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A new household plant is the new addition to your home you need! In fact, a plant pal is more than just a cool accent in your space. Researchers have identified many benefits that can be gained from having a household plant.

Indoor plants can improve overall wellness. According to scientific studies on the topic, plants reduce stress levels by making you feel more comfortable, soothed and natural. They have also been proven to increase feelings of well-being for people experiencing symptoms of mental illness such as anxiety and depression.

For an environmental advantage, specific indoor plants such as spider plants, Boston ferns, dwarf dates and bamboo palms have been found to be most effective in removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air, acting as natural air purifiers!

House plants can also increase your productivity and creativity. One study found that students in a campus computer lab worked 12% faster when plants were nearby and were found to be less stressed. And the best part is that the plant can be any size. When it comes down to it, these plants can be as small as a succulent, or as large as a monstera.

Ready to take the next step? Learn more about the best plants for college life and go out to buy your very own plant friend. Best of luck in all your plant-tastic adventures!

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