Chlorophytum is a houseplant that should be in every home
The main purpose of indoor plants is to delight us with green leaves and bright colors, allowing us to forget that it is cold winter or cloudy autumn outside the window. But there are plants that are not only beautiful, but also have a whole range of useful properties, thanks to which they effectively improve the microclimate inside the house. One of these wonderful plants is chlorophytum.
Chlorophytum is native to South Africa. This is a perennial plant with yellow-green or variegated curved leaves, whose length reaches 40 cm. The leaves of the chlorophytum are collected in a basal rosette, and long peduncles, on which flowers first appear, and then small rosettes with leaflets and airy leaves, give the plant an especially attractive look. the roots.
This is a very picky plant, it can be placed both in the light and in the shade. If chlorophytum stands in the light, its leaves gradually acquire a brighter, more decorative color, and stripes disappear over time in a plant located in the shade.
© Forest & Kim Starr
Chlorophytum has the ability to actively replenish oxygen reserves in the room. It very effectively helps to neutralize substances harmful to the human body, such as phenol, benzene, formaldehyde and others, which in large quantities emit modern finishing materials and furniture from particleboard.
Chlorophytum is also necessary in the kitchen, since it has the ability to actively absorb carbon monoxide.
You can not do without this plant in the house where smokers live, since chlorophytum perfectly neutralizes tobacco smoke.
In addition to all of the above, this houseplant has a pronounced antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
© Forest & Kim Starr
This plant is recommended to contain at home and followers of the Chinese teachings of Feng Shui.
A person spends most of his life at home, which is why it is so important to create the most favorable living conditions there. Clean air without harmful impurities is the basis of health, and chlorophytum is an air purifier given to us by mother nature, which we must use.