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The best plants to create a healthy ecosystem in the home and office

Updated: Aug 11, 2019


Plants are extremely good for creating a splendid atmosphere at home and the office. They generate a positive ecosystem with many health benefits and they are so beautiful too. Plants increase the flow of vital energy because they attract and expel this type of energy generating a constant flow that makes us feel with vitality but a few plants are not enough to have the healthy flow of vital energy from nature, for that is necessary to introduce a lot of plants. In the offices, Electromagnetic pollution is constantly generated by electronic devices creating an unhealthful and depressing atmosphere. In some departments is very hard to introduce many plants, so a Life Force Generator is the best option because this device produces a constant flow of clean vital energy very similar to the movement we experience in natural environments.



A revitalizing environment is where the Vital Energy is in a constant movement, this steady flow generates vitality, a positive attitude and makes us feel alive; a life force generator creates this revitalizing environment where we feel great, is why I consider important to talk about this unusual invention. However a life force generator is not enough, you need to introduce both a generator and a few plants to achieve a wonderful ambience at home or office. Ventilate the place is also very important, if there is no clean air in the city, do not worry, below is attached the name of the best plants to clean the air. These are basic steps to co-create the healthy ecosystem that produces a positive state of mind in the work team that generates a great attitude.


Well, let me tell you this in a different way, spending long periods of time in a place contaminated by dirty electricity and Electrosmog reduces the potential of everyone, produces the negative feeling that generates the wrong decisions, the wrong words and is very easy to get sick in this climate. This is because they contaminated the Chi energy and it is difficult for cells to function successfully without vitality, a continuous flow of clean vital energy in the environment is strategic to stay healthy.


Do you think I am exaggerating ?


If the answer is not, check the next plants you can introduce in your home and office to create a wonderful environment. Below are my favorite plants to reduce the negative effects of Electromagnetic pollution and the best ones to purify the air. Mix both to create a wonderful atmosphere at your place.


Plants that absorb and reduce Electromagnetic pollution



Cactus


Is especially useful for absorbing the radiation that is produced by computers, making it an excellent plant for any office, whether at work or in your home. Having cactus around your computer can be very powerful at absorbing ambient radiation bouncing around your office or bedroom, as well as helping absorb radiation coming from other sources or nearby cell towers. Part of what makes cactus such a wonderful plant is that it is so easy to maintain, they do not need to be watered every day – just when the soil gets dry.




Ivy Plant


Is one of the best absorbers of radiation available. It can absorb up to 90% of benzene in the air within 24 hours. It is extremely effective and works fast so that you can start benefiting as soon as you purchase and place this beautiful plant. It is also known to clean and greatly improve the quality of your air, eliminating substances such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde.


Ivy can be planted indoors or outdoors, but if you want to take advantage of its ability to block and eliminate radiation, it is best to use it inside the home. It is easy to grow inside as long you have a room that can provide the plant with plenty of bright light. If you have large windows in the south-facing portion of your home, this is the ideal spot to put the plant. Plant ivy in an all-purpose potting soil, in a pot with drainage. Let the top of the soil dry to the touch between waterings, and fertilize your ivy about once a month in the spring, summer, and fall. Especially in dry, winter air, it will benefit from regular misting of the foliage. If the vines get too long, you can trim them back, and easily root cuttings in water to create new plants.




Rubber Plant


Is a great help to reduce electromagnetic waves wherever it is but will be the most efficient when stored near your electronic devices. The rubber plant is large, aesthetically pleasing plant that has many radioprotective properties. It can be grown inside or outside and it is easy to maintain. In addition to protecting you from radiation, it has plenty of air-purifying properties as well.


The rubber plant prefers to be kept in a mild environment with indirect light and a cooler temperature. Keep it in an air-conditioned room that gets several hours of sunlight during the day, especially if you live in a hot climate. Windows with curtains can be great, as they will help it receive just the right amount of light. When it is growing, you will need to keep it moist, watering it regularly if you notice that the soil is drying out. When it is not growing, you may only need to water it once or twice a month as it won’t be using up as many nutrients.




