How indoor plants can help your wellbeing & mental health

How indoor plants can help your wellbeing & mental health

It’s a known fact the gardening can bring a gardener many rewards not just to the eye with a visual display. It also helps with your mental and physical health too. This also applies to indoor plants that you might like to grow in your home or office.

If you think about it plants can give pleasure as they play a big part of a rooms decoration. The lovely shades green leaves certainly brighten up, and create a great space in Brightham House Bed & Breakfast’s breakfast room.

Indoor plants can help improve a plain room into a bright and welcoming space for you to enjoy, but the benefits also bring a sense of calm and reduce anxiety. So if you bring indoor plants into an office space it can help reduce your stress levels, improve your work performance and concentration levels.

If you don’t have a garden then indoor plants a can help bring the outside inside into your home, creating a fresh environment for you to enjoy and you can buy plants at a relatively low cost.


Just by adding plants in your home it will help remove harmful toxins, plus also release pure oxygen into your rooms. Some of the best known plants that clean the air are:

  • Devil’s Ivy or pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix Roebelenii)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) .
  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum morifolium) …
  • Rubber plants (Ficus elastic)
  • Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata v.

Did you know that Caring for you plants can become quite nice little hobby too, because by learning new skills by nurturing your plant collection, plus watching them grow strong healthy is quite a rewarding project. It’s a great tonic to help perhaps tackle getting on top of your Mental Health and good for your health & wellbeing.


Propagating your plants can increase your plant collection, give you more joy from watching your cuttings grow.

It’s also a nice to be able to swap them, give to them to  friends as gifts, but also have the pleasure of knowing that it’s something that you have grown and taken care of yourself.

You can root indoor plants in water:
  1. Identify the location where you will snip your cutting from the main plant.
  2. Carefully cut just below the node with a clean sharp knife or scissors.
  3. Place the cutting in a clean glass.
  4. Change out the water every 3-5 days with fresh room temperature water.
  5. Wait and watch as your roots grow!



Overall houseplants are easy to keep and here are just a few simple tips on how to look after them:

  1. Keep potting soil moist- It’s important to make sure soil is not too wet nor too dry
  2. Make sure the plant pot has drainage holes in the bottom of the pot.
  3. Place your plant near a light source, whether it’s natural or artificial.
So what’s stopping you, go get those indoor plants that will give you a new hobby and lots of pleasure for years to come.
Recognising World Mental Health day today –  Saturday 10th October 2020.