Are you looking for the best plants to enhance the look and feel of your massage studio? Plants offer so many benefits to any massage room. In this article, we’ll cover why you’ll want to keep plants around and we’ll look at a list of the best plants for your studio. As you think about your massage studio design, look for ways to tuck these plants in the rooms.

I know that indoor plants can help purify air, but they also calm and sooth people in their presence.

NASA did research with plants back in the day and they noticed that plants do absorb many toxins from the air. They were looking for plants that would help sustain life in outer space. So they were looking more for plants that can absorb one thing to produce more oxygen.

Dr. Bill Wolverton worked with NASA for 19 years to study plants that clean the air. He has since moved on and created air purifying planters.

Other Uses for Plants in the Studio

Keeping plants in your studio is a great way to make your studio fee cozier and more inviting. They also do well to help remove other toxins in the home. Not to mention that they give off great amounts of oxygen.

Overall, they just make things a little brighter and fresher for the home.

Here are some popular plants to choose from:

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Areca Palm

Or the butterfly palm is a great plant that also removes toxins from the air. It does well in the dryer areas since it puts out a larger amount of water vapor than most plants do.

In fact, this transpiration effect is what makes the plants great at removing toxins from the air. The more they transpire, the faster they pull air down to the root area and this pulls toxins down with it.

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Snake Plant

The snake plant is another easy to care for plant that does well inside. The snake plant is especially great to have in or around your bedroom because it gives off more oxygen at night than most plants do. This will do well to help you sleep better and get more oxygen in your room.

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These are very easy to keep in your homes. If you go a few weeks without remembering to water them, they’ll still look good. But you might not want to do that. And if you want to create more, you can divide the plant at the root and it will propagate new plants.

These are slow growing plants, so they are super easy to maintain. Since they are slow growing, you also don’t have to worry about pruning them back either.

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Bamboo Palm

This plant does well in indirect sun in your home and scored third on the list of abilities to remove toxins the fastest. It also likes moderately warm rooms, so anywhere that will get good afternoon sun will do well for it. These plants also like a little sandy soil and are really easy to care for.

The indoor plant can be susceptible to mealy bugs so you’ll want to take care that they don’t get infected. These plants do better with moist soil, but not wet so let them drain well and you’ll do fine.

They will reach for the sun, so you’ll want to turn the pot every few months to let it get more rounded while growing.

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Rubber Plant (ficus robusta)

This is a great plant that is just hardy and resilient. If you’re like me, then it will be easy to keep it alive in your home. In the wild, it can grow super long, as long as 100 feet. Luckily, when growing it in the home, it will only grow as big as you let it. These plants like a lot of indirect light in your home.

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Make sure you can set it near windows that let in a lot of light, but don’t let it get direct light on it. Their structures and colorings are just beautiful and each one will look vastly different from another.

These are the same plants that they will grow to make actual rubber with. The sap from the plant is what goes into making rubber that we use in everyday items like hoses, belts, matting, and flooring.

Boston Fern

You usually see these plants in a hanging pot. They love indirect sunlight so keeping them in a rooms with plenty of windows will be key. The other big thing for these is that they really like moisture.

Since most of our homes are dry, especially during the winter, you can spray mist them a couple times a week. My aunt use to take hers in the bathroom while she showered.

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Lady Palm

The lady palm is great for indoor plant because they grow slowly, so you don’t have to do much to maintain them. They require warmer temperatures and moist soil to thrive best.

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Peace Lily

The peace lily is super adaptable to any home so it’s a great one to add to your plant protection team. During the spring, you’ll see the white blooms. These lovely blooms will last for a couple of months. If the plant is really well cared for, then you might even see a bloom in the fall with them.

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These plants will only get up to about 24 inches so they’re great for the indoors. These plants require little light and are fine with rooms with no windows at all.  They actually can burn in direct sun and you’ll notice that the leaves will turn brown if it gets too much sun.

You can tell when it needs water because the leaves will start to droop a little. This is a great indicator of when to water it.

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English Ivy

Like the peace lily and the rubber plant, the English ivy is one of few that has some varying color which makes this a popular plant to keep in your home. You’ll want to water it enough to keep the soil moist, but that’s about all you have to worry about for caring for it.

They are very good climbers and can easily take over an area if you’re not careful. This is why you’ll want to be careful with letting the plant grow outside your home. If it’s not maintained, then it can completely overtake an area quickly.

But as in a pot, in your home, it will do well to keep in your home.

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Dwarf Date Palm

Also known as pygmy date palms, these are from the palm family and can get between 6 and 12 feet tall if you let them. As with most of the plants on this list, they prefer indirect sun. You’ll do best to keep them in bright rooms. They also like well drained pots with moist soil.

As they outgrow their pots, you’ll want to repot them every two to three years in larger pots that can handle their growth.

When they bloom, you’ll see little, yellow flowers that will turn into purplish dates.

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Conclusion

Although you’ll find a lot of people on either side of the aisle on if the plants protect you from radiation, they’re still worth looking at to have them in your home. For no other reason than to just enjoy some of nature in your home.

https://cordis.europa.eu/docs/results/272/272520/final1-nasa-phytoremediation-2012.pdf

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19930073077.pdf

http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com/faq-air.html

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