Snake Plant


Is very effective when it comes to absorbing computer radiation.Placing it near your computer or close to other major sources of radiation can be a great way to keep your room healthy. Scientists have found that Snake plant can harmlessly absorb over 100 different types of poison. They have also discovered that they are anti-pollutants, and can be used as an antidote to certain forms of radiation.


It also does a fantastic job of converting CO2 into oxygen, so you will benefit from cleaner air and clearer, stronger lungs! Like the cactus, a snake plant does not require constant watering. You just need to check the soil about once a week to make sure that it hasn’t dried out. The snake plant prefers bright light and even some direct sunlight, but also grows well in shady corners. Place the plant in a warm spot with temperatures above 50 degrees F.




The Spider Plant


Has the ability to absorb a large amount of pollution, even cleaning out various harmful gasses such as formic acid and Aldehyde. Because of the spider plants amazing abilities at cleaning out pollution, it is also believed to be effective at absorbing forms of radiation in the home.


The spider plant is another one that requires very little maintenance. Like the snake plant, it grows best in indirect light, making it the perfect indoor plant. Too much sunlight or heat will cause the leaves to burn, to make sure to keep the plant in an area that receives plenty of shade, or to move it away from the window after several hours of sunlight exposure. These plants do best in temperatures between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.




Aloe Vera


Is capable of absorbing high levels of radiation. Like many other healthy plants, the Aloe Vera plant also cleans your air thoroughly, absorbing carbon dioxide and converting it into oxygen.

Because of its radioprotective properties, you should place your Aloe Vera plant in a straight line from the electronic device that is emitting radiation. Make sure not place anything between the two, as this will diminish the ability of the plant to absorb radiation. Having several Aloe Vera plants throughout the house is an excellent way to protect yourself from radiation and keep your air clean and fresh.


Caring for an aloe vera plant is simple once you know the basics. With a little effort, you can help your aloe vera plant survive for years to come. Place the aloe in a sunny spot. Aloe plants are pretty low-maintenance, since they don't require much water. Wait until the soil is dry at least two inches below the surface, then water slowly and deeply until you see water coming through the drainage holes. Do not water the aloe again until the soil is dry at least two inches below the surface once more. In most environments during April through October, you will need to water regularly. This equates to watering once every week, and twice per month in the winter.




Echeveria elegans

Is highly effective at absorbing some forms of radiation from the air and considering its size, it is one of the most efficient plants at doing so. These unique plants are small and can be kept on your desk right next to your computer. It is a pretty plant that it is protects from the harmful waves coming out of your electronic devices!


Like most of the succulents plants, Echeveria elegans is relatively easy to care for. It requires very little light and even less water, so it should be able to survive no matter where you put it as long as there is a minimal amount of sun every day. Because it can be planted in stones, it is great at holding onto water, so you only need to water it every 2 or 3 days. Just check to make sure there is a little bit of moisture, and if there isn’t, give it a little bit of water.





Plants that clean air pollution


Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health: Stagnant indoor environments allow pollutants to build up and stick around in greater amounts than we humans should be breathing in. Living and working in places rife with air contaminants and lacking decent ventilation can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and eye, ear, and nose irritation. NASA scientists have been working to understand this problem and find solutions. NASA has done many massive studies on house plants and their various benefits, on this link you can download one of them. The researchers at Nasa recommend at least one plant for every 100 square feet in your home. So if you have a 2000 square foot home, you should shoot to have at least 20 houseplants of different varieties.


With only three varieties of plants, we can “grow our own fresh air” indoors, to keep us healthy and they are Areca Palm, Sneak plant and Devil´s ivy. NASA has plants on the International space station because they are so efficient at purifying air and improving air quality. Not only do they take carbon dioxide out of the air and turn it into fresh oxygen, many houseplants also are very powerful at removing toxins from the air. The next are the best plants to purify the air in your office or home to create a healthy environment for your work team or family members.



