Sunday, June 12, 2011
Furniture is not the only thing that can make a living room look lively. Having plants in this room can do the same and help improve your health and well-being. Apart from that, fans, air-conditioning and even purifiers can sometimes get the moisture out of the living room. The arid and dry air lingers in the room and may cause your skin to itch and get dry, too.
If you want to have plants in the living room, then you will be glad to know that there are plants that are great for indoors and not to mention easy to care for.
For natural sources of fresh oxygen at home, have Boston Ferns to have the right amount of moisture in the living room as well as to keep you cool. The blade-like leaves of this plant sway gently with every breeze. Its apple green color is especially pleasing to the eyes to help relieve eyestrain. It needs sunlight but make sure you do not expose it directly under the sun and water it enough to keep the soil moist. Water it just enough to keep the soil moist.
The Peace Lily is a combination of white-colored flowers and dark green leaves. Its white blooms eliminate up to 60% of the germs in the air. This plant helps extinguish harmful chemicals in the air that can be very helpful especially for people who are allergic to pollens and various irritants carried by the air. Give it the right amount of natural light and water the soil when dry. Spray it every now and then to keep the leaves moist and alive. This will encourage the flowers to grow more beautifully.
The Spider Plant is one of the most impressive when it comes to eliminating toxins and allergens in the air. Its record says that it can get rid of 90% of the irritants present in the air in a span of 48 hours. This plant extinguishes such toxins like carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and germs. It looks like the Boston Fern with its healthy, blade-like, green leaves except that the Spider Plant is also available in other colors. This is perfect for you if you do not have much time watering plants. Water it every 14 days and get it expose to indirect sunlight.
Hang the English Ivy in a pot as it is like an orchid that needs a fence for support. For those with allergic rhinitis and asthma, this plant will be your best friend extinguishing up to 60% of the allergens and irritants in the air in only 6 hours. Give it sufficient sunlight and keep its soil moist for it to live well.
NASA accredits the Heart Leaf Philodendron as an effective solution to combat the presence of formaldehyde in the air. With leaves shaped like a heart, it is also known as the Sweetheart Plant. The Heart Leaf Philodendron can stand any kind of lighting and keeping the soil moist is the key to make it grow beautifully. Do not water it too much though as the plant may die.
The Mother-in-Law's Tongue or Snake Plant is for those who are not good in taking care of plants. You can leave it as is for days and yet it remains alive and growing. Like all the aforementioned plants, it gives you a cleaner air for breathing. It also has strong sword-like leaves that need a regular watering each week and is fine with any amount of sunlight.
You have many choices when it comes to the plants that you can place inside the home. Pick one that will look good in the living room and serve your needs. It is still best to have a touch of nature and freshness inside the home. A good choice of living room furniture and blending it with other fixtures, the wall color and adding plants will definitely make staying in this room a pleasant experience.