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These Indoor Plants Are Sure to Boost Your Mood

Pristine Bedroom with A Pair of Ferns by the WindowHouseplants have been a long time standard of natural elegance. Although indoor plant trends have come and gone, the benefits of including one or more houseplants indoors have remained steady. Actually, there are a number of indoor plants familiar for their ability to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. Indeed, some professionals admit that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. These mood-boosting properties make possessing houseplants is one of the best things you can do for your personal well-being.

The majority of us know that all plants generate oxygen. In the scenario of houseplants, this ensures that they can help freshen stale indoor air and even remove some of the common pollutants you may find in your Cape Cod rental property. While research shows that you will need to acquire over 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, owning just a few plants can still produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.

Several of the more popular indoor plants help boost oxygen levels and remove toxins like xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene from the air. The most common houseplants with the competence to improve air quality include spider plants, succulents like aloe vera, the peace lily, lavender, and Boston ferns. A large number of these plants also come with a pleasant fragrance to boot.

An increase in air quality can have a direct effect on a person’s mood, but houseplants can make you feel good in many other ways. Basically, being in the room with plants and flowers has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, and even soothe minor aches and pains. While experts are not sure why plants have this effect, the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. When we do, the result is a lot of joy.

While just the act of taking care of any houseplant can make you feel happier, some plants are better at it than others. For example, when trying to avoid a case of the blues, researches have clearly demonstrated that no plant does a better job than the snake plant. Famous for its tall sword-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements, the snake plant is both hardy and easy to grow. It is probably the best houseplant you can possess to clean airborne toxins from the air. But it also does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. Bringing one or two of these plants in a bedroom will significantly improve air quality, which is most likely to result in better sleep and improved mood.

Another plant with proven mood-boosting qualities is peppermint. In studies conducted by neuroscientists, the peppermint plant has been shown to boost mood, memory, and mental awareness. The plant gives off that distinctive peppermint aroma that can make your kitchen smell great, too. Easy to grow, peppermint plants thrive indoors all year round as long as the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.

If you’re getting a houseplant to clean your indoor air, add natural beauty to your home, or to give you the feeling of satisfaction that comes with caring for living things, there’s certain aspect your plant will sure do. These benefits can altogether help to boost your mood as well as help you become more useful and productive as each day passes.

But what is a houseplant without a home? Real Property Management Associates is not just only for the benefit of owners but also for helping our tenants too. Since you’re searching for your next home, we invite you to browse our available rentals or contact us today to talk with a professional Cape Cod property manager.

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