Houseplants

House plants are something that I was never going to have in my house.  Never say never, right?

About 15 years ago I went for allergy testing and one of my triggers is mold in dirt.  In my head I figured no houseplants would save me this trigger.   Fast forward to Cheri getting her life healthier and that includes the air quality in the house.

I read this post from Kitchen Stewardship about the ways to improve air quality in your house. 

Enter my house now and you will see

plant2This is a golden pothos, it needs to be repotted but that is for another day.  This plant is poisonous to pets and children. 

plamtBlurry pic of the English Ivy.  There is indoor and outdoor English ivy.  This plant can help with asthma and allergies. I need help with those areas so if this plant helps I may buy more.  This plant is tolerant  in low light and lazy watering.  perfect for this novice plant owner.

NASA performed an clean air study to prove that plants can improve air quality.

List of air-filtering plants

NASA recommends 15 – 18 good sized plants to filter an 1800 sq. ft. house.

Do you think your air quality is fine?  Do you have carpet? Mattress? Plastic? Paint? Varnish?Then you probably have at least one of these chemicals in your house benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene and last is ammonia.

If plants can get these chemicals out of my air then I will be buying more, if the two I have live.  This is a test to see how they survive.

Do you have houseplants?

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