air comes clean with houseplants - indoor air cleaner
Michael Hayden has confidence in the power of plants.
"I strongly believe in the plants in the room and indoor environment because they provide an alternative in terms of fresh air and a cleaner environment," Hayden said . ", Executive Butler, Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Convention Center, located in Markham.
When Hayden lived in the apartment, he learned about the impact of indoor plants.
Positive results encouraged him to extend the use of plants outside the lobby to meeting rooms and hotel rooms.
Whether it's in a hotel room, office or apartment, adding plants will create a more comfortable and healthy environment.
Many Canadians spend almost all their time indoors in winter.
Factors of indoor air pollution-pollution can be 10 times that of outdoor air-you have the perfect environment to promote breathing and skin health.
Since the 1980 s, when NASA space scientists demonstrated the ability of plants to purify and revitalize the air, plants have become an important part of "green" architectural design.
Experts say indoor plants improve indoor air by reducing mold in the air. 50 per cent)
Increase humidity to a comfortable 30-60, reduce dust 20, and detoxify the air of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gaseous by-
Products of commonly used materials such as plywood, scrap boards, carpets, synthetic fabrics and plastics.
Plants are not just clean air.
Inviting them into your living space also has many psychological and physical health benefits.
Of course, properly placed plants add talent, drama and style to any space with aesthetic value.
The green room looks warm.
A few years ago, a study by Roger Ulrich at Texas a & M University showed that plants lowered blood pressure and reduced stress levels.
It has even been shown that plants can improve efficiency and concentration.
So growing plants in your apartment seems to provide a mini
Spa with no fee.
However, not all plants are equal.
Choose plants that not only match the light conditions of your apartment, but also match your gardening skills.
Keep in mind that each plant, plus their unique soil micro
Biological, its toxin removal activity is different.
Frank Runco, who runs his own in-house landscape company in Concord, recommended Dracena "warneckei" as it grows very well in the absence of light.
It is also easy to grow and maintain and can endure dry air.
"I also like to use pothos, which grows well under light and is able to withstand the wear and tear of offices and hotels," Runco added . ".
"The suggestion of Runco is not difficult --to-find.
In fact, you can buy them at any garden center or supermarket.
Although the plants are large (
From $20 to $50)
Even better, you can buy a smaller plant that can be grown for just $2.
Please remember to place your plants in the frequently used areas, including the kitchen, the Home Office and the living room.
Plants that release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide at night-orchids, Christmas cactus, aloe vera, snake plants and pineapple-are the perfect choice for the bedroom.
Judging from his internal work at the municipal center and office around GTA, Runco suggests that everyone's work space has a factory, about six to eight cubic feet.
Jon Naar, author of livable planet design (
Harper Collins, 1990)
It is recommended to have a large factory every 100 square feet of ground space.
Keep plants healthy and thrive.
A healthy plant can better keep your home naturally healthy.