These three plants help against tobacco smoke in the home

If you are a smoker and suffer from the problem of perpetual tobacco smoke in your home, you will be happy with the fact that there are plants that are real ecological “vacuum cleaners” of the same. We have selected for you three plants that you can adopt for this purpose, as well as a cultivation manual for each of them.

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It is a plant that neutralizes tobacco smoke, but also bacteria, fungi and dust, and reduces the level of carbon dioxide, as well as chemicals that are part of varnishes and paints. This huge benefit of ficus stems from the fact that its leaves are inhabited by bacteria that feed on these harmful substances. Therefore, as a plant grows, its leaves grow, and bacteria work there are even more efficient ones.

The main feature of the ficus is that it is a huge lover of light, and it is necessary to provide it to him. However, if you take him out on the terrace during the summer months, try to find him polusenovito city.

When kept in a room, make sure the sun’s rays fall from above, and place it on low table by the window. Ficus does not tolerate temperature oscillations and draft, and keep it away from it. Also, once you place it, try to do not move the pot because it can lead to leaf fall. In addition, avoid transplanting or do it only when you have to.

During the summer, wipe its leaves with a cloth with lukewarm water, every week. Deleting will primarily remove dust but also to ensure stronger plant growth. After wiping the leaves with a damp cloth, remove excess water with a dry cloth.

In winter, make sure that the room temperature ranges from 10 to 15 degrees.

If the temperatures are lower and you water it too much, you will notice yellow leaves which will fall off. The general temperature that suits him best is from 15 to 18 stepeni.

As for watering, it is done during the winter months once in 10 days, and from spring to autumn twice a week. Let it remain room temperature water. In order not to over-water, or on the contrary to make your plant thirsty, with your finger every day touch the ground at a depth of three centimeters, and depending on that, water it, or wait a few more days with watering.

When it comes to land, let it be crawl land with little sand, loam, peat and humus. So good permeability and drainage are essential. When it comes to nutrition, the element requires the most azote in order for its greenery to grow properly.

Another benefit of ficus is definitely that it creates the feeling of being in tropical forest, fitting into almost any home decor.


Another plant that is green air purifier from tobacco smoke and refreshes it, leaving the air with better quality. Its advantage is great resistance and ease of cultivation.

This plant, which is otherwise known for its yes brings good luck depending on the type requires a different amount of light. Namely, if it is an ivy with colorful leaves, he loves it enough light, and if you have green ivy provide it half shade if you take it out on the terrace.

However, even if you have variegated, do not expose it direct and strong sunlight because in that case the country dries quickly, and the ivy does not develop properly. Don’t be surprised if your plant is in its early years it grows slowly and progressing, this is normal for ivy. It is important to note that you do not take it out on the terrace when they are strong winds.

During the winter months, the temperature must not fall below 0, and as heaters work during that season, it needs leaves moisten with a cloth which is soaked in water.

When it comes to watering, the principle is the same as with ficus – in summer and autumn twice a week, in winter once in 10 dana. It is recommended to use rainwater when watering. From March to the eighth month when watering, add liquid fertilizer to each two weeks. Use the one for green plants.

Flights clay with a combination of sand or finer gravel for good drainage. When you see the root coming out through the holes in the bottom of the pot, it’s time to do it presadite. This is mostly done every three years.

Important note: Ivy must be kept away from children and pets because it has very poisonous leaves.

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One of the important characteristics of this succulent is that in addition to solving the problem with tobacco smoke, it absorbs electromagnetic radiation TV, computer, telephone. It absorbs formaldehyde from laminates, insulation materials as well benzene made of plastic and various paints. It is known that they occur on the leaves of this plant dots of brown hue if the air has a high concentration of harmful substances.

When it comes to the most ideal location for her posture, it is without a doubt bedroom, because it is one of the few plants that releases oxygen during the night. You can also keep it in the kitchen because it is simply there very decorative. It’s just important to choose the place that is sunny (requires a minimum of 8 hours of light), and when it warms up during the day, take it out on the balcony, but avoid it direct sun because its leaves will darken and it will dry out.

It is not demanding when it comes to watering, during warm days it is once a week, and during the winter even once a month no more, because root rot can occur.

Choose wider and shallower pot which will necessarily have holes in the bottom to drain excess water. It is best to make a mixture sand, gravel and earth. It is fed especially during the spring months fosforom.

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