Green plants to clean up your environment: Green plants and pollution
Present in almost all the houses, green plants create a unique decorative effect. Today, it is also recognized under their remediation. Focus on the most active plant.
The air that is spreading in our homes is saturated with pollution. It contains volatile substances particularly irritating and can address the eyes, throat, nose, and the entire respiratory system. Are primarily responsible cleaning products, upholstery, paints, and the floor. Green ornamental plants initially contribute to the purification of contaminated air. Like humans, these plants live. Thus, they long abandoned the various particles in the air to expel them from their roots. These particles are then destroyed by micro-organisms in the soil.
The plants most useful
The "Flower Moon" or Spathiphyllum is the houseplant most active. It can reach a height of about 2 meters and its white flowers bloom all year round. Easygoing, it requires only one ground always fresh and filtered light. The flower of the moon absorbs mainly toxic solvents: benzene content in cigarette smoke, the substrates present in paints and adhesives for carpets. The "weeping fig" or Ficus Benjamin, meanwhile, calls for regular watering and lots of light. It is popular for its falling leaves, especially when transformed into a shrub of 2 meters. The weeping fig "consumes" particularly formaldehyde, noxious substance found in detergents, water-based paints and some upholstery.
The more specific green plants
The Philodendron, a vine with glossy leaves, a plant is remarkable because it absorbs very specific particles, such as PCP or pentachorophenol. This substance is used in the treatment and preservation of wood (structural or soil). This plant loves the green light, but does not support a direct sunlight. For it to maintain its effectiveness, repot it in a larger container in the spring. The palm is also a powerful anti detergent. It hangs in a large pan. It helps to absorb the ammonia in cleaning products such as window cleaners.