Transforming Your Space with Houseplants

Houseplants are so much more than just decorative additions to your space. Not only do plants add a pop of color and life to any space they’re in, but they offer several evidence-based benefits to your space, whether they’re in your home or your workplace. 

Cleaner air: Research has shown that houseplants efficiently remove harmful toxins, leaving behind cleaner, fresher air to breathe. Additionally, the moisture they release can be beneficial, especially for individuals with allergies or respiratory concerns. 

Improved well-being: The importance of spending time in natural environments for relaxation, stress reduction, and cognitive improvement is widely recognized. However, studies show that a significant portion of our time, approximately 90%, is spent indoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While nothing compares to the benefits of outdoor exposure, adding houseplants into indoor spaces can offer similar advantages. Research indicates that houseplants can reduce stress, promote relaxation, increase feelings of peace, and provide a sense of fulfillment through their maintenance. 

Enhanced productivity: Multiple studies have demonstrated that plants can increase productivity, creativity, and concentration (even in children!). Because of plants’ documented, positive impacts on air quality and individual wellbeing, we’re able to be more calm, focused, and engaged. In fact, plants in an office space have been shown to improve employee productivity by 15% and even reduce employee absences related to sickness. 

Are you interested in growing your collection of houseplants, but unsure which plants are right for your spaces? We have you covered; our list of 10 resilient starter plants, and tips on caring for them, are below.