The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
So what does that have to do with plants?
Plants have been shown to reduce stress across a broad spectrum of individuals. In several studies, visual views of plants have been shown to reduce students stress while taking exams including increasing positive feelings and reducing fear and anger. In the workplace, it has been demonstrated that plants reduce stress levels, reduce systolic blood pressure, and increase worker productivity.
Indoor plants have proven to also increase task performance and mood. Intuitively, most people perceive plants as enhancements to indoor home and office environments. Many studies support the conclusion that attractive settings positively increase a person’s well-being. And the presence of indoor plants increases comfort and attractiveness of indoor environments.
Interior plants are common in many homes, workplaces and commercial settings. In the hospitality industry, the presence of plants has been shown to boost occupancy rates and generate profit. Most people have the sense that plants and nature is both calming and restorative to the human spirit. This belief is evidenced by the extensive landscaping in residential communities, the use of plants in the tourism industry and theme parks, and interior plantscaping of office and retail spaces. Likewise, the short-term use of plants for indoor and outdoor events has proven to be beneficial, not to mention beautiful and economical!
800 Plant It has been specializing in short term plant rentals for more than 30 years. Trade shows, social, corporate and special events are our specialty.