5 Ways Tropical Houseplants Can Boost Your Mental Health

Posted on January 15, 2024 by Flower Works LLC

5 Ways Tropical Houseplants Can Boost Your Mental Health

The beginning of the year always inspires New Year's plans to make positive changes in our lives. While many people think about physical health and plan to spend more time in the gym and put healthier food on their plates, there is an important aspect of health that shouldn’t be overlooked. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.


The good news is that houseplants can have a positive impact on your mental health. With our annual plant sale coming up, now is the perfect time to stock up on tropical houseplants that can help boost your mental health:


  1. Creativity booster. Consider that your environment affects your creativity and productivity. If you’re in a drab and uninspired space, it can be difficult to express your creativity. House plants add color and visual interest that can help you become more productive and creative.
  2. Bring nature inside. Studies have shown that being outside can improve mental health, so bringing a little nature inside can have the same effect. House plants can help you feel more connected to nature, calming and grounding you.
  3. Reduce depression and anxiety. Mycobacterium vaccae is a type of bacterium that is naturally found in soil, and it has been linked to increased serotonin. The presence of it in the environment has the potential to boost serotonin levels, reducing depression and anxiety.
  4. Increased oxygen. One function of green plants and trees is to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the atmosphere. House plants, of course, have this same ability, and increased levels of oxygen help with mental clarity and help to produce a calming effect. This in turn reduces feelings of anxiety.
  5. Improved memory and concentration. Because plants can help you be more creative and calm you down, they can also help you better focus on tasks. Additionally, being exposed to nature and natural elements can help improve memory.


Some plants to consider:


  • According to the properties of feng shui, jade plants help to create more positive vibes.
  • In addition to its ability to treat minor ailments and skin conditions, aloe helps convert carbon dioxide to oxygen.
  • Weeping fig. Known to be visually appealing, weeping figs can promote feelings of mental well-being.
  • Snake plant. Easy to care for, snake plants can help promote a sense of accomplishment when they’re bright and healthy.
  • Golden pothos. This visually attractive plant is easy to care for and can add a lot of color to your home during dark winter months.


Caring for any living thing can help boost your mood. Houseplants in particular, especially those that are easy to care for, can help you feel a sense of accomplishment. They can add stunning, bright colors to your home at a time of the year when everything feels the most lackluster.


Be sure to stop by Flower Works for our annual tropical plant sale, where you can pick up some of these plants and more. Contact us for more information, and find your perfect house plant today.

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