Indoor plants where we live, learn, heal and work have far-reaching positive effects on our well-being and indoor environment, according to a report from the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH).
According to scientific research, plants clean indoor air, stabilize carbon dioxide and create comfortable ambient air humidity. Plants also boost healing, happiness, and productivity.
- Rooms with plants have fewer pollutants like VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
- Plants in our homes increase room humidity by 10%.
- Plants remove up to 90% of formaldehyde in a room.
“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charlie Hall, Ellison Endowed Chair in International Floriculture and Professor, Texas A&M University.
This infographic was provided by the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH), a consortium of industry leaders who are promoting the benefits and value of horticulture. NICH brings together academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to cultivate the growth and development of a healthy world through landscapes, gardens, and plants—indoors and out, and to get 90 percent of U.S. households gardening by 2025.