A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Indoor Plants This Spring

| 3/19/2019 12:17:00 PM

Green thumb or not, there is one house project you should seriously consider tackling this spring—growing indoor plants.

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At some point or another you have probably toyed with the idea of adding some foliage to your interior. There’s just one problem: you can barely keep a store bought bouquet of flowers alive. But that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise your green thumb this spring. We’ve come up with the fool proof beginner’s guide to growing indoor plants this spring. All it takes is a little sun, water, and willingness to learn!

Reap What You Sow: 3 Health Benefits to Indoor Plants

Adding a few indoor plants to your home goes far beyond sprucing up the design aesthetic of your interior. In fact, there are a number of health benefits to indoor plants that go far beyond looks. We thought we’d name of few:

Less Stress

There is science behind why we feel at peace in the presence of nature. Same goes for why we feel the tranquility of a space laden with plants. Multiple studies have found the presence of potted plants has been shown to reduce blood pressure, lower anxiety, and increase feelings of serenity.

Cleaner Air

Plants are hard workers and do the exact opposite of us—absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This not only freshens up the air, but it also cleanses it of harmful toxins. In fact, one study by NASA found houseplants can remove up to 87% of air toxins over a 24 hour time period.

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