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Posted by Joni O'Neill on January 5, 2016 | Last Updated: April 28, 2016 Plants

Celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day

houseplant appreciationIf you are looking for a way to add new life into your home, we suggest a few new green plants! January 10 is Houseplant Appreciation Day – a day set aside to extol all the wonderful benefits of keeping green plants in your home or office. Bringing in plants is more helpful than just making your space more beautiful – there are many scientific reasons to fill your home with houseplants as well.

Speaking of science, NASA has studied the effects of cultivating green plants indoors; and their research has proven that plants are nature’s air purifiers. They filter air and improve the overall air quality, eliminating many toxins that result from household items such as plastics, paint and carpets. Often you can treat allergies or recurring headaches simply by adding potted plants to your home décor; NASA recommends one living plant to every 100 square feet in your home.

If you think that is incredible, wait until you read about some of the other ways that green plants can make your life better!

Stay Alert or Fall Asleep: Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the air causes increased drowsiness. Plants “inhale” carbon dioxide from the air, while breathing rich oxygen back into our atmosphere, keeping our brains sharp. Interestingly, when it is time to sleep, the increased oxygen will help with that as well, making plants a great way to battle insomnia.

Take on the Common Cold: Indoor plants raise the level of humidity while lowering the level of dust, resulting in an average 30% decrease of cold symptoms and illness.

Clear Congestion: Some plants, such as eucalyptus, can help clear up congestion by opening bronchial passages; and acts as a natural antiseptic which takes on mucus due to colds and flu.

Laugh at Stress: Houseplants are known to contribute to an overall sense of well being, increasing feelings of calm, and resulting in more optimism. Because of these benefits, plants also lower blood pressure.

Banish Dry Skin: Because plants put moisture back into the air, your skin, throat and nose will find relief from dry or forced heat.

Mission Viejo Florist can help you choose a great green plant to enhance your home or beautify your office. Because of all the great health benefits of the house plant, plants also make a perfect gift for any occasion. Stop by our flower shop or shop online, and breathe easier knowing these mighty green plants are working to keep you happy and healthy.