Peace Lily

Is a great general cleanser and air purifying plant that effectively removes all common indoor pollutants generated by furniture, electronics and cleaning products, so much so that it is one of NASA’s top-ranked plants for this purpose.


The Peace Lily does well in indirect light and requires minimal watering with the general guideline being once every four to five days. In hotter climates it may need water more frequently, and you’ll know it’s overdue when the leaves begin to weep. Just be aware that those flowers (like all flowers) do contribute some pollen and floral scents to the air, so you may want to avoid having a room full of them. Put peace lilies in a shady spot and keep the soil moist without overwatering.




Dracaena


Is a great help to remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. Pet owners might want to select a different plant, however, as these are toxic to cats and dogs. There are more than 40 different kinds of Dracaena plants, making it easy to find one that’s a perfect fit for your home or office. They're common foliage plants with long, wide leaves that are often variegated with lines of white, cream, or red.


Dracaena require less water than most indoor plants. Keep them hydrated by misting the leaves with water and keeping the soil lightly misted (never soggy) as well with good drainage. Always allow the top soil to dry out before watering. Do not overwater, as it may cause root rot. Never place a Dracaena plant in direct sun, as the rays will scorch its foliage.




Flamingo Lily


According to the NASA Clean Air Study, the Flamingo Lily was incredibly effective at removing airborne formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene and xylene in your home or office.

Unfortunately, Anthurium andraeanum isn’t the easiest plant to grow indoors. It is definitely not for those that don’t have a green thumb. If you decide to grow this houseplant, be sure you give it plenty of indirect light. The blooms love to soak in the rays, and you’ll be rewarded for weeks with their beauty.


Please note, Anthurium andraeanum is poisonous to both humans and animals. Caution must be taken with small children and pets. If they ingest any part of this plant, they will immediately start to have difficulty swallowing, horseness and blistering in their mouth and throat. If you experience any of these symptoms, please seek medical help immediately.




Areca Palm


Releases an abundant amount of moisture into the air. They grow fast and they are easy to care for. Areca palm is a plant which removes CO2 and converts it into oxygen. We need four shoulder-high plants per person, and in terms of plant care, we need to wipe the leaves every day in Delhi, and perhaps once a week in cleaner-air cities and take them outdoors every three to four months.


Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) is one of the most widely used palms for bright interiors. They add 6 to 10 inches of growth per year until they reach a mature height of 6 or 7 feet.. A key factor in successfully growing Areca palm trees indoors is providing just the right amount of light. Keep the soil of an Areca palm moist but never soggy. Allow the top couple of inches to dry out before watering. Remember, the soil at the bottom of the container is much wetter than the soil at the top. Never allow an Areca palm to sit in water.




Corn Plant


Is a plant used in the NASA's clean air study which proved to remove a considerable amount of toxins from the environment. It removes Trichloroethylene, Formaldehyde and Benzene. In return for a little bit of care and attention from time to time, the Corn Plant (Dracaena massangeana) will show off its shiny good looking leaves and removal various indoor air toxins.


The corn plant is fairly easy to grow and quite tolerant of neglect (i.e., low light levels and lack of water), although it will start looking unattractive when neglected. The worst thing's to do with this plant is over water it or let it stay in direct sunlight for too long. These plants benefit from a little "drying time" between waterings. So water well and then wait for the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering again. Regardless of your placement, in Winter reduce the watering like you would for almost all houseplants, but the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely.




The Varieties of Dieffenbachia


Offer lush foliage that takes toxins out of the air. All parts of a Dieffenbachia are extremely poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Dieffenbachia plants require medium to high light. Direct sun burns the leaves and too much bright light causes the vibrant leaf color to fade. When an indoor Dieffenbachia does not get enough light, the new leaves are small and far apart on the stem.


