5 Reasons to Have More Plants in Your Home

Simply having plants in your home can bring forth so many benefits that life will seem stress-free, balanced, and full of vitality.

By: THURSD. | 27-01-2022 | 3 min read
Indoor Plants

Getting in touch with nature is relaxing and makes us feel better. This is why we love being in the open air and experiencing Mother Nature. However, most of us don’t have the time to go outside. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors. Since we are all too busy to go outside, the next best thing is to bring the plants inside.

Time to Go Houseplant Shopping

Few would argue that it’s nice to have some houseplants around, a lot of people skip out on them — whether because costs add up, they don’t want to care for plants, or they just don’t get around to it. These arguments may sound reasonable, but there are also many advantages to bringing nature indoors. Here are five reasons to have more plants in your home:


Why You Should Have More Plants in Your Home


1. Beautiful Decorations

Plants add life and a natural sense of beauty and décor to a room. For example, a Majesty palm grows many stems and fronds in fan-like sections. These plants love sunlight so if you placed them near a window, you will see them thrive and spread their fronds out. They also look beautiful when placed in a bright corner in your living room, dining room, or bedroom.

2. A Healthier Environment

Besides being beautiful, plants can help people relax. Our previous article identified the ‘Top 10 of Healthy House Plants’ and their common house names. For example, Anthurium is a gorgeous flowering plant with green and red petals that can help decrease stress levels. If you are more relaxed and have less stress, your home will be a place of peace and serenity.


Health Benefits of Houseplants


3. Affordable

Plants are inexpensive and there are plenty of affordable options, so you don’t need to let price be a barrier. Some of the most common low-cost plants are Philodendron, Anthurium, Aloe Vera and Spider plants. If you want your plants to multiply without paying additional money, you can propagate the baby spiderettes that dangle from the adult Spider plant and they will grow into new little plants.


Reasons to Put More Houseplants in Your Home


4. Easy to Care For

When you don’t have houseplants it seems like one more thing you’ll have to do. But the bottom line is that most common houseplants require simple, minimal care. Indeed, one poll posted by Gala Bingo even found that about a third of people count watering their plants as the single easiest house chore they deal with! Sure, the occasional flowering plant requires a little more attention, and some plants will do best with a certain amount of light. But for the most part, indoor plants take care of themselves and grow beautifully with very low maintenance.

5. Improve Indoor Air Quality

You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to improve the air quality in your home. All you need are beautiful indoor plants to naturally clean the air. For example, according to NASA, the Dracaena is a natural air filter cleaning plant. This plant is especially effective in filtering airborne chemical mixtures like xylene, which evaporates from paint, ink from photocopies and floor coverings. Many times these fumes pass through your home unnoticed, but now you can be sure that your air quality is improved because Dracaena naturally rids the air of these harmful compounds.


Why You Should Buy More Houseplants


Houseplants may seem like a lot of extra work, but most of them are not. Simply having plants in your home can bring forth so many benefits that life will seem stress-free, balanced, and full of vitality.




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