How do you improve your health with houseplants?
They’re not only great for decorating your space, but are the best natural air filters around and are also wonderful for helping to reduce stress, headaches and sore throats, as houseplants are known to give off oxygen and absorb toxins.
Just a couple decent sized houseplants can purify an entire room, and with all the toxins lurking in the average home (like Trichloroethylene, Formaldehyde, and Benzene- which are very commonly found in cleansers, carpeting, furniture, appliances, and even perfume) they might be your ticket to better health.
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Choose the right houseplant for your space. This may seem like a daunting task but there are many wonderful plants that can acclimate to your surroundings no matter if you have a dry, humid, sunny or dark room. Choosing the right one isn’t hard when you know where to look.
First asses your home by looking around to see where you would like to place a plant and note if its a sunny area or a dark area;(i.e. if it’s in the north, south, east or west part of your home, next to a window or in a dark corner).
Take into consideration your style and tastes of decor as well. There are many, many choices when it comes to plants and why not make it something that accents your taste? If you’re an unusual person, than choose and unusual plant such as a pilea moon valley, or rex begonia, or and angel wing. If you are a romantic choose something like a rose, orchid, begonia or geranium.
Next, go to your local nursery or even Lowes, Home Depot or anywhere they sell houseplants and ask a salesperson to help you pick one that will suit your space. You have many choices to suit your style such as a blooming, tropical, succulent, romantic or architectural types.
After you get your plant home and put it in place, be sure to take care of it on a regular basis. Check the directions on the tag or label, the conditions it requires and make sure to follow them. (i.e. If it needs to be dry before being watered or if it needs to stay moist). Also don’t forget to use a fan every once in awhile as plants need air circulation and make sure they are far away from any heating sources or cold drafts.
Most of all, love and enjoy your plant!
By using all these tips, it will insure that you have a healthy plant and a healthier you!