Many of us are aware of the incredible ability of houseplants to influence the climate. The plants create a comfortable atmosphere, stabilise humidity and saturate the air with oxygen thus helping young children and people with allergies breathe more peacefully.
Follow these simple rules and the air in your home will be as clear as the mountain air. You will breathe easily and live healthy.
The flower of feminine happiness or white canvas – the plant is thought to bring happiness and love in the house. The spathiphyllum not only absorbs the excess moisture and normalises the climate in the house but also eliminates mould spores. Therefore, the plant feels great in the bathroom. It lives best in shade and needs little sunlight to thrive, and is watered approximately once a week.
The plant ranks as one of the world’s most valuable and widely traded. Of the nearly hundred species the two most common grown species are Coffea arabica (commonly known simply as “Arabica”) and Coffea canephora (known as “Robusta”). The first fruits appear on the 5th-6th year so it’s best to buy an adult plant. The coffee tree loves good watering and partial shade. Has the ability to absorb excess moisture from the air and feels it with smell of rain during flowering.
A symbol of peace and enjoyment. In the past people believed it is a sacred tree: it gave to the elders the youth and to the travellers the spirit and cheer. It has been used as a traditional medicine by the Toareg people and nowadays for treatment of rhinosinusitis. Also, it is a common ingredient in the Mediterranean cuisine. Today we know that Myrtle not only restores the normal climate in the home but also takes case of your health. The volatiles released from leaves and myrtle flowers kill germs in the air.
In antiquity laurel loved herbivorous dinosaurs which resisted the attack of the predators. In this way the predators select an easy victim and receive a spice dinner. People consider the laurel a symbol of glory, victory and greatness. The plant originates in the subtropics so it loves moist air, partial shade and plenty of warm water. Absorbing the moisture form the air creates a normal climate. Often, the bay leaf is used for seasoning in cooking, especially in the Mediterranean.
A lemon- plant that is pleasant in every way. During flowering it feels the air with the aroma of citrus and draws in the excess moisture from the air. The leaves emit a huge number of phytochemicals sterilising the space around them. The tree loves sunbathing, regular watering and dry soil. All parts of the lemon (juice, peel, leaves) are used in the culinary and medicine all over the world
In Japan, the cypress tree is considered sacred: it is believed that the souls of the dead and gods inhabit it. The evergreen plant the refreshes the interior, moisturises the air, fights dust and relieves headaches and migraines. In return for all this, it expects partial shade and regular watering
They call it also thin tongue. This plant does amazing things with the air: it moisturizes, generates a huge amount of oxygen (by its size) and counteracts the harmful gases emitted from synthetic material. In the same time, it really very easy to care for as it retains moisture in the leaves and doesn’t require heavy watering. Perfectly grows in every corner of the house.
The most popular indoor plant and it is technically a weeping fig. It has lots of variations and the most grown at home plant is the Benjamin Ficus named after a British botanist. The Ficus moisturises the air and saturates it with oxygen, neutralises toxins and bacteria and with its broad leaves retains dust. However, it might cause some allergies, so before you get one consult with a specialist. The plant is unpretentious, grows quickly, but doesn’t like current and excessive watering. It loves large semi-shade spaces
Some call it potted vine because of the similarity with its leaves. It’s behaviour very much reminds of ivy: it quickly covers with stems and props on the way to light. It adapts to dry air and gradually moisturizing it. However, it needs partial shade and regular wet showers.
Wonderful colourful plant every species of which looks original. The Kalanchoe is native to Madagascar and feels extremely good in dry air areas. The moisture accumulates in its leaves and regulates the climate of the home. It should not be irrigated but make sure you keep it in a sunny place
Increasing or decreasing humidity levels in the home is not difficult and will prove beneficial in the long run. Misting plants, growing them in groups and using water-filled pebble trays are the most popular methods for raising humidity. On the other hand, growing houseplants that absorb the moisture will avoid accumulation of mould and bacteria in your home.