Greetings and welcome to Air Purifying Plants Indoor Growing Guide Plus, Here are a few plants that can help with air purification in the home and how to grow them and touch on some benefits of these air purifying marvels.
Today we are going to talk about common plant that most people know of – aloe vera.
In addition to reducing burns and scratches, it also reduces the level of formaldehyde in the room. If the toxin level is too high, brown spots appear on the aloe vera leaf.
Succulents love well-drained soil, so buy a dedicated succulent or make your own using the same amount of potting soil to sand ratio. Place the aloe in a terracotta pot to keep the soil from getting too muddy. Water the plant abundantly every two weeks and water the soil between waterings.
Aloe vera is a desert plant that doesn’t like water like other houseplants. Wet soil causes root rot. When the leaves turn pale or brown, they are submerged in water. Place the aloe in a bright, sunny spot so it doesn’t stop. Tilt the pot to distribute the weight of the plant, but don’t worry about freeing up too much space. Aloe Vera loves to be comfortable. If desired, you can gradually adapt the plant to street lighting in the summer.
Start in a shaded area and gradually work towards full sun over a few weeks. Aloe vera can sometimes produce long stems of small petals. This means that aloe vera is really beneficial for your health. When the flowers are dead, cut the root stock. Another way to grow an aloe vera plant is to create a new small plant perfect for growing.
When you see one of the smaller plants, remove the soil from the pot, carefully separate the roots of the two plants, and place the smaller plant in a new container. Spraying the leaves is also encouraged. Trim about 3 inches from the tips of the leaves and bury the cut ends in potting soil.
Not all leaves will sprout, but some will have tiny new leaves on the underside. Wait for this new plant to grow a few inches before planting. The aloe vera plant absorbs formaldehyde, which is found in some paints and preservatives.
Aloe Vera Tips
The mucilaginous gel works wonders soothing and healing the skin. When the gel is mixed with water it is known as aloe vera juice which is great for giving a cooling and moistening effect for problems associated with heat and inflammation.
Taking 25ml of aloe vera juice, twice daily can help relieve heartburn and acidity.
Grow a Pineapple Plant
Buy a pineapple first.
Cut off the tops of the fruit to form a strong crown of leaves and small stems.
Trim off any excess fruit hanging from the stem.
Then gently peel the lower leaves to expose more stems and small bumps. There may be small roots under the leaves. These shoots are called Nebar clusters, which means they are roots waiting to grow.
Prepare the potting soil so that it takes up about half of the sand.
Sandblasting sand is the type of sand you should be looking for. The idea is to have a well-drained soil that can hold a lot of oxygen. A 1:1 ratio of soil to sand is what you should be aiming for. Place pineapple stalks on this soil and water well.
Moisten the soil until roots begin to grow, but do not get wet.
This takes several months.
To speed up the process, place the entire plant and pot in a white plastic trash bag and tie it on top. put on the window.
Plastic retains high moisture content and draws water from the soil, and the white color prevents direct sunlight from burning the delicate leaves of the plant. After about two months, new growth can be seen on the plant.
Pull gently on the leaves to see if roots are growing. Then you get resistance for trekking.
If the plant has just died, repot it and wait a little longer.
If stems rot, start with a fresh pineapple and fresh compost. Be careful not to over water the pineapple plant.
When planting new indoor plants, you get about 6 hours of indirect sunlight per day.
The best place is outdoors in warm summer shade. But there are not many shadows. Make sure the grass is growing. A few months later, an interesting tropical plant appeared in my room!
Growing English Ivy
English ivy vines produce a large number of heart-shaped leaves, ranging in color from dark green to variegated.
This is the same ivy that covers buildings and landscapes, but if you grow it as an indoor plant, it won’t get out of control. With the right light, water and care, it can be a beautiful part of your decoration, especially in hanging baskets.
One of the most common questions about ivy plants is “Why do the leaves on my ivy turn brown and fall off?” When you do this, your ivy will respond to almost any negative situation, so you Just check the troubleshooting list and see what is bothering it.
Ivy is sometimes a delicate plant, so you must do the right thing to make it happy and healthy. Knowing what your English Ivy wants is the first step to solving the problem.
Here are some things ivy plants like:
First of all, ivy likes their light medium the most. They can also work well under strong light, but they cannot tolerate low light conditions well. If the leaves are dark green, place the ivy in a beautiful window facing east. Mixed varieties can tolerate less direct sunlight, so these plants prefer medium light, such as behind transparent curtains.
