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By Marie Souza Team | Broker in Centerville, MA

Going Green Inside - Benefits of houseplants

house plantsNot only do plants make a beautiful addition to your homes décor but they are also beneficial in oxidizing and refreshing the air you breathe. Oxygen producing plants can be used to both produce oxygen as well as remove harmful chemicals in the air. Not only do plants clean the air we breathe but they also have been proven to reduce our heart rate and blood pressure and reduce muscle tension related to stress.

There are so many different plants that you can bring into your home to help clean the air. Here is a list of just a few.

A popular clean air plant that removes toxins like benzene, trichloroethylene, exylene and toluene from the air is Warneck Dracena. Another good air cleaning plant that is easy to take care of is the Peace Lilly. The Money Plant releases oxygen in the air while removing formaldehyde, this is commonly released by cigarette smoke and adhesives with wood furnishings. The Snake plant also known as Mother-in-Laws Tongue converts CO2 (carbon dioxide) to O2 (oxygen) at night making it an ideal bedroom plant. Other plants to try are Philodendron, English Ivy, or a Spider Plant.

While the plants are busy purifying the air in your home, they also provide a therapeutic effect with their color green. The color green has a soothing green effect and helps people to feel at ease. Here is a quote from plantforlife.info “It may sound surprising but as little as 2 or 3 minutes in the company of plants and trees or natural environments can be enough to provide measurable stress relief!" What a small investment for something that can bring so much beauty and health to your home.


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Comments

By Marie Souza Team,  Mon Sep 10 2012, 17:37
Plants make a home cozier too!
By Marie Souza Team,  Wed Nov 28 2012, 06:37
Nice tip, especially for those Winter months when you might bring in some of those outdoor plants!
By Pat and Steve Pribisko,  Wed Nov 28 2012, 07:16
Marie, great re-post regarding the benefits of plans. They also make a home cheerful.

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