3 Things You Didn't Know Indoor Plants Can Do!
You’re Nicer Around Plants
Yes, you read that correct. There is scientific research that indicates that we are nicer when we are around plants. Research from the University of Texas states that people who spend time around plants are more likely to try and help others. People who care for their plants are more likely to be nicer to others.
Clas Bergvall, an ethnologist, dedicated his doctoral dissertation to the effects of plants on people. His study showed that plants make people more self-reflective and contemplative. They remind people of the passing of time and help them stay in tune with their surroundings. Another great reason to add plants to your space!
2. You’re Smarter Around Plants
A study at The Royal College of Agriculture in found that students demonstrate 70% greater attentiveness when they're taught in rooms containing plants. According to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, college students had a longer attention span than those who were in a classroom without plants!
Keeping kid-friendly plants in a child’s bedroom or play area may help them focus and concentrate, thereby improving their learning capabilities. Adding plants to a workplace training room can help others improve their memory and focus on their attention to the task at hand.
3. You Feel Better Around Plants
“Houseplants can also do wonders for your mental health. For instance, when 28 new plants were placed in common areas of a heart and lung rehab center in Norway, patients reported a greater increase in well-being four weeks later compared to patients who didn’t have greenery added, one study found. “We evolved on earth amongst the grasslands surrounded by trees and plants,” says John Beirne, HTR, horticultural therapy instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and superintendent of horticulture at Willowwood Arboretum. “It is no wonder they make us feel at home—for eons they have fed our bodies and our souls.” - Prevention Magazine
“My mission is to bring plants and people together through biophilic design to restore balance to our mental and physical well being and to expand our daily consciousness to the environment.” -Sabrina Keim, Founder and CEO of Mission Plant Company, LLC