If your windows provide lower light levels, you can try some different types of ivy, such as “Little Herman”, “Ingrid” or “Nina” because their leaves are more susceptible to sunlight s damage.
Excessive watering. They don’t like wet soil at all, so don’t be too casual with watering cans. Wait until the top one inch of soil is dry before watering. It’s best to keep the ivy dry a little, rather than risk getting too wet (this is the case with most indoor plants). Make sure your ivy pots have drainage holes so that the soil can dry properly.
Interestingly, if you water your ivy too much, the leaves will turn brown and dry out at the edges. This may seem to require more water for novices, but it is actually the opposite.
When the roots of ivy are too wet, they cannot effectively transport nutrients and water, so the leaves will turn brown and fall off. However, ivy likes to be damp. Keep the soil dry, but keep the air around the plants moist. You can easily do this by placing the pot on a pebble-lined tray filled with water.
You can also spray ivy from time to time, but be aware of insufficient watering. Remember again that ivy is fragile, and too little water is as bad as too much water. Dry plants are stressed and may die from pests or diseases. Winter is particularly harsh for ivy plants. Lower light levels and dry air from central heating or fireplaces can put pressure on plants.
Finally, Ivy likes cool temperatures. They come from the cool climates of Central and Northern Europe, so they like temperatures of 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. NASA says ivy is one of the best air purifying plants, so let your cold-loving plants absorb formaldehyde and benzene. However, be careful around pets. Dogs and cats that eat ivy can experience stomach pain, vomiting, drooling, and diarrhea.
Growing the Flamingo Lily
A colorful supplement for any family!
This is the perfect plant to give you a little of color. Flamingo lily blooms 300 days out of 365 days a year, so you can almost always enjoy colorful red or pink flowers.
You will often see this plant paired with peace lilies because they form a sharp contrast.
This lily is also called flamingo flower and is native to the tropical climates of Central and South America. It thrives in areas with temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and high relative humidity. You need to plant flamingo lilies in humus-rich soil that is easy to drain.
The plant needs good drainage and ventilation to develop a healthy root system. A mixture of equal amounts of peat, potting soil, and perlite is an excellent potting mixture for lilies.
Put your lily in a place where it can receive bright indirect sunlight. Flamingo lilies need bright light to bloom, but full sunlight can burn their leaves. The east-facing windows are perfect, especially behind transparent curtains.
Water the flamingo lily only when the soil is dry. They like slightly dry soil, but the humidity in the air is higher. It should work if the pot is placed on a cobblestone-lined tray filled with water and sprinkled with leaves. However, water them when the soil is dry because they are not drought tolerant at all. You can consider putting them in a more humid place in the house, such as the bathroom or kitchen.
Fertilize only once a month with plant foods designed for flowering indoor plants. On warm days, water in the sink or outdoors once a month to make sure that there is no salt accumulation on the floor. Flamingo lily is very sensitive to soil salinity. Flemish lily can remove ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene in the air.
This means they are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as newly painted or refurbished rooms or offices. Remember to keep the temperature between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Growing a Lady Palm
These palm trees have broad dark green leaves and fan-shaped long stems, which have an oriental charm. They provide a formal and elegant feel to the room when planted alone, and provide a tropical feel to the room when planted in groups.
Outdoors, female palms can reach a height of three and a half meters, but indoors they are much smaller. They are from China, so they like warm temperatures. You need to place your lady’s palm near the east-facing window to avoid direct sunlight. They like light, but full sunlight can damage the leaves.
The shade in the house also suits your palm. The more shadows they have, the darker the leaves will become. Ladies’ palms like their temperature to be between 60 and 80 degrees, because they are tropical plants in nature.
They also like moist soil. In spring and summer, when the top one inch of soil is dry, water your palms. In the fall and winter, wait until two inches are dry.
Soak the soil until the collection pan is full, then empty the excess after twenty to thirty minutes. If your palm pot is too heavy to empty the dishes comfortably, place the pot on top of a cobblestone-lined tray to catch the excess water.
The African Violet potting mix is an excellent potting soil for female palm trees. They also like slightly acidic soil. Be careful not to over-fertilize.
Feed your palms only in summer and use a medium concentration of liquid houseplant fertilizer once a month. Transplant the palm about every two years and then move it to a larger pot until it reaches the desired size. Even if it is full size, transplant it to the same size pot (or the same pot as before) every two years to refresh the potting soil.
