Chlorophytum, whose name in translation from Latin means “green plant”, can be called one of the most common and picky indoor pets. In the people this flower was called a spider, a bride's veil and a green lily. And, truth, its appearance completely corresponds to these comparisons. South Africa is considered to be the birthplace of the “bride’s veil”.
The first mention of this plant dates back to 1794. In Europe, it appeared in the second half of the 19th century and immediately became very popular among gardeners. The "fault" is the extremely beneficial properties of chlorophytum, the ability to fit into any interior and unpretentiousness in the care. Today, chlorophytum is distributed throughout the world. According to various sources there are up to 250 species of this plant.
Useful properties of chlorophytum
Some people, in vain, consider chlorophytum to be almost a room weed. Meanwhile, this plant is the real champion in air purification from bacteria, harmful substances and other impurities. Adult plants cover an area of two square meters and significantly improve the quality of oxygen. Experts from NASA even suggested using the "bride's veil" to clean the air in spaceships.
The capabilities of this plant have not yet been fully studied, but it is authentically known that chlorophytum absorbs carbon monoxide, acetone, ammonia, benzene, nitrogen and formaldehyde. Instead of these harmful substances, it releases healthy phytoncides. In addition, this flower has a very strong bactericidal effect. Scientists managed to establish that in a day the “bride’s veil” destroys up to 80% of pathogens that “live” from him in close proximity.
The benefits of chlorophytum are also invaluable for people suffering from lung diseases. They just have to surround themselves with this green doctor! The flower accumulates moisture in large quantities, and then releases it into the air, along with volatile production. Water the chlorophytum as often as possible, for which he will repay you with a good coin. Interestingly, the cleaning and moisturizing properties of the flower increase several times if you put activated carbon tablets in the pot.
Chlorophytum is very useful for those who live in polluted industrial areas, suffer from frequent colds, or are prone to allergic reactions. Moreover, the plant absorbs toxins, which are emitted by synthetic materials in large excess, by planting several such green "spiders", you will save on expensive air purifiers.
It is also known that the plant destroys mold fungi and neutralizes the harmful radiation coming from the microwave oven, computer, TV and other household appliances. And the chlorophytum leaves absorb nitric oxide, which occurs as a result of burning gas. That is why this flower is ideal for children's rooms, offices, kitchen areas.
All of the above properties of chlorophytum "work" only under the condition of good illumination of the plant. In a dark corner or a shaded place there will be no sense from it, so put the pot on the window sill and do not forget to regularly ventilate the room. Only in this case, the process of photosynthesis is possible, and the flower itself grows in a lush bush.
Harm from chlorophytum
As for the harm from chlorophytum, the only thing is that it is necessary to ensure that children do not eat the plant. Coarse leaves can damage the mucous membranes. It is better to plant the plant beyond the reach of children, so that they do not accidentally throw a pot over themselves.
The myth is that chlorophytum is poisonous to cats. A pet can eat leaves to cause a natural gag reflex in order to clear its stomach of wool. And so that the pet does not eat beautiful leaves, you need to plant a special cat grass.
Cleans the air
Chlorophytum is able to destroy pathogens within a radius of two square meters.
It is enough to place several pots with this plant over the entire area of the apartment so that the air is almost completely sterile.
The flower easily copes with gas, for this purpose it is often placed in the kitchen, where the greatest concentration of harmful substances (aerosol vapors from chemical cleaning products, dishwashing detergents, accumulations of harmful substances from cooking).
Increases indoor humidity
The flower not only cleans the air, but also moistens it.
This happens due to the unique ability of chlorophytum to accumulate moisture in the leaves, and then release it into the atmosphere.
Buying appliances that can clean and moisten the air is an expensive pleasure.
"Natural humidifier" chlorophytum will create a favorable indoor climate and provide easy breathing to everyone without exception at no extra cost.
It is rare to see cities with absolutely clean air now. A huge number of factories and automobiles poison the air with mercury, lead, acetone and carbon monoxide fumes.
All this filth penetrates the open windows of apartments and does not add health to the residents.
Chlorophytum is able to absorb all these substances, and not only accumulate in the leaves, but feed on them.
This is often evidenced by the increased growth of the “home ecologist” placed next to the open air vents or balcony doors.
Neutralizes negative energy
Proponents of the Feng Shui doctrine believe that chlorophytum is able to bring peace and harmony into the lives of workaholic people who do not notice the beauty of the world around them, plunging headlong into their work.
A flower transforms such people, creates a favorable aura around them.
If you move into a new apartment, chlorophytum will provide you with an invaluable service, clearing it of the unfavorable energy of the former tenants (or builders, in case the house has just been built).
Placing this plant in the office, where there is always a large crowd of people, you will contribute to the creation of friendly relations between employees, and reduce the level of conflict to zero.
Chlorophytum health benefits
What are the beneficial properties of chlorophytum for human health in addition to the above? The plant is a barrier to the spread of radiation coming from computers. The plant arrived in Russia from the tropical forests of America and the subtropics of South Africa. Therefore, it would seem that chlorophytum needs to create exceptional conditions for growth even in room conditions, but in such a harsh climate that is typical of Russia.
But this is absolutely not the case. Chlorophytum - one of the most unpretentious flowers, the care for which is generally not difficult. Nevertheless, there are some rules that will help the plant to develop well for the benefit of people living in this room.
