Air undoubtedly plays a big role in the quality of a space. For starters, if we think about the fact that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors every day, we all agree that our first step in arranging a healthy home is to consider including some houseplants in our spaces. Namely, in addition to the aesthetic effect, they also have many other positive effects – on our well-being, health as well as on indoor living. In addition to converting CO2 to oxygen, they also increase humidity, lowers the temperature, provide better sleep, and much more.

Many people are probably surprised by research by the European Environment Agency, which has shown that indoor pollution can be twice or up to five times higher than in outdoor areas, where the average traffic regulation takes place. Of course, air quality varies from room to room, but we must not neglect the toxins that are present in building materials, cosmetics, cleaners, furniture, and other “necessary equipment” for the home. The effects of these toxins can manifest as headache, fatigue, difficulty breathing and are especially detrimental to more socially vulnerable groups.

Golden Pothos is one such plant that acts as a natural purifier of harmful toxins indoors.

FICUS has proven to be an excellent indoor tree that belongs to the fig genus and removes up to 80% of toxic substances from the air.
And speaking of air and pollution of the premises, the latter is increasing not only due to toxic substances released by certain materials but also due to the airtightness of homes, with which we achieve minimal heating. From this point of view, it is good to bring plants into the premises, which purify the air and destroy mold particles from the air. A good example of such a plant is Ivy or Hedera helix, which, in addition to its general usefulness, does not require much effort and maintenance from us.

Today, we can hardly imagine life without smart devices. But these devices, like any electrical device, emit electromagnetic radiation, which is not the best for our health. To reduce the negative impact of radiation, it is good to place a plant such as a cactus (we recommend Cereus Peruvianus) or spathiphyllum near the screen.

Rosemary is known especially in the kitchen, but it is also very useful in memory. Namely, the smell of rosemary improves our memory by as much as 60-75%. At the same time, it also has the power to invigorate us and alleviate exhaustion.

I hope you enjoyed reading the blog and, above all, that you received useful information to improve the quality of your interiors.

Author: Sanja Djurdjević