Room Plants with their leaves absorb air pollutants and carry them to the roots where they are used as nutrients, and thus function as natural purifiers of air. Nonetheless, this remarkable feature can be applied in the household or in the work area. Environment without enough oxygen chokes our body makes us feel fatigued and lethargy, and badly affects the immune system.
We present 7 plants that purify the air and makes it pleasant and beautiful to breathe
Peace lily ( spatihp-hullum )
Lillian is a beautiful peaceful herb that can improve air quality up to 60%. Reduces the level of mold spores by absorbing it through the leaves that also feeds his roots. In the bath this Room Plants reduce the occurrence of moisture and absorbs vapor of acetone and alcohol. Removes ammonia, benzene, and formaldehid and trihloretilen.
In addition, it has a beautiful white flower, which is extremely nice to decorate the space. Peaceful Lillian does not require much maintenance, he needs indirect light and moist ground.
Devil’s ivy ( Epipremnum aureum )
Devil’s ivy is an excellent air purifier, but can be toxic to pets, so you should keep an eye on it. On the other hand, has a beneficial effect on health because it filters the air from benzene and formaldehyde, which, for example, are present in cigarette smoke. Because of easy maintenance, this Room Plants are one of the most popular indoor plants. It requires little maintenance. Irrigated only when the soil is dry, ideal for storage is under indirect light.
Boston fern ( Nephrlepis exaltata )
Boston fern is a plant that is a natural air humidifier and is nice for the view. It is ideal for those who have problems with dry skin. Except that it moisturizes the air, it eliminates traces of formaldehyde and other toxins.
The maintenance of it of vital importance to keep the place lit and to irrigate it often.
Spider plant (Clorophy-tum comosum )
Spider plant is often domestic plant and easy to maintain. For two days can eliminate 90% of the toxins in the air. Lillian leaves of green grow very quickly and help in absorption of harmful substances, such as mold or other allergens.
Viper’s bowstring hemp ( Sanse-vieria tifasciata )
Viper’s bowstring hemp produces oxygen which makes it an ideal herb for the bedroom. Equally well illuminated places and displease well as those dark rooms a good for it.
It is an inexpensive way to purify the air. Unlike other herbs that at night take oxygen from the room, Viper’s bowstring hemp is suitable for the bedroom. It also purifies many other poisonous particles from the air.
Rubber Plant ( Ficus elastica robusta )
This plant it moisturizes the air, removes noxious fumes into the air and reduces harmful microorganisms in the room. Its efficiency air purification improves over time. Bacteria found in the leaves of ficus feed toxins from the air. This process emits ficus fresh air, and with the growth of the herb its microorganisms multiply and it becomes more efficient in purifying the air. If you are allergic to latex take care when handling the ficus.
Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths (Chry-santhemum )
Chrysanthemums is particularly attractive plant, effective in removing harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC-compounds), especially benzene, which is associated with cancer. Many tobacco products contain high concentrations of benzene due to this herb is useful in the homes of smokers.
INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT ROOM PLANTS
Can feel and distinguish fragrances
– Plants can sense your scent and smell of other plants, some of which may differ fragrances, for example, the smell of tomatoes from the smell of wheat.
Scientists have found that plants have a sense of smell because they respond to a universal ethylene plant hormone responsible for Degreening, which serves as a defense mechanism. That is the reason why lemons or bananas ripen faster if you put them beside a ripe apple and pear and that’s why the pears mature faster in a bag with ripe bananas.
Room Plants can distinguish light and darkness
– The light for plants is more than a signal, said Dr. Daniel Chamovitz, to them light is a food.
With the help of light plants transform water and carbon dioxide into sugars, which turn into food. But plant organisms are fixed and can not move in search of food, so they have to get it by other means. So they grow towards the light. Although they have no nervous system, light signals can’t be transformed into images as in humans, but plants are able to see light they need for life. The plants know when to get out of the seed and reproduce when you have to grow faster and when to rise above plants that hide them when the time of flowering ends.
The power of sensation of Room Plants
How Venus flytrap know that the insect standing on it is large enough to be sufficient meal?
Because they feel the pressure of the insect’s body to his alarm-black fibers on the inner surface of the plants. If activated only one fiber, Venus flytrap will not close and will not remain hungry. But if the fly touches several, at lightning speed the trap closes and catches its pray. Plant touch is a daily occurrence in nature, it is the contact with the earth, water, wind, rain, animals. If they pluck a leaf, the plant will not feel pain, but will warn the rest of the plants….
Here is a video of Venus Flytrap in action !
Video Credit : Earthling1984