Chlorophytum, home care
These rules are simple, their implementation will enhance the beneficial properties of this plant. Since the plant is from warm areas of the planet, it needs to create this heat. In the winter months, the thermometer should not fall below eighteen degrees of heat. Of course, the plant will withstand sudden changes in temperature and drafts. But it is possible that it may lose because of its attractiveness.
Chlorophytum likes good lighting. But do not substitute it under direct sunlight. The plant feels great on the window sills of windows looking to the west and east.
For fertilizing plants, which are recommended to do in the spring and summer twice a month, the complex fertilizer is used. Chlorophytum likes summer swimming under the shower, spraying. He will not refuse such a water treatment even in winter, if the room has a high enough temperature.
It is worth noting that one of the useful properties of chlorophytum for air is its ability humidify indoor air. And this ability is the higher, the more often chlorophytum itself receives this moisture.
And that is not all. The beneficial properties for chlorophytum air are as follows:
- Effectively cleans the air from harmful impurities.
- Absorbs carbon monoxide.
- Recycles many harmful substances quickly.
How to transplant chlorophytum
At the beginning of each spring, the plant should be transplanted into a soil mixture consisting of sand, humus, and leaf soil, taken in the same proportion, with the addition of two parts of sod land.
When transplanting need to examine the roots. Usually they grow strongly and become so powerful that they tear flower pots at the base. Therefore, when transplanting you need to take a larger room. Mature plants are transplanted only when necessary, if this is required by overgrown roots.
How chlorophytum reproduces
The flower is propagated in the simplest way, by rooting rosettes. You can multiply the plant and the division of the root. But this is done when necessary, when the root system itself demands this.
Rooting outlets is done as follows. First, the outlet must be carefully separated from the main plant. Then they need to be put in pots with loose soil, consisting of a mixture consisting of equal parts of humus and peat, two parts of the land of sod and half of the sand.
And another useful property of chlorophytum for the home. It resistant to disease and almost not afraid of pests. However, sometimes the scytals attack the plant and begin to suck the cell sap from the surface of the stems and leaves. As a result, the color of the leaves fades, they begin to dry out and fall off.
Although chlorophytum is unpretentious to external conditions, it is desirable to observe certain conditions of detention.
- Lighting. It tolerates both the sun and the shade. In the sun - the colors of the leaves are brighter.
- Temperature. Unpretentious. Maintains cool temperature to 8 degrees.
- Top dressing. In the warm season it needs fertilizing with mineral fertilizers once a month.
- Air humidity. Does not need spraying. Only as a cleansing soul. To avoid leaf breakage, do not wipe. It tolerates dry air in the apartment. Comfortable watering - in the winter - once a week, in the summer - 2 times a week.
- The soil. Unpretentious. It grows well in the sold universal soil mix.
- Transfer. It needs a transplant only when the roots begin to crawl out of the pot. It is best to replant chlorophytum in the spring.
- Reproduction. In the wet ground or in a glass of water placed "kids" - leafy sockets. Easy to root, grow fast.
- Diseases and pests. It is affected by insects thrips. Precautions - regular inspection and maintenance of high humidity. Processing plants should be carried out with anti-aphids at the first signs of the disease. Affected leaves must be removed.
The main types of chlorophytum
Chlorophytum crested (Chlorophytum comosum) - is characterized by a short stem and light green leaves.
It has several decorative forms:
- Variety "vittatum" - with a longitudinal strip in the middle
- Variety "variegatum" - with whitish stripes on the edges of the leaves
- The maculatum variety - leaves with longitudinal yellow stripes
- Kind of "Curty Locks" - with striped leaves twisted into a wide spiral
Cape Chlorophytum (Chlorophytum capense) - characterized by narrow lanceolate leaves, tapering to the base and thickened tuberous roots. The leaves are light green with a non-sharp keel end.
Chlorophytum winged (Chlorophytum amaniense) - characterized by broadly oval lanceolate leaves. The leaves are dark green, tapering towards the base. There are several varieties - "Green Orange" and "Fire Flash". These varieties are distinguished by wide leaves and orange petioles.
Chlorophytum - natural air purifier in the house
Chlorophytum is so familiar to the eye a flower that many do not know its real name, calling it differently: spider-plant, family happiness, spray of champagne, friendly family.
Giving preferences to exotic outlandish flowers in the house, which require complex care and bring only aesthetic benefits, they do not know that chlorophytum is one of the most effective natural air purifiers.
Chlorophytum: care and reproduction
The homeland of chlorophytum is South Africa. There are about 250 types of chlorophytum, which vary in size, color and shape of leaves.
This perennial herb is characterized by rapid growth, unpretentiousness and ease of self-care.
It is a flower with leaves collected in the basal bundles and a drooping mustache arrows, at the ends of which beautiful green grass snoops with aerial roots are formed.
Chlorophytum blooms with small inflorescences collected in a loose panicle. Sometimes flowers pereopilyatsya and form a fruit - a small triangular box.
Well-groomed strong plants usually have multiple hanging stems with rosettes of leaves.
Usually in houses and public places grow varieties with striped and linear green leaves up to 40-50 cm long, which are beautifully bent by arcs in different directions.
The most important quality of chlorophytum is its tremendous ability to purify indoor air.
