Plants are the best medicine

Well, winter is certainly upon us! The doonas are on, the slippers are out and the trees are looking a little bare. With the temperature becoming more and more fresh, there are certain things around us that are starting to struggle. Our skin, our immune system, our summer bodies and our plants. Much like people, some plants are just not made for the cold. While there are certain things you can do to care for struggling plants through the winter, why not fill your house with ones that thrive in colder temperatures!
 
Now, we all know the myriad of health benefits that plants provide us humans. So, during the winter, when sickness is all around us and our immune systems are working overtime to fight off those germs, why not give the trooper a hand by surrounding yourself with immune boosting greenery.
 
Plants contain unique constituents that can both boost and balance your immune system. They help to stimulate your immune system by directly fighting against the bad bacteria, viruses and fungi that constantly chase us during winter. Surrounding yourself with bacteria fighting plants will help your immune system to keep you nice and healthy throughout the sniffly season.
 
It’s also a great idea to fill your workspace with indoor plants to help yourself and your employees stay happy, healthy and productive in the office. If it’s your company, it may even help you avoid having to dish out all those dollars on sick leave through winter.
 
Now, during the winter, most indoor house plants tend to survive pretty well as long as your place is well insulated. However, if you’re a little unsure as to what type of plants tend to thrive a little more when the temperature drops, here’s a few ideas.

Anthurium 
 
This is one plant that is not only decorative but also very good for your health. The anthurium acts as a natural air filter that works to clean up the air of your indoor environment. It is perfect for helping to clear out those nasty germs floating around the office.
 
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The anthurium’s flowers may be red, pink or white and it boasts beautiful red, shiny, heart-shaped leaves. It is because of its red leaves that the anthurium is also known at ‘tongues of fire’, which is a very cool name for a plant if you ask us. As these plants tend to thrive a little more in colder temperatures, they don’t need too much tending to through winter. And whatever care it does need, our team here will always be on top of keeping your immune booster as healthy as it makes you!
 
Aglaonema
  
aglaonema-emeraldbay.pngThis is another plant that is awesome for filtering out that germy air. While the aglaonema is a great plant for winter, if it’s exposed to air that is a bit too chilly, it won’t be so healthy itself. Therefore, it’s perfect to keep inside the office.
 
coloured-ag-1.pngAnother benefit of this plant is that it is rather aesthetically pleasing. They have large, narrow and glossy oval leaves on short stems. It is one of the most popular houseplants because of its awesome colour variations. These plants grow from dark green to silver to pink with some hints of red which is perfect to brighten some of the dull winter days!
 
So, if you are looking to brighten up your space and shield yourself even further from those persistent winter germs, then go ahead and surround yourself with colourful, germ fighting, immune boosting plants! We’ll even help you pick out the right ones for your space and put in the ground work to look after them! With your busy schedules, no one has thyme to be down with the flu! So, why not herb your enthusiasm in the workplace and keep yourself as healthy as can be!