Best indoor plants health benefits

Best indoor plants health benefits

Jul 19 •, , , • 23518 Views • This week has been a particularly stressful week and yesterday I felt the need to get out and enjoy some fresh air which has prompted today’s story. I’ve always been fascinated by why most of us ‘have’ to work indoors and how some workplaces almost seem toxic as an environment – no natural light, people seemingly work in a cubicle that looks more like a cupboard and yet senior managers enjoying glass offices with lush views of the city and water or …

Best indoor plants without light

Best indoor plants without light

There is a lot of interest in growing high light plants indoors these days and I supposed it’s because as of March 2012, growing Medical Marijuana or Cannabis is legal in 16 states. And even here in Alabama where getting caught growing even one plant will land you in jail for three years, I can find books for sale on the subject at every major book store I’ve visited. I’ve grown houseplants for years but when I tried hydroponics and I failed miserably. I could grow lettuce and …

Indoor plants best

Indoor plants best

Whew, it’s been a while. There’s been lots of adventures happening at school, so I apologize. So over Easter I went back home. My sister had also just gotten back from Florida the day before, and she gave me a palm plant as a gift from her travels! … When did she get nice?Anyways, it’s a Neanthe Bella Palm, Chamaedorea elegans, otherwise known in my world as a Parlor Palm. And I have to giggle, because I’ve had one since junior year of high school. ? p> This got me thinking …

Best indoor plants safe for cats

Best indoor plants safe for cats

As a Cat Appreciator, one of the few sacrifices I’ve made was having to give up a variety of houseplants. When we combine a cat’s instinct to nibble on greens with the toxic properties of so many houseplants, Cat Appreciators really need to err on the side of caution. For instance, especially in spring, bulbs like hyacinth and daffodils and lilies are popular and lovely and sold everywhere and completely deadly to cats. Check out this list of Top Ten Pet-Toxic Plants and we see …

Best indoor plants for artificial light

Best indoor plants for artificial light

Are some of your plants indoors while you wait for temperatures to rise? Try adding an artificial lighti, which can help prepare your plant for the garden. It s a common misconception that grow lights are expensive and take up too much space. I recommend purchasing a shop light, which you can find at a hardware store for about $9. The bulbs can be more expensive. Here are the kind I recommend. Here are some tips on using a shop light to grow your vegetables indoors: Place the …

Best indoor plants to produce oxygen

Best indoor plants to produce oxygen

I don’t know what it is about a room filled with plants, but I find it both relaxing and energizing. The following facts don’t explain all the magic our eyes can’t see but it certainly satisfies some questioning: Natural air cleaner: During daytime, plants naturally take in harmful CO2 and refresh the air by releasing oxygen. CO2 can be reduced by as much as half, and the oxygen increased by introducing a few houseplants into a room. (However, plants do release CO2 at night, since …

Best indoor carnivorous plants

Best indoor carnivorous plants

Carnivorous Plants require regular watering and therefore will thrive in damp conditions. You can grow Carnivorous plants in your home as well as outside. Keep an eye on the soil, whether growing indoors or out, and ensure that you keep it moist at all times. The key to planting anything indoors is to replicate their growing environment; this just needs a little bit of thought for Carnivorous plants because they demand more extreme conditions than other plants. The best place …

Best indoor plants non poisonous

Best indoor plants non poisonous

An off the cuff Twitter conversation with a friend of mine the other day prompted me to create a public service post for my cat-loving readers. She hadn t known that so many plants, both those grown indoors and those in our gardens, are toxic to cats. I ve written about this before, but it bears bringing to other cat-loving plant people s attention on a regular basis. Cats do like to get into things, although usually those are food-related items such as cans of soup. Yes, this …

Best plants Food for indoor palms

Best plants Food for indoor palms

I have a confession to make. I spent my childhood in southern California, where palm-lined streets and swaying palm trees in home landscapes were a common occurrence that I took for granted. It wasn’t until my husband and I moved to the cooler climates of the Pacific Northwest where their presence is much more a rarity that I truly began to appreciate their fascinating foliage and striking silhouettes. To fill the void of their distinctively tropical flair, I grew them indoors …

Best indoor climbing plants

Best indoor climbing plants

Indoor Climbing Plants These climbing plants are suitable for growing indoors, up central supports in pots, on trellis or as room dividers, and around windows. Cissus antarctia, the Kangaroo Vine of Australia, has already been described. Cissus discolor of Java is much more tender than C. antarctia, but is a most beautiful foliage plant for heated rooms providing a winter minimum temperature of 13 deg C can be maintained. It has long, heart shaped and pointed, velvety-green leaves …