Supporting Research

Our personal experiences and beliefs are one thing. Once we started looking at real reserach, it became clear. Indoor plants have proven benefits for mental health and wellbeing.We saw this as our opportuninty to follow our passion and create something special.Since we sells plants, it's only right to be skeptical. That's why we believe it is necessary to share the facts that helped inspire our company.Below, you will find published scientific research on indoor plants and their benefits.

Han, K.-T., Ruan, L.-W., & Liao, L.-S. (2022). Effects of Indoor Plants on Human Functions: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7454.

Ma J. Interaction with Nature Indoor: Psychological Impacts of Houseplants Care Behavior on Mental Well-Being and Mindfulness in Chinese AdultsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(23):15810.

Chamola, A., Apurva, S., Rao, A. & Ghosh, C. (2022). Psychological and Physiological Impact of Indoor Plants and Their Maintenance. International Journal of Indian Psychology10(3), 1376-1391. DIP:, DOI:10.25215/1003.147

Catherine Phillips & Eily Schulz (2021) Greening home: caring for plants
indoors, Australian Geographer, 52:4, 373-389,

Han K-T, Ruan L-W. (2019) Effects of Indoor Plants on Self-Reported Perceptions: A Systemic Review. Sustainability. 2019; 11(16):4506.

Matsumura, J. L. (2016). Ecotheraphy as a Tool for Mental WellnessThe Vermont Connection, 37(1).

Lee, Ms., Lee, J., Park, BJ. et al. Interaction with indoor plants may reduce psychological and physiological stress by suppressing autonomic nervous system activity in young adults: a randomized crossover study. J Physiol Anthropol 34, 21 (2015).

*Mental Houseplants does not own or claim to have conducted the cited research. The intention of sharing these resources is to provide our users with the same honest research that helped inspire Mental Houseplants.