Plants in your Spaces

Houseplants!

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They're like furniture but they're alive.


 
  • They’re the best roommates ever.

  • They’re a great way to learn about plant growth and habits.

  • Calm, relaxing and green. House plants are oxygen adders and can be toxin removers. Use houseplants in your home and work space for beauty and accent.

Low Maintenance Plants

Aerial plants and succulents are easy plants to use at home and the other places in your world. They have soothing shapes and patterns.
Not much water is needed, so they’ll hold up to your potential lack of attention.

Aerial Plants: drinking in the air

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Aerial plants perch and grow on other plants or surfaces.

These aerial plants were collected for microhabitat studies research in Mexico for HabitatNet, a Global Biodiversity Study.

 

Water gas from air is the source for aerial plant photosynthesis, growth and survival. Water enters through their air exposed roots, making it easy for them to put in the available space in your places.

Aerial plants may need water evaporating in their environment so they don’t dry out.

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Many types of orchids have aerial roots

and many people struggle to keep them alive.

This may be because of using too much, or not enough water.

 

Succulent Plants are juicy,
drought resistant critters

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Succulents keep water in their leaves and other plant organs

as a way to preserve water in their native dry areas.

 
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The variety of succulents and their compact sizes

make them perfect for making greenspaces indoors.

 

Work Plants: Teamplayers

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Keep you working.
Creativity flowing.
Energy blasting.
Stress busting.

 

Employers are seeing multiple benefits to bringing plants to the workplace. Plants are cool green facilitators of creativity, energy, noise reduction and work productivity. Bring green into your workspace and increase your plant connections every day. And get paid for it.

Sporty Plants: Green in Athletics

Play with the Plants. Compete. Get fit. Be an everyday athlete outdoors where the plants are. 

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Plants play their own positions in sports

Cross country. Run on trails with trees and forest plants cheering you on.

Basketball. Dunk and guard on hardwood maple tree parquet.

Baseball. Make a diving, game saving catch on the outfield grass.

Lacrosse. Native Americans crafted lacrosse sticks from wood.

Tennis. Liquid latex from the rubber tree is processed for the best bounce.

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Archery

Compressed bales
of hay


stop arrows

with lyrically named grasses - rye, brome, fescue, and timothy.

 

Plants Heal: Get better with Green

Indoor landscaping with plants in hospitals and clinics have been shown to increase patient healing, positive mindsets soothing stress reduction and pain medication use. Numerous studies document this incredible healing connection.

NASA: Taking the temperature of Earth’s Plants

NASA’s ECOSTRESS instrument will fly on the International Space Station to assess plant temperature, water use, and evaporations, gathering data documenting the state of plants in Earth’s warming environment.
ECOSTRESS will also measure the heat of fires, volcanoes and urban areas.

 

Use Plants in music: Listen and Play

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Many musical instruments are made from plants.

Calabash
Cork
Gourds
Lianas

Trees and many different plants and plant parts make music.

Guitars are made in part or wholly from wood. The woods used for guitars are called tone woods. These affect the tone of music produced by the guitar.

Is harvesting trees to make musical instruments sustainable?
It’s not always easy playing green…

The sustainability of trees concerns musical instrument companies.
If trees are harvested quickly, it takes years for them to mature and be ready for crafting the instruments. Forest management includes selective cutting, where mature trees are logged and younger trees are left to continue growing. Tree plantations are farms that can manage the growth and harvest of the trees.

Wood crafted guitar manufacturers are concerned about wood’s availability.

Use Bamboo

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Bamboo is trending now! Bamboo is used in flooring, clothing, paper, furniture, housing, and food. Even bicycles.

Used as a wood substitute because its speedy rate of growth, bamboo is considered more sustainable. Its sustainability shows up as a positive carbon sink – more rapid growth means more photosynthesis, and more carbon dioxide, that warming greenhouse gas, is taken in.

Bamboo is traditionally grown in Asia. Africa is becoming a world bamboo producer promoting a sustainable economy. Green Pot Enterprises is an African initiative using bamboo to lift citizens out of poverty by using bamboo as a sustainable crop and product. 

Yes, Bamboo is Sustainable, but there are some trade offs –

Transporting bamboo from Asia and Africa to and within the United States adds a carbon footprint from the gas and oil burned by trucking and freighter ships. Bamboo processing may use volatile organic compounds like glue and solvents which “off gas” adding to unhealthy air both indoors and out. Bamboo plantations may replace natural forests that have been cleared for its growth.

Bamboo goes Global

Bamboo boosts these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities    – Bamboo provides a living economy.

Sustainable Cities and Communities – Bamboo provides a living economy.

Responsible Production and Consumption    – Fast growing bamboo yields food and building materials for many products.

Responsible Production and Consumption – Fast growing bamboo yields food and building materials for many products.