If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — and here's proof.
All you have to do is look at the vibrant purple petals on the and you'll stimulate the release of adrenaline. As a result, your energy levels will rise and oxygen flow to your brain will increase, helping you relax.
Instead of shelling out for a pricy appliance to regulate dry winter air, place a few around your home. They release moisture through a process called transpiration, which is when the pores on the bottom of the leaves basically sweat and release much-needed moisture.
According to the , Aloe Vera was known as the "plant of immortality" in early Egypt and used to heal wounds. Today, people typically rub it on sunburns or burns to relieve pain.
The next time you experience writer's block, hit up your local green house. According to Justin Hancock, garden expert at , colorful leaves inspire and energize their surroundings — including you!
If you get the sniffles every winter due to dust, you need a few in your life. You see, the leaves absorb allergens (such as dust) and in two days flat this plant can eliminate almost 90% of toxins in a room.
If you want to know the air you're breathing at home is healthy and clean, look no further than . NASA scientists found that it's the number one air-filtering houseplant, because it's the best at absorbing formaldehyde.
Since red is a stimulating color, known for increasing appetites and providing a boost of energy, the trim on Red Aglaonemas will provide all the above perks in your home. Keep it in your bathroom to wake you up as you get ready in the morning.
A study at the found that students demonstrated 70% greater attentiveness when in a room with plants. There are a that can survive in offices with little light, but bamboo will give your work space a much-needed boost.
According to the , flowering houseplants (like Anthurium) help decrease stress levels. Now that's something just about every room in your home could use, right?
Many people believe all you have to do is look at a plant when your eyes are irritated or tired (perhaps after hours in front of a computer) to relieve eye strain. It's also believed to prevent glaucoma or cataracts.