Plants don’t just add a lush, sophisticated touch to any space—there are a number of other benefits of having everything from a self-watering planter to potted plants. At Back to the Roots you have a number of options available to you to enliven any room.
Plants add a touch of serenity to your home or office. Color is added that will enhance the space, and you’ll find that plants breath life into areas, making them inviting and warm. In a desolate room, maybe a room without windows that you often encounter in vocational settings, a self-watering planter will bring the outdoors inside. At offices where there are plants such as a self-watering planter, there is a noticeable difference—sometimes one senses a difference, but can’t exactly surmise what it is. It allows employees to express their individuality and grow the office’s sense of creativity.
A phenomenon called sick building syndrome is an illness with symptoms including everything from irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and skin, neurotoxic health issues, hypersensitivity, infectious diseases, and odor and taste sensations. Sick building syndrome is believed to be caused by poor indoor air quality, particular building materials, molds, ventilation and filtration. How can this illness that can gravely affect one’s life and work be tempered? Through toxin absorbing plants. NASA can be thanked for this discovery—as those within the space travel community were searching for ways to improve the quality of life within sealed environments. It was discovered that plants, maybe even a self-watering planter, improve air quality though filtering the air and removing pollution.
A self-watering planter and similar plants clear toxins from the air. Indoor air pollution can increase your risk for stroke, heart disease, COPD, respiration infection and lung cancer, all of which can be especially grave considering the fact that on average, people spend 80-90% of their time indoors. Through the use of a self-watering planter and other plants, you decrease fatigue by 30%, pain perception by 25%, coughing by 35%, itchy eyes by 20%, runny nose by 20%, dry throat by 20% and sick leave from 20-60%. Dust can be greatly reduced as well, which in turn decreases allergies.
Plants such as a self-watering planter can increase mood and empathy. Plants provide the opportunity to care for a living thing. You watch it grow from infancy to when it flowers. You gain a sense of responsibility over a living thing that needs your care to survive. Gardening can be a very cathartic experience—horticulture therapy is a legitimate tool for improving the social, physical and vocational spheres of one’s life.
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