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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 source of natural beauty, however, while indoor plant trends have changed, by all means, the benefits of including one or more houseplants indoors has remained steady. Truth be told, there are a number of indoor plants known for their ability to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. Some experts believe that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. These mood-boosting properties make owning houseplants probably the best things you can do for your personal well-being.

It is generally known that all plants generate oxygen. In the case of houseplants, this means that they can help freshen stale indoor air and even remove some of the common pollutants you may find in your Fortuna rental property. While researchers have shown that you will need more than 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, having just a few plants can still produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.

A large number 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 with the capability to improve air quality include spider plants, succulents like aloe vera, the peace lily, lavender, and Boston ferns. Several of these plants have a pleasant fragrance to boot.

An increase in air quality can have a direct effect on a person’s mood, but in several other ways, houseplants can make you feel good. Merely being in the room with plants and flowers has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, and even soothe minor aches and pains. Even though professionals don’t know exactly why plants have this effect on us, the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. When we do, we find more happiness as a result.

Though just the act of taking care of any houseplant can make you feel happier, specific plants are superior to any others. For example, when trying to avoid a case of the blues, research studies have demonstrated that no plant does a better job than the snake plant. Considered for its tall sword-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements, the snake plant is both hardy and easy to grow. This is one of the best houseplants you can have to clean airborne toxins from the air. But it does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. Putting in one or two of these plants in a bedroom can significantly improve air quality, which is leading to result in better sleep and an 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 as long as the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.

When you’re getting 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’s one thing your plant will be sure to do. Overall, this plant can help you to boost your mood and become more inspired and useful every day.

But what is a houseplant without a home? Real Property Management Humboldt isn’t just about serving owners, but our tenants as well. If you’re searching for your next home, we welcome you to browse our available rentals or contact us to communicate with an expert Fortuna property manager today.

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