From the air it absorbs a lot of harmful and hazardous to human health substances, which are formed when burning domestic gas, using tap water, fumes from finishing materials and furniture. Leaves of a plant are able to clear indoor air from toxic substances, such as:
- formaldehytes, - phenols, - ammonia and acetone, - xylene and toluene, - carbon monoxide.
Thus, formaldehyde vapors emitted by modern chipboard surfaces, plastics, and other materials are neutralized by chlorophytum by 86%, carbon monoxide by 96%, and nitrogen oxide by 70–80%. A single plant is able to completely neutralize toluene and benzene in the air.
Absorbing substances harmful to humans, chlorophytum releases pure oxygen, which is very useful for closed rooms.
Because of its ability to absorb dangerous carbon monoxide, knowledgeable people place it in kitchens equipped with gas stoves.
In addition, chlorophytum decorates and revives the interior of the kitchen, and its ability to produce hanging arrows with bundles of striped or green leaves allows placing it on the walls and saving space in cramped spaces.
Chlorophytum is able not only to clear the air of chemical compounds, but also actively fights against harmful bacteria and microorganisms. During the day, one plant can destroy up to 80% of pathogens around it, and several chlorophytums can almost completely clean and heal the air in a medium-sized room.
Chlorophytum is a real green filter that protects a person from infections and allergies.
Due to its bactericidal properties, it is customary to keep chlorophytum in kindergartens and schools, medical institutions, offices. Such a useful flower must be in every children's room, besides, you can also trust the child and care for him - because he is considered one of the most unpretentious indoor plants.
Chlorophytum is ideal for novice florists. Combining beauty and simplicity, it is absolutely not capricious, therefore it has become one of the most beloved indoor plants.
Chlorophytum can be attributed to both sun-loving and shade-tolerant plants. Loves bright diffused light, prefers oriental or western windows. It can grow on the north window, but at low light it will lose its decorative bright color of the leaves. Growing on a south window requires shading. Maybe not for long, up to several hours, to transfer direct sunlight.
It prefers a moderate temperature regime, able to tolerate a fairly large range of temperatures. In winter, the temperature is preferable at 18 degrees, as long as it does not fall below 10 degrees.
In the summer, chlorophytum is well tolerated on the balcony or in the garden, having previously been protected from rain and wind. Although persistent chlorophytum will not die at adverse temperatures, but from such stresses will lose its visual appeal.
He also does not like cold drafts and unheated windows.
Chlorophytum is poured abundantly during the growing season - from spring to autumn, since during this period it needs a lot of moisture. The soil should be wet all the time.
In winter, moderate watering is recommended, but the substrate should not dry out. With a lack of moisture can form numerous tuberous thickenings.
It tolerates dry air, but will be grateful to a warm soul in summer and periodic spraying all year round, especially if it is located near heat sources.
Chlorophytum gratefully responds to supplements with irrigation in spring and summer. At this time, it is fed with mineral or organic fertilizers for decorative leafy plants twice a month.
Young plants must be replanted annually in February-March. Adults or very large plants are transplanted in 2–3 years. The soil is taken as follows:
- 2 parts of sod land, - 1 part of leafy soil, - 1 part of humus soil, - 1 part of sand.
Pots are needed spacious, as chlorophytum has large, thick roots, and when they expand, the pots will crack near the bottom
Chlorophytum reproduces well by engraftment of the baby directly from the whisker in a new pot, or the baby can be torn off, placed in a container with water until 2-2.5 cm long roots appear. Then the young plant should be transplanted into the soil. You can also divide too large bushes of an adult plant, pruning overgrown roots.
Flower family happiness
Sometimes the tips of the leaves of chlorophytum turn brown. Most likely, the cause is mechanical damage, lack of nutrients, too dry and warm air. Brown spots on the leaves may appear due to abundant winter watering at high temperatures.
Sluggish and pale leaves are a sign of a lack of light or minerals. Also the lack of lighting can turn motley leaves into ordinary dark green.
Due to overmoistening in winter or too heavy soil, the socket may rot. In a close pot, the plant most likely will not bloom. Also do not bloom young chlorophyta.
Sometimes chlorophytes are damaged by pests such as aphid, scarlet, spider mite, but this threatens only weakened plants.
Simple care, the ability to quickly multiply, a variety of colors of chlorophytum make the flower one of the first plants of growers for beginners, and its beneficial properties and the ability to combine different types in the interior make it a favorite flower of professionals.
The plant chlorophytum (on the photo) brings daily benefits to the home. It acts as a natural filter, absorbs chemicals, eliminates harmful microorganisms.
One adult flower operates at a distance of two square meters, greatly improving the air quality in the room.
It is recommended to put the pots in different parts of the house so that the maximum amount of air is filtered. From the main useful properties can be identified:
- purification of the atmosphere
- accumulation of gaseous chemical impurities,
- cleaning the premises of the negative energy.
The flower can be grown with high pollution of the environment, it eliminates harmful impurities and saturates the air with oxygen. Most often, the pot is placed in the kitchen in order to clean it of microorganisms and unwanted impurities. The flower also has the ability to accumulate moisture in the leaves, and then release it into the atmosphere, thereby moistening the air.
Excessively dry air irritates the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, which leads to disruption of oxygen supply to cells.
With its long-term effects, not only the bronchi and lungs are affected, but also all body systems, including the immune system.
As a result, there is a risk of developing inflammatory diseases of the respiratory organs (rhinitis, bronchitis, pneumonia), allergic reactions, as well as a general decrease in the immune status.
