Learn how indoor plants can help your mental health
April 8, 2021
Spending more time at home and seeing fewer people can be difficult. Having plants in your home is an enjoyable hobby and can benefit your mental health.
How do plants improve your mental health?
Studies have shown that plants have a positive impact on mental health and improve well-being under different circumstances and for people of different ages. Plant life and nature have psychological, social, cognitive, environmental, social and spiritual benefits.
Reduced depression symptoms
Nature walks reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety when compared to walks in urban areas. One study showed that cognitive behavior therapy for moderate to severe depression was found to be more effective in an arboretum than in a hospital setting and the remission rates were higher than in a medicated group.
There are over 200 species of spider plants and they are one of the easiest plants to take care of. They are also called air plants and are perfect for hanging baskets. They grow quickly in a variety of conditions and produce pretty white flowers. Water your spider plants 2-3 times a week.
Bamboo palms are elegant and can grow quite tall. Place them in bright, but not direct, sunlight, and make sure the soil stays moist. Mist them occasionally.
Boston ferns are pretty and low maintenance. They are tropical and like filtered light and high humidity. Unlike other ferns, Boston ferns are safe for pets.
Christmas cactus gets its name because, in the Northern Hemisphere, it blooms over the holiday season. It grows easily and likes moderate light and a little water.
Baby rubber plant
The baby rubber plant, or American rubber plant, is native to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Florida and likes indirect, bright sunlight.
African violets are native to the tropics of East Africa and are easy to take care of indoors.
Blue Echeveria, also known as hens and chicks, is a succulent that is native to Central America and Mexico. It likes a little water and a lot of light.