Anushka Banister. plant. November 04th , 2017.
b)Most plants remove toxins from the airpollutants that are found in houses-- such as formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, ammonia, acetone, ethyl acetate. Houseplants can actually absorb these pollutants through their leaves and convert them to harmless substances. New findings suggest that plants can be a good antidote to the sick building disease most often caused by our unsustainable high tech innovations for convenience. A single spider plant in a closed chamber containing formaldehyde can remove 85% of the pollutant within 24 hours. Experts estimate that fifteen houseplants can make a dramatic impact on clean air quality in an average house. Some houseplants seem to be particularly effective in absorbing and removing indoor pollutants. These are, to name a few, Chinese evergreen, dracaena, orchids, golden pothos, Norfolk Island pine, red emerald philodendron, spider plant, schefflera and snake plant.
The cheapest window boxes are the ones made from plastic. They are light, rot-proof and seem like a good option. However, they break easily and the plastic becomes brittle after the long exposure to sunlight. If you decide to go with plastic window planters, keep in mind that they can distort and be difficult to handle when you fill them with soil. On the other hand, both plastic and fiberglass window boxes retain moisture levels better than wooden planters and often come with their own drip trays.
This is the easy part, but just as important as preparing your soil. With having a good soil condition before planting you will find the maintenance very simple. Compost and mulch will be your best friend in this process. If you have access to manure, even better, but take care when using it for the first time. I put mine in a bucket of water and liquid feed when I have no vacant soil to dig it into or apply it to my compost to break down. Applying direct can prove to be disastrous as it could burn your plants.
Fragrance has long been associated with the arts of love. In Japan, Geisha girls priced their services according to the number of incense sticks consumed during love-making, while in Indian tantric rituals, men were anointed with sandalwood, and women with jasmine, patchouli, amber, musk, and with Saffron crushed and smeared beneath their feet. In Europe in the 17 and 1800s, the use of eau de Cologne became a widespread and fashionable trend, where the morning ritual in many homes began with its application before a suitor of either sex would call upon a lover. This blend of rosemary, neroli, bergamot and lemon was also used internally, mixed with wine, eaten on sugar lumps, even taken as an enema, to refresh the inner self and cleanse the spirit so that lovers could meet each other with a pure heart. But it is, perhaps, in Peru, that the magic of perfumed love has reached its highest skill, in the formulation of pusanga, which is often referred to as the love medicine of the Amazon, although it is far more than that. Specialists in the use of fragrance to change luck and attract good fortune are known as perfumeros. One such specialist is Artidoro. Another is Javier Aravelo, an ayahuasca shaman who also works with fragrance.
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