Green Living: 5 Reasons Why You Should Add Indoor Plants in Your Home

Post on March 04, 2018 | SOGO Malaysia
A trend in the form of succulents and terrariums are on the rise. This may just be another phase in the hipster world but like it or not, having an indoor plant can be more than aesthetically pleasing.

Creating a space for an indoor garden will be your own little refuge from the outside world. Besides being a source of joy (giving tender, love and care to your plants), here are 5 more reasons why indoor plants bring benefits to your home.

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1. Plants help to reduce stress
It’s common knowledge that surrounding yourself in greenery will make you feel more at ease. You will experience less stress and more relaxed when  there are plants around. Whether you’re living in an apartment or a landed house, it’s always best to place plants around your working space to create an easy-going area.

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2. Helps improve quality of air
According to NASA, plants remove up to 87% toxins from the air every 24 hours. Because plants have large surface areas and exchange gases and water with their surroundings, they are beneficial in reducing carbon dioxide levels, keeping air temperatures down and reducing certain level of pollutants.

3. Lower background noise
Plants have long been used as a way to reduce the noise from busy roads. Research has shown that indoor plants can help to reduce background noise levels inside buildings too! This means that plants can absorb, diffract or reflect background noise, making your environment more comfortable.

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4. Improves health
Adding plants to your working space or living area can help to decrease fatigue, colds, headaches, coughs, sore throat and flu-like symptoms. Fun fact: According to researchers in Kansas State University, adding plants to hospital rooms speeds recovery rates of surgical patients.

5. Sharpens focus and concentration
Studies have proven that indoor plants can improve concentration and productivity levels by up to 15%! It also reduces stress levels and improves your mood tremendously. 

To create the perfect haven of greenery, it’s worthwhile to spend your time investing in a little indoor garden. But if you’re not blessed with green fingers, then start small – cactus and succulents are perfect because these plants are low maintenance and suited to most homes.

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So take this up as a fun hobby and go green for the benefit of your health and well-being!

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NORHAMAR BINTI AYUB posted on 2018-03-13 11:25:38
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