Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Indoor Plants - Not Just Aesthetics
Until about a year ago I only had one indoor plant. Then I went round to a friend's place who had a couple of plants in every room and I realised how lovely and homely her place was. Since then I've popped a few in my living room, kitchen and bathroom. But I was reminded by Sustainable Gardening Australia of the benefits of indoor plants in their recent newsletter article - Breathe Easy Indoors - The Benefits of Indoor Plants.
This is really worth a read. Recent University of Technology Sydney research has found that indoor plants in a closed space with no ventilation can completely remove VOCs (volatile organic compounds) within 24 hours.
So, yesterday I purchased a couple of new plants and put them in the bedrooms.