A really simple way of incorporating a touch of nature into your home is through some low-maintenance succulents. Succulents are a group of plants that store water in their leaves.
We adore succulents and think everyone should have them in their home. Here are just a few of their benefits.
A lot of people are put off from bringing plants into their home for fear of killing them. And that’s understandable. There are many plants that require constant care and attention. Many that require a very specific temperature, specific level of humidity and specific number of hours in sunlight. But succulents are not those plants. Succulents are popular indoor plants because they can grow in a wide variety of climates and love room temperature environments.
There is research which suggests that succulents can remove many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. When the plants emit water vapour, they also pull contaminated air down to the roots of the plant, turning it to plant food and subsequently purifying the air in your home.
Additionally, many plants release carbon dioxide at night. However, succulents do not. They continue to produce oxygen instead. This pumps more oxygen into your home and makes them the perfect indoor plant for the bedroom – where many people believe plants should not be.
If you suffer from common complaints such as a sore throat, cough or dry skin, succulents can help relieve your symptoms. They do this by adding water into your home and enhancing the humidity.
There have been many studies into the positive effects of natural elements on humans. By surrounding yourself with nature, you can help enhance your memory and improve your focus. Placing succulents in a home office or study is therefore a great idea to help you get your tasks completed. But more generally, succulents can create a calming and soothing environment inside your home where you can think more clearly.