Secret Life of houseplants
According to experts, in indoor air may contain over 900 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), some of which contain such harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene (cleaning agents, solvents), benzene(powders, tobacco smoke, various kinds of plastics, synthetic fibers), chloroform \ trichlorethylene (metal degreasing, chemical cleaning agents, paints, various adhesives), ammonia and acetone.Studies have shown that VOCs can cause nausea, headaches, coughing, fatigue, dry skin and sore throat - and these are some manifestations of the impact of contaminated room air.
Let us for a moment go back to school.On the natural history lessons, we studied the process of photosynthesis.As we remember, plants convert carbon dioxide into organic compounds, releasing oxygen as a byproduct.Recently, scientists have discovered that plants can convert VOC carbon compounds that can be used to produce fuel.In their opinion, "people can only imitate nature, it is not yet known another way t
plant potted plants 20 cm in diameter for every 10-15 square meters of indoor spaces to improve air quality.Studies have also shown that indoor plants during the primary VOCs were eliminated within 4-5 days;any further appeared VOC (with purchase of new furniture, for example) are removed within 24 hours.This suggests that plants absorb them well.
Plants that improve indoor air
proposed list of plants for a healthy home!
During investigations, a Spathiphyllum scientists placed in a closed room with a high content of trichlorethylene, benzene and formaldehyde.After 24 hours the plant has absorbed a substantial portion of these harmful substances efficiently purifying indoor air.This slender plant with beautiful white flowers, undemanding, requiring no special care, needing a minimum amount of sunlight can make your room more livable.
In accordance with the classification of green spaces, consisting of 50 plants in which the plants are placed on the queue, depending on the speed of growth, ease of care of plants resistant to the effects of pesticides, the efficiency of removing toxins from the air and transpiration rate, Boston fern showed the highest absorption capacity of air pollutants, especially formaldehyde.It contributes to the livelihoods of the humidity in the room.This plant will look impressive in hanging baskets or mounted on a stand.
Scientists estimate that the betel palm, one of the most popular plants received 8.5 points out of 10 in assessing the ability of plants to clean the air.Studies confirm that the plant grows well in the room, well moisturizes the air, absorbs toxins and is the subject of decor.Set the plant better in shaded areas.Areca palm is perfect for home or office.
Scientists have discovered the amazing ability of the plant to effectively clean the room air and its inaccessibility to pests.A relative of the well known Ficus benjamina.I got a rating of 7.7 out of 10 points on tests for clean air.Quickly grows.
Dracaena - dragon tree
dragon tree has a triple action effectively clean the air of benzene, formaldehyde and trichlorethylene.Wood feels good when light levels from moderate to low in a well-moistened soil.In addition, a flexible plant allows to model its shape due to the flexibility of the stems.