According to a study by Harvard University conducted over an eight-year period found women who lived in areas with more greenery had a 12% lower mortality rate than those with less. The study also found there were improved mental health and higher social and physical activity. One study discovered results that suggested interactions with indoor plants can reduce stress compared to hard mental work. While another found that participants were less anxious when in a workplace with indoor plants or windows with a view of nature.
Other benefits to having an abundance of indoor plants include air purification, better sleep and they also are great at blocking out noise!
Now that you're convinced, we've enlisted the help of the experts at Gro Urban Oasis to help you pick out your new leafy friend, based on your star sign. Below, an easy to follow guide to indoor plants.
A little lush, flowy and special KENTIA PALM.
Kind and gentle /air-purifying PEACE LILY.
In your face BIRD OF PARADISE
Solid and stubborn ZANZIBAR GEM.
Split personality easy yet hard MAIDEN HAIR FERN.
Nurturing and empathetic HAPPY PLANT.
Show off, know it all CALATHEAS.
Strong and hardworking PHILODENDRON.
Romantic and a bit weird RHIPSALIS.
Striking and strong MONSTERA DELICIOSA.
Bold and interesting ALOCASIA.
Striking and resilient HANGING FISHBONE CACTUS.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.