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Plants Hobbies

On the benefits of plants, and hobbies that can introduce plants to our lives, or us to their lives.

[…] findings show that people feel less stressed and more compassionate toward others when they spend time in a floral environment.

A Bouquet a Day… | The Harvard Crimson

Plants can elicit positive aesthetic responses and preferences in humans by displaying fractal patterns, which are self-similar shapes found in nature. Fractals can also improve visual perception and memory.

pink lutos flower
Plants are beautiful.

Plants can provide a source of food, medicine, materials, and energy for humans. They can also support biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate regulation.

As well as looking good, houseplants support human health in homes, offices, school and hospitals. Research suggests that the greatest benefits of indoor plants are through wellbeing and productivity improvement.

Houseplants: to support human health / RHS Gardening

Plants can help restore attention and focus after mental fatigue or distraction. They can also enhance cognitive functioning, such as memory, creativity, problem-solving, and learning.

green plant on white ceramic pot
Plants are uplifting.

Plants can improve indoor air quality by reducing carbon dioxide, dust, and pollutants. They can also add moisture and oxygen to the indoor environment, which can benefit human health and comfort.

Research shows how indoor and outdoor green spaces improve our well-being.

11 Ways Plants Enhance Your Mental and Emotional Health | Psychology Today

Plants can reduce anxiety and stress levels in various settings, such as hospitals, workplaces, schools, and homes. They can also improve mood and well-being by providing positive emotions, social support, meaningful activity, and sensory stimulation.

person in meditative pose with a potted plant on their head, surrounded by various plants against a white brick wall background
Plants are relaxing.

Hobbies are a great way to introduce plants to our lives, and vice versa.

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