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Plants To Improve Your Air Quality

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Research shows that poisonous chemicals affect our air quality and are constantly around us in the air we breathe. In fact, ranked among the top 5 environmental risks to public health are indoor air pollutants. These chemicals are released indoors from furniture, cleaning products, carpets and raw building materials. Airtight design & closed ventilation traps air indoors. This is the leading cause of respiratory & allergic reactions, now formally addressed as Sick Building Syndrome. NASA scientist Dr. B.C. Wolverton conducted research experiments to create a breathable environment for lunar habitat with NASA, and his results were right before our eyes. Plants improve air quality. Houseplants are the best method to filter common chemicals like ammonia, formaldehyde, and benzene.

How can plants improve our health?

– Pause – So indoor house plants not only spice up the design of your home, but they increase our mental and physical health?! Score! It’s no secret that plants are an essential part of life. We may overlook it but they produce oxygen that makes the life cycle possible, all while adding moisture to the air and filtering pollutants. Plants are the lungs of the earth and your environment and they improve air quality

The Impact of Plants

Plants not only filter the air but they also can positively impact our health through a variety of ways. As I mentioned, they can filter toxins to create cleaner air as well as increase humidity in a given space. The mental health benefits are huge as well. For example, houseplants are proven to boost productivity and creativity, reduce stress, and even boost concentration. Although I strive to break this norm, studies show that Americans spend 90% of their entire lives indoors. Ultimately, air quality is just as important indoors as it is outdoors given the amount of time spent in each. Below find a few plants with outstanding qualities to increase your overall health & wellbeing. 

Air Purifying Plants

To begin, spider plants are low maintenance to care for, which is why they’re the perfect indoor plant. Despite the creepy crawly name, spider plants will survive in less than perfect conditions, however in ideal conditions they are stunning.  This plant enjoys bright, indirect sunlight. Eventually, spider plants mature into blooming shoots that grow into smaller spider plants.

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Secondly, dracaena plants vary with over 40 different types and styles to fit into your office space or home. Their long, wide leaves contain vibrant color with lines of white, cream, or red. Young plants are small and bushy, making them perfect residents of desks and tabletops. Mature, healthy dracaenas can reach 5 or 6 feet tall. They’re ideal for adding a bold splash of texture to your indoor decor. However, dracaenas are toxic to cats & dogs so pet owners steer clear!

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Next, the Bird’s Nest Fern is known for its ripple-edged fronds that grow out of a nest-like crown. They are a great plant to hang indoors. Super easy to care for, they thrive in indirect light and a humid environment. As a rainforest plant, the key to a healthy bird’s nest fern is providing enough warmth and moisture.

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Next, aloe is known for its easy care & amazing health benefits. Aloe leaves contain a clear gel full all kinds of goodies such as vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. Their wound-healing, antibacterial compounds are great to have handy. Evidence shows that aloe is great for sunburn as well as skin conditions like psoriasis.

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 Native to the tropical Americas, there are several hundred species of philodendrons, with more being added all the time. Philodendrons have larger, full leaves. The climbing varieties also make excellent hanging or trailing plants, as vines can fall to over 10 feet long. Plus, they are one of the easiest plants to care for and add fun energy to any space!

Pollutant removed: formaldehyde

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Lastly, as one of the best houseplants to own, snake plants generally prefer a little sun. They’re practically impossible to kill but look really unique in an indoor setting. This easy going tropical plant has thin, upright leaves with patterns that resemble the skin of a reptile.

Pollutants removed: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene

Pair with 20 watt Aspect

If you’d like to learn more about the countless plants which can truly enhance your home and work-life please contact us.  We’d be happy to guide you to a greener and fuller life.

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Love at first light

I am IN LOVE with my two lights. My plants have already started going crazy with growth and it’s only been about a month that ive had these going. I can’t wait to order more. I had issues with my order (we have a thief in my neighborhood) but soltech worked with me to get my issue resolved and i cant thank them enough. Completely happy with my purchase and I can’t wait to order again in the future

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Worth the money. I'm using it on a tall yucca succulent and it helps keep it healthy.

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I'm very happy with my purchase. It's not only a good grow light but also very stylish. It can fit in well with any house interior accessory!

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Beautiful looking light that works!

Highly recommend this light for anyone in need of a quality grow light that isn’t an eye sore. I purchased last year to supplement the light needs of my fiddle leaf fig. Her home is in not the most ideal corner of my living room, but with the Aspect light she has continued to thrive! The natural daylight colour isn’t too warm or cool and looks more fashionable than utilitarian. Would definitely buy again.

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