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5 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

1. They help you relax.

All you have to do is look at the vibrant purple petals on the African Violet and you'll stimulate the release of adrenaline. As a result, your energy levels will rise and oxygen flow to your brain will increase, helping you relax. 

2. They have healing powers.

According to the National Institutes of Health, Aloe Vera was known as the "plant of immortality" in early Egypt and used to heal wounds. Today, people typically rub it on sunburns or burns to relieve pain.

3. They inspire creativity.

The next time you experience writer's block, hit up your local green house. According to Justin Hancock, garden expert at Costa Farms, Croton's colorful leaves inspire and energize their surroundings — including you! 

4. They clean the air.

If you want to know the air you're breathing at home is healthy and clean, look no further than English Ivy. NASA scientists found that it's the number one air-filtering houseplant because it's the best at absorbing formaldehyde.

5. They provide energy. 

Since red is a stimulating color, known for increasing appetites and providing a boost of energy, the trim on Red Aglaonemas will provide all the above perks in your home. Keep it in your bathroom to wake you up as you get ready in the morning.

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