houseplants are 'healthier' than others. These plants also absorb potentially
harmful chemicals from the air. These chemicals include those found in paints,
varnishes and dry cleaning fluids; car exhaust fumes; and tobacco smoke. The plants
themselves are not harmed in this absorption process, and providing they are looked
after in the normal way, can continue to absorb chemicals as they continue to
grow. All the plants listed here are comparatively easy to look after, particularly
the chrysanthemums, ivy and dracaena.
All indoor plants
benefit from a brightly lit position out of direct sunlight and draughts. The
above plants appreciate a regular misting of lukewarm water to prevent drying
leaftips, to clean the leaves and to keep the plants breathing well.
more information on houseplants' abilities to absorb chemicals, the Wolverton
Environmental Services website details NASA research carried out one this subject,
to find out more click to:- www.wolvertonenvironmental.com
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