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These Indoor Plants Are Sure to Boost Your Mood

Small Planter of Peppermint Sitting Near a WindowHouseplants always have been a source of natural elegance and while indoor plant trends change, the benefits of including one or more houseplants indoors have remained steady. There are a number of indoor plants renowned for their ability to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. Experts even suggest that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. The mood-boosting properties make procuring houseplants one of the best things you can do for your personal well-being.

It has always been known that all plants generate oxygen. This is also true for houseplants; they can help to freshen stale indoor air and even remove some of the common pollutants you may find in your Playa Vista rental property. Even if studies suggest that you would need over 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, owning a few plants will still produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.

Plenty of the more popular indoor plants help boost oxygen levels and remove toxins like xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene from the air. The most common houseplants with the proficiency to improve air quality include spider plants, succulents like aloe vera, the peace lily, lavender, and Boston ferns. Most of these plants additionally have a pleasant fragrance to boot.

Even a minute increase in air quality can have a direct effect on a person’s mood, and houseplants have the capacity to soothe you too. Simply being in the room with plants and flowers has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, and even soothe minor aches and pains. Even if there is no concrete proof of why plants have this, the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. Because if we do, we will find euphoria.

Though just the act of taking care of any houseplant can make you feel happier, other plants are more effective at it. Studies have reflected when trying to avoid a case of the blues, no plant does a better job than the snake plant. Popular for its tall sword-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements, the snake plant is both hardy and easy to grow. It is on the top of the list of the best houseplants you could pick to clean airborne toxins from the air. Additionally, it also does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. Getting one or two of these plants in a bedroom can significantly improve air quality, which will surely result in better sleep and improved mood.

Another plant with proven mood-boosting qualities is peppermint. In studies conducted by neuroscientists, the peppermint plant has been shown to boost mood, memory, and mental awareness. The plant gives off that distinctive peppermint aroma that can make your kitchen smell great, too. Easy to grow, peppermint plants thrive indoors all year round on condition that the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.

If you plan to get a houseplant to clean your indoor air, add natural beauty to your home, or to give you the feeling of satisfaction that comes with caring for living things, there is at least one thing your plant will be able to do. With everything else considered, these advantages can help your mood and let you become originative and efficient as you grow.

But what is a houseplant without a home? Real Property Management California Coast is about caring for rental homeowners as well as tenants. If you are searching for a rental property, don’t hesitate to browse our available rentals or contact us to have an in-depth explanation with a Playa Vista property manager today.

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