While it is no secret that we are partial to air plants, there are actually some pretty great health reasons to bring air plants (or any plants for that matter!) into your home. Decorating with air plants can bring so much character and interest into your space, as well as benefit your mental health. Not to mention that adding plants to your home is also one of the most inexpensive ways to upgrade your space!
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One big reason to bring air plants into your home is that they can purify the air you breathe! Scientists have found that Tillandsia and numerous other plants can remove mild airborne contaminants and chemicals from the air. Certain plants have been known to remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air, which are chemicals usually found in paint, cigarettes, vinyl, and solvents.
Air plants are also perfect plants to display in your bedroom because they photosynthesize at night. So while you are sleeping, they emit fresh oxygen into the air.
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Being among plants can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve focus at home or work. The influence of green plants can help you feel more relaxed, calm, and even more productive. Studies have shown that indoor plants can improve concentration and productivity by 15%!
Since air plants and a lot of other household plants hail from rainforests and regions of high humidity, they can help regulate the humidity levels in your home. Plants can even help you get over a sickness like a cold faster, since they filter airborne contaminants, like dust, from the air.
One great thing to note about air plants is that they don’t require soil to survive. You can place them in spots of your home where you normally couldn’t place a potted plant; like on the headboard of your bed, hanging on the wall, or even in the bathroom. The vast array of different sizes, shapes, and colors of air plants make them the perfect plant for any space and create undeniable visual interest.
Taking care of a living thing, even if it is just a plant, can help combat the effects of loneliness and depression. Since air plants only bloom once, it can be a fun learning experience to see your air plant go through its life cycle of growth, blooming, and then eventually pup formation. Also, the color green is known to improve mood, foster relaxation, and soothe. Having a house full of green plants of all shapes and sizes sounds pretty relaxing to us!
Ready to add some green to your home? We've got you covered! Purchase an air plant starter kit that comes with plants and a bottle of fertilizer, or some stunning xerographica plants, and start feeling the amazing benefits of having plants in your home!
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