Tip: Air humidification can be enhanced by regular abundant watering. If you put an activated carbon tablet in the pot, the amount of moisture released will increase.
The plant removes the atmosphere not only from pathogenic microorganisms, but also from chemical pollution.
The leaves accumulate acetone, ammonia, nitrogen, clean the room from the components of tobacco smoke - nicotine and tar.
It is noted that with abundant gas pollution the flower grows rapidly, leaving practically sterile air around itself. With a decrease in the level of pollution of the atmosphere, its intensive growth ceases.
According to Feng Shui philosophy, the flower absorbs not only chemicals, but also the negative energy that fills the home. The atmosphere becomes calmer, which helps to avoid disagreements with loved ones.
A house with a clean positive energy attracts financial well-being, contributes to the preservation of efficiency, maintaining trusting relationships between households.
Children from such families grow up calm, healthy and curious, develop faster than their peers and easily make new acquaintances.
Fighting negative energy in the house is not only a sign, but also a scientifically based fact. The human body reacts to clean air enriched with oxygen by renewing cells, normalizing metabolic processes.
If you inhale the required amount of oxygen, you can get rid of sleep disorders, emotional instability, prevent premature aging of all organ systems.
It was noted that in the same room with a flower, it is easier for students to memorize information, concentrate on completing assignments, while maintaining clarity of mind.
The plant is used for the prevention of diseases of the respiratory tract, and can also be an additional method of treatment of bronchial asthma.
It will also benefit allergies that suffer from excess dust, gases and microorganisms in the air we breathe.
The presence of several pots of flowers has a proper effect on the health of the skin, because its condition reflects the course of metabolic processes at the cellular level.
Varieties and varieties
Different types and varieties have identical useful characteristics. You can choose your favorite variety or grow several, placing them in different rooms. The main types include:
- Chlorophytum crested - is a herbaceous houseplant with a short stem and long narrow leaves, collected in bunches. From the center of the beams there are long shoots, on which are located reduced leaves and small white inflorescences. Decorative species may differ in leaf color: on a green background there are longitudinal white or yellow stripes in the center or on the periphery.
- Chlorophytum winged is distinguished by the shape of the leaves. They are short, wide, dark green in color, tapering at the base and at the top. Petioles can be green or non-standard colors: orange or pink.
- Chlorophytum curly (Bonnie) has an unusual appearance due to twisting leaves. In the center of each green leaf is a bright stripe.
Tip: Grades with long, straight leaves are best kept in hanging pots. It is better to arrange flowers in different corners of the room so that they process a larger volume of air.
How to maintain the beneficial properties of the plant?
Caring for chlorophytum at home is a simple task, as the flower is unpretentious to the conditions of detention. The most successful temperature regime is 15-18 С. When cooled to 8-10 8С, the plant will not die, but will look more sluggish. In winter, it is better to move the pot away from poorly insulated windows and drafts.
Growing a large number of such plants is possible at home. Reproduction occurs through sockets, which are formed on the shoots and rooted easily. The flower must be watered abundantly at high temperatures, and during a cold snap it is recommended to reduce the intensity and frequency of watering. Leaves can be wiped from dust with a cloth or sprayed from a spray bottle.
Harmful effects for the home
Chlorophytum flower benefits and harms the house if certain rules are not followed. It must be placed in a place that is difficult for children to use, otherwise if it is ingested inside, coarse leaves can injure the mucous membranes of the child’s gastrointestinal tract. It is best to put the plant on the top shelf or use hanging pots.
Do not allow leaves to be eaten by pets. It does not contain toxic substances, but cats use it to activate the gag reflex to get rid of wool in the stomach. The solution to this problem will be to buy a special paste that dissolves the hair and eliminates the animal from having to use grass.
Chlorophytum plant rosette species, perennial. The length of the leaves of some species reaches 60 centimeters, is very popular among beginning flower growers because of its unpretentiousness. The plant grows quickly enough, the leaves have a curved shape, a beautiful juicy green color. Many famous Chlorophitum species bloom in small white flowers in early spring.
The leaves of the plant are collected in a rosette, from the center of which grow long stalks, on which secondary leaf rosettes subsequently develop. Chlorophytum neutralizes poisonous substances, especially formaldehyde, and purifies the air from microorganisms.
Four adult plants are able to clean the air in a room of 10 square meters per day. Chlorophytum is an ampelous plant belonging to the lily family.
In nature, there are known chlorophytum species growing in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Australia and Asia. Chlorophytum is shade tolerant and unpretentious.
It grows well in rooms on window sills or near windows, in bright light or in partial shade. From direct sunlight it is better to shade.
During reproduction, seeds of hlororofitum are sown at the beginning of spring into a moist, light substrate consisting of peat and sand in equal quantities.
Seeds are not buried in the soil, but only slightly pressed down, covered with foil and put in a warm place. Regularly air and moderately moisturize the soil.
When a leaf appears, young plants are planted in individual pots in the soil, suitable for chlorophytum. Young chlorophytum room transplanted once a year, usually in the spring. Adult plants are transplanted as needed when the roots fill the entire space of the pot. Chlorophytum is growing enough. This must be considered when choosing a pot.
In a close pot, room chlorophytum does not produce long peduncles and does not form daughter outlets. When transplanting is better to take an earthen pot, porous material allows better evaporation of excess moisture. The soil should be light, see the composition of the pot. The bottom of the pot must be filled with drainage. Water the plant before transplanting.
