My Plants Love Me

“To My Curator:

I Am Your Bulb and I Adulation You

When you breathe, I will catechumen carbon dioxide to oxygen so you can accumulate breathing. I will not stop there. I will clarify pollutants out of your air so you can breathe better.

When you are sick, I will accord you my leaves and flowers for your medicine. You may lay me aloft your eyes, rub me on your wounds, or absorb me into your body. I can alleviate you.

When you are hungry, I will be your food. You may eat me and alcohol my juices. You will not go hungry.

When you are stressed, I will amuse your eyes with my adorableness and color. My ablaze reds flowers will affect and accelerate you and my aphotic greens leaves will allay and calm you. Relax!

I adulation you,


Dr. Bill Wolverton, aforetime a chief analysis scientist at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Miss., has researched into the use of biological processes as a agency of analytic ecology problems.

The analysis on calm plants begin that plants are actual able in arresting air borne contaminants.

According to Wolverton, accepted calm agriculture plants can abolish some pollutants from the rooms.

The abstracts were done by agreement altered bulb blazon in sealed, Plexiglas chambers. Pollutant accompanying chemicals were again put into the chambers.

“Philodendron, spider bulb and the aureate pothos were labeled the a lot of able in removing formaldehyde molecules. Beginning plants such as gerbera daisy and chrysanthemums were rated above in removing benzene from the alcove atmosphere. Other acceptable performers are Dracaena Massangeana, Spathiphyllum, and Aureate Pothos. “Plants yield substances out of the air through the tiny openings in their leaves,” Wolverton said. “But analysis in our laboratories has bent that bulb leaves, roots and clay bacilli are all important in removing trace levels of baneful vapors”. (1)

Some Causes of Calm Pollutants

Newer barrio are congenital with a ample bulk of counterfeit architecture materials. They are usually furnished with constructed carpeting, fabrics, laminated counters, and artificial coated wallpaper.

The newer barrio are cloistral bigger and closed added deeply than earlier buildings. The money adored by attention calefaction and air-conditioning comes with a altered amount tag; pollutants can alone broadcast in indoors. Constantly circulating and architecture up pollutants central can be acutely difficult for humans with respiratory illnesses or asthma problems.

The “sick architecture syndrome,” (a byword generally acclimated to call the amentia of the new structures, can be badly bigger naturally. Add some plants.

NASA scientists advised nineteen altered bulb breed for two years. A lot of of the plants activated are houseplants that are frequently kept central year-round. Of the specimens studied, alone two were primarily beginning plants; chrysanthemums and gerbera daisies. They are frequently acclimated to add a accuracy and blush to a allowance during holidays and cogent events; but they are not kept central throughout the year.

Aloe Vera (now renamed Aloe barbadensis and frequently referred to as Anesthetic Plant) extracted juices can advice allay and alleviate burns, bites, and aswell derma irritations. The extracts from this bulb are aswell acclimated in some physique lotions.

The blade allotment of a bulb is area photosynthesis takes abode to action gasses from the air. Generally disregarded in the action is the accent of the soil. The clay and roots accept a big allotment in removing air-borne pollutants. Micro-organisms in the clay become added accomplished at application trace amounts of communicable abstracts as a aliment antecedent over a aeon of time. (2)

Debrah Dupre adds abundant advice about the affliction of some accepted plants in the commodity “Plants to Advice Calm Air Pollution” at

This is a abbreviate account of just four admirable plants.

Spider Plant: Chlorophytum comosum

  • Also alleged the aeroplane plant. Simple to grow. It reproduces readily but affecting changes in sun acknowledgment can abuse the plants.

Snake Plant: Sansevieria trifasciata

  • Also accepted as “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue,” can survive auspiciously for months afterwards minimum sun light. This bulb aswell reproduces readily.

Lacy Tree: Philodendron selloum

  • The houseplant is accepted from the plushest appointment to the boilerplate home and is simple to re root. Cut about 5 inches from the top, abode the acid in baptize in a window and replant it into a baby pot afterwards the roots grow.

Elephant Ear Philodendron: Philodendron domesticum

  • This is a ample bulb and gives a allowance an alien attending and is simple to maintain.

The NASA abstraction suggests that 15 to 18 apparent houseplants in 6 to 8-inch bore containers should be acclimated to enhance air superior in a accustomed 1,800 aboveboard bottom house.

These plants finer abolish Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide from the air are:

  • Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm – Chamaedorea Seifritzii
  • Chinese Evergreen – Aglaonema Modestum
  • English Ivy – Hedera Helix
  • Gerbera Daisy – Gerbera Jamesonii
  • Janet Craig – Dracaena deremensis
  • Marginata – Dracaena Marginata
  • Mass Cane/Corn Bulb – Dracaena Massangeana
  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue – Sansevieria Laurentii
  • Pot Mum – Chrysantheium morifolium
  • Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa’
  • Warneckii – Dracaena “Warneckii” “

These plants are aswell actual acceptable for convalescent air quality:

  • Spider Bulb – Chlorophytum comosum
  • Golden Pothos – Epipiremnum aureum
  • Snake Bulb – Sansevieria trifasciata
  • Heartleaf – Philodendron scandens `oxycardium’
  • Elephant Ear – Philodendron domesticum
  • Red-Edge – Dracaena marginata
  • Weeping Fig – Ficus benjamina

In conclusion, plants apple-pie the air so we can breath; accommodate anesthetic to accumulate us from getting ill; accommodate aliment to accumulate us from starving; and aswell accommodate admirable colors to advice with our brainy calmness if you actualize your claimed greenhouse “My bulb loves me and I adulation my plant.”


(1) NASA.

(2) University so Minnesota.