Orchid arrangements make breathtaking accent pieces for homes and business spaces, but they have more to offer aside from their elegant beauty. Discover the amazing benefits of having orchid plants for your mind, body, and soul.
Orchids as self-care flowers.
Buying yourself fresh flowers is perhaps one of the easiest but most effective ways of practicing self-care. They make empowering self-affirmations that you are worthy, loved, and a beautiful creature who deserves all the love in the universe and who does not need another person to validate these claims. Whether as a cut flower arrangement or a flowering plant, you can never go wrong with orchids because of their one-of-a-kind beauty and longlasting blooms that can last up to weeks.
Orchids are amazing stress-busters.
For many years, countless researches have continuously confirmed that flowers, such as orchids, do have positive emotional effects that include reducing stress. According to the latest study from the University of North Florida, a whopping 68 percent of people confessed they are stressed on a weekly basis, 32 percent say they are stressed every day, and 25 percent of these respondents were women.
Aptly entitled The Impact of Flowers on Perceived Stress Among Women, the researchers observed that women who lived with and received flowers were able to lower their stress levels significantly and transform their moods into a happy and positive disposition. “When life seems to be in a constant state of frenzy, flowers can provide us with a much-needed moment of calm,” Erin Largo-Wight, Ph.D., Associate Professor of University of North Florida’s Department of Public Health, explained in the study.
Orchids are natural air purifiers.
Many studies have shown that many indoor plants and flowers have natural air-purifying properties that can get rid of harsh toxic substances. Our favorite orchids are actually among the beneficial plants you should definitely have at home or in the office. Dendrobium orchids, in particular, can improve the quality of the air you breathe indoors by stripping airborne xylene and other chemical solvents, which we unknowingly get exposed to from seemingly innocent everyday stuff, such as cleaning agents, painting supplies, or exhausts.
Orchids can help improve your sleep quality.
An added boon of having (or hoarding) orchid plants for your home or office space is that similar to bromeliads and succulents, they can also produce beneficial oxygen even when you switch off your lights at night. This healthy flow of oxygen reportedly results in a positive and relaxing effect for us humans and lessens the risks of anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. If you’re having trouble calming your nerves during bedtime, we suggest taking an ornamental orchid plant inside your bedroom.