PlantsParadize.com – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have listed some common questions on this page that you may find very useful to understand the benefits of Indoor & outdoor plants and while buying plants for your home or office.

Is it more polluted inside the house as compared with the outside?

Yes, It may be  possible. The sources of pollution outdoors can be due to vehicles, construction, industry emissions, etc. Indoor air can be polluted due to various factors of outdoor, as well as with some house-hold stuffs that we keep indoors.

We can understand with this example- A lot of wooden things that we keep in our houses release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like Benzene, Formaldehyde, Xylene, Toluene, etc. Since most of the time out indoors are not well ventilated, at this times, the air inside home can be more polluted than the outside air.

Can plants really purify the air inside and outside of my house?

Yes! They do. There are some indoor and outdoor plant varieties that have been shown to remove harmful pollutants from the air.

There was a study done by NASA in 1989 where they studied the impact of plants on air purity and their efficacy. You can read this article more about the type of plants that can keep our surrounding air clean

Is it dangerous to keep plants in our bedroom? Are they produces carbon-dioxide at night?

All Plant gets their energy through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis process releases oxygen during day. But during the night, some plants (not all plants) start releasing more amount of carbon dioxide. So, if you want to keep plants in your bedroom, you must need to select the certain varieties that continue to emit more oxygen during the night as well.

I advice to keep the Snake Plant and Money Plant in the bedroom. These plants have been proven to release oxygen during the night as well.

How to water plants when on vacation or away from home for some time?

If you’re planning a short vacation or have to go away for a business trip, make sure you get self-watering equipment, such as this one or this one (available online at Amazon). These are not expensive and they will make sure that you come back to healthy living plants when you come back to home or office..