Nature’s Life Support System
Fall is officially here today and soon we’ll all be back indoors having bad air days – lots of them. Although there are may solutions to obtaining healthy, clean indoor air we obviously nominate houseplants. Placing several throughout your home or office will have positive effects on you and your environment. Here are some of our favorite fresh air plants which are super easy to care for, hardy and forgiving. For the most part, we recommend letting the soil dry between watering plants so as not to rot the root system. Fertilize houseplants once a month to keep them well fed but not overfed. Peace Lilies let you know when it is time to water when their leaves begin to droop. They like indirect light to shade. Sansevieria is nearly indestructible and likes bright light with some direct sun for several hours a day. Spider Plants like bright to moderate light. Ficus are happy in bright indirect light or filtered light. Pothos enjoy a wide range of environments, bright indirect light to low light, though not direct light. It also lets you know when it needs a drink when the leaves begin to droop. There are many other reasons to fill your space with plants. A lush, tropical looking indoor greenscape is aestheticly pleasing, adding warmth to your home. The ambiance created from decorating with indoor plants is mood altering. Since the color green has a soothing, healing effect being the dominant color in nature, people have a natural inclination to feel the most at ease in settings that contain this color. Spending time around plants inadvertantly connects a person to nature – clearly a stress releaver. Due to the added oxygen indoor plants give off indoors and the chemicals they filter out of the air, they help us maintain healthy oxygen levels in our blood. Oxygen is refreshing, revitalizing, increases brain function and productivity. So it makes sense to fill your indoor spaces with nature’s life support system.