Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Since most people spend 90 percent of their lives indoors, special attention should be paid to indoor air quality. Studies from the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) have found that levels of indoor air pollution can be 2 to 5 times higher - and in some cases 10 times more polluted than outdoor air due to toxins released from household items such as paint, fabrics and cleaning products. But, there’s a simple fix: Indoor houseplants.
Costa Farms, the largest indoor houseplant producer in North America, has recently launched a new indoor plant collection called Plants of Steel. Plants of Steel are the ‘ideal indoor houseplant’ because they can adapt to a variety of conditions. They are low-maintenance, durable enough to withstand low-light and irregular watering.
According to Jose Smith, president and CEO of Costa Farms, Plants of Steel are “perfect for those with a ‘brown thumb’, people who are always on the go or looking for a plant that is easy to manage. These plants are known for their survival skills and will thrive if they are not watered every day. Plants of Steel can also live virtually anywhere indoors!”
Not only are Plants of Steel easy to manage, but like many other houseplants, they provide amazing health benefits. Working 24/7, indoor plants filter the air of 87 percent of common pollutants and continuously release oxygen and moisture in homes and offices.
Read on to discover which Plants of Steel will work best for you:
Aglaonemas (a.ka. Chinese Evergreens)
Aglaonemas are durable, versatile tropical foliage plants that are very popular for use indoors and for interiorscape settings due to their striking foliage. These easy to maintain plants tolerate low light levels indoors and remain attractive for long periods with minimal care.
Ponytail Palm (a.k.a. ‘plant it and forget it’)
Basically a ‘plant it and forget it’ kind of plant, this tropical plant is one of the easiest to grow indoors. It needs little attention and will not suffer from occasional dryness. The Ponytail Palm is an extremely slow-growing plant, so don't expect your desktop plant to transform into a corner unit in one or two growing seasons.
Sansevierias (a.ka. mother-in-law’s tongue or snake plant)
Sansevierias could be elected the easiest of all houseplants. They like warmth and dry air; will accept a little sun or a lot; and are not even fussy about the amount of moisture in the soil. The durable snake plant will tolerate benign neglect in a wide range of temperatures and can grow in low-light situations.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia (a.k.a. ZZ Plant)
This durable houseplant is one of the strongest plants on the market and requires next to nothing care. Frequently found in low-light locations such as malls, and any areas of the home or office where minimal light shines through, the ZZ is a true survivor.
For more information on the benefits of houseplants, and help finding the perfect indoor plant for your home or office, visit http://www.costafarms.com.