By Jill Brooke
You’ve heard of friends with benefits right – well now Costa Farms introduced “Plants with Benefits.”
Maybe because WebMD elevated flowers and plants as a category for wellness and the pandemic has raised awareness on how this natural decor enhances your everyday environment as well as lifts your spirits, but flowers and plants and their health benefits are now trending as we can see in this offering.
In fact, Walmarts – where this line of plants will be sold – went to Costa Farms to create this line to, “help you live better.”
Costa Farms designers also created color-coded plant tags that “reveal the wellness powers of each plant.”
So here is the selection to consider. We are just happy that people are connecting plants and flowers to health and the science now supports how different plants activate health benefits.
Benefit: Cleaner air. Plants add fresh oxygen to the air.
Tag Color: Green
Plants included: Aglaonema, Majesty Palm, Dieffenbachia, Sansevieria, Spathiphyllum, Dracaena
Benefit: Stress reduction. Studies show houseplants may help reduce stress/anxiety.
Tag Color: Orange
Plants included: Pothos, White bird of Paradise, ZZ Plant, Mass Cane, Kimberly Queen, Sago Palm, Ponytail Palm, Red Aglaonema
Benefit: Increased mental acuity. Studies show houseplants may help boost memory, cognition, creativity, and problem-solving.
Tag Color: Black
Plants included: Yucca, Dracaena marginata, Calathea, Cordyline, Monstera, Fiddleleaf Fig, Bromeliads, Pink Pineapple Plant, Bird’s Nest Fern, and Alocasia
You’ll find the Plants with Benefits collection comes in two sizes—tabletop plants in 6-inch-diameter pots and floor plants in 10-inch-diameter pots.
These pots have been designed in a selection of natural, earthy colors and have a handcrafted feel to match with a wide variety of home décor and office looks. Additionally, plants are grown in a soil medium made from recycled coconut husks called coir, which is sustainable and environmentally responsible. Another reason to like these products since being environmentally responsible is definitely very much trending too.
Jill Brooke is a former CNN correspondent, Post columnist and editor-in-chief of Avenue and Travel Savvy magazine. She is an author and the editorial director of FPD and floral editor for aspire design and home magazine and contributor to Florists Review magazine.
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