Now that we have been spending more time at home, it’s no surprise that over the past two years the popularity of indoor plants has blossomed.

While this trend may have started as a way to spruce up your living space, plants have some pretty amazing health benefits that go way beyond boosting your decor.

Did you know that………

Plants can assist with your breathing.  As humans, we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide but plants do just the opposite.  In the process of photosynthesis, plants convert carbon dioxide into pure oxygen which helps you breathe easier.

Plants can purify the air.  The leaves of a plant act as natural filters so rooms with plants have less dust, mold and allergens.

Plants may help you heal and recover more quickly. Researchers found that people got better faster when they had plants in their room or had a view of nature from their window.  They also tolerated pain better and therefore needed less pain medication.

Plants can help reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue.  Studies have proven that people who have plants in their home or office feel less anxious and have more energy.

Now that you know how amazing your plants are, are you thinking about adding a few more to your collection?

Obviously, you have lots of choices when it comes to buying plants for your home, but you might want to put a Baby Rubber Plant at the top of your list.  It’s just been crowned the “plant of the year” by 1-800-FLOWERS and when I tell you why, I think you’re definitely going to want one!

When the experts at 1-800-FOWERS are choosing a plant to represent the year, they take into consideration the symbolism of the plant as well as the hopes for the new year.

The symbolism of the Baby Rubber Plant is good luck, good fortune and happiness.  The hope is that these qualities will make 2022 a year filled with abundant joy and happiness.  Sounds like that’s exactly what we need for this new year!

As you can see, the benefits of having indoor plants goes way beyond boosting your decor.  When you welcome plants into your home and learn to care for them, they have the power to turn your house into a healthy, healing, happy home.

I hope you have a beautiful day!