Indoor plants do much more than decorate our homes and offices. Along with their associated, micro flora, plants reduce levels of noxious gases from indoor air including formaldehyde, benzene, ozone, carbon monoxide, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
Studies by Dr. Bill Wolverton at NASA’s Space Center proved that indoor plants are highly effective, non-energy using air purifiers. According to studies, plants were found to stabilize relative humidity in the office and home, reduce the incidences of flu, improve human comfort and actually improve worker productivity in work places. In fact, many businesses throughout the U.S. and internationally have already begun using foliage plants because of their air cleaning capabilities.
Newest results from the research proved that the accumulation of air bourne contaminants in interiors can be reduced by as much as 20% by adding foliage plants.
Two or three plants in 8-inch to 10-inch pots for every 100 sq. ft. will help clean that zone’s breathing air. If you double it, that zone will become healthier in about a week.
You have the whole month of January to take advantage of Payne’s Green Sale to save 20% OFF all tropical houseplants, pottery and potting soil that will make your home or workplace healthier. Don’t forget to repay the favor to your plants by keeping them healthy with regular feeding and cleaning. Ask our gardening experts what fertilizer is best for your plants and how best to clean them with cleaning products specifically made for plants.