Carefully remove it from the pot and with a clod of earth around the roots move it to a new pot.
Timely watering especially in the period of active growth and fertilizer will correct the situation. If the adult chlorophytum plant does not form flower stalks, pay attention to the pot.
Most likely, it is too small for the overgrown flower of chlorophytum.
If you manage to buy chlorophytum in the store or grow your home flower, chlorophytum, the benefits of it will greatly exceed the effort spent on growing this plant.
The very presence of chlorophytum flowers in the room creates a festive, elevated atmosphere. This effect is achieved if chlorophytum is placed on a high stand or in a hanging pot.
This flower has a positive energy and will not harm others. The beneficial properties of chlorophytum are described in numerous print publications, on Internet sites, on Wikipedia, and on the lhorophytum of chlorophytum admirers.
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The main advantage of the home flower is chlorophytum in the ability to purify the air of the room where it is located from harmful chemicals emitted by modern building materials and new furniture, in particular formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, etc. Ordinary chlorophytum is probably familiar to you from school. Remember a plant that looks like ordinary grass in a garden? Long soft leaves like wheatgrass with whitish stripes in the middle, the plant itself looks like a tuft of grass stuck in a pot.
In the years of the last century, it was geranium and chlorophytum most often bred in children's institutions. At the same time, it is a natural air purifier and is quite effective in combating domestic pollution of the atmosphere.
This plant looks good on window sills, and in pots, and even on a regular shelf. Chlorophytum can grow and in chocolate the beneficial properties of lack of health, and where the air is too dry.
They are confident that chlorophytum, above all, harmonizes the energetics of those people who have plunged into work and chlorophytum is no longer interested in others. It is believed that the reasons for such distortions in the disorder of personal life, the desire to get away from the problems.
But when a chlorophyll plant settles in a house, an overly cyclical chlorophium of labor activity can change significantly, since chlorophytum will create a favorable aura around it.
He, finally, wants to establish coziness in his everyday life, to communicate more with fieldworkers and friends.
It is curious that people who are far from feng shui adhere to a similar point of view.
However, they explain this with more prosaic reasons: The people also believe that if you move into a new apartment or private house immediately, you will immediately get chlorophytum, then a cozy and measured atmosphere will prevail in the dwelling.
Households will not get annoyed at each other and, which is also important, will rush their thoughts only forward, without burdening themselves with memories of something bad from the past.
If you put chlorophytum in the office or in other places, there are many useful people, for example, in schools, hospitals, at railway stations, it will feel just as good as at home.
Whether it is a belief, or a scientific fact, but it is believed that this plant is most comfortable to be in the north-western part of the room. It is also not bad when there are other indoor plants near the chlorophytum.
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Chlorophytum - description, care, useful properties
Chlorophytum (Chlorophytum) - perennial herb with narrow hanging leaves and tendrils, giving rise to new bushes.
The leaf color options are green or white-green or cream-green.This is a very unpretentious plant that can grow in almost any soil and with any light.
If the conditions of maintenance are good, then truly gorgeous specimens with hanging charming leaves grow.
If you forget to water chlorophytum, it can live off of the moisture that accumulates in the fleshy roots. So this plant is for the forgetful. If you got the "kids" from chlorophytum - they can be planted either immediately in the wet ground, or put in the water to form roots. Chlorophytum is very easy to take root.
Africa is considered the birthplace of chlorophytum, where it grows in the shade, right on the bark of trees. It was introduced to Europe in the 19th century and immediately captured the hearts of plant lovers. Cascading leaves up to 80 cm in length simply cannot leave anyone indifferent. In diameter, a healthy adult plant can reach half a meter. Chlorophytum lives more than 10 years.
The chemical composition of chlorophytum
The capabilities of this plant have not yet been fully studied, but it is authentically known that chlorophytum absorbs carbon monoxide, acetone, ammonia, benzene, nitrogen and formaldehyde. Instead of these harmful substances, it releases healthy phytoncides.
In addition, this flower has a very strong bactericidal effect. The benefits of chlorophytum are also invaluable for people suffering from lung diseases.
Propagated by young daughter plants. In the case of winged chlorophytum, reproduction occurs by seed.
But without the trouble here, too, will not do. The leaves of the plant may turn pale, wither or darken. This indicates a lack of lighting and the need to feed. If the air is too dry, the tips of the leaves of the property become brown in color. When excessive watering can not only appear spots on the leaves, but also begin to rot at the base of the outlet.
To eliminate them, it is enough to wash the leaves with soapy water. Flower Vacuum Cleaner The beneficial properties of chlorophytum are inexhaustible. Chlorophytum - friend or foe for cats Many people note that pets, namely cats, may be addicted to devouring chlorophytum leaves.
The owners often do not understand what relationship exists between the cattle and between them, and they do not know whether the plant is harmful to animals. This flower has a rather delicate smell, inconspicuous for people, but attracting cats.
Another reason for attracting the attention of the cat are hanging rosettes, spiders and leaves of the plant. Cats love to play, so this version is likely. Often, after eating the leaves of chlorophytum, the cat begins to vomit.
Actively cleans the air
In the spring and summer, small white flowers appear on long thin flower stalks, then in their place babies develop new plants with a bundle of leaves and roots forming a spectacular cascade of many small rosettes on the mother plant.
