Archive for the ‘Plant Spotlight’ Category

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

Epipremnum Aureum – Pothos

April 8, 2010
pothos

Epipremnum Aureum ~Pothos

The most common name for the Epipremnum Aureum is Pothos. Pothos is a evergreen plant popularly grown for its beautiful and attractive variegated foliage. Did you know that this easy-growing plant is very useful too as an indoor air purifier? A double bonus for having pothos in your interiorscape is that you get to enjoy it’s beauty and breathe fresh air simultaneously!

Being robust and hardy, pothos is one of the easiest plants to maintain. It requires little care and very tolerable of neglect and abuse. Because of its tolerance of low-light conditions, this easy-growing and hardy plant, makes it an ideal indoor plant. Its fabulous variegated foliage are used popularly for interiorscape in homes, offices, and shopping malls.

Spathiphyllum – AKA Peace Lily

April 8, 2010
Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum

Spathiphyllum is commonly known as Spath or Peace Lily. It was discovered in the late nineteenth century growing wildly in Central/South America, Malaysia and the Philippines. This plant has somehow managed to circle the world long before man discovered its beauty. Spathi means spathe which is the sail-like flower. The botanist who named this plant obviously thought that it’s white flower spathe looked like a leaf-hence, in Greek, Spathiphyllum.

This attractive plant is a popular indoor plant because of it’s beautiful foliage and toleration to medium-low light and is an excellent air purifier removing many environmental contaminants including benzene, formaldehyde and other pollutants.

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