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Episode 17: The Studies Behind Why Plants Make People Happy and Healthy with Christine from @workhardplanthard



We are so lucky to be joined by Christine from @workhardplanthard ( today to discuss various studies behind how and why plants actually help improve your indoor environment. I have always been intimidated by the actual studies behind how plants clean air and improve people’s mood, since I have no science background. Christine is a full time physician and has done an amazing job compiling these studies and breaks them down into layman’s terms for us today!

Christine is also a new plant friend IRL of mine after she opened her home and plant shop knowledge to me on my recent trip to San Diego. We met over Instagram and when I was in San Diego, she picked me up and took me on a plant tour of her favorite local plant shops. I got to see her personal collection, meet her kidsand family and it was just the perfect example of human kindness and how we can use instagram to actually get off line and make real life memories. So she is the perfect guest to have on the show as we transition out of Friendship February!

In this episode we learn about:

  • How Christine used plants to heal her stress
  • Christine’s personal collection
  • What to look forward to on
  • The dangers of houseplants
  • Summaries of various studies proving how plants clean the air and eliminate VOCs
  • Summaries of studies measuring how plants improve peoples lives in various ways

Here are links to the studies Christine and I discuss:

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  1. michelle says:

    I just discovered your podcast and am enjoying it so far. Your enthusiasm is contagious 😉 In the episode 17 with Christine you both discussed some easy care plants. Can you post them to the show notes to help those of us looking for suggestions? I know one was pothos, but I cannot remember the other. Thank you for the work you do to bring us the show. I have subscribed.

    • Maria Failla says:

      Hey Michelle!

      Some of my first easy care plants were Sansevaria or Mother in Laws Toungue (couldn’t recommend this one more), Pothos, Jade (as long as you dont over water!) and peperomia. good luck with your new indoor jungle and keep blooming and growing!

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