There are several forms of chlorophytum crested, but they are all characterized by a lush rosette of long thin leaves with light stripes and the presence of a large number of daughter rosettes.
Another popular pot plant of indoor chlorophytum is the chlorophytum curly or curly-colored Bonophytum chlorophytum.
This type of houseplant prleznye is similar to Chlorophytum crested, but it does not hang down to visit the page, but as if twisted around a pot.
Chlorophytum curly Bonnie is the more compact form of the indoor flower Chlorophytum.
Chlorophytum curly leaf has a characteristic white stripe along the midrib, and on the peduncles after flowering new plants are formed, as well as the chlorophytum crested.
A peculiar kind of indoor flower Chlorophytum - winged chlorophytum is orange or orange Chlorophytum, and the same plant is called Cape Kholofitum.
A low plant with wide green leaves without white veins. Unlike the Crested Chlorophytumm, in which leaves grow directly from the rosette, in the winged winged chlorophytum, the leaves open out on rather long orange petioles. Peduncles in indoor winged flower of chlorophytum are short, flowers are nondescript and daughter rosettes do not form this type of chlorophytum.
Chlorophytum Laxum - occurs among the indoor flowers of chlorophytum much less frequently than its counterparts. Its leaves are thin, narrow and a white strip located not along the central vein, but along the edge of the leaf.
The leaves form a dense basal rosette.
It blooms with small flowers resembling a spikelet, but does not give any daughter outlets. How to care for chlorophytum flowers at home? Adequate lighting - a bright, diffused light, with direct sunlight could burn.
Abundant watering during the period of active growth and moderate in winter. Timely top-dressing alternately with mineral and organic fertilizers in spring and summer - once in 10 days, in autumn and in winter - once a month.
Usually, homemade flowers of chlorophytum are not pruned.
Chlorophytum in the house: 7 magical and healing properties of the plant
When chlorophytum blooms and forms rosettes on long peduncles, they are left on the mother plant. Adult Chlorophytum with a mass of Anis, the properties of spider-kids full look looks on high supply. If you want to get a more magnificent outlet of the mother plant, babies need to be removed.
In flower shops, indoor flower Chlorophytum is quite simple to buy, but in the presence of an adult plant and reproducing Chlorophytum is not difficult.
Accumulates harmful chemicals
The first method is dividing the shrub when transplanting a chlorophytum flower, the second is rooting of daughter rosettes, if they are present in this type of chlorophytum. Chlorophyta with no rosettes, for example, winged chlorophytum is multiplied by dividing the bush and ploiznye. When dividing the bush should carefully examine the roots of chlorophytum. Remove rotten and dry roots.
Chlorophytum - good for home
Chlorophytum - a real decoration of the room. Beautiful appearance and unpretentiousness is an important factor when “planting” a plant in an apartment.
But an equally important factor is the compatibility of the plant with the home environment. After all, not all plants are suitable for living in an apartment. So, chlorophytum benefit and harm.
Which of the factors will be decisive when settling the plant in the house? Let's try to figure it out.
Chlorophytum home benefits
Chlorophytum in addition to its external data and simplicity, has a lot of positive properties.
1. Purification of air. He is rightfully proudly called a home ecologist, because its main advantage is air purification.
In addition to the fact that chlorophytum is able to "live" even in the most polluted medium, it actively fights with microbes, harmful compounds and chemical residues.
Therefore, chlorophytum, as a rule, is located in the kitchen, where the maximum amount of impurities and microorganisms accumulates in the air. For example, chlorophytum can neutralize the harmful effects of the plate to 80%.
Scientists have proven that the plant is capable of destroying pathogenic microflora within a radius of 2 square meters, therefore, in order to disinfect the air in a regular apartment, you will need several pots with chlorophytum.
In addition to the fact that chlorophytum fights pathogens, it humidifies the air, and this, in turn, facilitates easy breathing and the formation of a favorable microclimate. This happens because of the unique ability of the plant to accumulate moisture, and then release it into the atmosphere. Therefore, do not forget to water the plant plentifully.
But in order for the chlorophytum to “lay out” at full power, it is necessary to properly care for them. The most important thing is to regularly wipe the leaves of the plant from dust and dirt, so as not to block access to oxygen. To enhance moisture separation, it is recommended to add activated charcoal to the chlorophytum pot.
2. Accumulation of chemicals. Life in modern society is directly interconnected with harmful chemical compounds. Their excess in the body can threaten allergic reactions and various poisonings.
Chlorophytum is able to accumulate compounds and substances, such as ammonia, carbon monoxide, nitrogenous compounds, acetone and others.
Therefore, if you live near roads and factories, then a plant such as chlorophytum will simply be indispensable.
Another interesting feature is enhanced growth in heavily polluted air. This is due to the fact that the plant eats harmful chemical compounds. As a result of the experiment, it was found out that the plant is able to create an almost sterile environment around itself by absorbing all the harmful substances.
Thus, the growth of chlorophytum can help determine the degree of air pollution. The faster it grows - the heavily polluted indoor air.
The results of the study influenced the sales of microclimate generators for air purification. The performance of such devices lags far behind the performance of chlorophytum. This is especially true of compounds contained in cigarette smoke. Such compounds as tar and nicotine, chlorophytum absorbs particularly active.
