Natural Air Cleaners
Did you know that house plants are a great way to clean the air in your home? During the winter, bring in plants to help you breathe easier. It is suggested to top cover the soil with an inch of pebbles or gravel to prevent mold growth.
Palms ( bamboo, lady and areca varieties) are top performers for removing airborne toxins. They can also add up to a litter of moisture per day . Perfect for the dry air in the wintertime.
Rubber Plants are ideal for rooms where there is not much sunlight. They are particular great to filter formaldehyde which is found in many adhesives and floor coverings.
Florists Mums present a cheerful burst of colour which makes us feel happier and also are excellent filters of airborne chemicals emitted by gas, ink , paint and pesticides.
So go ahead, give thanks to mother nature and fill your house with delightful plants this winter for your health and for your spirit.
Barbara Grumme, sale rep
Century 21 Today realtor, Niagara Falls