House plants – guardians of our health

Indoor plants except as decorations at home, they have a very positive effect on health.

The first and most important reason is that indoor plants purify the air, absorb electromagnetic radiation, reduce stress, spread positive energy, protect us from noise, make the space more beautiful, neutralize bad odors. And in return for all this, plants require only a little time and attention.

Plants

Air cleaner

Plants purify and refresh by filtering carbon dioxide we exhale, and a number of toxic substances present in the closed space. According to studies, some indoor plants, within 24 hours in a closed room can purify the air of toxic substances up to 90 percent. These are: gerbera daisies, chrysanthemums, african violets, orchids, silversword tree of life, lilies, ivy, aloe vera, different species of palms, ferns and others.
From the large number of air pollutants in closed spaces largest and most present is formaldehyde, because of its widespread use and is present almost everywhere. Is located in the foam insulation, adhesives, chips, plastics, paper towels, rugs, curtains, air fresheners, cleaning products, deodorants, nail polishes and a range of products for face, body and hair. Indoor plants are the best filter against the contaminant which causes irritation of the respiratory tract, asthma and allergies, as well as headache, fatigue, dizziness, and other severe diseases.

Source of negative ions

Except that purify the air, indoor plants enrich the air with negative ions which do not exist indoors. Negative ions greatly improve the quality of poor air in enclosed spaces due to lighting, heating, air-conditioning in facilities and the presence of numerous electrical devices. Negative ions significantly affect our health, rejuvenates cells, digestion, concentration and alertness, giving us greater resistance to disease, aid in headaches, allergies and asthma.

Care of indoor plants

In this month indoor plants suffer more from excessive heat than from low temperatures and very dry air. One or two times a week, the plants should be moved toward the light. At night, when temperatures fall, you should put the flowers away from windows to avoid frostbite. During the day, return them back to the window, because they need light. During the airing of facilities, plants need to be protected too. In January pour the indoor plants more rarely and use just water at room temperature. All houseplant in winter should be kept moderately moist. Blossoming flowers and those plants with buds, once a month should be fed with a weak 0.1% solution with complex mineral fertilizers. January is suitable for sowing of seedlings for gillyflower, decorative strawberries, pelargonium. The seeds of most flowers germinate in 10-15 days. Planted, the seed (depending on plant) is usually kept in a dark place.