3. Fights negative energy. According to supporters of feng shui, chlorophytum can lead to the harmony of those people who have gone to work. A person who is not interested in anything is subject to stress and illness, and this is due to unsettled personal life and problems that have piled on. Chlorophytum literally transforms a person, creating a life-friendly aura.
People who are far from the philosophy of Feng Shui, also believe that chlorophytum helps to neutralize the negative energy, but justify it differently. Due to the purification of air from harmful substances, there is a normalization of the body, which leads to a clear mind and consciousness.
Chlorophytum, as a rule, is “settled” in a new apartment to purify the energy of past residents. If you put the plant in the workplace, then it will be easier and easier to work. And also chlorophytum gets on well with all plants.
Do not allow leaves to be eaten by children. Coarse leaves can injure tender mucous membranes.
It is often believed that a plant such as chlorophytum is poisonous to cats. It is a myth. Yes, the cat eats the leaves of chlorophytum, but not so easy, but in order to get rid of hairballs by means of vomiting. In order to discourage your pet from chlorophytum, plant a special cat's grass, which will be a natural emetic.
The benefits of chlorophytum for the home are obvious. Giving the answer to the question asked: “Is chlorophytum good for the home?”, We can safely say that this plant is a complete good! After all, chlorophytum is a real fighter for the purity of the environment, cleaning of harmful substances, as well as negative energy.
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Chlorophytum crested. Useful properties and home care
This flower appeared in our homes for a long time and was very fond of both beginning flower growers and experienced growers. Chlorophytum crested, which does not require too complicated care rules, gets acclimatized in any conditions.
His second name is Family Happiness, and Feng Shui experts say that he really brings peace, happiness and comfort to the house. And this, you see, is very important for any person.
In addition, this flower is very fond of cats, and they understand what is bad and what is good.
It is proved that in one day this flower is able to destroy up to 80% of pathogens in the room.
The leaves of chlorophytum emit phytoncides (active volatile substances), which have antibacterial and antifungal properties.
It is advisable to place in the apartment as many pots as possible with this amazing plant, then you will be absolutely sure that the air you breathe is absolutely pure.
Is chlorophytum harmful?
This plant is not considered poisonous, respectively, absolutely not dangerous. You can work with a flower without gloves, the skin of the hands will not be affected. No cases of an allergic reaction to chlorophytum were also noted.
Can chlorophytum cause harm to children and pets? Yes maybe.
Cats are often tempted by the lacquered leaves of a flower, they are very much like "cat's grass". This herb helps them get rid of hairballs in the stomach. Eating up to the dump, the cats induce vomiting, and the cleaning of the body is complete.
But chlorophytum is not the best substitute for the miraculous cleansing agent, and even a united flower does not look attractive. Therefore, in order to prevent your pet from this plant, it is desirable to plant this most special cat's grass in a separate pot. Both cat and chlorophytum will be satisfied.
Children, too, often pull in their mouths young shoots of a flower that look like little fluffy fountains.
Based on the above, we can safely say: the benefits of chlorophytum are enormous! This flower is considered to be a real fighter for clean air and a healthy atmosphere.
Chlorophytum flower. Home care
The jungles of South and Central Africa are home to this long-lived. Excellent, he settled down in Australia, and here in Russia. This unpretentious flower deserved its worthy place on the windowsills of our country due to its longevity and useful properties.
The best place for it is the windows facing east or west. Remember that the roasting sun will destroy this plant. In the winter, cold days, it is enough to water once every seven days, but from spring to autumn at least three times a week. Moreover, during this period, it is necessary to feed the flower.
Since this bush has very fast-growing roots, it will be necessary to replant it every year in the spring, but with age it will be enough every two years. Prerequisite is a sufficient amount of drainage. The temperature regime is rather free, the hochlatik in this sense is not picky.
Ensure that there are no drafts in the room and the temperature does not fall below 10-120 C.
Propagated in three ways:
But, as a rule, only professionals grow seeds, as it is very long and troublesome. The fastest and most convenient way of reproduction is, of course, root division. During the transplant, cut off a small shoot, remove the old roots, leaving 2-3 young.
Shorten to 6-8 cm and plant in new soil. Children can also be immediately planted in the ground, but on the condition that they have already taken a little root on the arrows. If they are not there, then, carefully cutting off the baby, place it in the water before the formation of new roots.
One year later you will see how your flower has changed.
How does chlorophytum clean the air?
This flower has special properties for the purification of indoor air. If you live near industrial enterprises, in a megapolis or near gas-filled areas, the miracle flower is simply obliged to stand on your window-sill. Scientists have proven that only this plant is able to absorb a lot of harmful substances that are in the air:
But moreover, it emits a lot of moisture and volatile production, thereby moistening the air and making it more clean. It will be very useful for people suffering from lung disease, allergies, chronic viral diseases.
Environmentalists have found that one plant can reduce air pollution by 75% in a room of 6 square meters during the day. This means that two colors for each room are enough to maintain the humidity and cleanliness of the air.
And if geranium stands next to it, the antimicrobial effect will only intensify. It is recommended to keep chlorophytum in the room of a pregnant woman and young child.
Chlorophytum crested. Poisonous or not?
It is worth noting that some "experts" claim that the hochlatik is poisonous. But this is not at all the case. The fact is that cats love him very much and not a single animal has suffered.These gentle purring lumps eat it regularly to cleanse their bodies of the remnants of wool that accumulate in their stomach.
