Saturday, July 11, 2009

#45 Grow Plants in Your Home

This is just an easy one. Plants are readily available to buy and you don't have to have a green thumb as long as you buy the right plant. If you are one that forgets to water than a cactus might be in order, but I recommend starting out with a Pothos, Mother-in-Law's Tongue or an Aloe Plant. All three of those I have found the wonderful ability to bounce back when they are forgotten about and end up being in too cold of area or have gone a long time without water. The great thing about MILT is that is creates it's own baby plants so you can increase the amount of plants you have. And an Aloe will also provide you with aloe to help provide relief & healing related to cuts & burns as well as grows it's own babies. With plants you can instantly brighten up and liven up a room, as well as helping filter you air. A Spider Plant is another good plant to have in your home as it does a great job of filtering our air and making it cleaner to breathe.

There have been studies to prove that people having plants in the room of someone when they are sick heal faster and have an improved mood over people without plants. So, consider giving a live plant as a gift next time some is in the hospital. And move a plant into your room, you spend 8 hours (at least you should) breathing in there, why not get that air cleaned for free rather that using an air filter.

And remember, those pots can be reused over & over again. And if you don't have any pots, consider reusing some plastic container than may have just ended up in a landfill. Just be sure to poke some holes in the bottom for water drainage. And save the lid to use as a saucer underneath to catch the excess water.

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