How to Grow Your Own Fresh Air

In his talk, Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants – Areca Palm, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, and Money Plant – can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.

While I find this talk interesting, I have quite a few questions about the numbers that the speaker gives. Kamal Meattle claims that “we need 4 shoulder-height plants per person… 6-8 waist height plants per person… With these three plants you get all the fresh air you need. In fact, put in a bottle, with a cap on top, and you will not die…” So, does it mean that the oxygen released from just a few of these plants are sufficient to totally replace the entire oxygen requirement of a person?  Humm… I just find this a bit hard to believe…

But anyways, we all know that plants do us good. They create oxygen and make us feel refreshing and alive. Not all of us would be able to place four Areca Palms or six Mother-in-law’s Tongues inside our houses or offices, yet, I am sure we will feel better and healthier even with just a pot or two of these air-filtering plants.

Why don’t give it a try 😉

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