Could getting back to nature be the answer to remaining calm and staying positive during this unsettling time?
Have you ever noticed when you feel a little low, how amazing a walk in the park, doing some gardening or having indoor plants in your workspace or home does wonders for your overall mood and well-being? Why? Because when we get in touch with nature, we reduce mental fatigue and stress, while increasing relaxation and self-esteem. Even brief exposure to nature has been shown to make us more thoughtful and cooperative.
Extensive research by NASA has revealed that houseplants can remove up to 87 per cent of air toxin in 24 hours. Studies have also proven that indoor plants improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15 percent!), reduce stress levels and boost your mood, making them perfect for not just your home but your work space, too.
If you already have plants in your home or workspace appreciate the many benefits they offer. With air-purifying in mind, we hope you will make indoor plants an addition to your home or office, especially now!
Many Aussies are compassionate and kind so during this crazy time maybe you could surprise a work colleague, neighbour or friend with an indoor plant. A spectacular choice for any low-light environment is the Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia). They are extremely dry-tolerant and low maintenance. If you don’t have a green thumb this plant is hard to kill! In addition, the plant meaning is prosperity and friendship, making it a perfect gift for the plant lover in your life.
Now is also the perfect time to catch up on your reading. Dr B C Wolverton wrote a book on How-To-Grow-Fresh-Air : 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office. In this beautifully illustrated guide, Dr Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants that filter the most common pollutants, making it easy for you to purify the environments that impact you the most.
Interested in adding indoor plants to your workplace or home. Why not give one of our members a call to discuss how they can help you improve your air quality and your mood! interiorplantscape.asn.au/directory
Elaine Tunn CEO Interior Plantscape Association