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All You Need for Fresh Air

11/05/2011 Comments off

Plants for Fresh AirAll you need for fresh air.

Seventeen years ago Kamal Meattle found out that the air in his home city of Dehli was killing him.  He had grown allergic to the pollutants in the air and his lung capacity started declined to 70%.  He began researching and found that these three plants can provide a human with all the fresh air they need indoors to be healthy.  The three plants are the Areca Palm, the Mother-in-law’s Tongue , and the Money Plant.

  1. The Areca Palm (or Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) is does great air cleansing work during the day. Β About 4 shoulder height plants per person should do the trick.
  2. The Mother-in-law’s Tongue (or Sansevieria trifasciata) takes over by converting CO2 to O2 at night.  You want about 6 to 8 of these waist high plants per person.
  3. TheΒ Money Plant (or Epipremnum aureum) does the job of filtering outΒ removing Formaldehyde and other VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). Read more…
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