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Whatever Happened To Indoor Plants?


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The Millennials are back at it again!

They're bringing back yet another home trend.

This time it's indoor plants!

Here are some of the benefits of having indoor plants in your home:

• Natural air purification

According to the EPA indoor air is often far more toxic than outdoors. Plants are powerhouses for purifying the air. They remove carbon dioxide and add oxygen. They are also able to filter toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and ammonia. Recommended - spider plants, English ivy, peace lilies, Chinese evergreen

• Better focus and less stress

By increasing the oxygen in the air and removing pollutants, plants are able to improve your concentration and decrease your stress level. According to a Texas Agriculture and Medicine University study, caring for plants can also boost your mood and improve your relationships. Plants are a gateway to nurturing.

• Natural humidifiers

Plants breathe moisture into the air, which helps prevent dryness in the skin, throat, nose and lips. During the winter and early spring, when the air is typically drier, this can help relieve or prevent cold symptoms and even the flu.

• Noise reduction

If you live on a busy street, in an apartment or simply have a louder home, plants are your ideal fit. Houseplants, especially larger ones, can absorb and reflect noise.

• Better sleep

According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, plants can improve sleep.

• Trendy style and visual interest

Decorating with plants is one of 2019’s biggest trends! House plant decor has seen an over 500% increase in saves. Air-purifying plants went up over 250%.

• Soften and “own” a minimalist space

Okay, but what if you have a pet in your home.

I know what you're thinking. You want something safe for them.

Lucky for you, we made a list available for you right here!

  1. African Violet
  2. Air Plant
  3. Watermelon Plant
  4. Christmas Cactus
  5. Some varieties of ferns
  6. Friendship plant
  7. Some herbs
  8. Lace Flower Vine
  9. Lipstick plant
  10. Parlor palm
  11. Phalaenopsis orchid
  12. Polka Dot plant
  13. Prayer plant
  14. Spider plant
  15. Some succulents

For more information listen to Dean explain it all below!

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