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These Indoor Plants Are Sure to Boost Your Mood

Small Planter of Peppermint Sitting Near a WindowHouseplants have long been a cause of charm and beauty, but even though indoor plant trends come and go, the benefits of including one or more houseplants indoors have remained steady. Indeed, there are a number of indoor plants that are popular for their ability to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. Experts say that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. These mood-boosting properties make having houseplants one of the best things you can do for your personal well-being.

As scientists have proven that all plants generate oxygen, this only shows that houseplants can aid to freshen stale indoor air and even remove some of the common pollutants you may find in your Baton Rouge rental property. Even though research has proven that it would take over 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, getting just a few plants can still produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.

Almost all of the more popular indoor plants help boost oxygen levels and remove toxins like xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene from the air. The most common houseplants that have the capability to improve air quality include spider plants, succulents like aloe vera, the peace lily, lavender, and Boston ferns. A lot of these plants also go with a pleasant fragrance to boot.

An increase in air quality can have a direct effect on a person’s mood, yet houseplants can rejuvenate you in a number of other ways too. Just being in the room with plants and flowers has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, and even soothe minor aches and pains. Even if scientists don’t really know why plants have this aura, the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. When we connect, the result is greater bliss.

Whilst just the act of taking care of any houseplant can make you feel happier, a few plants are more inclined to it than others. Case in point, when trying to avoid a case of the blues, experiments have suggested that no plant does a better job than the snake plant. Popular for its tall sword-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements, the snake plant is both hardy and easy to grow. It is one of the best houseplants you can grow to clean airborne toxins from the air. Furthermore, it also does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. Planting one or two of these plants in a bedroom will significantly improve air quality, which will result in better sleep and improved mood.

Another plant with proven mood-boosting qualities is peppermint. In studies conducted by neuroscientists, the peppermint plant has been shown to boost mood, memory, and mental awareness. The plant gives off that distinctive peppermint aroma that can make your kitchen smell great, too. Easy to grow, peppermint plants thrive indoors all year round, granted that the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.

Regardless if you get a houseplant to clean your indoor air, add natural beauty to your home, or to give you the feeling of satisfaction that comes with caring for living things, there is something that your plant is destined to do. Overall, these benefits can assist to improve your mood and aid you in becoming more active and productive.

But what is a houseplant without a home? Real Property Management Baton Rouge assures you that we can find the best home for you, please take time to browse our available rentals or contact us to talk with a professional Baton Rouge property manager now.

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