Green and Healthy. Indoor plants are not just decoration

March 2, 2018
Yuna Ahn

 

Q Lofts boasts an airtight building envelope. Because of that, having fresh air is a big deal. Exhaust fans in the two bathrooms in each suite continuously exhaust stale air to Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) on the roof which, in turn, pull in fresh air. In fact, a full exchange of air occurs approximately every six hours.

Even with this state-of-the-art system, injecting some green can help further improve indoor air quality.

Daisies and a palm

Gerbera Daisies not only add colour they purify the air and remove chemical toxins that are often found in everyday items, such as inks or dry cleaning. Barberton Daisies are becoming very popular as an indoor plant – it thrives in all-weather conditions, making this an ideal plant for a Canadian winter.

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For dramatic tropical beauty, look at the Broadleaf Lady Palm. This native Asian plant will thrive in a dark corner and cleanse the air of a variety of toxins, including ammonia.

Don’t overlook the plants your mom had

The Boston Fern is a common houseplant that’s usually hung from a flower basket. Beyond being something alive and green, this plant is perfect for those who suffer from dry skin – they serve as humidifiers to bring moisture into the air.

 

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The Boston Fern is a common houseplant that’s usually hung from a flower basket. Beyond being something alive and green, this plant is perfect for those who suffer from dry skin – they serve as humidifiers to bring moisture into the air.

Spider plants are hardy, easy to grow, and natural detoxifiers. They help remove heavy metals from the air, such as mercury, lead, and aluminium.

 

 

Yuna Ahn

Yuna is the newest Polypeep, taking on the role of Marketing Assistant. She believes that “Small habits = Big change”. Crossing more than 10,000km, she has chosen Halifax as her new home for a better life. She is delighted to work on the Q Lofts project.