Healthy houseplants provide many benefits to people living in the house. People feel happier in the presence of plants as mood and energy levels are better around nature.
Houseplants give people something to care for. Through photosynthesis, houseplants convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen. There are some evidence houseplants and micro-organisms in the soil remove toxins from the air we breathe. This effect may only be significant in small spaces with little ventilation, but houseplants certainly do no harm. Our heated and air-conditioned homes are often very dry, and houseplants in the spaces will help keep humidity at more comfortable levels. Potted plants provide noise absorption. For the increasing number of people who live in properties without a garden; gardening can be brought indoors with houseplant care and houseplants just make your home and office space look better.
But unhealthy neglected houseplants that look poorly or nearly dead may have more depressing effects.
Not everyone has the knack of looking after houseplants but there are some houseplants that can survive neglect and/or over-zealous care.
- Peace lily
- Succulents such as Jade plant, Aloe vera, Kalanchoe, Christmas cactus and snake plant.
- Spider plant
- Dragon tree
The Kiwicare Gro-Sure Houseplant Range available in supermarkets is designed to make caring for your houseplants and keeping them healthy easy.