Green Plants

All plants purify the air.

The first list of plants that purify the air' was compiled by NASA as part of the NASA Clean Air Study" in 1984.

Green Plants

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  • Cards info Green Plants

    SHEETS of GREEN PLANTS

    In this category you will find general information on the amount of light needed, on how much watering the plants, and other curiosities.

    Here are all of the plants, or you can click on the category of plants that interests you.

    Click on the plant you're interested in, and then at the bottom of the page you will also find any plants available online for purchase.

    If you don't find anything, and desires that we try to search for a specific plant, without any commitment to purchase on your part, please contact us.

  • The research of the Nasa

    NASA, the us space agency, sought ways to purify the air in space stations.

    The list of plants NASA also states the ability to eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

    A second and a third list was taken from the book of a certain Wolverton and focused on removal of specific chemicals, such as xylene, toluene, and ammonia.

    Also already knew that plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.

    Researchers at NASA suggested for a clean air efficient use of at least one plant for every 10 square metres of space at home or in the office.

      

    • Pottorff, L. Plants "Clean" Air Inside Our Homes. Colorado State University & Denver County Extension Master Gardener. 2010.

    • Wolverton, B. C., et al. (1984). Foliage plants for removing indoor air pollutants from energy-efficient homes. Economic Botany 38(2), 224-28.

    • Wolverton, B. C., et al. A study of interior landscape plants for indoor air pollution abatement: an interim report. NASA. July, 1989.

    • Wolverton, B. C. (1996) How to Grow Fresh Air. New York: Penguin Books.

    • Wolverton, B. C. and J. D. Wolverton. (1993). Plants and soil microorganisms: removal of formaldehyde, xylene, and ammonia from the indoor environment. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences.

  • Choose the vase

    How to choose the vase for a plant

    The vase can have 2 functions:

    • POT CULTIVATION OF the PLANT: directly contains the plant with the earth.
    • CONTAINER VESSEL FOR CULTIVATION: containing the vase of cultivation of the plant that we wish to cover.

    CHARACTERISTICS (often, the choice is the result of a compromise):

    • INTERNAL DIAMETER must be adapted to the soil of the plant host (typically will be larger than 10-20% of the above), or it must be at least slightly larger than the pot cultivation that will host (so as not to get stuck, and allow you to pull it out easily).
    • INTERNAL HEIGHT: must be appropriate to the soil or in the pot cultivation of the plant host; if the container is not already equipped with its own drainage system as will be explained below, consideration of the need to create a drainage below the sod, or pot cultivation (example: the plant has a clod or a vase of cultivation is high cm. 20, the drainage made with expanded clay will be the top cm. 3, then the new vessel must have an internal height minimum cm. 23).
    • EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS:
      • appropriate to the ENVIRONMENT in which it is located;
      • create a pleasant relationship between the MASS of the optics of the plant and that of the vessel.
    • DRAINAGE: drainage system for excess water on the bottom; most of the plants suffer when the roots remain in contact with standing water, so it is always preferable that the pot has a drainage system, otherwise it is created specifically for that purpose.
    • CONTAINMENT system: the containment of any spillage of water, the date the excess when you water the plant, do not soak/ruin the surface where the container is supported (at times coincides with the drainage system).
    • EXHAUST: exhaust system independent of the water if placed outside where the rain can fill.
    • SPOSTABILITA': measures to facilitate the movement of the vessel if necessary, such as wheels, feet, etc.
    • RESERVE WATER system reserve water to increase time water autonomy of the plant.

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