Indoor plants and their micro-organism friends in the soil work wonders to refresh and enliven the air inside our homes, and improve our wellbeing. They remove toxins such as ammonia, benzene and formaldehyde which can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, lethargy, headaches, poor concentration and much worse. These contaminants are released into our homes from furnishings, paints, building materials, office equipment and all sorts of synthetic consumer goods.
Any indoor plant will do the job, as it’s mainly the toxin fighting soil organisms that improve the air quality. You don’t have to turn your home into a jungle – a few good sized plants should do the trick. All indoor plants ask for in return is a good watering once or twice a week, and a dust now and then. Repot them one a year at the end of winter with a good organic potting mix and they'll love you to pieces.
Some plants may require more TLC than others, so find out a bit about the specific needs of your plants, and they’ll be thriving in no time. And next time you’re thinking of giving someone flowers, why not give them a long lasting gift of health – a vibrant indoor plant?