The Surprising Health Benefits of Living With an Indoor Vertical Garden

Visually stunning.




This is typically how we describe our living walls, but did you know that beyond the artistic allure, the high-quality construction and a patented self-maintaining system, Sagegreenlife’s living walls and partitions are some of the healthiest design elements you can offer both commercial and residential design clients?

Sagegreenlife indoor vertical gardens add a surprising list of health and wellness benefits to any space.

Plants make the air cleaner.

Indoor plants are good for the air we breathe, because they do the opposite of what we do: Plants release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide.

It’s the perfect complement to our need for fresh oxygen and our exhalation of carbon dioxide. By coexisting in the same space with us, plants improve the air quality and eliminate harmful toxins.

However, plants don’t just improve air quality: They remove up to 87 percent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) every 24 hours, according to research by NASA. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.

Based on that fact alone, would you rather live in a home or work in an office with or without plants?

VOCs contain some rather harsh contaminants found in nearly every household, including:

  • Carpeting

  • Vinyl

  • Paint

  • Cigarette smoke

  • Plastic grocery bags

  • Man-made fibers

  • Ink from books and magazines

Plants pull these toxins from the air and convert them into nutrients, so people sharing the space can breathe healthier air as a result.

Living greenery increases moisture and decreases allergy symptoms.

A Sagegreenlife vertical garden can help your interior design and architecture clients experience fewer allergy symptoms. Since plants add just the right amount of moisture to the air and increase humidity, the air in a home or office becomes less dry, minimizing allergy symptoms from stale, dusty air. Research indicates that plants reduce 20% of the dust in the air, causing fewer respiratory issues like coughing, stuffy or runny noses, itchy eyes and dry throats — all symptoms of allergy sufferers.

Indoor plants improve overall health and wellness.

In studies of hospital rooms with plants, patients recovered from their illnesses faster than those in rooms without plants. Patients also needed less pain medication, had lower heart rates and less anxiety during their hospital stays than those who recovered in rooms without living greenery.

Plants are that powerful!

In office buildings, plants decrease colds, headaches, coughs and sore throats so employees call in sick significantly less than offices without plants. On top of that, plants boost moods, decrease fatigue and help workers stay focused so they can be more productive at work as well.

The more plants, the better you feel.

It takes more than a single houseplant or dish garden to enjoy the maximum health benefits of plants. It also depends in the size of the space.

For instance, to improve overall health, reduce fatigue and lower stress levels, you need at least one large, 8-inch plant every 129 square feet. (That’s about the size of a small bedroom.)

Therefore, the average single-family home of about 2,400 square feet needs about 19 large plants.

Sagegreenlife Living Walls makes it easy to create a vertical garden that meets — or exceeds — this “minimum plant requirement” for better health and well-being. And, since Sagegreenlife Living Walls are completely customizable to fit permanently or portably into any design and layout, you can offer clients their own living works of art for any size space.

The added bonus of low-maintenance.

Sagegreenlife Living Walls are low-maintenance, so your clients can enjoy all the beauty and benefits without any of the upkeep of maintaining a wall of living plants. Our patented Biotiles® provide our vertical gardens with all the nutrients and water they need to thrive in nearly every environment.

Our in-house plant experts work with local nurseries to help clients select plants that grow best in their climates. We design, construct and deliver fully growing walls so your clients can begin enjoying the benefits of their vertical gardens immediately.

When you’re ready to present clients with a unique, health-promoting feature for their home or office, call one of our vertical garden experts at 312-234-9655 or send an email to to make an appointment.

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