Best indoor plants for air Pollution

Best indoor plants for air Pollution

Plants located in your home or office are beneficial to your health in more ways than you might think. Miss Monk It may come as a surprise but air pollution levels indoors are almost always higher than outside, even in busy city centres. Even more surprising is that indoor plants have the ability to mitigate high levels of most airborne contaminants. Ventilation systems constantly “refresh” buildings with air from outdoors after a filtration process that removes some large particles …

Best indoor plants for eastern exposure

Best indoor plants for eastern exposure

The best place for tropical plants here in the desert is against an eastern exposure. That is,morning sun,afternoon shade. When I bought this house I insisted on having a backyard that faced east. If your backyard faces east,you are in luck. If not,then things get a little bit tricky. And since you really can t pick up your house and turn it around,here are some suggestions. • If your backyard faces west,or south,it will get the maximum amount of sunshine and heat. Unless you …

Best indoor plants for Apartments

Best indoor plants for Apartments

You may be thinking – I don’t need no plants. In reality you do. Plants improve air quality in your home by filtering out volatile compounds and capturing dust providing some relief to those with allergies and asthma. More so, according to, they improve your mood. People with houseplants tend to be in better spirits, suffer less stress and have more energy. While that’s all well and good – if you live in city, ideal growing situations are hard to come by. Here’s a list of some …

Best indoor plants fertilizer

Best indoor plants fertilizer

Having good indoor air quality is very important, especially in the winter when the outdoor temperatures are chilly and most of us spend our days indoors. But what most of us don’t realize is that our indoor air quality can be much worse than the air quality outside. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) our indoor air quality is 2-5 times more toxic than the air outside our homes. The easiest and most inexpensive way of combating poor indoor air quality is through …

Best indoor plants for east window

Best indoor plants for east window

Hi Folks Thanks for all the suggestions, plenty for me to research with that little lot. I think I am deffinatly going to be getting a ZZ Plant for that windowsill, I had a look on the net last night and really like the look of those. I now just need to find something else to go with it, I am sure I can find something from you guys suggestions I am going to be getting a spider plant too but that is going to be living on my bathroom windowsill which is East facing too. I am really …

Best indoor plants Money Tree

Best indoor plants Money Tree

It’s amazing how much a little bit of greenery can brighten up a house or apartment. But if you happen to be the type of person who is capable of killing even a fake plant, you most likely won’t be jumping at the opportunity of nursing a plant that’s high maintenance. Everyone knows someone who has a “green thumb, ” who seems to be able to get their plants to grow beautifully just by being around, by talking to them or even playing some music. If you’d like to try your hand at …

Best indoor plants low maintenance

Best indoor plants low maintenance

Last week we looked at some green gardening tips in time for spring. This week we will look at five low maintenance house plants to add color and atmosphere to your home or office. Keeping houseplants gives nice ambience to your home or office. Take a look at the five easy to maintain houseplants and then give us some of your favorite tips or low maintenance houseplants. 1. Fern photo from gardeningknowhow.com The Fern is a classic houseplant that requires little maintenance …

Best air purifying indoor plants

Best air purifying indoor plants

The gel of the aloe plant has a number of healing properties, from soothing skin burns and cuts to detoxing the body, and it can also help to monitor the air quality in your home. The plant can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products, and when the amount of harmful chemicals in the air becomes excessive, the plants leaves will display brown spots. Just an FYI: Grows best with lots of sun. English Ivy NASA scientists listed the English Ivy as the number …

Best Indoor Plants for Filtering Air

Best Indoor Plants for Filtering Air

(iStock) This fall and winter, as you close the windows and doors against the cold, you may be inviting trouble—indoor air pollution. According to the EPA, the level of pollutants in indoor air is generally at least two to five times higher than outdoor air, and the cold months of the year produce the dirtiest indoor air. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to controlling indoor air pollution—houseplants. In his groundbreaking research, former NASA scientist B.C. Wolverton …

Best Indoor plants South Florida

Best Indoor plants South Florida

Moth orchids ( Phalaenopsis sp. ) bear magnificent, long-lasting white, pink, red, purple, lavender, or yellow flowers. How to Grow: Don’t overwater. Let the top inch of soil dry between thorough waterings. Make sure pots drain well. Don’t overfertilize. Feed plants only when they are producing lush new leaves. Use a slow-release orchid fertilizer. Don’t put plants in full sun—they’ll burn. Place them in an east or west window with bright, filtered light. A south window is okay …