Eight benefits of having house plants in your apartment

downsview Not only are they pretty, but indoor plants can help to boost your positivity, reduce your chances of getting sick, and make you feel more relaxed at home. With a bit of greenery, your Gold Seal apartment will feel more inviting and you’ll reap the benefits of breathing in cleaner air. It’s a win-win situation. Here are eight plants to strategically place around your apartment and the perks each one has to offer:

1. Plants are natural healers

Aloe vera, also known as the medicine plant, has many healing benefits. Not only is this succulent a superior indoor air cleaner, but it can also help heal cuts, soothe sunburns, and alleviate asthma symptoms. This plant is best placed in the sunniest window at your Gold Seal apartment.

2. Plants clean the air

Common household items including furniture, flooring, and hair products are known to release harmful toxins, like formaldehyde, into the air. The spider plant is one of the best when it comes to cleaning the air we breathe. It’s also super easy to maintain and will make a nice addition in any home or apartment.

3. Plants help you breathe easy

As you likely know, plants take in carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen — during the day. The lovely, low-maintenance snake plant, on the other hand, releases oxygen at night. It’s the perfect plant to have in the bedroom of your Gold Seal apartment.

4. Plants are natural humidifiers

During winter, low humidity in your new apartment can lead to allergies, dry skin, static electricity and increased susceptibility to colds and flu. This is where the luscious Areca palm can help. Not only is it gorgeous to look at, but this plant does a fabulous job of releasing moisture into a room.

5. Plants are like perfume

Instead of using artificial air fresheners, why not let a dwarf kaffir lime tree fill your Gold Seal apartment with its incredible citrus fragrance. This plant is also handy to have around when you’re cooking from a recipe that calls for limes.

6. Plants lower stress

Looking to lower stress, reduce fatigue and enhance productivity at home? Get yourself a lace bamboo palm. By helping to jack up the air quality in your apartment, this plant will have you feeling more energetic in no time.

7. Plants help you sleep

Similar to the benefits of working out, plants can help you feel relaxed. A little lavender or jasmine placed by your bed at night can help you get the recommended seven hours of sleep.

8. Plants speed up the healing process

Studies have shown that hospital patients with plants in their room regularly recover more quickly than those without. If you’re feeling under the weather, either physically or mentally, pick up a pot of African violets. This adorable, easy to maintain plant blooms all year with little force. Gold Seal owns and manages a number of gorgeous townhomes and family-friendly apartment buildings across the GTA including North York, Scarborough, and Toronto. Many Gold Seal apartments are located close to parks and abundant greenspace. To view apartments for rent, explore nearby attractions, or to contact management about your future home, be sure to visit goldsealmanagement.com today.