Saviours with roots

Anybody suffering from Sick Building Syndrome or just bad air can get quick relief with an AIRY air purifying system and an airy purifying plant. Which are our hero plants you ask? Here are indoor plants that convince through the air purifying character and are available in our online shop. Bad air is history!

Spathe flower

In the middle of the 19th century this plant founds its way from the rain forests of Columbia and Venezuela to Europe.

Is most effective against benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene.

It is frequently in bloom and the inflorescence often lasts a few weeks. Originally from the jungle the spathe flower prefers warm and humid indoor and does not like direct exposure to the sun. We recommend spraying the leaves from time to time with warm water. This plant prefers temperatures ranging from 16 – 24 degrees, at night it can be a bit cooler between 13 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Characteristics:

  • Low maintenance and high tolerance to pests
  • Looks great thanks to its deep green leaves and long period of inflorescence
  • Powerful air purifier, removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene to a large extent from the indoor air

Origin: South America
Do not expose to direct sunlight

Snake plant

The name snake plant derives from the shape of the plant’s leaves. Snake plants even thrive in less than perfect conditions, but we suggest avoiding locations with a draft. Less water is better than too much because they snake plant is susceptible to root rot. Brown leaves is an indication of too much water. The plant is otherwise robust and resistant to pests.

Characteristics:

  • Resilient plant
  • Effective in removing benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene
  • Absorbs CO2 and increases the oxygen percentage in the air
  • Suitable for bedrooms

Dragon tree

The dracaena family originates from Madagascar. With its deep green with a wine-red fringe and resembles a palm tree, but the dracaena is actually more closely related to lilies-of-the-valley than palm trees. Despite this the dragon tree can grow up to 2.40 if given enough space.

The dragon tree needs to get used to direct sunlight over time, and when used to the sun it prefers sunny and semi-shaded locations. It suitable for the balcony or terrace, but the dragon tree does not like a lot of rain or temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius.

A healthy dragon tree requires moist soil. Do not let the soil dry out!

Helps purify the air of benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.

Curly fern (also known as sword fern)

Ferns are amongst the oldest plant species on the planet, they have been growing for the past 400 million years, both in the soil and as epiphytes on tree branches. Curly fern (nephrolepis exaltata) is indigenous to Polynesia and Africa, can be found on in the Caribbean’s, Florida, Mexico, Latin America and parts of South America. They grow to between 40 and 90 cm high, with some growing up to 1.50 m.

In a room the curly fern is favoured as a hanging basket plant due to the overhanging leaves. The fern likes bright and semi shades places, but does not react well to wet and very dry soil. In temperate climates with low humidity it is sufficient to spray the leaves with warm water.

Helps purify the air of benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Rattle snake plant

The rattle snake plant belongs to the family or arrowroots, a family of roughly 32 different sub-species. Their home is mostly in the tropical Americas, predominantly Brazil. Some plants of the species are not only used as ornamental indoor plants but also in tropical botanical parks.

The grow to between 15 and 30 cm and as plants who live in the undergrowth, shrubs layer they can tolerate darker environments, which makes them ideal for rooms with less daylight.

Gerbera daisy / Barberton daisy

Nearly 300 years ago the Gerbera became popular as African Aster and was named after the German naturalist Traugott Gerber (1710 – 1743) Gerbera. Roughly 30 species are known in Africa and Asia, most of them live in South Africa, among them the Barberton daisy, our Gerbera Jamesonii.

This shrub with its velvety leaves is usually sold as cut flowers, but fortunately since the 90s it is also offered as a plant. The Barberton Daisy is a delight all year round with its white, yellow, orange, red, purple and violet petals. She grows best when exposed to plenty of day light, except hoit midday sun, which will cause her to wither.

The Barberton daisy does not tolerate high temperatures, and warm and dry air makes her susceptible to green flies. She will benefit from a steady supply of water and reward you with year round bloom. The soil should never be completely dry , during winter it is sufficient to water every other week. During the cold months the plant recovers at temperatures between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius.

Ideal for air purification, the Barberton Daisy was among the first plants tested by NASA and judged as “very efficient” to remove formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.

AIRY pot White Black Jack Low Res

AIRY Snow White 22cm
Black Jack
79,90 €*

AIRY pot Grey Hot CHili Low Res

AIRY Stone Grey 22cm
Hot Chili
79,90 €*

AIRY box black jack stone grey Low Res

AIRY box Stone Grey
Late Spring
99,90 €*

* all prices include VAT