There are many benefits to growing plants at home and the office. They can both relax you, and uplift your mood. Horticulture might seem like a mundane task for some people, but the little acts like watering or trimming the plant can have a very meditative effect. Not only that, but the presence of a plant in the room raises its humidity by 5-10%, which is especially useful in places where the air is dry.
There are many plant species that act as very effective botanical purification systems. The higher the transpiration rates, the higher the convection currents, the greater the pulling effect on airborne toxins. In the ’80s NASA discovered that some species of plants can eliminate up to 87% of toxins in the air, like formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, trichloroethylene, carbon monoxide, and even dust.