Saturday, July 31, 2010

Breathe A Little Better

One of the cool things about my husband is that he grows awesome plants in our home.

Not only do these plants make our home look nicer, they also provide some important benefits.
According to an article by Georgia Lund, plants can "take any stale indoor room, purify it, and renew it." They filter out toxins, such as carbon dioxide and other pollutants.   One study conducted by NASA, found that certain houseplants are able to remove 87% of toxins in the air in a 24 hour period.  Check out this chart to find out which plants remove which types of toxins.

The above plant is an English Ivy, which Georgia Lund lists as one of the top 10 plants effective in reducing chemical pollutants in the air.

This plant is called a Pothos and is an extremely easy plant to grow indoors.  Once you get a good Pathos growing, you can snip a piece off, put it in a vase of water for a few days and news roots will grow (propagation).  Then you can plant it in a new container and have a new plant.  I think that's pretty cool!

Check out these new plants my husband is working on.  He has herbs as well as flowers in the works.

If you spend a lot of time at a desk or in a small contained area, researchers suggest having a plant within 10 inches of your work space in order to improve the air you breathe all day.

This can be a very inexpensive way to not only brighten up your home or office space but also a much greener way to purify the air than more expensive air filters.

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