There is an abundance of synthetic plants in the marketplace. While these may be ever-flowering and require little to no maintenance, living plants have positive qualities that give them leverage against their faux counterparts.
Research from Ellison Chair in International Floriculture show that other than being visually-pleasing, real plants have benefits such as increasing productivity and promoting the quality of life of the people around them.
It was discovered that people who care for plants have lower levels of stress than those who don’t. The satisfaction they get from nurturing and helping a living thing grow results in decreased levels of mental distress.
Scientists also found that plants and gardening can be an avenue for people to channel their stress or frustration and turn it into something beautiful.
Additionally, studies also show that people who are exposed to nature are more likely to exhibit a caring nature in social relationships.
Real plants also have a calming influence that contributes positivity to a workplace by increasing memory retention and concentration. Researchers found that work done near ornamental plants are higher in quality and completed with a significantly higher accuracy rate as compared to work done in environments devoid of nature.
While faux plants may fit some lifestyles better, there is no denying that the real thing is better with the benefits it offers.