Indoor plants provide your home with a pop of colour that every environment desperately needs. It instantly gives a barren environment liveliness and a quite literally a breath of fresh air. We at That Plant Shop, are an online plant shop based in Sydney, and are passionate about nurturing all types of rare indoor plants as well as garden plants- providing your home with the touch of character and care that you will come to love. We strongly urge that every home should have indoor plants, as it not only improves the décor, but also provides various health benefits.\nDecreases Stress\nIn a fast-paced world where we rarely stop to reflect on ourselves, indoor plants serve as a reminder to take a pause and think about our actions, and the world around us. Caring for your plants can often have a relaxing effect which reduces stress levels. This could be due to the escapism nature of taking time off to water your plant- often referred to as therapeutic. Obviously, caring for your plant is not the only method to provide an escapism feeling- however, including therapeutic activities in your daily routine is highly important for one’s mental health. This claim is backed by Antropol’s 2015 study, “Interaction with Indoor plants may reduce psychological and physiological stress by suppressing autonomic nervous system activity in young adults”- where they found that indoor gardening tasks lowered stress levels, heart rate and blood pressure. \nImproves air quality\nPoor air quality can often result in fatigue, headaches, and a sense of claustrophobia. A breath of fresh air reduces all these symptoms and can help you live a healthier life. From a young age, we are taught the importance of plants and how they contribute to fresh air and environmental stability. Indoor plants help remove toxins and pollutants from the air in your home- acting as a natural air purifier. As a majority of Australian’s spend most of their time indoors, home air quality should be a priority. \nHelps increase productivity\nAs a result of indoor plants reducing fatigue and stress levels (as mentioned previously), they also help increase productivity- helping individuals stay more focused on their tasks. A study conducted by University of Exeter, “Why plants in the office make us more productive”, showed that employees had a productivity increase by 15%- which is an astounding increase, considering the low price of indoor plants. \nHelps with allergies\nThe common cause of daily allergies and asthma is air pollution, dust, and pollen. As indoor plants act as air purifiers, they clear air pollutants- reducing dust and pollen. Obviously don’t have flowers that contain pollen if you have hay fever though (despite how beautiful they can look).\nConsider That Plant Shop\nWith years of experience under our belt, we aim to provide you with the indoor plant of your dreams. We are a family run plant nursery, where we hand deliver indoor plants from our online services and aim to make your home, just that much more beautiful. To order your own indoor plants, click here.