help keep respiratory issues at bay. And it also decreases dry skin, colds, sore throats, and dry coughs.
Here's a detailed info sheet from the University of Minnesota Extension on "Houseplants Help Clean Indooor Air".
Posted on January 2, 2013