Mood Boosting Plants for the Home
The start of a New Year holds such promise. But forget running marathons, embarking on dry January or the hopes of slimmer thighs! We’re talking about the fresh and cleansing power of mood-boosting plants, sweeping through your home. Guaranteed to up your creativity and fill you with positivity, these wonders of nature are not only beautiful to look at, they literally feed your soul. Here’s our round up of the best houseplants to invite into your living space, giving you the lift we all need at this time of year.
The Senecio is a charming, spreading succulent that exudes a sense of fun and texture in modern interiors. It also, like all succulents, has the amazing ability to reduce anxiety by cleaning the air that surrounds it. Best of all, this plant looks amazing when suspended from height, meaning you’ll always have the calming natural colours in your eye line, providing you with a sense of peace when there is chaos all around.
Large-leafed philodendron plants, including the trendy monstera plant, are one of the most effective plants for reducing air pollution. It actually draws household chemicals out of the air – such as exhaust fumes, tobacco smoke, smoke from wood burning fires and household cleaning products – and converts it into clean oxygen. The more oxygen you breathe increases the amount of serotonin (the happy hormone) you inhale, consequently making you happier. Perfect as an antidote to the January Blues.
This is such a popular plant with Flower Lounge customers as it looks so good yet it is so low maintenance. But it does more than just look good! This plant also increases humidity which can protect you from cold and influenza, as viruses can’t transmit easily in moist air, something we could all benefit from at the moment! And, we all know that keeping physically well does wonders for our mental health too. Humidity in the air also keeps your skin hydrated ensuring you are irritation free.
We chose the medicinal magic of an Aloe Vera plant for our two, indulgent gift sets – our Self-Care Gift Set and our Relaxing Rituals Hamper – because it has been used to treat various health conditions for thousands of years.
From a moisturiser, to healing wounds, to protecting against sun damage, to relieving heartburn and even helping people lose weight! The mood-boosting health benefits of the gel contained within the Aloe Vera plants firm leaves is a miraculous wonder!
This gorgeous plant with its lush green fronds is an excellent tool for purifying the air around you, allowing you to enjoy the peace of mind it brings to your home. It is very easy to care for, by keeping it moist and placing it in indirect sunlight, you will encourage this graceful and arching plant to flourish in your home, bringing you happiness for months to come.
We've lots more lovely options on our website and in our shop, available for contactless delivery or click and collect.
The Flower Lounge team is on hand with their expert advice to help you choose the plant that is just right for you, give us a call on 0161 446 2556 to start boosting your mood today.