Houseplants are great


Natalie Larimer, Online Sub-Editor

I love houseplants so much. They are literally so cute and are really good for you and your room/house and I’m just going to go on a little PSA about houseplants.

First off, they give off oxygen, meaning you have better air in your house for the benefit of your lungs. In case you didn’t pay attention in Biology, they “breathe” in carbon dioxide, which we exhale, and they release oxygen, which we inhale. Boom. Cleaner air one room at a time.

They also clean toxins out of the air for you. Like formaldehyde and other things that are bad for you. So they’re super awesome and help you not die.

On top of that, most of them require sunlight, meaning you are forced to open up those blinds over your window and let some natural light in. That immediately boosts your mood (unless you’re allergic to the sun) and literally brightens your day.

They even help you work better. There was a study done by the University of Michigan that says being “under the influence of plants” improves your memory and focus.

And I just have to include the adorableness factor. Those little potted plants sitting on a windowsill or on top of a bookshelf just bring spring into your room. And college dorms and most apartment buildings don’t allow pets so you can fill the hole in your heart with potted plants.

The point here is that nature is beautiful and since we are able to bring it inside, why not? Honestly, I’ve never met somebody who says, “I just absolutely hate flowers and nature and the whole idea of clean air.” So brighten up your room, give yourself some fresh air, and get some houseplants because they are amazing.