We have an ever-growing collection of indoor plants and we love them. Not only do they improve the atmosphere of our home, they're also great for the body and mind.
Plants increase the amount of negative ions in a space. Negative ions are airborne charged particles; oxygen ions with an electron attached that are produced through water molecules. Negative ions released from the leaves of plants attach themselves to common air pollutants such as mold spores, dust, bacteria; toxic emissions from paint, carpet and other synthetic materials found in a home or office. The less traces of these synthetic chemicals in the air we breathe the better off we will be.
More commonly known, plants also take in carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen. Enabling us to enjoy a more oxygenated space, especially when the doors are closed during winter.
Indoor plants have been shown to increase energy, ease asthma symptoms and reduce the incidence of the common cold. Generally speaking plants with good leaf coverage will provide the best benefits.
What plants do you use in your spaces?