Though you might not want to admit it, winter is nearly here. November has arrived and cold and snow are just around the corner, so now is a great time to head to your Saginaw, MI garden center and stock up on indoor plants. You may not be aware, but when you adorn your interior spaces with houseplants, you are not just adding aesthetic appeal, you are adding living organisms that positively interact with your body and psyche in ways that enhance your well-being. That is, houseplants are more than just something to look at, they offer several exhilarating benefits.
During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide as they release oxygen, and you absorb oxygen as your release carbon dioxide. Do you see what we are getting at here? This opposing pattern of gasses makes us natural partners with plants. The addition of plants to your household will increase oxygen levels helping you to breathe easier. Also, as part of the photosynthesis process, plants release moisture in the form of vapor, just like a humidifier. Since plants release over 95 percent of the moisture they take in, having several plants in a room will increase the humidity and keep certain respiratory conditions at bay. This will also go a long way in eliminating dry skin, dry coughs and sore throats.
Plants are amazing as they hold the ability to remove toxins from the air. According to research conducted by NASA, plants are able to remove over 85 percent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air every 24 hours. Since modern housing is air-tight, this is welcome as many types of houses trap these compounds inside.
Remember that with any type of plant, you need to have proper growing conditions. To learn more, stop by and pay us a visit.