It was a 60 degree blue sky day in Denver yesterday.
I'm not trying to gloat or anything, just setting the scene for the post. I was breezing through Home Depot looking for metal picture hangers when a BIG sign caught my eye,
GIANT POTTED PALMS - $12.99
I guess it was the feeling of spring in the air that got me, but that giant potted palm came home with me. It is amazing how plants and flowers can add life to a room, brighten my mood, and work for me.
"Wait Kim, how is a plant working for me?"
I am SO glad you asked-or else I would have no reason for writing this post.
I have found some plants that can pull double duty and here is my hit list.
#1 Boston Fern
This is a great plant for removing pollutants and VOC's from the air inside your home. Just remember to keep it damp and mist the leaves frequently. OR-you could try an asparagus fern - if are into feng shui a hanging plant lifts energy and the asparagus fern doesn't droop, which pushes energy back to the floor.
This one will deliver a lovely fragrance and freshen up any room. It is a super easy climber and had pink and white flowers to make you smile:) Healthy living is also about feelin happy after all!
#3 Golden Pathos
This one may be my favorite. I have them all over my house and they are virtually impossible to kill. This one helps to remove benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide from the air. You can also snip some vines, put them in water, and they will root for replanting.
#4 Bamboo Palm
This is another good one for removing benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide from the air. Of course this isn't the palm I bought today, but tomorrow is another day
#5 Mother-in-Law's Tongue
Here is another easy to find and easy to care for plant that will remove toxins from the air. This one converts CO2 to O2 at night and is most helpful in your bedroom.
Really with my entire house being all closed up for the winter, I feel like I need to stock up and freshen up our indoor environment.