Why You Need Plants in Your Life

Not only do indoor plants enhance the overall appearance of a space, but they've been shown to boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants—making for a healthier, happier you.

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Not only do indoor plants enhance the overall appearance of a space, but they've been shown to boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants—making for a healthier, happier you.

Indoor plants don’t just look good—they can make us feel good, too. Studies have shown that indoor plants...

  • Boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity
  • Reduce your stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds
  • Help clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity & producing oxygen
  • Add life to a sterile space, give privacy and reduce noise levels
  • Are therapeutic to care for (it’s true when we say Plants Make People Happy) 

Meet some of our favorite plants to get you started:

Snake Plant

snake laurentiiThis no-fuss tropical plant has thin, upright leaves with irregular banding that resembles the skin of a reptile. Its adaptations for surviving drought make it a suitable plant choice for anyone, anywhere. Snake Plants have been shown to filter benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.

Shop the Snake Plant Laurentii ($40+ at thesill.com)

Pothos

pothosNicknamed the “cubicle plant” at our office, the Pothos is our go-to for customers with less than ideal conditions. Like the similar-looking Philodendron, this plant's trailing vines can grow to over 10 feet long. The Pothos has been shown to filter benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Shop the Marble Queen Pothos ($40+ at thesill.com)

ZZ Plant

zz plantA ZZ Plant is a spectacular choice for any low-light environment. They are extremely dry-tolerant and low maintenance. In addition, the plant meaning of ZZ is prosperity and friendship, making it a great gift for the plant lover (or future plant parent) in your life.

Shop the ZZ Plant ($42+ at thesill.com)

Bird’s Nest Fern

bird's nest fernThe Bird’s Nest Fern is characterized by ripple-edged fronds that grow out of a nest-like crown. It makes for a lovely hanging plant indoor. They thrive in indirect light and a humid environment. Ferns have been shown to filter formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Shop the Bird's Nest Fern ($43+ at thesill.com)

Philodendron

philodendronIn the right indoor conditions, the Philodendron’s heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines can trail to over 10 feet long, making it the perfect plant for a high shelf. Did we mention it has a reputation of being one of the easiest houseplants to grow? Philodendrons have been shown to filter formaldehyde.

Shop the Philodendron ($35+ at thesill.com)

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