Why the 'Mental' in Mental Houseplants?

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At Mental Houseplants, we are a company dedicated to promoting mental health and wellbeing through the power of indoor plants. As plant lovers and mental health advocates, we know firsthand the impact plants can have on our wellbeing. This is why we decided to add "Mental" to our name; to emphasize the connection between plants and mental health.

In recent years, the importance of mental health has become more widely recognized, but the stigma still surrounding mental illness can still make it difficult for people to seek help. At Mental Houseplants, we believe that taking care of your mental health is important to live a happy and continuously growing lifestyle. We also believe plants can be an effective way to improve mental health and wellbeing through fostering a connection with nature and engaging in a mindful practice. By this, we hope to help people find comfort, balance, and growth in their lives.

We are advocates for mental health because we have both experienced our own personal journeys with mental health and over-coming barriers associated with having a mental health disorder. As stated previously, we have witnessed firsthand the positive impact that plants can have on wellbeing. Kayla's love for indoor plants began with just two and has now grown into a thriving collection of over 80 plants in our single-bedroom apartment. Nolan, inspired by Kayla's experience and eager to learn more, delved into research and discovered the compelling connection between indoor plants and improved mental health.
Together, Nolan and Kayla founded Mental Houseplants to make a difference and create a community that supports and encourages each other and provide a space to seek advice for indoor plants. We aim to raise awareness, break down stigmas, and create a more positive and inclusive world.
In this section of blog posts, we'll explore the connection between mental health and houseplants. We'll discuss the scientific evidence supporting the use of houseplants for mental health, how houseplants can promote mindfulness, and how they can serve as a reminder to slow down and appreciate the present moment. We hope that by sharing this information, we can inspire more people to incorporate houseplants into their daily lives and experience the benefits for themselves.
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