The plant, since it lives indoors, needs soil mix because that is its only source f the nutrients it needs. Watering is an important part of growing Dieffenbachia. Water thoroughly and then not again until the surface of the potting medium is dry to the touch. Plants can be rooted and grown in water. Plants grown in soil should not be water logged; Dieffenbachia will not tolerate constant overwatering. So, it is important to maintain moderately moist soil.




Barberton Daisy


Is effective at cleansing the air of formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. This may be a wise decision for your indoor air quality, as NASA’s Clean Air Study found that abilities from this lovely herb. I had a many of them in the past, on that time I did not know about their benefits. Barberton daisy’s prefer full sun, plenty of water and well-drained soil. If you try to use this as an indoor houseplant, make sure you have it in an area that has plenty of natural light. It also thrives in moist soil. Be sure to keep the soil moist as often as possible, without over-watering it. Gerbera jamesonii is able to withstand a wide range of temperatures, so you don’t need to be concerned with keep your home at a specific temp.




Devil’s Ivy


Is one of the most popular houseplants not only because it looks good in your home, but also because it’s extremely easy to care for. The large leaves are beautiful and do a great job at removing carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. It is better to keep it without direct sunlight shining on it. The soil should be peaty with lots of moisture. This is another plant that can be toxic when ingested, especially for your pets. If you think your dog or cat has ingested part of this plant, they will likely experience vomiting, irritation and difficulty swallowing. Seek the advice of your veterinarian if you believe your pet has consumed this plant.




Chrysanthemum morifolium


Is another popular perennial plant that people like to have in their home. Unlike the Peace Lily, this houseplant loves direct sunlight and a medium amount of water. With the proper care and right type of soil, the Chrysanthemum morifolium will start to produce lots of beautiful blooms of various colors. These blooms not only help brighten the room, they also help cleanse the air of many chemicals that are common in homes. These include formaldehyde, xylene, ammonia, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene.


Chrysanthemum morifolium grown indoors require good air circulation. The secret to keeping blossoms fresh for several weeks is to keep it in a cool place and well-watered. They are poisonous to animals. If your dog or cat has ingested any part of this plant, they will likely experience diarrhea, dermatitis, vomiting and a lack of coordination. If your pet has consumed this plant, please call your veterinarian as soon as possible.




Chinese Evergreen


Can remove many common toxins such as benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and more. You can find Chinese evergreen plants in many varieties, be aware that they are toxic for dogs. This tropical foliage plant is one of the most durable houseplants you can grow, tolerating poor light, dry air and drought. While most houseplants require a bit of effort in providing appropriate growing conditions (light, temperature, humidity, etc.).

They enjoy moderate watering—not too much, not too little. Allow the plant to dry out some between watering. Overwatering will lead to root rot. As part of your Chinese evergreen care, you should fertilize older Chinese evergreens once or twice yearly using a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer. If your Chinese evergreen plant becomes too large or leggy, give the plant a quick trim. It’s also possible to save cuttings during the process for propagating new plants. Cuttings root easily in water.



Lady Palm


Is another houseplant that would be beneficial to have around your home, the NASA Clean Air Study discovered Rhapis excelsa to be one of the best houseplants at cleansing the air of formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene and toluene. The “Lady Palm” is a durable palm species that adapts well to most interiors, preferring semi-sunlight and a temperature of 60-70 F (16-21 C). While the plant grows slowly, it can eventually reach more than 14 feet in height with broad clumps often having a diameter as wide as they are tall.


To care for your Lady Palm, water generously in spring and summer, increasing the volume in winter if your plant is located in a warm, dry environment. Feed monthly with liquid fertilizer and enjoy the plant’s glossy leaves on graceful, arching stems. In general, the plant is very resistant to insect infestations, though occasionally spider mites will attack a Lady Palm. These can usually be removed with soapy water if caught soon enough. Other things to watch for include a location that’s too dry: this will cause the tips of the fronds to turn brown and dry out.



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