Recently, a survey was conducted about houseplants and the pandemic. It seems like we are buying more houseplants to keep in our homes since the start of the pandemic. Could it be that we need something to take care of or are we “jazzing” up our Zoom backgrounds? Who knows but more and more of us are buying houseplants.

Health Benefits of Houseplants

Houseplants have some wonderful health benefits such as improving mental health. Research has found that people who live around nature feel happier than those who don’t. Studies have found that you don’t have to be in the country, but just looking at the greenery in the home will help. Houseplants help boost your immune system as well. Plants help you relax and when you are relaxed you will sleep more soundly. Sleeping helps the immune system stay strong plus plants contain phytoncides which help to reduce the amount of stress you feel throughout the day which helps keep your immune system strong and happy. Plus, these plants can help with your learning abilities. Research has found that houseplants can improve productivity, which is part of improving your learning abilities. Studies have found that plants in the home boost focus and mental clarity which makes it much easier to focus on tasks at hand.

  • Some results from the survey found that 3 in 10 Americans admitted they are bad at keeping plants alive and another 13% were not sure. 57% said they are at least “somewhat” capable.
  • 1 in 5 people surveyed said they are “very good” at taking care of plants.
  • Men and women were equally likely to say they have a green thumb but women were slightly more likely to say they are terrible at keeping the plants alive.
Houseplants and the Pandemic