Grow at Your Own Pace: Mental Health & Houseplants by Ivy Moran
Ahhh.. the houseplant journey.
-The ‘Tour De France’ of who can grow the prettiest, most jungle-like leaves and compliment them with a boho aesthetic.
-The “sorry I haven’t watered you for 3 weeks-- I’m really really in a rush and don’t wanna hit traffic!”
-The rearranging of plants ‘cause some need more love this week.
-The “it hasn't grown ANY since I bought the damn thing-- I’m doing something wrong..”
No, sis. You’re doing everything right.
There are so many parallels between plant care and self-care. This plant journey is reflective of your journey. Have you checked in with yourself lately? Have you kept hydrated? Have you valued your time of rest just as much as your time of growth?
You see, the use of plants for indoor purposes is a widespread and long-lived phenomenon. Egyptians even embraced indoor plants within their interior design practices since the 3rd century BC. (Even they had faith in IvyMay).
This practice of keeping plants indoors can be attributed to aesthetical niceties, however, they offer us much much more! Several studies indicate that certain environmental influences, such as the presence of natural qualities (water and vegetation) within your indoor space can help improve your psychophysiological stress-reduction abilities. Yes, your IvyMay crystal bundle sets count.
These are some of the positive effects plants have on emotional states:
- Positive emotion
- Increase attentiveness
- Restrict negative thoughts
- Reduce physiological arousal
Clearly, the Egyptians got the hint. So take it from them, or take it from us-- your indoor environment is EVERYTHING. Make it something you’re inspired by.
So, hang your Hang ‘N Roots Propagation Station-- made with natural wood to ensure that outdoor pureness is felt within.
Grow at your own pace. Cherish the times of slow growth and watch as you unfurl. You’ll be surprised by how much you thrive.
And don’t forget that IvyMay and the plant community are right there with you-- along YOUR journey. Let’s keep in touch! Follow us on Instagram and TikTok!