With the onset of COVID, green industry has had a resurgence and has seen remarkable growth this year. People are working from home and indoors, more than ever. It is no wonder that businesses and residential consumers are turning to professionals in the interior plantscaping business for the benefits of a professionally installed and maintained interior horticultural design.
The benefits of interior plants include:
- Reducing levels of pollutants such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide
- Increased productivity
- Increased humidity
- Decreases stress levels
It is estimated that we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, now more than ever. A study determined indoor pollution from VOC’s or volatile organic compounds emitted from carpeting, computers, furniture, and other things in our home and offices are making us sick. With the addition of plants to homes and offices, a study conducted by NASA and Dr. Wolverton found that these VOC’s were removed from the air. Complaints of headaches, sore throats, and other health problems were reduced with the addition of plants.
The hypothesis that humans have an inherent inclination to affiliate with nature has been referred to as biophilia. People have a positive response to plants. Plants improve our environment and our well-being. The reasons are clear regarding the importance of including plants in our interiors.