The colossal impacts of the tiny houseplant.
In the urban wilderness of Singapore, we are beset by the tribulations of a sullied atmosphere.
Learning to breathe easy has us looking away from the larger issues in the collective landscape and into our homes. The salvation for environmental blight? A rather pretty proposition: Baby succulents and drape-vines.
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Sleep – Quality Optimisation
Forge an oxygenated sanctuary with houseplants that release oxygen at night, creating an abundance of which to ease you into sleep while loosening the grips of insomnia and anxiety.
The Aloe Vera plant is your passport to sleep.
Using the aloe vera plant can be at first stressful: They ought to be near where you sleep, but their leaves can cut flesh easily and so need a safe distance – undoubtedly, spacing it optimally comes with a little labour, but can prove to be exceedingly beneficial to sleep quality.
This plant is immensely easy to care for: All it takes for it to thrive is to water only when its soil begins to dry.
The aloe vera plant is a tremendous visual element and can be snugged anywhere – even when placed squarely next to a bedside lamp or as a statement piece with a vintage, hand-dyed planter.
While the aloe vera plant is mostly odourless, the gel within its leaves are naturally heavy with stench.
Rather a visual behemoth, Orchids are just as great with sleep upgrades. Most remarkably, they also remove stiffness of air from painted walls by purifying xylene, the key pollutant found in wall-paint, sprucing up your room with crisp air. As with an aloe vera plant, you can reap the benefits of an orchid by simply letting it be: Best have them by the window to sate its demands for medium, indirect sunlight.
For all of its boldness without being aggressive, the intense palettes of the orchid are habitually used to craft dreamlike visions by contrasting against muted spaces, and can be utterly divine when harmonised with sobering lines and curvilinearity. With that in mind, elevating the profile of any walled space with orchids – beyond resting areas – is as simple as a thoughtful configuration and a matter of favourite colours. It’s no surprise, then, orchids ordinarily find home in bathrooms, enlivening otherwise dull spaces with earthly aromas.
Caring for this plant stirs an almost maternal instinct due to the necessity of a watering and misting schedule, and can be a therapeutic endeavour for seekers of a mid-day ritual or as a pet project with a kid or significant other.
Beware that albeit orchids do not yield pollen allergies, the sap from their flower is known to trigger allergic reactions.
Sinus Troubles; Asthma; Regular Colds
Purification of airborne toxin, asthmagen, and triggering substance.
The Areca Palm fares best at decontaminating the air, and can oxygenate a resting space with a waft of crispness in the air surround. It most remarkably abates respiratory ailments such as sinusitis and chronic colds by removing up to 90% of airborne pollutants shortly under 12 hours; its cleansing properties reach even the elusive formaldehyde, amongst other carcinogens, which is ubiquitous in everyday products and difficult to purge, mitigating damage build-up to the central nervous system that can yield the spectrum prevalent headaches, depressive episodes, mood swings, insomnia, irritability, attention deficit, and memory impairment.
For an all-around alternative, Snake Plants are a perennial favourite for its ease of aesthetic use and near-immortality; they, too, are decidedly the superlative purifier for folks with respiratory difficulties, and are known to rid asthmatic fits and guttural coughs.
Lest forgotten, this moisture-misting plant is the natural cure-all to environmental dryness and the lethargy and headaches that come with it.
Cigarette Smoke; Sensitivity
Airborne toxins, industrial pollutants, and mould spores are purged through plants with purification capabilities.
Gerbera Daisies fares best at decontaminating the air, and can oxygenate a resting space with a waft of crispness in the air surround. It most remarkably abates respiratory ailments such as sinusitis and chronic colds by removing up to 90% of airborne pollutants shortly under 12 hours; its cleansing properties reach even the elusive formaldehyde, amongst other carcinogens, which is ubiquitous in everyday products and difficult to purge. The generalised damage of which extends to the central nervous system, yielding increased