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Taking Care of Your Orchid Can Help You Take Care of Yourself

December 7, 2023

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you’ve probably noticed we spend a significant amount of time referencing the beauty and aesthetic advantages of Phalaenopsis orchids. This stunning indoor plant is beautiful but that isn’t its only benefitorchids are good for your health too!

Don't worry about your green thumb either; our orchids are simple to care for, needing bright, indirect light and water just once each week. You may learn to love plants, which is great because keeping indoor house plants can have several unexpected benefits to your overall health and well-being. 

5 Reasons Keeping Indoor House Plants is Good for Your Health 

  1. Improved Air Quality

Plants absorb carbon dioxide from their surrounding environment and release oxygen back into the air. Since we do the opposite, plants provide the perfect complement to a home and can even help you sleep better. You may want to consider putting an orchid on your dresser or bedside table in your bedroom. 

  1. Stress Relief

The presence of plants can have a calming influence. Yes, you may stress a little about your orchid care, but once you get the hang of it, your life will be less stressful!

Decorating your home with orchids can help you relax and reduce stress, which, in addition to improving your mood, can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses. 

  1. Reduced Seasonal Ailments

Plants help increase the humidity of their environment, which can help you avoid seasonal ailments like sore throats, coughs and dry skin. We know the winter season is dry, so find a way to use your orchid!

Some research suggests a higher humidity level can decrease the likelihood of the flu spreading, so it’s possible that your orchids could keep your home safe from a flu outbreak. 

  1. Increased Healing

It’s no coincidence that plants are a popular gift to bring to a patient in the hospital. Since their presence can reduce stress and improve air quality and humidity in a room, plants can improve healing times after surgery or illness.

Plus, brightening up a dreary hospital room with a colorful orchid is bound to make anyone feel better. Also, since they have such simple care, you won’t feel like it’s a burden to share them with friends or family.  

  1. Improved Focus

A University of Michigan study found being around plants helps improve concentration and productivity and can even increase memory retention by up to 20 percent. Who doesn’t love a little natural help in the focus department?

Improved focus and productivity can lead to an overall improved quality of life. So, next time you need to buckle down at work, consider bringing an orchid to your office. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to look at either. 

Keeping you Orchid Healthy