Importance of Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are a necessity and are important in the following ways:

Gaseous exchange

Plants need oxygen for photosynthesis and release oxygen in return. On the other hand, the human body needs oxygen. House plants and human beings, therefore, live in a partnership.

Air clean up

Indoor plants are important in improving air quality. Plant roots and leaves play a key role in removing trace toxic vapors in tightly sealed buildings. Further, the leaves eliminate low chemical levels from the indoor environment.

They enable patients to recover quickly

Indoor plants are non-invasive, cheap and effective complementary medicine for surgery patients. Surgical patients have reduced pain, blood pressure, anxiety and fatigue upon viewing these plants. This is opposed to patients without plants in their rooms

Indoor plants help in stress management

When well maintained, they make one forget troublesome and stressful things going on in one’s mind (Kaitlyn, 2019). Succulent plants should be placed in rooms receiving less light. In addition, philodendrons should be placed in a room that receives moderate light

They make a room comfortable

These plants add both color and life in a room and modify the environment making it more pleasant. They, for instance, increase the relative humidity in the indoor environment. Moreover, they reduce noise, screen unattractive areas and moderates the room temperature.

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