Benefits of Houseplants

Posted: 4 Jan 2024

Houseplant Appreciation Day - 10th January  

Benefits of Houseplants

Fed by Instagram’s greenery- inspired interior designs, plant-based reels and influencers, indoor gardening has been a growing and long-lasting trend because of the many ways houseplants improve health and well-being. 

Houseplants are commonly grown for decorative purposes but it gets forgotten that they also have many positive health and psychological effects!

Formaldehyde, Ammonia and Benzene are common indoor air pollutants. Houseplants can remove these from the atmosphere inside your home – therefore houseplants are known as ‘nature’s air purifiers’. They also remove carbon dioxide from the air during photosynthesis. This can help us feel less fatigued. 

Some houseplants like Orchids, Bromeliads and Succulents, release oxygen at night, so placing these plants in our bedroom may help us sleep better. 

Did you know? Houseplants release water vapour into the air, helping to raise humidity levels indoors. The right amount of humidity in the air can relieve dry skin and lips, help to prevent dry throats and sinus irritation, prevent nosebleeds and reduce the likelihood of allergies. Amazing right?

Houseplants can contribute to our well-being. Studies show that plants provide mental health benefits. Being around plants helps us feel more calm and relaxed, thus decreasing levels of anxiety. Nurturing and caring for our plants can also reduce stress levels and boost our mood.


National Houseplant Appreciation Day is an official opportunity to remind people of the benefits of houseplants. After Christmas, removing all the red ribbons and greenery can make things feel a bit stark. But this very timing makes National Houseplant Appreciation Day the perfect opportunity to brighten up your home with the sharp splash of green that is provided by a living plant!

Here at Meadow Croft, we like to celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day so we're giving our customers 25% off Houseplants between Monday 8th January - Sunday 14th January 2024. 


Benefits of Houseplants

With a beautiful weekend forecasted we asked the plant team to pick their favourite plant available right now, they felt it was like being asked to choose their favourite child…..but they did anyway!
Louise chose a hardy gerbera (but snuck in a Bella fuchsia as well when I wasn’t looking), Lorna chose a beautiful Lilac. Tam is obviously staying in with her amazing three stemmed orchid. Kaye, went for 2 hydrangeas and Elaine went big with her cercis tree.
They all look wonderful, and the plants don’t look bad either.
Homegrown 14” hanging baskets are now in stock!⁠

We have a wide selection of colour schemes for you to choose from, perfect for any garden. Both plants and baskets are grown and made at our nursery. ⁠

You can hang these in the garden from now, though be sure to secure them properly in windy weather!
Congratulations to our amazingly artistic winners of the Viola and Pansy Colouring Competition. We look forward to welcoming them back soon to spend their vouchers.
Touch me.......Smell me!

Our Award Winning Home Grown Scented Geraniums are now in stock, they may not look the most colourful plant, but give them a rub next time you pass and you will get an amazing selection of scents.
To attract attention to these amazing plants Jess from our nursery designed these beautiful perfume bottle labels and won an award at the HTA National Plant Show for her designs.
Wow, It looks like it isn't going to rain this weekend! Perfect time to get gardening.
Our nursery is incredibly busy producing plants for the whole country, but don't worry, we’re saving the best for you
Due to technical issues beyond our control, please note that this Sunday 14th April, Meadow Croft Kitchen will NOT be serving Sunday roasts. Our Sunday breakfast menu will be available until 11.30am as usual and then our normal weekday lunch menu will be served from 12pm-2.30pm. We will still have plenty of delicious dishes and treats for you to enjoy.
Thank you for your understanding.
MCK Team.
Milkshakes are officially back at The 10th Hole! ⛳⁠

Choose from Strawberry, Raspberry Ripple, Flake, Oreo, Biscoff, Chocolate, Vanilla and Espresso flavours while you putt your way around the course
Looking to give your plants a boost as the weather gets better? ⁠

Stop by the garden centre and pick up a box of @MiracleGro's all purpose plant food. Get 20% extra feed free! ⁠

Simply feed every two weeks from March to September using a feeder or watering can
Have you seen our new furniture department? Lynn and Simon love it so much that while the weather has been poor, they can be found relaxing in it. With the weather about to improve they’re going back out into their garden. Come and have a look around for some inspiration to create your outside living space.
#outdoorroom #outdoorliving #gardenfurniture #barbecue
It’s opening time at ‘The Meadows’ our in store local bottle shop.
New Hall wine, Essex gin and local beer all available now.

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