Archive for January, 2013

Sansevieria

January 28, 2013

L_SansevieriaThe sansevieria is a great plant for removing formaldehyde-based toxins in the air.  These toxins are produced from carpeting, cleaners, foam insulation, furniture, paper products, plywood and particle board.  The snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, as this plant is commonly called, can be used almost anywhere throughout your home or office.  They can handle low to medium light and really don’t require much water.  They are a succulent and hold water in their leaves.  If you ever take the plant apart, you will see that it does not have much of a root system.  Its clean lines look great in any contemporary interior.  www.insideplants.net

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Ficus Trees

January 21, 2013

Ficus TreeFicus trees can be so annoying. They can be fussy and temperamental, just like a toddler. But the benefit of having one in your interior environment definitely outweighs the negative elements. Did you know that they can remove formaldehyde-based toxins from the air? Products such as carpeting, cleaners, foam insulation, furniture, paper products, plywood and particle board produce this nasty contaminant. So it you just remodeled your home or office and you want to get ride of that offensive smell, try a ficus or two. And make sure you add Vitamin B-1 when you bring them in. It reduces the leaf loss.   www.insideplants.net


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