Here in Florida, we spend a great deal of time indoors, enjoying our air conditioning and insulation. However, all the modern conveniences that keep us cool also reduce air flow – and keep toxins inherent in our surroundings circulating around and around. Modern synthetics in clothing and furniture, computers, and cleaning products all emit pollutants into the air; and often, they are trapped in the home or office with no way out. Green plants are a natural and effective way to rid interior spaces of toxins, making the air quality better for everyone. Given that fact, is it any wonder that Houseplants have their own day – January 10 – set aside to appreciate them?
You might think that purifying our air would be enough of a benefit to add plenty of greenery to your space, but these multitasking plants actually have many more reasons to keep them around. For instance, when humidity levels are kept artificially low, viral infections can abound; not to mention the fact that dry skin, throats and noses can be highly irritating. By releasing much of the moisture they take in back into the air, plants keep humidity at a near perfect level for optimal human health.
Because plants remove carbon dioxide from the air, and replace it with oxygen, we can thank them for another whole category of benefits. Breathing in more oxygen translates to increased concentration and increased productivity levels; while also contributing to sounder sleep when located in bedrooms. And the amazing green plant is not done yet – it increases feelings of contentment and well being, reduces stress levels, acts as a sound muffler and has even been proven to play a role in patients being released from hospital stays more quickly.
If you are looking for some of the top plants to add to your home, visit us at Port Charlotte Florist. Fill your home with amazing green plants, and start enjoying the benefits of naturally cleaner air. Punta Gorda, Englewood or North Port – we are your home town source for all things floral and green!