Habitat Home & Garden’s indoor living plant arrangements are one of the many beautiful and unique products customers can use to enhance any space. The benefits of bringing the outdoors in extend far beyond the beauty these living arrangements provide.
“When you breathe, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen,” Habitat’s Floral Artist Jennifer Schaar explains. “This symbiotic relationship makes plants and people natural partners. Adding plants to interior spaces can increase oxygen levels dramatically.”
Plants not only increase oxygen levels, they also serve as natural air purifiers. Many of the top air purifying plants, like Acrea Palm, Lady Palm, Bamboo Palm and Boston Fern, can be found at Habitat’s showroom on a regular basis.
Indoor living plants also provide humidity to a room, which can decrease coughing and add moisture to skin. “Plants release roughly 97 percent of the water they take in,” Schaar explains. Studies at the Agricultural University of Norway document that using plants in interior spaces decreases the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs.
Come down with a cold? Indoor plants can help speed up recovery times too. According to researchers at Kansas State University, compared to patients in rooms without plants, patients in rooms with plants request less pain medication, have lower heart rates and blood pressure, experience less fatigue and anxiety, and are released from the hospital sooner.
Habitat’s indoor plant arrangements make a great addition to the workplace, too. The Dutch Product Board for Horticulture commissioned a workplace study that discovered that adding plants to office settings decreases fatigue, colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats and flu-like symptoms. In another study by the Agricultural University of Norway, sickness rates fell by more than 60 percent in offices with plants. Additionally, a study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Circencester, England, found that students demonstrate 70 percent greater attentiveness when they’re taught in rooms containing plants. In the same study, attendance was also higher for lectures given in classrooms with plants.
The health benefits seen from bringing the outdoors in with living plant arrangements go on and on. With many plants needing minimal maintenance while bringing natural beauty to a space, it’s hard to find a reason not to include living plant arrangements as part of your interior design. Stop by Habitat Home & Garden's showroom today to check out our collection of living plant arrangements, and make your home a healthier, more beautiful space.