Indoor plants got me through the long winter

It’s no secret to anybody that knows me. I suffer from “Depression” and I’m always looking for natural ways to ease the pain especially when winter comes around with the limited sunlight for months on end. I found since my wife has cultivated and surrounded filled our home with beautiful plants and flowers, it has given me a bit of relief especially this year in particular. But there are other benefits! 

Considering the average human being spends roughly 90-percent of their time indoors, the quality of the air is certainly important—particularly when you consider the toxic compounds from paint and wallpaper, cleaning products, furniture, pollen, mold, bacteria, and in poorly ventilated homes.

 

Top indoor plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the air:
  • Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) …
  • Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) …
  • Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) …
  • Rubber Plant (Ficus robusta) …
  • Dracaena “Janet Craig” (Dracaena deremensis) …
  • Philodendron (Philodendron sp.)

plants GIF by Anthony Antonellis

(Giphy)

 

 

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