Indoor Plants

Here are some reasons keeping plants indoors are beneficial:

 Plants can help fight colds: Indoor plants have been shown to reduce cold-related illnesses by more than 30%. This is due to their effect of increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.

Plants can remove airborne contaminants: We breathe the same air again and again, potentially inhaling harmful substances that are trapped inside. Indoor plants can help to remove pollutants including VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that cause headaches, nausea, and more.

Plants can make you happy: House plants can contribute to a feeling of well being, making you calmer and more optimistic. Studies have shown that patients who face a garden view in their hospital rooms often recover more quickly than those facing a wall.

Plants can improve your mental health: Caring for a living thing can help when you’re depressed and lonely, giving you a purpose in life.

Plants can offer treatment: Some indoor plants, like aloe, can be applied to skin and offer pain relief.

Plants can make your brain work better: Potted plants and flowers can improve your idea generation, mood, and more.

Plants are natural humidifiers: Instead of buying a humidifier machine to soften the air, just bring in a plant or two.

Plants can improve your sleep: Gerbera daisies give off oxygen at night. Filling a vase in your bedroom with these flowers can improve your night’s rest.

They can be pretty house decors: Nothing says welcome more than a beautiful hanging plant at your front entrance.

Links where you can find some more information about indoor gardening.



  1. Vivian June 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have two dieffenbachia indoor plants and they are traumatized. We were out of town so I left them outside under a bush and they fell to their sides in the severe storms. They are both leaning to one side outside the planter. I have them near a window so they will lean towards the light and straighten out. Will they come back to being straight up? Is there something else I should be doing?

    Thank you

    • Plant Dr. June 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply


      I’m sorry your plants are not doing well. Unfortunately we can only provide guidance or answer questions related to our products. We recommend you reach out to your local county extension service. It is a free service that can provide help with the current issue your having.

      Thank you.

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