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Indoor plants can improve wellbeing


I love indoor house plants and have them scattered around my home.

I also love salvaging and recycling containers as pots and have collected many of my plants from piles of dumped garden waste in bushland.


This is one of my favourites. I weeded it from a precious patch of bushland and it lives in a pre-loved casserole dish that had lost its lid.

Not only do indoor plants look good, they also improve your health and wellbeing.

I’m sure you've heard of indoor air pollution (it can often be worse than the pollution found outside our homes) and sick building syndrome. Our homes can be polluted with a toxic mixture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are emitted from a range of sources including plastics, cleaning products, carpets, cosmetics, computers and electronic equipment. Gas appliances and crowded offices can also elevate carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. Houseplants absorb these indoor air pollutants, making our homes a healthier place to be.

Apparently Plant Life Balance Day passed without me noticing. I would have celebrated that!!

My indoor house plants have been a little neglected recently. Tomorrow, inspired by this helpful post on caring for houseplants, I'm going to soak them all in an organic liquid fertiliser solution and top dress with a layer of worm castings.

Further reading on the health benefits of indoor house plants:
The best indoor plants for Australian offices
, Life Hacker
Breath Easy Indoors – The benefits of Indoor Plants, Sustainable Gardening Australia
Using Houseplants to Reduce Toxins and Grow Fresh Air, Simple Organic