House plants and Wellness

House plants and flowers not only add aesthetic appeal to your living space but also contribute significantly to your overall wellness. For those who have been to my abode can speak to the flowers I always have on the tables or counters. There is a beauty, essence and positive energy that house plants omit. 

Indoor plants are known for their air purifying qualities, such as roses, lilies or my favorite, eucalyptus, as they absorb pollutants and release a healthy aroma into the air promoting a calming environment. 

The presence of house plants has also been linked to mental well-being. I personally could stare at flowers all day as they magically soothe the soul reminding one to pause, slowdown and to appreciate the simplicity of nature. 

When one interacts with indoor plants either glancing at them, watering or just ensuring its care, this act can reduce stress, anxiety, and even improve our mood. Amen! 

Flowers, with their vibrant colors and pleasing fragrances also play a significant role in enhancing emotional wellness. Placing a bouquet of fresh flowers in your living space can instantly lift your spirits and create a more positive atmosphere. Just think of a time when flowers were sent to your home and the natural glee you felt. That is the power of nature.

Plants and flowers also contribute to a sense of connection with nature. In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, bringing a piece of the outdoors inside can serve as a reminder of the natural world around us so often take for granted.

Have you noticed how more cafes, restaurants and hotels have plants and flowers arranged in the lobby? It is simply because of the natural goodness plants offer and the aesthetic appeal they can make to a space. Either in a public setting or in your home, flowers and plants can make your space more inviting and visually appealing.

Incorporating house plants and flowers into your home doesn’t require a green thumb or extensive gardening knowledge. Many low-maintenance plants thrive in indoor environments with minimal care. Whether you have a spacious living room or a cozy apartment, there are plants suitable for every space, even your office desk!

As you cultivate your indoor garden, you are not just nurturing plants but also nurturing your own wellness. How groovy is that? So, next time you are at the flower store or passing by a flower stand, buy the plant that resonates with you and bring a touch of nature into your home. 

Mindfully curated by Debra Gudema for Well&Co.

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