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Peace Lily is a houseplant, but its he alth-promoting properties are known. However, it is worth being careful with the wingworm, because it is poisonous. And although in most homes, the winged flower has a primarily decorative function, you must know that it is a small living air filter.

Spathiphyllum (Latin Spathiphyllum)has he alth-promoting properties and is also a poisonous plant. Giant (grows up to 1 m) or miniature (30 cm)? Red or white? There are many varieties of the wingflower that differ in size, color and color of flowers and leaves. Most often wing flowers have intensely dark green leaves and flowers blooming in white or cream, with a shape resembling wings - hence the Polish name of this plant. The perennial flowers are durable - they decorate it even for several months.

Peace Lily - watering, care, transplanting

The winged flower is a not very demanding plant. It likes a moist substrate, so you have to water it twice, and in summer, even three or four times a week. It is best to place it in partial shade, or in a fairly bright place, but not too sunny, certainly sheltered from direct access to the sun. The optimal temperature for her is around 21-23 degrees C.

If the conditions are favorable, the winged flower blooms frequently (in spring and summer, and with good fertilization and humidity, even in winter). Inflorescences last from several weeks to even 3 months. It is quite easy to take care of the perennial, because it clearly signals its needs - when it has yellow or dry leaves, it means that it is exposed to too much sunlight, when the leaves are flabby and drooping - it has too little water, when it is not blooming - the soil, for which is growing too little fertile.

The plant does not require replanting every year, but it is worth replacing the top layer of soil in the pot from time to time. If we replant the winged flower, it is best to do it in April. In winter, when the air in the mix or the house is too dry, it is a good idea to sprinkle the plant once or twice a week. You also need to systematically wipe the dust from its leaves, because thanks to this, the winged flower better fulfills its he alth-promoting role, which is to clean the air.

Peaceflower absorbs toxins

The American National Agency for many yearsAeronautics and Space. NASA conducts research on plants that effectively cleanse the home air of toxins. We are not always aware that in our immediate environment we are exposed to many poisonous substances, such as in plastics, paints, building materials, dyes, in older types of solvents, adhesives, detergents, plastics, fabrics, cosmetics, etc.

NASA recommends that for every 10 square meters of home there is one plant that effectively absorbs toxins.

Many so-called volatile toxins. They include: benzene, xylenes, trichloroethene, formaldehyde (formaldehyde), ammonia, too high concentration of which may cause general weakness, dizziness and headaches, irritation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and nose, eyes, throat, swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea.

Even when the concentration of volatile toxins is not too high, we are exposed to them for many years, which is why they are so dangerous to our he alth. NASA recommends that for every 10 square meters of home there should be one plant that effectively absorbs toxins.

The winged flower was among the best dozen of air-purifying plants distinguished by NASA.

Among the dozen or so plants that clean the air of toxins the best, there is the winged flower, which has the ability to absorb all five of the aforementioned compounds. In addition, the plant neutralizes mold spores, which is why it is recommended for people suffering from allergies, and at the same time moisturizes the air, which is especially important in autumn and winter, when the heating season is on.

All varieties of this plant have the ability to purify the air, but the most effective is the winged flower called Mauna Loa, which can grow up to one meter tall. The air-purifying properties, like the pearfoam, are also found in other popular houseplants, such as Inverted Dracaena, Guinean Sansevian, Common Ivy, Fragrant Dracaena, Grand Rapis, or Jameson's Gerbera.

Peaceoflower is poisonous

The Winged Flower is a wonderful houseplant that can be a real decoration, and its he alth-promoting properties additionally speak for keeping it at home. Unfortunately, it also has its dark side - it contains insoluble calcium oxalates, which is why it is classified as a poisonous plant.

Consuming even a small piece of it may cause irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, drooling, trouble swallowing and the digestive tract, as it may lead tonausea and vomiting. Therefore, if you decide to buy a wingflower, you need to be especially careful when there are animals (cats, dogs) that bite plants and small children in the house.

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