Turns out houseplants do more than just help purify the air inside your home. Having a few easy-to-care-for plants also can help lower stress, as being around plants can help you feel calm and relaxed. A Texas A&M study found that having houseplants can increase memory and attentiveness by as much as 20%, too. And caring for houseplants gives you a sense of calm when the world can feel chaotic, since the act of caring promotes a relaxed mood and an overall comfortable spirit.
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