You might’ve noticed that you’ve seen more houseplants on social media and on TV recently. And it’s no coincidence. Recent studies have proved to us that an indoor plant should be a household necessity! The red-edged dracaena, for example, has been found to purify the air of chemicals that increase our anxiety levels, whilst the eucalyptus has the potential to help with sinus decongestion. Even looking at plants has been shown to lower pain levels and improve our mood.
We need to think about the air quality in our homes, too. Mould, paint and certain types of cleaning products can release harmful fumes. You certainly don’t want these chemicals lingering around!
With their air-purifying and well-being improving abilities, could houseplants bring a solution to some of your health problems? Compost Direct, online garden retailers of compost and other essentials, has created a handy infographic to tell us why becoming an indoor horticulturist could be the best thing you do this year.