This is a slow-growing indoor plant (8 to 12 inches per year), so please be patient until you find the size that suits your home. Keep your palms thin by removing dead or discolored leaves. If only the tips of the leaves are brown or black, there may be too much water or fertilizer.
Trim the tips of the leaves and adjust the watering or fertilization plan. If the new growth is brown or dead, the entire stem needs to be cut off to let it start again. The palm removes ammonia, formaldehyde and xylene from the air, so they are suitable for almost any room in the house…
Growing a Chinese Evergreen
These leafy plants thrive in tropical forests or other areas with high humidity, partial sunlight, and moist soil. They are the perfect plants for your kitchen or bathroom. This is one of the most durable indoor plants you will grow. It can tolerate drought, low light and dry air, although it prefers other aspects.
It is easy to grow Chinese evergreen trees. In fact, due to their durability, they are one of the most popular indoor plants. They come in many types, including many types. Although they can tolerate harsh conditions, providing ideal conditions for your Chinese evergreen trees will produce better results.
Your evergreen tree likes well-drained soil, preferably an equal mixture of potting soil, perlite, and sand. They like to water moderately, not too much and not too little. Let the soil dry out a bit between watering. Too much water will cause the roots to rot! Your Chinese evergreen trees will thrive in medium to low light conditions or indirect sunlight. The place behind the transparent curtain will do. No matter where you put it, make sure it is a warm and humid place.
The bathroom or kitchen will be perfect, although the Chinese Evergreens can tolerate almost any conditions when necessary. Chinese evergreen plants like a temperature above 60 degrees, and a temperature between 70 and 72 degrees is ideal. They will tolerate 50 to 55 degrees, but they will not like it. Keep your Chinese evergreen trees away from drafts, because cold air will cause the leaves to darken.
Your older Chinese evergreen plants should be fertilized with water-soluble houseplant food once or twice a year. If the plant becomes too large or too long, trim it to reshape it. If you want to multiply, save the cuttings: they can take root just by placing them in water. Clean the blade regularly to reduce dust accumulation.
Or you can wash off the whole plant in the shower. Let the plant air dry before returning it to its usual position. Older Chinese evergreen plants sometimes produce flowers that resemble calla lilies or peace lilies in spring or summer. Try to grow new plants from seeds. Remember, this will take a long time.
Chinese evergreen trees can remove xylene and formaldehyde from the air, so any room in the house can, although the kitchen and bathroom are ideal.
Kimberly Queen Ferns
This plant is also called sword fern and is native to Australia, so it can be said that it will like tropical conditions.
Queen Kimberley ferns are particularly eye-catching in any room with their upright, narrow leaves. They are easy to grow and can thrive both outdoors and indoors.
They grow fast, plump and beautiful, and are about one meter tall. They excel in the container and are an excellent supplement to the hanging basket. Plant your Kimberley Queen Fern in high-quality potting soil in a vibrant container, and it will highlight any room where you place it.
They like medium light throughout the day, so north-facing windows will be perfect for your ferns. You don’t need too much light or the leaves will start to lose their vivid green. Watering is very important for ferns. Allow the top 25% of the soil to
dry out before watering, and then thoroughly soak the soil.
However, don’t let the soil become moist. If your plant is thirsty, the leaves may turn pale green, and if you water too much, they will become brittle or brown, especially in the middle of the plant.
Try to avoid using “hard” water in ferns. It is best to distill it or allow the water to settle to allow the chlorine to evaporate before watering. Ferns also like humidity. Spray the leaves regularly or place the flower pot in a water-filled tray lined with pebbles. You can also try a humidifier in the room.
If there is not enough water, the front tip will turn brown. Queen Kimberley fern likes to be between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so keep ferns away from vents, fireplaces, or air conditioners. When the plants are actively growing, feed the ferns with a balanced houseplant fertilizer every month.
Dilute plant foods to 1/4 or 1/2 strength to prevent the ends of the leaves from burning and turning brown. They do not need to be pruned or pruned, but dead leaves are trimmed regularly.
Queen Kimberley ferns absorb benzene and formaldehyde from your home, making them great in any room of the house. Just make sure they have the moisture they need and place them on the cool side, and they will thrive and purify the air for you.
So from the list there are plants that cover most weather conditions around the world. So why not give it a go, try something different and plant a plant for oxygen.
Are there any other plants that I could add to the list?
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