The health benefits of plants

The health benefits of plants The University of Georgia in the USA has added its weight to the argument for interior landscaping.  Conducting a detailed study on the benefits of plants and interior landscaping they have reaffirmed what we’ve been saying for a long time. Their study states that interior plants do remove carbon and other impurities from the air that we breath.  Plants help provide a healthier environment in any area, whether it be plants for the office, plants for restaurants and hotels, or plants for showrooms and other public areas. Research undertaken by two scientists at the University of Georgia over the course of a year in a number of different environments has allowed them to monitor, and prove, that plants do remove carbon and other impurities from the air, with some plants performing better than others as ‘sponges’ for VOC’s including benzene and formaldehyde. 3 of the main points that have emerged from their research are as follows.
  • As well as absorbing carbon, interior plants improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants and VOC’s.
  • All plants remove carbon from the air, but larger, woody stemmed plants absorb and retain more carbon than small herbaceous plants.
  • Plants need to  be in healthy, well maintained condition to actively remove carbon from the air within buildings that we breathe.
The last point is especially interesting, pointing up the importance of having well maintained, high quality interior landscaping.  Plant Plan Ltd specialise in interior plants for the office and other internal areas, and we offer a full Plant Maintenance Schedule to all of our customers to make sure that their plants are not only looking great, but also working hard removing pollutants and other chemicals from the air. For more information or to arrange a meeting with one of our experienced and knowledgeable planting consultants please give us a call on 0800 279 3120 or email us at [email protected].