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Benefits of Houseplants

Various studies have shown that houseplants are very beneficial to the human health...here are some simple reasons why they are great to have around.

My very 1st success <3
1) They make breathing easier by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.

2) As part of the photosynthetic process, plants release water vapor into the air, therefore increasing the humidity of the air around them. That in turn will help us to decrease the chance of having dry skin, colds, dry coughs and sore throats.

3) Plants will purify our air by removing the toxins away...such as formaldehyde (found in rugs, cigarette smoke, vinyl...etc), benzene and trichloroethylene (both found in inks, paints and solvents...etc)

4) Studies have also shown that plants can lower your blood pressure, decrease anxiety and fatigue, while increasing your ability to focus on the task at hand.

Aside from some of the reasons listed above, I'm sure there are plenty of other reasons why houseplants are great to have around. If you're just like me, a person who definitely does not have a green thumb...then you might want to shop around to find the perfect houseplant(s) that will be more compatible with your lifestyle and the environment for it to grow in.

I just got lucky this time with a Coffee Arabica Plant (given to me by my lovely sister and her fiance)--it's still alive, and looking good!  I've had it for almost 3 months now...I think it's my first success with any potted plants or flowers.  I've had a pot of healthy yellow Gerbera Daisy in the past, and it wilted away within months.   Maybe coffee plants are just more hearty and less fussy.


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