If you love flowers as much as we do, this tip is for you.
More than a decorative item, flowers have a much broader benefit to our health that we can imagine.
As we mentioned in previous posts, indoor plants are amazing natural air fresheners and purifiers, but flowers also provide great influence to our mental health as they bring us feelings of tenderness, joy, and happiness.
It’s psychologically proven that flowers triggers the happy chemicals in the brain (dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin), influencing positively on one’s emotions, mood, and well-being.
That being said, we want to share with you three beautiful flowering plants that you can have in your bedroom (or any other room) to brighten your days!
3 Flowering Plants for Your Bedroom
Nothing than waking up with beautiful orchid flowers blooming in your bedroom.
Not only gorgeous, orchids are easy to take care of. Simply place it in a bright place – on a nightstand, by the window, or on a plant stand – and add three cubes of ice weekly (1/4 cup of water).
Depending on the type of orchids, they will bloom 1-2 times a year and flowers will last around 30-45 days – or longer.
Note: When placing orchids by the windows, make sure it gets enough light, but avoid direct light that can burn the leaves or cold temperatures that can freeze them.
Lavender is commonly known for its peculiar scent and soothing properties. From personal care to cleaning products, lavender scent is used in a variety of products and the plant has a list of health benefits.
Lavender is a natural bug repellent, a potent antifungal, and an effective anxiety reliever. The essential oils are used for the treatment of insomnia, migraines, skin irritation, depression, cancer, and other health problems or conditions.
In addition to the health benefits, lavender flowers give a delicate and graceful aspect to the environment. The relaxing properties make it a perfect plant for a sweet night of sleep.
Keep the plant in direct sunlight and water and water it once or twice a week (as needed). Careful to not overwater the plant, otherwise it will rot.
3. Peace Lily
The peace lily is a beautiful and low maintenance plant to have in your bedroom.
Being among the air purifier groups of plants, peace lily absorbs excess of moisture in the air and removes common household toxins such as mildew, mold, and other organic pollutants, improving air quality.
Studies show that microorganisms found in peace lilies soil are “capable of biodegrading toxic chemicals when activated by plant root growth.” (NASA)
Place peace lilies in a light partial shade, maintain soil slightly moist, and fertilize only occasionally. They do very well in moisture/humid places, so you can keep one in your bathroom a well.
Important: Keep peace lilies out of the reach of small children and pets. This plant contains a substance called calcium oxalate that in contact with skin or mouth causes pain, burning, and swelling.
We would love to hear from you! Let us know which is your favorite one and what indoor plants you have at home.
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