We all know a little bit of greenery around the home or office look amazing - but did you know that humble plant can reduce stress? Improve air quality? Even help with respiratory problems?
Pretty amazing, hey?
You see, plants are not only aesthetically pleasing, they also have proven health benefits – particularly in a world where urban environments take people further and further away from nature.
Indoor plants can absorb pollutants from the air, reduce carbon dioxide levels and release oxygen.
NASA research found house plants can reduce air toxins by up to 87 per cent in 24 hours.
Plants also regulate humidity, protecting us from respiratory problems, dry coughs and sore throat.
Ever felt down and headed out for a walk in the park to clear your mind? You feel a hundred times better after, don’t you?
That’s because being close to nature is proven to reduce mental fatigue and stress and touching real foliage elicits an unconscious calming effect.
Stressed at work? Studies have also shown indoor plants around your workspace can increase productivity, wellbeing and reduce employee sick days.
Your new best friend
Of course, even a small splash of green at home or work can make a huge difference to your health and wellbeing, but some indoor plants stand out from the pack.
Here’s a few we’d recommend that not only look amazing but are also among the best air purifiers.
Easy to maintain, the spider plant reduces the amount of the dangerous chemical formaldehyde which is linked with chest plan, coughing, nose and throat irritation.
A NASA study found the spider plant reduced levels of formaldehyde by up to 90%!
This little miracle helps clear benzene (found in chemical cleaners) and paint from the air.
Of course, we all know the gel inside is pretty amazing too – burns, cuts and even that dreaded sunburn can be treated with aloe vera.
They not only look great and are easy to care for; the snake plant also turns carbon dioxide into oxygen at night.
The perfect plant to put on the bedside table for a good night’s sleep.
This little beauty is not only super-cute, it also does an amazing job getting rid of those mould spores, converting them to food.
They also make the perfect bathroom addition, reducing nasty mildew on curtains and tiles.
One of our faves!
Don’t these just look stunning?
The bamboo plant sweeps away toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene, and chloroform, and even emits moisture in the colder months when the air is dry.
Check out Hello Blooms’ Plant range
We have a great range of indoor plants available which will not only make your place look amazing, but also have your health in mind.
Plant delivery starts from just $38 around Melbourne.
Click here to view our range of plants, available for delivery from Monday-Saturday every week.