Having plants in our homes is an important component of creating a sustainable indoor ecology and healthy minds and bodies.
Plants increase ambient humidity in dry indoor environments, and both stabilize and reduce carbon dioxide.
Indoor plants stimulate both a physiological and psychological relaxation response.
Work sapping your energy? Do you find it hard to focus?
Plants have been shown to make workers more creative, productive, and motivated while helping them stay calm, relaxed, and focused.
Plants at work boost energy, reduce sick leave, and reduce eye strain. Plants also improve air quality by removing carbon dioxide, particulates, and harmful chemicals.
Plants should be a part of every productive and happy workplace.
Students and teachers report more positive feelings and satisfaction with plants in classrooms.
Students misbehave less in a classroom containing live plants.
Plants in the classroom result in fewer sick days.
The greener a child's play area, the less severe the symptoms of ADD. Everyone is just calmer and more relaxed when plants are around.
Garden plants play an important role in pollinator conservation.
Pollination is the important process of moving pollen from one flower to another to fertilize the plant.
Birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals, and most importantly, bees, are pollinators. They may be small, but their impact is tremendous!
More flowers means more pollinators---a variety of native and nativar plants offer a diversity of nesting opportunities.
These are but a few ways that plants enhance all of our lives, whether in the city, suburbs or out in the country.
Plants support human health, community beautification, environmental stewardship, local food and more.
Thanks to NICH for the graphics and research.