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No matter the size of the living space, there's always room to incorporate a houseplant or two. The benefits they offer are plenty: low-budget decor pieces that deliver a natural charm, add a splash of color, reduce anxiety and lift our spirits. Regardless of what the weather is doing outside--they bring the outdoors in (which we, as humans, can't help but respond to). All that's needed is some sunlight, comfortable temperature and a drink of water every so often (how much, when, where, etc...depends on the species).
The experts are still out regarding if (and how much) plants can purify the air in our homes. It is suggested they naturally filter a variety of toxins such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, benzene, even airborne fecal matter from our little furry friends (pets). In enclosed, controlled laboratory conditions? Yes, testing establishes this does happen. In houses where variables are constantly in flux? Hard to measure exactly what's happening, but it's unimaginable they have zero environmental healing properties to offer.
I've put together several articles featuring instructive advice I've accumulated over the years either through personal experience or from household notes I've recorded. Still lots of work and upcoming features I have planned for this section so you may want to bookmark it for quick reference.