Taking care of plants in the garden or at home, following their growth, getting your hands dirty are all activities that stimulate the senses and promote physical and mental well-being. In fact, contact with nature helps to improve mood, relieve stress and relax. But not only that, providing green spaces allows us to beautify and decorate our home.
Many are unaware that this plant with an exotic charm perfectly purifies the air of the house
We have just talked about the importance of cultivating plants and their beneficial action for our psychophysical health. But let’s not forget their ability to transform carbon dioxide into clean oxygen, absorb polluting particles and instill calm and tranquility. For example, this refined and elegant plant is enough to purify the air and fight stress.
Precisely for these reasons, We at ProiezionidiBorsa want to offer our readers a very refined, elegant and useful plant at home: the schefflera. This elegant tropical plant is very easy to grow. The large, ornamental leaves make the schefflera a perfect and refined houseplant. But many are unaware that this plant with an exotic charm perfectly purifies the air of the house. That’s right, the Schefflera seems to have the ability to absorb some toxic and harmful substances present in the air, such as formaldehyde, toluene and benzene, released from paints and furniture. In fact, if the air is not clean, the plant withers quickly.
The characteristics of this plant
We talked about the schefflera, as a refined and elegant plant. In fact, what is immediately striking is the peculiarity of its foliage characterized by a dark green color. Some species, on the other hand, have leaves with yellow and ivory white variegations.
A very rustic plant that grows well in pots and needs a lot of light. During the summer it can be placed outdoors, but in semi-shaded areas. The schefflera adapts to any type of soil, as long as it is well drained, to avoid root problems.
Watering must be abundant during the spring and summer months, always keeping the soil moist. But we pay attention to the stagnation of water, which as mentioned before, can cause the roots to rot and favor the development of fungi. Pruning must take place in late spring and is only necessary to contain the growth of the plant.
The schefflera is a rustic and resistant plant, but it fears the attack of the cottony cochineal, aphids and red spider mites. To defend the plant we can use chemical or natural pesticides.
It is enough to grow this plant to purify the air in the house, sleep better and heal the skin
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)