Chlorophytum is an evergreen perennial plant native to South Africa. This hardy, easy-care ornamental plant is valued for its variegated foliage in the form of long, arching, flexible ribbons. Grown indoors, this plant has many advantages. Discover the 3 benefits of chlorophytum.
Chlorophytum, also called spider plant, is a herbaceous perennial prized for its decorative foliage, but also for the many benefits it offers when grown indoors.
What are the 3 benefits of chlorophytum?
Chlorophytum is appreciated for the following assets.
– Chlorophytum is a decontaminating plant
Spider plant is effective in purifying the surrounding air and removing toxins from paint or varnish, such as toluene, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene. This plant also allows it to absorb a large amount of carbon monoxide, resulting for example from combustion heating, cigarettes or gas cooking. In addition, NASA has included chlorophytum among the most effective decontaminating plants for purifying indoor air.
– Chlorophytum is a natural air humidifier
The spider plant is ideal for humidifying the surrounding air and improving air quality. In fact, dry air is bad for your health. And for good reason, it makes the throat and mucous membranes dry, causes nosebleeds, chapped lips, and even causes breathing problems. Some houseplants are effective at increasing the humidity of the rooms in which they are located. In fact, the water absorbed through its roots rises to the pores present in the foliage, and where water vapor is released.
– Chlorophytum is a robust plant
Chlorophytum is one of the strong and resilient plants that is particularly suitable for people who do not have a green thumb. In fact, thanks to its bulbs, the spider plant can withstand long periods of drought. Even when the leaves begin to wilt, a simple watering is enough to revive it. That said, chlorophytum can handle forgetting to water very well. Additionally, chlorophytum tolerates drought better than a soggy substrate, especially since its roots store water. Hence the importance of spacing out watering in winter, taking care to let the soil dry between two waterings. Don’t forget to remove any standing water in the saucer or saucepan. Please note that chlorophytum appreciates light, but without exposure to direct sunlight. If you notice the foliage starting to die back, it means your plant is starving for light. Also, remember to fertilize your plant with green plant fertilizer, twice a month, during its vegetative growth period. As for diseases and pests, you have nothing to fear. Chlorophytum is a robust plant that is not subject to any attack by parasites or pests.
That being said, chlorophytum is an asset to your home. This indoor plant is not only robust and undemanding, but it also helps purify the ambient air in the house and increase the humidity of the room in which it is located, to avoid dry air. .
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There are a variety of plants that can purify the air inside your home, including Dwarf Date Palm, Boston Fern, Ficus Robusta, Aloe Vera, Areca Beard and English Ivy.