If you can't have a pet, plants can also give your mental health a much-needed boost, and the new Amazon Plant Store now lets you order your all-natch-plant medicine right from your phone like a boss. "Active interaction with indoor plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress," a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology reported. If you're ready to make a commitment to a house plant, or you already have a green thumb, the Amazon Plant Store is a bevy of endless possibilities for every level of plant parent. If you're not good at remembering to water your plants (me all day), get some succulents. Want to grow a grandiose indoor garden? The Amazon Plant Store has your back.
From bonsai trees to bamboo stalks, and everything in between, you can bring some cheer into your home to stave off those mid-winter doldrums with everything green and flowery. "Contact with plants is an intuitive and nonverbal activity that can provide psychological stability and comfort by stimulating four senses in various ways," the study explained. If you've never considered yourself a plant person, it's worth experimenting with bringing the outdoors inside because interacting with and caring for plants can give you the warm and fuzzies when you're feeling all dark and twisty.
If you're into Feng Shui, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that plants can not only improve your home's visual energy, they are also considered good luck. "Bamboo is one plant that is considered lucky. It can be present in the form of flooring, wind chimes, or garden plant. Orchids are also recommended by [Architect Anjie] Cho to encourage new relationships. When placed on table night stands, it helps improves our breathing at night. It is also thought to help attract a respectful and honest life partner."
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