We currently live in a world where little is untouched by man. Pollution reaches the farthest corners of the planet. It is almost enough to make you want to run inside and hide! However, this may not be the best idea because according to modern scientific research, indoor environments may be as much as ten times more polluted than the outdoor environment.
The good news is that all plants absorb and clean pollutants from the air. Certain tropical species are more efficient than others. At Garden Walls we have hundreds of different plants at our disposal. We always make sure that each of our green walls contains ample numbers of the plants which are best at improving air quality. A single potted plant removes a portion of these airborne toxins and with each additional plant this increases. A green wall can contain over a thousand plants, all of which filter air and in addition create energy-rich oxygen. If you were to have this many plants in pots you would most likely fill your whole house!
How green walls can help
So how does this all relate to green walls, you may ask. Well, research undertaken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) proves that plants are capable of cleaning indoor air of the toxic chemical soup that is common in modern buildings.
Through the process of photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2). An increase in oxygen helps to keep us awake and alert.
Another advantage of having a green wall is that it saves a lot of space. If the same number of plants that we use on our living walls were growing in pots on your floor you could probably fill your whole house! You will benefit from a dramatic increase in air filtration and oxygen production and do so using much less valuable floor space.
Live a Healthy Air life!