Research conducted by the University of Technology Sydney, found that by including just 3 indoor plants in a classroom could increase maths scores by up to 14% and spelling scores by up to 12%.
Indoor plants can also help improve air quality and reduce negative moods, so there are multiple benefits in having a collection of indoor plants in classrooms. In the study, one class gave their plants names, which is a really fun idea and gives kids a greater connection to their leafy classmates.
There are lots of hardy and low maintenance indoor plants that make ideal classroom green ‘helpers’, including peace lilies, philodendron and Devil’s Ivy. Consider classroom plants an investment in children’s health and IQ!
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