Therefore, if you notice that the animal bites leaves, prepare soon to clean up. The only reason why a miracle plant should be protected from cats is because after the bites of the leaf edge they start to dry out and lose their aesthetic appearance. And, of course, make sure that your child does not repeat the cat and did not start eating the leaves.
Because of their cover, they can get stuck in the throat and will irritate the esophagus greatly.
This video describes the beneficial properties of chlorophytum.
Chlorophytum crested. Popular name
This natural air purifier is popularly called “green lily”, “spider”, “bride’s veil”, a vacuum cleaner. Each name is given to him for a reason. Any type of chlorophytum has long narrow leaves that hang down a beautiful waterfall.
But one variety has an almost white middle of a leaf and is very similar to a veil, the other has a darker leaf color, and even if it is curly, it is very similar to a spider.
A green lily it was called because of the white, very delicate flowers, which blooms this amazing plant.
Crested Chlorophytum Flower
In addition to purifying the air, chlorophytum helps to remove mold and fungus.
Some people believe that this plant can take away negative energy from home. Connoisseurs and fans of Feng Shui are confident that it helps to establish good family relations and smooth out all conflicts. Also, perennial is considered a symbol of home comfort, and if the bush grows very quickly, it means that its owner is lucky.
Are you depressed? Urgently to the store or to the neighbors for a hohlatik. Problems on the personal front or trouble at work? Again, make a "green friend." Bought new furniture? This blooming purifier is simply obliged to live in your home. According to ancient beliefs, he can help meet the right people.
You will not have time to look back, as family life will improve, career growth will begin, diseases will recede, and your mood will improve.
Chlorophytum crested: disease and transplant.
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Chlorophytum - cleans the air
The beneficial properties of chlorophytum, first of all, consist in its ability to purify indoor air. The plant can be placed in the kitchen, where after cooking or treating surfaces with aerosol means, various harmful impurities and microorganisms accumulate. So, for example, the included gas stove has a harmful effect on the body, but it neutralizes chlorophytum by 70-80%. Also, this wonderful plant is able to clean the air in the room where it is constantly smoking.
Chlorophytum - moisturizes the air
Chlorophytum has established itself as a good wrestler with dust and harmful microorganisms in the air, but that’s not all. The use of this representative of indoor plants is also in the ability to moisten the air. Chlorophytum creates a pleasant microclimate in which it is easy to breathe.
The ability to accumulate moisture is given to the plant from nature (the homeland of chlorophytum is the subtropical and tropical zones of the African and South American continents). This happens only if the flower receives it in sufficient quantity. Chlorophytum should be watered regularly and fairly plentifully, although it is considered a moisture resistant plant.
The ability of the "flower cleaner" to absorb harmful chemicals
Modern man is almost always brought under the influence of various harmful compounds that hover in the air around us. Once in the human body, they can provoke an allergic reaction or lead to illness.
The air purification champion, chlorophytum, has another valuable quality. It absorbs toxins secreted by synthetic materials, acetone, carbon monoxide, ammonia and other nitrogenous compounds, as well as formaldehyde and benzene. For people living in polluted areas, near highways and industries, chlorophytum is a real salvation.
Absorbed harmful substances accumulate by the plant and the more of them, the more intensively the chlorophytum grows. Thus, that is harmful to humans, chlorophytum is beneficial and it grows strong and beautiful. It turns out that these people who feed on harmful compounds in flowers are beneficial for health.
Fight Chlorophytum with Negative Energy
People who are fond of the teachings of feng shui and esoteric, claim that Chlorophytum is a favorable indoor flowers in terms of energy. They are credited with the ability to defuse tensions and stabilize relationships between people.
At home, chlorophytum helps to improve relations between households, and at work - relations in a team. Workaholics should put such a plant near you. It helps to draw attention to life and events that occur outside of work. Those who have previously neglected comfort and coziness will finally take up these components of their lives.
It is also believed that if there is too much negative in the house, the plant withers and fades. This kind of energy indicator will tell people what to look for first.
People say that when moving to a new place it is worth acquiring chlorophytum, then a measured and cozy atmosphere will prevail in the house. This plant will absorb the negative energy of previous inhabitants and contribute to the peaceful communication of the household.
Chlorophytum - friend or foe for cats
Many say that pets, namely cats, may be addicted to devour the leaves of chlorophytum. The owners often do not understand what relationship exists between the cattle and between them, and they do not know whether the plant is harmful to animals.
This flower has a rather delicate smell, inconspicuous for people, but attracting cats. Another reason for attracting the attention of the cat are hanging rosettes, spiders and leaves of the plant. Cats love to play, so this version is likely.
Often, after eating the leaves of chlorophytum, the cat begins to vomit. But this does not mean that the plant is poisonous. Cats eat it specifically to cause a gag reflex and get rid of the accumulated inside shreds of wool.
Chlorophytum benefits the home environment, but so that there is no harm from this plant, it is necessary to protect him from the attention of children. If the child eats the leaves of the plant, it hurts the delicate mucous membrane, but otherwise it is harmless.
Scientists, examining the plant, gave a conclusion about light hallucinogenic substances contained in it. But this does not make it toxic to humans and animals.
Chlorophytum easy to care for, handsome, and wherein brings many benefits to others. All these qualities make it a desirable plant in many homes and offices.